Life with Leo

November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day arrowhead

Filed under: Home History — fehlhaber @ 4:51 pm

Instead of playing football (“boring” he announced), Leo dug a Thanksgiving hole in the yard and found this: a 4 inch spear point with a bifurcated base. Nice to have the original settlers make an appearance on this special day.

November 24, 2010

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

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Cousin Liam arrives from Calgary

Granddad visits Leo’s class

Tart cherry pie

Water chestnut stuffing recipe from the 1960’s(?) – a family favorite

November 23, 2010

Fels Naptha cleans clapboards too!

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 10:16 am

Just a little clean-up before the guests arrive.

November 22, 2010

Happiness is winning a gingerbread house!

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 9:59 pm

Finn reading his name on the tag, opening the wrapping, and sharing with Leo and Lidia.

November 17, 2010

Mt. Agamenticus

Filed under: Uncategorized — fehlhaber @ 11:09 am

A Veteran’s Day hike with the old gang.  Look how they’ve grown!

Vera and Donncha head up the mountain!

Look at that baby-wearing Grandma!  She looks like a pro!  Leo, Donncha and Vera.

Noah leads the way and Nancy lends a hand up the steepest part.

Leo and Django having a chat

James (2), Leo (7), Ben (5), Django (6), Malia (5).

Our very big tree

Filed under: Home History — fehlhaber @ 10:53 am

This is no trick of the camera.  This tree, a silver maple, could easily hold our house in its boughs.

November 8, 2010

Sad day

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November 2, 2010

In Memory of Rev. Mary J. Harrington

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Our beloved minister, Mary Harrington, died last Tuesday of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  She was remembered last night at a gathering in Marblehead.  As one person said, “She taught us all to be ministers to each other” and I think she would have been proud to see us coming together.

Here are a few pictures of her — all with Leo, who was born while I worked for Mary.  As I said last night, Mary LOVED babies and wasn’t shy about asking to hold them.  I think it was her way of experiencing the joy of life (there was a benediction she wrote that was read last night that explains this — if I find it, I’ll put it in).

Karen Gahagan and Mary at the Halloween service, 2003

Mary with Sophie, Leo and me at our new member ceremony

Leo showing Mary a picture of his dog — October, 2007

Mary reading to Leo from “Frog and Toad Together”.  I think they were reading, “The Garden”  or “Cookies”.