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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...

Old Payne Family Photos

My sister Deborah has been collecting family pictures. I took pictures of some of them and just found them in my “incoming” folder (photos that need to be sorted). Trip to Arizona      My memory is that Uncle George piled up snow in our Brooklyn backyard and we made...

Pickle Rick

I had made a semi-serious promise to myself that I would try to only make “practical” 3D prints as the boys keep asking for silly cartoon and video game characters. When they recently requests prints of “Rick and Morty” characters, I insisted I would only do it if they...

New Years Racing

We were looking for something to do for the Richardt’s New Years visit. At the time, go-cart racing at an indoor track seemed like a good idea…until we found out there was no heat. The adults has their coats, but the boys (Tristan, William and Gavin) had to rely...