Author: tompayne

Wild Flowers

I have been trying to restart my walks around the neighborhood and can’t help but stop and snap some wild flower pictures...

Empty spot

I went down to St. John’s Cemetery in Queens today to see if I could find Wesley Payne’s grave 1855-1919). He is supposed to be buried there in Section 19, Row M, Grave 45 along with David Payne (-1933) and John Cairnes. Unfortunately, what I found was a blank...

Simulations

Dad: William it’s time for bedWilliam: I am almost done! Let me finish.I watch the screen. He is at 96% completeDad: What are you playing?William: It’s a simulator!Dad: Is this the game you needed $20 for yesterday?William: Yeah, so I could play it with Tristan.Dad: So what are you...

Alfo is back

Alfo, the Payne family elf, is back for the holiday season, keeping an eye on our comings and goings. All part of Santa’s surveillance network…...

Medal Winners

So proud of Tristan and William for winning medals during the Camp Fatima Olympics. Tristan got gold and William brought home silver!...

Chillin’ on the Island

While the boys were at camp, Jen and Tom visited with Jeanette and Rob on Long Island and found a great new spot on the North Shore for cocktails....

Paynecentral is back up

As this site doesn’t get much traffic, you might not have noticed that is has been up and down the past couple of days. We has some electrical work done and afterwards the web server hosting this site didn’t come back up. I have been working to rebuild it...

Pool Party!

We recently joined a local pool club and they kicked off the outdoor swimming season with a Pool Party. The boys seemed to enjoy themselves: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/LbjvnVBjrhg] [youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/v/aO1vajEYLMU”]...

License to Drive?

William has adopted Tristan’s “coupe”. He really gets a kick out of it. And no, he is not really trying to merge onto the main road in front of the house…...

For Sale: Kawasaki GPz 750…and Tom's youth

In his 20’s, Tom enjoyed riding his Kawasaki GPz750 through the California countryside. But when California instituted a helmet law, Tom found himself spending more and more time in his convertible…so he sold the bike to his good friend Adrian. Besides, Tom had just (personally) finished rebuilding the engine...