needles & a cup of coffee

Saturday, May 5, 2018

If I could be granted a do-over on some of these days.....I would appreciate it!






















The years zoom by...


 Here I am (nervously) with my first-born in 1973, when he was 2 weeks old:
Here I am 44 years later, (happily)with his baby, on the day he was born.

They are ALL related!!! From 1973 to 2018

Grandson, XANDER 2009


XANDER 2009


Grandson, WESTIN 2018









XANDER 2009

WESTIN 2018, w/Daddy Chad

XANDER 2009

WESTIN 2018

WESTIN 2018

XANDER 2009

Son, CHAD 1973, w/ Uncle Jim


CHAD 1973

XANDER 2009

XANDER 2009

Sunday, October 1, 2017

We waited a loooong time....

But at last, Westin James is here, all 6 pounds of him.  
He arrived on September 29, 2017 and we couldn't be more thrilled.  
He is our 4th grandchild, and might get a little spoiled, seeing that the others are getting pretty grown up.  Thank you Lord, for sending our little miracle!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another reunion!

My friend, Sheila Reilly, left, was visiting from Orlando. 
Because of Facebook, we made plans to visit another school friend, Diane Altman, center, who now lives in New Bedford, MA.   We all went to North Attleboro High School, (MA) and graduated in 1964.
Lucky for us, Diane has lived in New Bedford for years and actually is a volunteer who explains a lot of the origins of the historic buildings in New Bedford, and is well-versed in the history of the whaling city.
She was able to show us around the historic district and we had a great tour, ending with a visit to the NB Whaling Museum, which was fascinating!  Everything from skeletons from huge whales, to displays of scrimshaw and lots of history of ship-building, wonderful paintings and antiques on display.
We had a nice lunch at an old building, now a pub-style restaurant, which was a bank years ago.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ACCIDENTAL Reunion of classmates

So, my friend from high school visits every year or so, coming back to MA from Orlando.  We decided to visit the Canova Italian Restaurant in Attleboro, MA for some authentic Italian food.  We've been there a few times in the past when she visited.
As we walked in, we passed a table occupied by two women who were looking at their menus.  We both realized that we recognized one of them from our North Attleboro High School days. (the 1960s!)
With Facebook, we have seen many updates and photos concerning our former school mates, so that made it easier.
They asked us to sit with them, which we did, and caught up on happenings in their lives, other classmates' stories, and their occupations and lives over the years.
Left to right: Jeanne (Gracie) Doucette, North Attleboro, MA; Sheila (Reilly) MacDonald, Orlando, FL, me, Taunton, MA and then Marilyn Kinney Levesque of West Palm Beach, FL.

UPDATE: Sadly, Marilyn on the right, passed on less than 8 months after this accidental reunion.  While we were having lunch, she told us of her health problems and that she was awaiting a kidney transplant.  RIP Marilyn.