Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

First Game of the Season...

Thomas "Tad" Payson, 10 years old, (Son of my friends Chip and Susan) 
from Marblehead MA, had his first ever football game today at Danvers Highschool. 
Although I am a Danvers girl, through and through, I was thrilled for Tad that his Marblehead team beat Danvers.  
Go Tad...#64 in Black.

Dad (Chip), Tad, Luke, Ellie (in front), Susan, Andrew
Family was here to celebrated Tad's team's win!!

 Marblehead team on the sidelines.


 Tad Payson #64

 Andrew getting ready to throw the football on the side lines.

 Hut Hut Hike

 Luke Taking photos on the sidelines

 Good Job Team!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kendall Tavern, Freeport Maine

I spent the Labor Day weekend in Freeport Maine, visiting my friend's Nancy and Mark at their Bed & Breakfast, The Kendall Tavern Inn.

Built in the early 1800’s The Kendall Tavern Inn has been welcoming travelers on and off for almost 200 years.

Down in the basement is where the Tavern was.
Here are some photos of what is left.

 This is an antique Shur-Stop fire extinguisher grenade. 
Between 1900 and 1920 fire grenades resembled light bulbs could be purchased with a special bracket. The bracket had a spring devise and a fusible link. When the fusible link melted, the spring would cause the metal arm to shatter the grenade and release its contents into the fire and extinguish the fire.
You often see these over old boilers or up in the attics of old homes.











 The wooden beam on the left is really a log. Back in the 1800s it was not uncommon to use 
these types of logs in the basement while building a home.


A good portion of the basement was made with fieldstone with no mortar.


Wolfe's Neck Farm

This weekend I spent a few days in Freeport Maine and
visited Wolfe's Neck Farm...Lots o' Sheep!!