A cloudy and depressing day. Will post a better picture in spring and fall . Ridgewood High School is ranked #404 in the National Rankings and earned a gold medal and #183 among STEM schools by US News !!! Will definitely do a special post on this.
The one-room schoolhouse in which the museum is housed was built in 1872, known as Public School District #45, and was an operational school until 1905. It now serves as a museum of local historic artifacts and is maintained by the Ridgewood Historical Society.
The schoolhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places as is the bordering Old Paramus Church, and Valleau Cemetery.
While walking down North Maple Ave to take some pictures, I noticed this tree (second photo) holding on to a few leaves and that set me thinking ….
Holding on to dear life-What does it mean ???
Holding on for dear life is our reaction to when life is falling apart, and we desperately need something solid to grab while we weather the storm, so we don’t fall apart too.
We all know that life is constantly changing and nothing is permanent. The phrase can be redefined to mean something else too. There are some things that mean a lot to us and are dear. They give us the comfort and confidence we need to weather any storm – friendship, family, faith, hope, trust, values, morals etc. But we should be ready to let go off the stuff that weighs us down like clutter, guilt, fear, insecurity and anger.
Most importantly, WE SHOULD hold on to each other. We have to hold on, lift each other up, comfort one another.
“This adorable little corner cafe has a very imaginative menu, beautifully
presented food & desserts that are worth the trip“– Zagats A hidden gem off the main road on Prospect St. Ridgewood has plenty of restaurants of all kinds and this is one of a kind. The menu changes with each season. Consistently exceptional cooking and presentation. Moderately priced, and you can bring your own wine. The food and ambiance are terrific. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating is what all the reviews say. Planning on trying it out soon !!!
Today Ridgewood in Bergen county ,New Jersey is supposed to have about 20 inches of snow. Took an early morning walk in the snow. It was fun though fingers went numb trying to take pictures.Not a soul in sight except for the snow ploughs doing the job for the village of Ridgewood. It is work from home day. So far enjoying the beauty of the landscape outside and enjoying the modern comforts of technology.
The Pictures taken are all on Oak St,the street on which I live.