Thursday, December 24, 2015

Old Long Island Turns 8!

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the creation of Old Long Island.  I'm not really sure what to say for this anniversary to be quite honest... never in a million years did I think OLI would make it to four let alone eight.  As has become my usual statement at this time of year I solemnly pledge to continue posting stuff for as long as I find stuff to post.  That might mean short, medium or long lulls in between postings... but that doesn't mean I've left.  It just means I'm somewhere digging around for more images.  Thank you to everyone who reads Old Long Island, I would have given up long ago had it not been for your continued presence.  Above, my Australian Shepherd Otto who will turn 9 years old in 3 weeks.  He was but a pup when this place began and now, two knee replacements later, he's officially an old man.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I will see you in 2016.


ArchitectDesign™ said...

Congratulations! Amazing we've made it this long. We're blogger old timers lol. We might not be as regular but we're still kicking!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed this blog over the years and learned a lot in the process. Mark

Anonymous said...

Thanks Zach -
I have read, and enjoyed OLI almost daily for the majority of the past 8 years. Thanks Zach - your blogging is appreciated.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Chip SF

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on doing such a fine job with this great website. I love going to this site and looking at all the great information on the great old mansions.

You are doing a great job and hope to have this around for a long time to come.

Have a very Happy Holiday season.

Temple Terrace, Fl

Anonymous said...

One of the best architectural/historical blogs out there and by far the best record of Long Islands Gold Coast history. Congratulations on 8 and looking forward to the years ahead. Archibuff

The Ancient said...

Happy Holidays, Zach.

And all the best to Otto.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for your wonderful posts, I enjoy them so much! I have been exploring the North Shore since the late sixties and greatly appreciate your photos, information and especially the real estate brochures! All the best for the new year! Bill Van Nostrand

charles said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Zach and Otto! Thank you for fostering my interest in Gold Coast mansions. I always wonder why we never see any pictures of the mansions dressed in their holiday finery during the Christmas season. Do any of your many followers have any photos or any descriptions? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oak Knoll Christmas ad for Seagram's liquor
will check for other pics in family files

sagexlibris said...

Happy New Year, Zach

charles said...

Thank you, B Trevor. I couldn't open the link, but I have seen the Seagram's pics from Oak Knoll (I LOVE that house!) They are the only Christmas decorated pics of the Gold Coast mansions I have ever seen. I would love to see any more you have. How wonderful it must have been to have lived there!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, much Gratitude for this forum, and Happy 2016 Zach, Otto, Ancient and EVERYONE [where the heck is DED?].

Lots of hugs and kisses from Old Faithful.

Amelia Island FL

Anonymous said...

sorry you were unable to open link
here is the site with assorted pics taken in the early 80"s and then in 95
also misc. pics and of notables Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Mrs Post


montana channing said...

Congratulations to you and faithful dog on your 8th anniversary. Turner Pack Rats here enjoying your posts as always. Keep up the great work us followers have become accustomed to. Thanks for all you do.