Saturday, December 31, 2011

Recent Pictures!

Lizzie in car seat with Christmas cap:

Ryan and JP in Maine for Christmas:

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Here's a picture of Lizzie taken in September that we got today!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Both used the same chair!

RBW in 1978

JPW in 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We have many reasons to be thankful this year! Highest on the list our our two grandchildren, JP and Lizzie!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Eventful Weekend!

This weekend was a big one for grandchildren!

On Saturday John Putnam Weddle celebrated his first birthday in fine style!

and on Sunday Elizabeth Janette Hamilton was baptised!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A New One!

Lizzie, Megan, and Zab arrived this weekend for Lizzie's baptism along with big news! Lizzie now six months old was wearing a shirt with the words, "big Sister." Yes, there will be a new grandchild in May! Here's a picture:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Red Leaves

Sunset Maple in the back yard.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Old McDonald...

JP at the luncheon after his baptism.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Haircut!

Post haircut - with teeth!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Jane made an arrangement in a new container with plants from the garden.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Lizzie went to Savannah and JP went to Cape Cod!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Recent pics

Lizzie is over three months old and JP is over nine months!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Independence Day Shirt

Though they live hundreds of miles apart Lizzie and JP celebrated their first Independence Day with the same shirt!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nap Time

Lizzie and Zab taking a rest!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Doubly Blessed!

Tonight we received updates from both Grandchildren!

Lizzie with half a smile!

JP and friend at daycare!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011


Being out in the world is so tiring!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Megan and Lizzie!

Elizabeth Janette - born May 3, 2011, at 4:15 P.M. - eight pounds, fourteen ounces, just over 21 inches long.

Monday, May 2, 2011

First Glimpse

Here's our first glimpse of the ocean on Friday evening. You can't see it until you cross the dunes.
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This pair stops by every now and then.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Long Time Ago -

Back in '74 or '75 (hardly a soul is now alive) JF took this photo of me while we were all on a visit to Chautauqua.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Favorite song, favorite singer

Stardust - Roberta Gambarini

Sunday, April 3, 2011

JP and Grandma Skyping

Using the new iPad2

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mother Nature Strikes Back!

Mother Nature says, "No matter what the calendar says, it's Spring when I say it is!"

Yes, Ma'am!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bridge Restored!

The ravages of time had brought the right end of the log bridge into the stream. Then all sorts of logs, sticks, and other debris collected due to storms and rushing water. (You can see it in the March 5 video posted below.) About a week ago I cleared a lot of the sticks, logs, and debris. Yesterday with the almost super human strength of Z.H. the end of the bridge is up on the bank where water cannot reach. The squirrels who use this bridge are cheering! Thanks, Zab!!
Here's the view through a large hollow log that the storms brought to our shore.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Moon

We are told the moon is closer right now than it has been in 18 years. Here it is from the front porch at 10:01 P.M. last night.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We were away...

From February 10 to the 20th we were away. We spent two days in beautiful San Diego and then cruised with Holland America along the "Mexican Riviera" on the m/s Oosterdam - all in all, it was a fine time. Above is the Oosterdam as seen from our San Diego hotel balcony. I will try to have a link for more pictures one of these days.