Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in Family by joncrispin on 21/09/2011

Today I was in the Schenectady area shooting Erie Canal damage from the recent storms, and got the chance to stop by Union to visit Peter.  Here he is talking to Cris.  It is lovely to see him smile.  /  I’ll post some of the canal photos tomorrow.

Avon Meat Land

Posted in Buildings, Family, Food, History, Travel by joncrispin on 24/11/2010


I picked up Peter at Union yesterday.  Schenectady is interesting.  Initially it seemed a hopeless kind of place, but like all Northeastern post-industrial cities, there is much to be appreciated.  He and I have driven past Avon Meat Land on a few occasions, and I knew sooner or later we would check it out.  For the longest time we remembered it as Amos’ Meat Shack, and in fact this time we drove past thinking that this place and Amos’ just had similar names and were competitors.  So not finding the Meat Shack, we did a u-turn and went here.  Apparently it has been in business for 70 years.  I bought about a pound of Italian sausages (made in Schenectady) and was amazed when the guy at the counter rang me up and said it would be $3.00.  Cooked ’em up tonight with some peppers and onions.  Very tasty.

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