sc 108 My Father’s Bro’mance.

Toppie tells the bro’mance story of his father’s farewell to an old friend.  Plus, an audio greeting from the Fey Driver!

Above is a picture showing the growth of the forest on Connecticut Hill, something I go into detail about in the podcast. — Toppie

And above, you can see the stone for my father’s friend, cradled in its wooden sled ready for me to pull it up into the woods.  — Toppie

And a reminder to write down (or record) your spooky story and send it to for a Halloween reading all during the month of October.

For history buffs: With regards to Connecticut Hill, I tried to find information about why this piece of land in NY is called “Connecticut Hill.”  After several hours of research this was the best I could find:

The western boundaries of Connecticut have been subject to change over time. According to the Hartford Treaty with the Dutch, signed on September 19, 1650, but never ratified by the British, the western boundary of Connecticut ran north from Greenwich Bay for a distance of 20 miles[21][22]  “provided the said line come not within 10 miles (16 km) [16 km] of Hudson River. This agreement was observed by both sides until war erupted between England and The Netherlands in 1652. No other limits were found. Conflict over uncertain colonial limits continued until the Duke of York captured New Netherland in 1664.”[21][22] On the other hand, Connecticut’s original Charter in 1662 granted it all the land to the “South Sea”, i.e. the Pacific Ocean.[23][24]  Most colonial royal grants were for long east-west strips. Connecticut took its grant seriously, and established a ninth county between the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers, named Westmoreland County. This resulted in the brief Pennamite Wars with Pennsylvania.

Connecticut’s lands also extended across northern Ohio, called the Western Reserve lands. The Western Reserve section was settled largely by people from Connecticut, and they brought Connecticut place names to Ohio. Agreements with Pennsylvania and New York extinguished the land claims by Connecticut within its neighbors, and the Western Reserve lands were relinquished to the federal government, which brought the state to its present boundaries.

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2 Responses to “sc 108 My Father’s Bro’mance.”

  1. Karen Says:

    Good one Toppie! Your dad was a good friend and you are a good son.


    • toppiesmellie Says:

      Thanks Karen, I try to be — I couldn’t have asked for a better Dad either. We ended up putting the stone in place on Labor day as planned. All went well and I met my Dad’s friend’s wife and two daughters — they seemed so nice. The two daughters are real characters. We buried it without a hitch (no old man Fenmoore!), had a cup of champagne and then we all made a promise to return in a year to see if we can find it again. You can see a few pictures of the stone and Connecticut Hill on the blog now.


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