Frank J. Casler and Susan E. (Zellweger) Casler

This marriage was made in heaven, but so was lightening and thunder!

                 Frank J. Casler, Jr.      

"There are three kinds of men, The ones that learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."  -Will Rogers 
   
I thought I could go a little crazy with this page. 
After all...  it's mine!


Your listening to "Yakety Sax" by the late Boots Randolph.  If you would like the music turned off go to the player and use the button to stop playback.



 



 
 I was born September 15, 1955, yes that's the day gold dust was sprinkled in my hair and the starlight was sprinkled in my eyes blue.  I was born in Oneida, New York (a small bedroom community between Utica and Syracuse, NY) I now live in the armpit of the world. (the Fulton/Montgomery County area, NY)  I say that jokingly because I really love this area.  I live in a rural farm community in the town of Glen.  I moved down to Glen from a village called Broadalbin.  Broadalbin is located on the southeastern edge of The Great Sacandaga Lake.  Just north of Amsterdam, NY.  I spent roughly 25 years in Broadalbin but recently decided to leave the Adirondack mountain life and get back to having a nice garden again.  Surprisingly there is a 3 degree difference  which is all the difference when it comes to growing tomatoes and peppers.  The wind blows more where I am now but the growing season is longer.  I am close to the Mohawk River  and the Scoharie River down in the Mohawk valley.

I am a Financial Advisor by profession but God gifted me with lots of talents.

    

I love this profession which allows me to help a lot of people.  It is very satisfying to help people and be able to earn a comfortable living doing it.  No two days are the same which also appeals to me.  I just need to have courage and nerves of steel and I am able to change lives. 

From a financial advisor with a sense of humor I give you this:

Dear Investor,
We have been informed that you hold shares in the following companies:
American Can Co
Interstate Water Co.
National Gas Co.
Northern Tissue Co.
Due to the uncertain market conditions, at this present time, we advise you to sit tight on your American Can, hold your
Water, and let go of your Gas. You may be interested to know that Northern Tissue touched a new bottom today, and millions were wiped clean.
Yours truly,
P. Moore & Phil Moore Potts


Today's stockmarket.

Helium was up and feathers were down. Paper was stationary. Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.  Knives were up sharply. Cows steered into a bull market. Pencils lost a few points. Hiking equipment was trailing.  Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline. Weights were up in heavy trading. Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom. Diapers remained unchanged. Shipping lines stayed at an even keel. The market for raisins dried up. Coca Cola fizzled.  Caterpillar stock inched up a bit. Sun peaked at midday.  Balloon prices were inflated. Scott Tissue touched a new bottom.  And batteries exploded in an attempt to recharge the market.

And would someone please give this message to our government:

                    

Have you ever thought about what a Trillion dollars looks like?  After looking at this go find out how many trillion dollars in debt the US Government has.




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With the market at lows we have not seen in a long time Financial Advisors are taking a beating.

 

 

 



 

 



 





I am one of those people that can do almost anything.  God has blessed me.  I work well with my hands in the trades and I can also do the business and professional things.  I guess I am one of those jack-of-all trades guys.  You see, I am now getting the hang of doing HTML.  I can add web-page design to my list of talents.  ( I don't think it will ever become an occupation.) I love building and would have loved building houses.


I became interested in Jazz music about 20 years ago and it has led me into playing the saxophone and also saxophone repair and restoration.

Check out my Sax site!   Just click on my picture and you will be re-directed to saxsales.com . 

I am married and have one daughter.  (Heather, age 30)  My wife Susan is a Nurse Practitioner with a Master's degree in Nursing.  My daughter, Heather,just graduated from the State University if New York system and still works at driving me nuts. (Thats what kids do, I still remember my childhood)  She did graduate though and for that I am proud of her.  We had a loyal dog (man's best friend) his name was Promise. (he' was the only one in the family that always was happy and never talked back to me)  What a nice boy he was until he passed away last May.  (That was a very sad day for us all.)  We ended up with a new pup named Corky.  He is just turning 5 and is a Golden Labrador Retreiver.  He is living up to all the horor stories you have ever heard about labs.  Have you seen the movie or read the book, Marley and Me?  I have no idea what we have gotten ourselves into with this dog.   To add insult to injury we brought home a dog from the local animal shelter for a comrad to Corky.  His name is Nemo and he is an Italion Sheepdog.  What were we thinking!

