👻A Haunted House and Halloween Goodie Bags🎃

This is the Fairbank’s House, which happens to be close to where we live…it is the oldest wooden house in America and is located in Dedham, Massachusettes.  It was built by Jonathan and Grace Fairbanks in 1636 for their family of 6 children and has stayed in the Fairbanks family until 1904 when it became a historical museum!!  The roof is sagging, but it has been well taken care of over the years…built-in-1636This is the front of the house as seen from the street…The middle part with the chimney was the original Continue reading “👻A Haunted House and Halloween Goodie Bags🎃”

🛍When Retirement Kicked In🚴

While the teachers went back to school I was driving to the Cape, over the Sagamore Bridge blasting the radio and singing to Charlie on the MTA, I don’t know why but it was playing on the radio and it spoke to me!! If you’re my generation and from Boston, you would probably remember that song by the Kingston Trio!!IMG_3126 Not much Continue reading “🛍When Retirement Kicked In🚴”

🚌My Last Days of Kindergarten Started with a Party🥂

🥂The Party… At the end of the school year, our school staff gets together for a party…if anyone from our school is retiring they will honor them at this party…And so it was my turn to be honored at the party along with another colleague!!! My outfit for the party…A blue peacock print dress, with bell sleeves trimmed in blue lace from Dressbarn, a black crochet shoulder bag … Continue reading 🚌My Last Days of Kindergarten Started with a Party🥂

​🎨Anatomy of an Oil Painting…When Two Spirits Come Together💕​

Screen Shot 2018-05-12 at 9.24.50 PM    This is a story about how a beautiful oil painting came about…Little did I know when I took
a renaissance like photo of a salmon dinner ingredients for a March post that it would be turned into a lovely oil painting by Antoinette Barnum (top photo from yearbook.)  Toni, as we call her, and I graduated from a Massachusettes high school together in 1970…We were in the same homeroom and art classes together.  Toni was friendly, popular, talented and she was a Continue reading “​🎨Anatomy of an Oil Painting…When Two Spirits Come Together💕​”

My Visit to Providence, RI and a Synchronicity

IMG_7855.jpgOur trip to Providence, with our good friends Frank and Sue, consisted of tickets to Beautiful the Carole King Musical at Providence Performing Arts Center, a quick visit with our son VJ at his new condo in the city, and dinner at the Waterman Grille.  We started off with a light lunch at our friends’ lovely new kitchen…Frank made a delicious Continue reading “My Visit to Providence, RI and a Synchronicity”