Monday, November 30, 2009

babes in toyland

Here are scenes from the Barnstable High School Drama Club's production of Babes in Toyland -- of course, many featuring our own Miss Hannah.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

homesick no more

My old website, homesick cure, is now a thing of the past. The site was created with Yahoo's old Geocities service, which in web terms was pretty much a dinosaur, and Yahoo has done away with that service as of October 2009. So, the pages on the site are no longer accessible. (And since I had no clue that the end was near and didn't save copies of the pages, it's not a simple process to recreate them.)

Some day if I have the time and energy I may create some new site on Chester Loomis and/or the Leonard family history, since those were the ones that got a lot of feedback from people doing research. For now I'll stick with blogging until the next new thing comes along.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

scenes of thanksgivings past

Pa Loomis carves the turkey as Sara and Dorothy (and unknown woman) look on
Maryland, 1957

May need help on this one.
Uncle Gerome, Roosie, Pa Leonard, Aunt Al, ?, Aunt Ruthie, ?, Uncle Markie, Uncle Hal,
Wadah, Peter Leonard, Aunt Ann, ?, Aunt Tardy
Halcyon Farm, Lakeville, Massachusetts, 1958

Skipping a decade or three...
Grandma Susie, Matthew, Tom, Aunt Cyndie, Kyria, Lucy, and Jeffery
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1989

Aunt Junie, Tom, Arlene and Arnold Hall, Fransje
Halcyon Farm, Amsterdam, NY circa 1990

Frank, Fransje, Uncle John, Aunt Cyndie, Seth
Halcyon Farm, NY circa 1998

Susan and Biddy
Halcyon Farm, NY circa 1998

Hannah, Kyria, Nick, and Matthew -- the cousins
Halcyon Farm, NY circa 2000

Don't forget the preparations
The Loomis girls make the blue cheese dip -- Lucy, Dorothy, Sara
Halcyon Farm, MA circa 1971

The men mash the spuds -- Tom, Uncle John & John (and Brud looks on)
Halcyon Farm, NY circa 1991

Here is evidence of the effect of Thanksgiving dinner
Tom and Lucy, looking chipper, pre-dinner
Halcyon Farm, NY circa 2000

Seth and Tom, after the meal
Halcyon Farm, NY
Date unnecessary -- same scene every year

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We love you and miss you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009