Saturday, November 11, 2006

Getting in some exterior work and new gutters before the cold weather sets in.

Nice stuff from r. k. miles!

What is Richard up to?

Visitors to our home and B&B for a wonderful, inspriing event.

After you check out some of the guests, go tothe next blog to see what this was all about!

Recognize anyone?

Joan Loveridege-Sanbonmatu gave a wonderul reading from her new book "Impreial Valley Nesei Women: Tranforming Poston" at the Birdhouse Inn.

Afterwards she signed copies of her book for the many who were gathered here. There were forty people in attendance, filling our rooms with warmth and compassion about the struggles of the peoples who were displaced not only from Imperial Valley but from all over the West Coast during the early days of WWII.

Many of Joan and Ike's friends and neighbors attended. We had visitors from New Jersey, New York, massachusetts, as well as Vermont in the audience. Joan's readings were stirring and inpirational.

Thanks, Joan...and Ike!

Who was in the crowd?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

More faces in the crowd at Joan's book reading and signing.

Let us know who you recognize!

After their presentations at the ATMNE conference, Dan Dolan and Mari Muri stay with us for three days.

We had a nice meal at the Dorset Inn and laughed a lot!

Then, we went to a book signing at the Northshire Bookstore.

The author of the "Second Mouse" signing books.

Do you recognize anyone???

At the ATMNE Conference in Kilington, with Dan Dolan from pimms-CT and Jackie Mitchell from Maine.

It was great to see them!


Finally getting a chance to take a break from Branford's Board of Eduction work, Judy Hotz and friend, Stella, stayed with us for a couple of days amid some colorful foliage.

A surprise visit by Ike with son Kevin from New Mexico.

Nice to meet you!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mr. Bad Bob has a new home...

...with a flock that needs a rooster...

Sorry you are going, but you will be happy as the only dude in the flock!

Now Marlene won't be scared away. Happy times, Bad Bob!
Thanks to Jamie Westcott for find the new home for BB!!

The downstairs bathroom is finally done...floor, toilet, painting, and acessories.

How longdid this little project take? What was it? Three months or more?

How does the floor look?

Nice toilet!

The Ham Supper at Fair Haven CC...

...lots of desserts.

Thanks to all who helped in many different ways.

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce's Dine Around...

Where was the bus, Annie...???

Hor's D'oeurves at the Barn,
The Main Event at Lake St. Catherine Country Club,

and last but not least...

Desserts at the Birdhouse Inn...with help and goodies from Deena from the East Poultney General Store...

and dining room supervision by Marlene and Bob!

with a sing-a-long presented by Walt Pepperman...

A fun evening for all!

Where was the bus again?????????????????/

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Visiting with Frank and Judy while we took a short trip back to Branford.

Thanks for all your help with our move north!

When do we open the Dom Perignon?

On the way back we stopped at Taylor Farms in Londonderry, Vermont, the #1 Award Winning Gouda Cheese in America!

The Reillys from North Carolina had some travel misadventures at the airports but really enjoyed Poultney, GMC, and the chickens during Parents Weekend.

The Hogans from Massachusetts and the Budrots from Maine had a nice time with us while staying over for GMC's Parent's Weekend.

GMC's Choir performed a wonderful medley of Welsh and local songs.