I work a lot, but when I have spare time I spend it mostly on the farm and playing the sax. 
                                

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"A man without God is trusting in a spiders web.  Everything he counts on will collapse."  Job 8:14

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I am a Christian.  I was brought up in a Baptist surrounding for most of my younger life.  I don't know if I would call myself a Baptist now.  I do still share the basic fundamental beliefs known by Baptists. When I was young I was fortunate to have received the message from the Gospel of John in the Holy Bible.  On a warm August 8, 1965 after a sermon by Rev. Edgar B. Danner I knelt with him and prayed.  I asked Jesus Christ to save me from my sins and provide everlasting life for me in heaven.  My cousin John DePugh did the same and he is now a Southern Baptist pastor. 
I do not remember the exact content of Rev. Danner's message.  I do know I became aware there really was a hell and I did not want to ever go there.  I learned that God loved the world he created so much that he sent his only son to die on the cross.  He did that so you and I (sinners) would not go to hell because of our sin but would have everlasting life in heaven.  John 3:16.   On that night I made a decision based on faith. 
I give thanks to God for blessing my life and providing all I have.  I am very fortunate. 

"For by grace ye are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."  Eph 2:8 KJV

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                                 Here I am at 9 months.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  What an innocent and well

   behaved little boy!

 

 

 

 

 


 

   


   Here I am in second grade.   cute huh? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 4th grade at  Washingon Ave 

  School in Oneida.
 

  For 5th Grade I got a new school-

 Canastota Central.

  

 

 

 

  Eighth grade at the middle school.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Here I am right after our 

         daughter was born.

               We lived in Utica.

 

 

  

 And at the grand age of 22

 sporting a beard. 

 

 

  Those were the days...

 

 

   

                                               Would you trust this guy?

                                       At least I could grow a good stache.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

"You can use most any measure when speaking of success. Some measure by the size of their house or the net worth of their portfolio. However, the measure of real success is one you cannot spend...it's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend."


 

What do I like to do?

I love working with my hands building and repairing things.  I do a lot of home improvement projects and building.  I like it outdoors, particularly in the Adirondack mountains which is very near my home.  I have been doing some fishing lately.  Havn't done it in many years and I am reeeeaaalllyyy enjoying the activity.  I recently caught a 27 inch Walleye and an 18 inch bass on the same morning.  

I have a love for basketball, however, the body has deteriorated to a point where I am a spectator most of the time.  I play golf but don't have enough time for it and I have a huge handicap.  I am reserving that sport mostly for my retirement. 

I enjoy Jazz music and have a good collection of CD's.  I began learning how to play the saxophone about 8 years ago and work on Jazz quite a bit.  I also play lot's of praise and worship music.  See my sax page on this site.


Oh, I must not forget the gardening.  I really enjoy growing things and working out on our property with the fruit and vegetables.

Here is the first of the season harvest on my wagon:

                                  

    
























Cooking is also a hobby I like.  I find the two, music and cooking, have infinite possibilities with never ending learning.  I have a great time creating in the kitchen.  It's the cleaning up I don't like too much.  It's good to be able to cook when you like to eat.  It's also bad to be able to cook when you like to eat.  Do you know what I mean? 

I believe in supporting my community and I am serving on a couple of boards.  I am the immediate past president of Sacandaga Valley Arts Network.  You can find out more about this organization by clicking on the Logo. 
                                                                             


I am serving on the Schenectady County Community College Foundation Board and you can find out more about the college by clicking the college Logo. 
                                                   


I also serve on the Town of Glen Planning Board. 

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"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."   --Herm Albright

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Be sure to see our other pages and don't miss Corky 

      

 

 



Here I am doing the spring tilling of the garden. 


 One of my colleague's several years 
 ago was reading bedtime stories to his
 son  from this book of children's
 payers. 
 His little boy recognized the name in the
 book to be the same as mine and told 
 his dad the book belonged with Mr. 
 Casler.   Ever since then it has been on
 my shelf to remind me each day.




 

  And this is a more recent photo of Mr. Frank J. Casler, CFP
 
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