Sharon celebrates 10 years with Make-a-Wish!

Sharon Hodne just celebrated her 10-year anniversary with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hudson Valley, NY! In the last decade, she has granted more than 380 wishes!

See the lovely tribute to Sharon here, and watch the video of her accepting her gift below!

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Buckley Photo Contest: Featuring Gladys Mullin!

Last week was Gladys Mullin’s birthday. Ray shared this wonderful photo of her, himself, Ray Jr. and Fran, and these heartfelt memories.

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“Certainly, Gladys was much, much more than ‘my Godmother’ to me. I always enjoyed our cheery conversations and marveled at her memory of names and facts. When speaking to her, even as recently as last July, I would test her and ask her to guess the ages of my grandkids as she would bring them up [in chronological order] for discussion. As you might imagine, she was on target or very close with every one of them. I often wondered did she have a “cheat-sheet” next to her to assist in her responses. But, NO must be the answer, because she would NOT do that…and would probably have a hard time reading it!” – Ray Buckley III

With the blessing of the Mullin family, this year’s Buckley Family Photo Contest will feature photos of the incomparable Gladys Mullin! So, start digging through those family albums!

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Erin’s Going to CancerCon!

This post by Erin (Hodne) O’Brien!

I wanted to share some news with you all. I am not sure if you are aware of a non-profit organization called Stupid Cancer. It’s a US-based charity that addresses issues of young adult cancer (for people battling cancer and survivors under 40) through advocacy, research, support, social media and more. It was founded in 2007 by a young cancer survivor named Matthew Zachary.

They host all sorts of cancer summits, including OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults, CancerCon, and The Stupid Cancer Road Trip among others. This year, CancerCon will be in Denver, Colorado.

Anyway, the alumni association at Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has chosen me and 2 others to go out of hundreds of Alumni!! All expenses paid including airfare! It is a 3 day event in Denver! I can choose to go to different workshops and learn and listen to all different stories as well as share my own.

If you want to support Stupid Cancer you can donate to the page or pick up some awesome Stupid Cancer gear at the website below! I will be sure to support some gear at this year’s Buckley Family Weekend!!

The website is:
http://stupidcancer.org/index.shtml

And here is the CancerCon’s agenda:
http://cancercon.org/agenda.pdf

Thanks everyone!

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Valley Stream Honors Jim Buckley

Grandpa Jim has been honored by the Village of Valley Stream for his many, many years of service to the Valley Stream Historical Society as Chairman of the board , and his 25 years of service as the Record Keeper and Curator. With this proclamation, the Mayor named him Chairman Emeritus of the Historical Society!

Congratulations, Grandpa!

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Welcome Emery Drew!

Here is a photo of David and Erica’s baby son Emery! Congrats to the new parents!

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Rose Camille

Some photos of Rose Camille, born on June 26! 

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2014 Buckley Weekend photos!

I apologize for taking a little while to post these photos to the Buckley page. New motherhood is a lot of work, but it’s the most rewarding work of all! 

Here are a few photos from the 2014 BFW. Thanks to those who sent them! Click for larger versions. Enjoy! Please send any other good ones you have and I’ll add them!

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