Amsterdam, NY has been called lots of things, some of them nice, some not so nice. I was born here and have lived here all 60-plus years of my life, so to me, its always been “home.” One of the things I most love about this place is its people. I’ve said it often, folks from Amsterdam always have an interesting story to tell from some part of their lives. They may express those stories in different ways but if you listen carefully, you’ll grab hold of what makes them special or unique. And when you weave all those stories together what you get is a true picture of the history and personality of this rusty old town of hills, mills and grills.
So I came up with this Amsterdam Birthday Blog format as what I hope you’ll find to be an interesting way to learn and celebrate the history of this place. You get your history lesson in small daily doses that I hope, depending upon your age and how long you called this place home, will make you smile, maybe shed a tear, but most of all associate something good about Amsterdam, NY.