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.
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 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”.