Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Shopping Focus: Yankee Candle

One of these photos was taken in Deerfield, Mass. Can you guess which one?

We really like Yankee Candle. It reminds us of our visits to Monschau, in the German forest.

(Author is thinking of getting some tea lights. Lemon Lavender, maybe)

Even though he sold the place, we think Michael J. Kittredge is pretty pleased how things turned out.

We like the train that runs through Santa's Village. It's just over the bridge!

I think this photo was taken in Valkenburg, NL. But who can tell?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sports Flashback: Ward 6 Chicopee 8-12 League Boys Soccer, 1975

Standing from left: Peter Reznicki, Alain Beaulier, Coach Pete McGarry, Tim Burke, Mike Lafreinere, John Birks. kneeling: Unknown (I think the kid moved), author with big smile, Ron Desellier, Mike Simpson, Pat McGarry, Tim Foley, Unknown.

We came across this photo in a box of old trophies. Baseball, Soccer, Basketball. Ward Six Civic Association handed out many awards. Even in losing seasons.

Shadows around sundown at Ashley

Soon the wind will blow cold here.

We've got some new gear. Bring it on!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Dinner

(Turkey, Jim, 1980)

I snapped this photo of Dad after he took the bird out of the oven. This could have been any Sunday. We had big dinners every Sunday for many years.

I still call Dad for cooking advice. I planned to make a pot roast tonight and needed some direction. It came out good. Thanks! These photos were taken in our Chicopee home in 1980.

Babcia, Jaju, Grandma, Poppy, brothers, sisters would come to these events. Post dinner conversation was always lively.

Below, Poppy settles in to digest. Where is the piano?

Update. Reader writes: as for the piano, we didn't have one yet. dad purchased the old babcia's piano from a fella who worked with dad. apparently it was sold to him when the house on hildreth ave in south hadley for sold. think mid 80's. we have the piano [bench] in our posession now. gave the piano to charity in 90's.