a happy weekend

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I met my daughters, Hannah and Bonnie, in Gloucester on Saturday afternoon. 

It is a beautiful town on the coast of Massachusetts. We walked around Main street for a bit

and did some shopping. Hannah wanted to check out a really cool old book store which sold

both new and old books. I picked up something by N. Scott Momaday and also a little book

called Suddenly Sixty since I just turned sixty last month. I don't feel like it happened suddenly 

though...it was a long time coming! 

It was such a pleasure to be with both of my daughters without the grandchildren. 

Don't get me wrong. I am absolutely head over heels in love with my grandchildren.

It's just that when I'm with them I tend to give them all of my attention and I don't get to

spend any quality time with my daughter. 

We went for an early dinner at a beautiful restaurant and sat on the deck overlooking the Atlantic.

It was such a wonderful treat!


Sunday I took a short walk to Crocker park which is right around the corner from my house. 

I spent quite a bit of time there watching the sun come all the way up. 

It was so relaxing. 

My new glasses came in about a week early!


I walked to the town landing at the harbour on Sunday evening. 

There were green lights on the dock that made the water look green!

I'm not sure if they are always there or if the people fishing put them there.

The guy on the end ended up catching something while I stood there.

It was probably a flounder or maybe mackerel.


I went to the Memorial day services and parade in town on Monday morning.

This is part of a  re-enactors group. They go to events that have to do with the revolutionary war.

Marblehead, MA played a role in the revolutionary war and the Glover Regiment out of Marblehead

brought Washington to safety over the Delaware river on Christmas day, 1776.


I drove up to see my grandchildren after the parade.

We played in their backyard and then we all went out for ice cream!

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  1. Nice to see you!! I LOVE Gloucester!! We went several times and stayed at the Sea Lion Inn and ate at the most charming diner for breakfast (MorningGlory i think it was called....right across the street from the ocean and the famous statue). We used to stay there when our oldest girl was at Gordon College in Wenham (my dream retirement town but ain't gonna happen.....$$$$$). We also used to stay in Danvers and take the T into the city. How we love Boston and the surrounding areas. (Hubby is from WBridgewater).
    LOVE the pics of your daughters and you!! And grandson looks so happy licking that cone!
    Happy Weekend

  2. So glad you had such a nice time with your daughters! The lights off the dock are interesting--I'd think they would make the fish stay away, but evidently not. This is the season for ice cream!

  3. It sounds like a perfect day with your daughters. I know what you mean about how nice it is to have our grown children to ourselves sometimes.

  4. It's wonderful you got to spend time with your daughters. This is a treasured picture of them. I think you resemble the one on the left. I know what you mean about being with the daughters alone sometimes. When they have children, it can be hard to really talk with them, so seeing them alone can be nice too. Love that ice cream photo, such a fun and precious one.



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