Monday, August 23, 2010

The Rockingham Meeting House

We visited the Rockingham Meeting House with Jennette and Ted last week.

From the brochure:
"The Rockingham Meeting House is the oldest public building in Vermont that still exists in a condition close to its original state. The Meeting House was built between 1787 and 1801 to serve the needs of religious services and civic events in the town of Rockingham...

"Much of what stands today is original fabric from the eighteenth century: king-post timber framing, woodworking details of the exterior, many glass panes in the twenty-over-twenty windows, interior plaster work, and most of the material of the 'pig pen' box pews...

"The Rockingham Meeting House was designated... a National Historic Landmark on May 16, 2000."

The Rockingham Meeting House is located on Meeting House Road, off Vermont Route 103 - 1 mile from I-91 Southbound, Exit 6, and 1.9 miles from I-91 Northbound, Exit 6.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scottish Jenny and Muscle Testing Teddy

Jennette, retired teacher and librarian, and Ted, kindergarten teacher, recently visited from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010


During the recent trip to Weston, Vermont, we got together with Marianna McGuffin (aka McGuff). Both McGuff and Tomie once acted on the stage of the Weston Playhouse.

McGuff's son is Sam Lloyd, Jr., best known for his acting in "Scrubs." McGuff's ex-brother-in-law is Christopher Lloyd, best known for his acting in "Taxi" and "Back to the Future."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

On the Road Again

Yesterday's road trip with Connie and Peggy (owners of Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, New Hampshire): Late lunch at Burdick's in Walpole, New Hampshire, shopping at Vermont Country Store in Rockingham, Vermont, and "Damn Yankees," another sensational production at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cove Gallery: Sean Qualls Family with Grandpa

Left to Right:
Isaiah, Sean Qualls, Tomie, Ginger, Selina Alko

When Tomie's Blog Blogger told the group to "smile," Isaiah used his hands to make a BIG, BIG smile.

Ginger walked around the gallery repeatedly saying "Tomie." During this photo "session," she called Tomie "grandpa."

Sean Qualls and Selina Alko are both talented writers and illustrators of children's books, and it was great to see them with their son and daughter.

(You can always click on the photo to make it larger.)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"You Talkin' to ME?!" (Cove Gallery Opening Reception)

Cove Gallery: Opening Reception, July 31, 2010

Tomie dePaola: Celebrating 15 Years at Cove Gallery
July 31 - August 13, 2010
Cove Gallery
Wellfleet, Massachusetts