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2017

Baxter Class 2017 Receiving Diploma Happy Lizzie Family

Our granddaughter Elizabeth graduated from Baxter Academy for Science and Technology, Portland, ME on June 3, 2017. Baxter Academy was organized in 2013 with a total enrollment of 134 students equally divided between freshman and sophomore students. The class of 2017 is the first class that attended the Academy four years; 77 students completed the four years of study. Lizzie will be going to Smith College, Northampton, MA this fall where she plans to major in engineering with a humanities minor in Chinese Mandarin language. (4 pictures)

Award Ceremony

On June 1, 2017 an awards ceremony was held by Baxter Academy for Science and Technology, Portland, ME that honored outstanding students for the academic year 2016-2017. Lizzie received three senior class awards for outstanding performance: (1) Humanities - English, (2) Baxpectations - Problem Solving, and (3) Baxter Ambassador. These awards will be signified by two cords and a pin as elements of her graduation gown.

2013

Championship Photo

The tournament photograph of the champions of the 2013 "Beast of The Northeast" little league baseball tournament held in Westbrook, Maine July 25 - August 4, 2013. Steve is on the right in the last row of players.

Steve's Birthday Cake Jeff's Family Grandchildren & Grandparents Opening Presents

We celebrated Steve's 13th birthday on July 28th. (4 pictures)

Lizzie's Two Lobsters Jeff's Family 2013 Jean's Birthday Celebration

On July 7th we celebrated Jean's birthday with a dinner at a local seafood restaurant with Jeff's family - meaning both of the grandchildren attended. Lizzie ordered two lobsters and she finished both of them! A chocolate cake with blueberry icing was made for Grandma by Lizzie from scratch. The cake was wonderful! The dinner, birthday cake and hugs were a wonderful birthday gift for Jean.

Yes, our grandson, Steve, is six feet tall! (3 picture)

2011

50th Anniversary Picture 1961 Wedding Picture 50th Anniversary Blessing

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this past September. We elected to make it a simple affair consisting of a blessing offered by Pastor Stephen Damos followed by a reception on the church patio with our Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church family as the honored guests. (3 pictures)

Strike two Runner-up trophy Quick play at first

Steve played first base and pitched for the Gorham, ME 10U Cal Ripken All-Star team. Although the team finished in second place, we are very proud of the quality of the entire team's play. We enjoyed watching all the games. Congratulations to the Gorham 10U All-Star team, and special congratulations to Steve. (3 pictures)

Steve at bat Steve on base Steve pitching 2011 Team Picture

Steve plays on the Gorham, ME 10-year old Cal Ripken All-Star baseball team. The district tournament concluded June 29th with the Gorham team winning the tournament. Steve pitched four innings of the championship game giving up three hits, four walks and two runs; the Gorham team won with a final score of 9 - 2. For the entire tournament the Gorham team outscored their opponents by 20 to 2. The team moves on to the State of Maine tournament, which will be played in Belgrade, ME starting July 9th. (4 pictures)

2010

Dungeness Crab Dinner

During our visit to the Pacific Northwest we had the best tasting fresh salmon we've ever eaten, outstandingly delicious local raspberries, tasty Oregon blueberries, and fresh Dungeness Crabs. A single crab is essentially a meal, but add a cob of fresh sweet corn and some wine, and one doesn't need anything else for dinner. Oh yes, we cooked the crabs - 20 minutes in slightly salty boiling water.

2009

Team Members Steve Hitting Steve Pitching Steve With Trophy State Champions

Our grandson, Steve, played on a U9 Cal Ripken All-Star Baseball team this summer, and the team won the 2010 Maine State Championship. Congratulations Steve! We are so proud of you and this accomplishment. Steve is second from the right in the second row. Update August 10th: The Gorham, ME All-Star team played in the New England Regional Tournament in Springfield, MA and finished in 4th place; pretty good considering that at the start of summer about 300 teams entered competition for this regional tournament. (5 pictures)

Steve opening birthday cards

We celebrated Steve's 9th birthday on July 28th. He received cash gifts, which are already burning holes in his pocket.

Cyclists on the carriage trails Jeff and Lizzie Lizzie and Steve Jeff, Maureen, Lizzie and Steve

Jeff, Maureen, Lizzie and Steve joined us for a long weekend at Bar Harbor, ME. We had a wonderful time! We had a picnic lunch at Otter Point. Jeff, Maureen, and Leon rode bikes on the carriage trails - the old man survived a 14 mile ride. (4 pictures)

Jean's Patch Work Quilt

Jean finished the Tumbling Block Patch Work Quilt about two weeks ago. The entire quilt is hand stitched; the number of hours to complete the quilt are unknown.

Father taking the bride to church The wedding party The wedding parade around the park The Best Man and the Matron of Honor Pat & Russ Saunders

We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pat and Russ Saunders, friends from Whitewater, WI with a mock wedding on January 29, 2009. The ceremony was led by Pastor Don, United Redneck Church, Trailer Trash Division. (5 pictures)

Delivery of the toast Pat & Russ cutting the wedding cake Attendees dancing the evening away Joe Nicosia caught the garter Wedding couple leading the dancing Wedding couple leading the dancing

The wedding celebration continued until the start of the park's quiet hours - everyone had a wonderful time dancing, drinking, and laughing. This party was a real hoot! (5 pictures)

2008

Christmas Eve Dinner with friends Helping with the Christmas Carol vocals View from our RV Site December 2008 View from our RV Site December 2008

Christmas 2008 was spent at the Victoria Palms RV Resort, Donna, TX. We had wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners with friends we made during our stays at Victoria Palms. (3 pictures)

Steve helping Grandma

Steve spent several nights in the trailer with us to play games and watch baseball games. One morning he was watching Grandma wash the breakfast dishes so Grandpa thought he needs to learn how to dry them.

Steve's 8th birthday cake

With one blow all the candles were out. The cake was delicious.

Opening birthday gifts

We celebrated Steve's 8th birthday by taking him to a local bar and grill that has a two for one pizza special on Monday evenings. Gifts were opened at home.

Playing monopoly with Steve Playing Mexican Train Dominoes with Steve

Steve enjoys playing games. We introduced him to Mexican Train Dominoes, and he grasped the strategy very quickly. After playing the game for about a month he has become a formidable opponent. He also likes to play monopoly; it is difficult to beat him in this game as well. (2 pictures)

2007

A RV decorated for the Holidays A Mobile decorated for the Holidays Celebrating Christmas 2007 Christmas 2007

We celebrated Christmas with friends from Whitewater, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. The weather was warm, the wine excellent, the food wonderful, and the friendships cherished. (3 pictures)