Monthly Archives: November 2015

Our Family Secret

  By Cecil Hoge Under normal circumstances my family would never be able to rent a house for the summer in Southampton, but my family had a secret. Because they were one related family they were able to rent one … Continue reading

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The Zirinsky House

  by Cecil Hoge Of all the houses in Southampton that my family rented over the years, the nicest one was the Zirinsky House. It was situated at 353 First Neck Lane behind a high green hedge on a 2 … Continue reading

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Grandma Causes a Ruckus

by Cecil Hoge I never realized that my grandmother, Ann B. Shewan, caused the Town of Southampton so much trouble. I doubt she ever felt sorry for the trouble she caused. She had a tendency to cause trouble for people. … Continue reading

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A Family Friend Starts A Garden

by Cecil Hoge In the late 1970s, a family friend decided to take up gardening. At the time he was living in a sprawling farmhouse on 10 acres of prime potato growing land. This property was set on one of … Continue reading

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Francis Loses The Paddillac

By Cecil C. Hoge Starting in the late 1920s my father’s family spent their summers in Quogue. They had decided on Quogue for a number of reasons. My grandmother, Sidney Cecile Cunningham Hoge, was looking for a suitable summer place … Continue reading

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I Graduate To Clam Digger

by Cecil Hoge It took me 6 years to get my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia… two years to flunk out, two years to get back in and two years to graduate. The transition from a … Continue reading

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Cecil Hoge, My Father

Cecil Hoge, My Father by Cecil C. Hoge, Jr. My father was a much different guy than me. For one thing he was a tall, thin man. I am not tall and I am not thin, but I am also … Continue reading

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Sailing Clipper Ships Around the World

Sailing Clipper Ships Around the World by Cecil C. Hoge On my mother’s side, I am related to a long line of sea captains and pirates. It may seem extreme to call them pirates, but I am positive that this … Continue reading

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Sidney Cecile Cunningham Hoge

By Cecil Hoge My grandmother was one of the most terrifying persons I ever knew. She was a large woman in every way. She was tall and in the years I knew her, thickset, but not fat. She was an … Continue reading

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