Growing Up In Finger Lakes

Richard Mayberry grew up in a small town, Newark in the New York state Finger Lakes region which presented  some interesting  advantages:

  • no worry about weather since cold, short, dark days with large snow falls were the norm [picture of our home above]
  • no worry about attending the right "private" high school-there were no private schools but we had one heck of a great centralized public school
  • no worry about where you went to college-they all looked good due to the work ethic instilled in graduates of Newark High School and by our parents.
Really, looking back, most people didn't really worry that much about anything. Character, and hard work, determined reputation in our community. I don't recall one's economic status being on our landscape.

Is there Really a Newark New York? ...or is it Newark New Jersey or Newark, Delaware?

Can You Name the Eleven Finger Lakes?

The Finger Lakes are a pattern of lakes in the west-central section of Upstate New York. The lakes are linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. The two longest, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, are among the deepest in America; both are close to 40 miles from end to end, and never more than 3.5 miles wide. Cayuga is the longest at 38.1 miles and Seneca the largest in total area. Seneca is the deepest (618 feet), followed by Cayuga (435 feet), with their bottoms well below sea level. 

Answer: The eleven Finger Lakes from east to west are: Otisco LakeSkaneateles LakeOwasco LakeCayuga LakeSeneca LakeKeuka LakeCanandaigua LakeHoneoye LakeCanadice LakeHemlock LakeConesus Lake