Monday, July 30, 2007

Grammie Sophie

Sophie Wyka Burgess, 84, of Exeter, New Hampshire died at home from cancer on July 28th. A long-time resident of Exeter and of Warren, Maine, Mrs. Burgess was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 24, 1922. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in French.

Her husband, Arthur Burgess, predeceased her on October 23, 1982. She leaves behind their seven children and spouses, Arthur and Gail Burgess of Auburn, ME, Barbara and Sherwood Hilt of Union, ME, Mary and Yusef Akyuz of Sudbury, MA, John and Susan Burgess of Newport, ME, Paul Burgess and Polly Moutevelis-Burgess of Hampden, ME, George and Mary Burgess of Warren, ME, and Irene Burgess and Mark Denmon of Washington, IL, as well as twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Burgess worked as an aide in the library at Exeter Junior High School before her retirement. An avid proponent of social justice in all its dimensions, Sophie worked for the poor and needy throughout her life. In her later years, she was actively involved in the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Services, and her home parish of St. Michael’s in Exeter. Her participation in several marches against the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia as well as working for church reform through Call to Action reflected her desire to make a difference.

She actively supported the Exeter Public Library with ongoing volunteer service. Her knitted hats and mittens adorned many children from St. Michael’s Parish as well as service agencies in other parts of the country.

A Mass celebrating her life will be held on August 2nd at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church on Front St. in Exeter, NH. In lieu of flowers, Sophie would like donations to be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Michael House, 11 Linden St., Exeter, NH, 03833.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hanging Out

John makes an attempt to get a picture of me with nellie for the blog, but she clearly doesn't really feel like playing along....
In an effort to keep cool, nellie plasters herself to the tile floor in the entry way, but props her head up on the step so that she doesn't miss a thing going on in the house!
Heres Nellie hoping John will share some of his breakfast with her, or at least let her lick his plate clean (which of course he lets her do)

Happy Birthday Mike & Neighbor

Beth and Clarence hosted a great party in honor of Mike and Neighbor. It was a beautiful evening, with wonderful family and PLENTY of food.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Nellie Update

Nellie was spayed yesterday. Here are a few pre spayed photos. Poor thing. Oh, and a recent sunset.

Chamberlain Union

Our good friends Will & Kristen were married this past weekend. What a great party!

Chamberlain Union ctd

More Wedding Fun!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Nellie's 1st 'boat' ride

So, John threw Nellies chew toy too far away for her to get it so they ended up on a rather hysterical expedition which included John having to get out of the boat and navigate it home. Nellie was rather comfortable at time on the paddle boat and rather freaked out at others. Who can blame her! Look at those waves! Finally, about a 1/2 hour later they landed at home once again.....

1st Splitty

A few pics of the house we set today. This morning there was no house, this afternoon there is!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Beautiful Sunset

John & Nellie

Hard to imagine that John took some convincing when it came to getting Nellie!

Latest House Project Completed

Here are a few pics of our latest home, in Belgrade Maine..... The guys did an awesome job!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer relaxin'

A few pics from Dan's visit to Maine last weekend.....