Weekend of October 18 to 20 was the
College Alumni Reunion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the the
college's founding. While in Center Harbor, Sam and I reunited with
our dear friends (really family to us) for breakfast. Dawn lives
nearby, and her Mom and brother travelled to see us from nearby towns.
The weather was spectacular and fall foliage was still fairly vibrant.
reunion, Sam and I travelled to Henniker where we lived shortly after we got
married over 40 years ago. There are a few photos of the famous covered
bridge and the apartment where we first lived together. Click on
NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILY to view the
5th was the happy day for Amanda and Joe (Guiseppe), my cousin Ray's daughter.
They married at St. Catherine's of Genoa in Somerville, MA. It was
both a wonderful celebration and an fun time for family and friends to
gather and enjoy each others company. The weather was perfect too.
Prior to and following the wedding, Sam and I enjoyed the company of my Aunt
Cathy and Uncle Frank for some leaf peeping. The leaves were just
starting to turn. During the weekend, we also shared several enjoyable
dinners with Cousin Joe. Enjoy the photos by clicking on
health is "challenged" and she so much wanted to see her friends and her
home again. Thanks to her two sisters and their husbands, and my
wonderful wife Sam, we hosted a reception for her at her home. Almost
50 attended on a Sunday afternoon in October. Many neighbors, friends
from her dance group, women's club, Church, and other special friends were
kind enough to share this time with Mom.
was absolutely delighted. And, as you will see from the photos, she
was radiant and hasn't looked this good in months. During the afternoon,
Henry took photos of everyone who dropped by. When they were delivered
the next day, Mom relieved what she expressed as one of the best days in her
life! Enjoy the photos by clicking on MOM'S
Joe's Engagement Party
and I were in Boston in September and our business trip aligned with the
celebration of Amanda and Joe's engagement party. They will be married
in October 2013. Many of Henry's Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins were
present on a very festive day. Enjoy the photos by clicking on
AMANDA & JOE.
Day & Portland, OR
Mother's Day, we surprised Mom with dinner out and then lots of gifts to
bring lasting smiles. Paul joined us and helped to make the day extra
special. Mom continues to progress but remains in rehab. You can
contact Henry for additional information and Mom's telephone and address
Henry then traveled to Seattle WA and Portland, OR. The trip there
is story in itself as it took over 24 hours with an unexpected overnight in
While in Portland,
Henry visited with friends and family and toured for the second time the
Evergreen Aircraft & Space Museum. Among the many displays is a 747
mounted on the roof of a water park and the famous Spruce Goose, the largest
aircraft ever built. Its only flight (70 feet for 1 mile) was piloted
by Howard Hughes. Mt. Hood was spectacular almost fully covered by
snow with an almost clear blue sky as a backdrop. You can enjoy the
photos by clicking on MOTHER'S DAY
Paul at Easter
continues to recover at Rehab but still has "progress" to achieve. At
Easter, Mom and Paul spent the day with us. It was a "Chamber Day"
weather wise and we enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by Sam and then we all
sat outside for the afternoon. Click on
MOM'S EASTER PHOTOS to view them.
has been a challenging year for Mom health wise. In early February she
was hospitalized for several issues and as of early April, is recovering in
a rehab center not far from where Henry & Sam reside. March 24th was a
special birthday so we got Mom a "day pass" and went out to lunch. The
weather was spectacular - just the right temperature and nice breeze to keep
Sam made a
wonderful chocolate/chocolate cake that you would never know was diabetic
friendly. After lunch and cake, we sat outside on the porch of the
restaurant and Mom opened gifts. We all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon.
As you view the photos, you would never know that she has any health issues!
In addition to
the birthday photos, there are several shots from the last Christmas.
Mom and Paul joined us for Christmas day, and then the next day, Sam and I
drove to Fort Lauderdale to spend some time with our "Canadian Family".
I also added some photos from a brief stay in Key Biscayne. I was
there just a few weeks before the Christmas Holidays. To enjoy all the
photos, click on MOM'S BIRTHDAY!
to George H. Hall
April 13, 1914 - August 7, 2005
On August 7, 2005, our Dad, George Hall, passed
away after a long illness. All dads are special to their families and
was Dad was no exception to us.
Not only did Dad Hall have a love and devotion to his wife, children, and
grand-children, but he contributed important scientific and engineering
research and development for the betterment of mankind. His inventive
nature (he is credited with over 50 patents), and creative mind served him
well, and made his family very proud. Click on GEORGE
HALL TRIBUTE to learn more about "our dad" and to view a photo
journal of some memories of the happy times we shared with him.
to Adelaide V. Rossi
September 6, 1916 - April 23, 2005
wonderful and loving Mother, Addie, left with the "angels" in the
early morning of April 23, 2005. She died peacefully with her family at
her side - daughter and son-in-law Adrienne and Henry; son and daughter-in-law
Steve and Beth; and grand-daughter Meghan.
While we are all very sad that we have lost her, Addie would not want us to
remorse over her passing. She would say, "celebrate the many
wonderful memories we shared together.
Click on ADDIE ROSSI TRIBUTE to learn more about "our
mom" and to view a photo
journal of some of the times we spent together.