Spa City Man’s Accidental Encounters with Mom “Very Exciting”

By Dodie Fingerton

Published June 14th, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Even though Bill Snowly hesitates to call himself a Momma's Boy, a recent string of inadvertent run-ins with his 72-year-old mother, June, have left him nearly bursting with joy and wondering if perhaps he is one after all.

“It's been happening a lot lately,” beamed the 39-year-old barista. “I'll just be out and about, running an errand or what not, and then I'll see her. I'm like 'Hi Mom!' and then we both laugh. It's pretty sweet.”

Within the past month, the two have bumped into each other at a number of Spa City locations, including: Northshire Bookstore, Roma Foods, Allerdice Hardware, Sunnyside Gardens, The Local Pub and Teahouse, Plaza Wine and Spirits, ISIS Times, The Whistling Kettle, Druthers Brewing Company, Max London's, Sander's Meat Market and the Chipotle in Wilton.

“I get very excited when I see her out of context,” he admitted. “I like my mom. There, I said it.”

While June Snowly insists that she “likes” her son too, the retired customer-service rep is decidedly less phased by the chance meetings.

“It's always nice to see Bill, don't get me wrong,” the snowy-haired Snowly said. “But exciting? I'm not sure that's the right word. Pleasant, perhaps, but no, not exciting. I see a lot of Bill.”

In fact, the spunky churchgoer said her son — who has lived in a one-bedroom apartment above her for the past 16 years — was actually folding clothes in her laundry room and was also planning on staying for dinner.

“Which usually means that he'll be here for Modern Family and Celebrity Wife Swap," she said, shaking her head.

The elder Snowly went on to recall a slightly amusing anecdote about catching a glimpse of Channel 10 Weatherman Steve Caporizzo sipping coffee at Uncommon Grounds.

“Now that was exciting,” she said.


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