October 3, 2012

Noises can be a mystery or a treat


When I was a kid in the 1950s, all I can remember is the natural sound of chirping birds, singing crickets and buzzing bees. Are we really better off with all these beeping, ringing, chiming conveniences we have today? The answer to that question probably depends on how old you are.

One last thought, as always, please be kind to each other. The world needs more kindness.

Susan Tobias lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, Toby. She has been a Press-Republican newsroom employee since 1977. They enjoy traveling to Maine and Colorado, and in her spare time, Susan loves to research local history and genealogy. Reach her by email at

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