A Slice of Summer

It’s common to hear folks commiserating about the heat these days, but there is a lot to be said for summer. It means picnics in the backyard or balmy evenings outside, tipping our heads back for a view of the stars. It means family traditions, like an evening out to Hammonassett to watch the sunset.

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He is Risen!

In spite of the changes in the past month, our celebration of Christ’s resurrection was one of deep meaning and great joy. The week before Easter, we kept up a steady schedule driving to church almost every day to record a segment for the three special services we posted on our church’s website. In our

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One Enchanted Evening

Dad usually has ideas, lots of them, and most of the time they are good ones. This time, along with hosting a mini marriage seminar, his idea involved a romantic sweetheart’s dinner in our church basement and as usual, Dad pulled out all the stops. Our whole family pitched in, divvying up the responsibilities. Susanna

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Jingle Bells and Gingerbread

Another Christmas has come and gone with another concert season in the books. We travelled around Connecticut to nursing homes, senior centers and churches to do 15 concerts. That meant a lot of music practice at home! Our big red van has carried us many miles and been a part of many memories in the

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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

November spiced our lives with family fun and festive traditions. Early in the month, we celebrated Carolyn’s birthday. On her birthday afternoon, five of us took her on a surprise birthday expedition to the Mattabesett Trail. We enjoyed a hearty half hour hike and were rewarded by the sweeping views of the Meriden valley spread

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A First Time for Everything

There’s a first time for everything and we have had many firsts packed into the past couple of months! We discovered a novel gem, right in our own town’s backyard, when we attended our first polo game at a local horse farm. There’s nothing like the thudding of hooves on a field of grass and

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War, Winners and Weeds

August breezed by with hot sticky days, a bit of traveling, fair time in Cheshire and simple pleasures at home. At the start of the month four of us drove out to Cooperstown, NY to see friends in a Civil War Reenactment. We enjoyed the sweet green farmland of New York and the quaint European

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