Tag Archives: family


29 Aug

In honor of Evan’s recent birthday, today’s post features Evan at the cottage.    The first picture features Evan and a little BBQ sauce, quite adorable –

Evan at the cottage - 2004

Looks like Evan isn't too pleased with Dad...

 And finally, Evan on the old front steps of the cottage with Grancie.  I won’t miss those steps! 

Hey Evan – isn’t it great when your aunt posts pictures of you as a little kid when you finally hit an adult birthday?


On the rocks

19 Aug

On a grey day this spring.    Sydney loves to wander all over the property, just quietly sniffing…

Meg at the cottage

18 Aug

Meg turns 21 this weekend.  In honor of that great milestone, here is a picture of her at the cottage a few years ago…

Yesterday horseshoes…tomorrow – bocce ball!

13 Aug

You’ll all remember the horseshoe champ of yesteryear – will she be able to retain her reign of sporting terror when we start playing bocce next summer?

The rules of Bocce:

  •  Find a flat, level playing surface (packed dirt, gravel or grass are ideal). A regulation bocce court is 76 feet long and 10 feet wide.
    • Divide players into two teams of one, two or four players each. Each team gets four balls, divided equally among the players.
    • Have a player from the starting team stand behind the foul line (which is 10 feet from the throwing end of the court) and throw the small ball, or “pallina,” toward the opposite end of the playing surface.
    • Let the player then throw one of the larger balls, or “boccia,” trying to get it as close to the pallina as possible without touching it.
    • Have players from the opposing team take turns throwing their balls until one of the balls stops closer to the pallina than the starting player’s ball. If they fail to do so, the starting team tries to outdo its first attempt.
    • Let the starting players take their second turn if the opposing team gets closer to the pallina than the starting team without using all of their balls.
    • Continue in this fashion until all eight balls have been thrown. The team with the closest ball gets one point for each of its balls that are closer to the pallina than the other team’s closest ball.
    • Keep in mind that if the two teams’ closest balls are an equal distance from the pallina, no points are awarded.
    • End the frame after all eight balls have been thrown and appropriate points have been awarded. The scoring team begins the next frame. If no team previously scored, the team that threw the pallina last begins the next frame.
    • Play as many frames as needed until one team has a total score of 16 points.
  • A beauty from 1981

    12 Aug

    Here’s a beauty of Mum, Andrea and Sprucie…awwwww

    A couple of pix to go with Henry’s writings below…

    9 Aug

    The Paudash walk

    The BEST fisherman at Paudash… and very stylish too!

    First known instance of Henry writing in the cottage book

    9 Aug

    Going through old cottage papers I came across an old, yellowing cottage book from Paudash.  This was in the pre-McGill book years.  This little gem is the first time Henry wrote in a cottage book – lovely.

    May 15, 1974

    “the day was rainy, and at points Neil and I were walking along this path in the forest when we saw a beaver dam we were just about to cross when I almost stepped on a snapping baby turtle.”  Henry J.

    And here’s another one –

    “at first the fish nibbled at my hook then one struck, he fought hard but I played him in he weight about 1 lbs and was 10″ long.”