Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Floor and Wall Framing

Time to frame the floor and walls of Mom's garden hut. The floor joists are new but the plywood and 2x4's are all collected over the last several years. Helping are Jasper. Durk Van Eaton and Jerry Wilinski. Busby likes to guard the floor.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4th, 2016

July 4th, 2016 New York City Visiting dear friend Ingrid Multhopp at New York Presbyterian Hospital. From a Newport, Kentucky waitress at Sylvia's Mexican Restaurant to a Manhattan author always the best.
         A good chance to wander around town. I had lived here in the early 60's. What a place to be a young teenager! The World's Fair. Mickey Mantle still winning pennants at old Yankee Stadium. and Wilt Chamberlain crushing the Knicks at the old Madison Square Garden. My Dad was a classics professor at Columbia University so my hangouts were Riverside Park and Upper Broadway. Stood next to Richard Nixon and saw John Kennedy in a motorcade. The Beatles came to town.
         This time I walked to Queens across the 59th Bridge and then it was down to 42nd St. for a ping pong grudge match supreme at Bryant Park with Hans Multhopp . To Jane Messingschlager goes the picture of 432 Park and the endangered teeny house and to New Yorker Ellen Danos Danos

the subway tiles.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


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Portland, Oregon. Longtime friend Gulnara with her first ever visitor from Russia, her Dad Ramil. Off to explore the famous Rose Garden. Castle, a found object artist at the Saturday Market. told me where to find a few of the rare Oregon bricks. They were nestled under the roots of a fallen cottonwood tree right below the St. John's Bridge

. You know they are going in Becky's hut.

Isaac Jackson Tetrault

Here are a few pictures of my brand new grandson Isaac Jackson Tetrault. My barber and I are currently negotiating a visit to Boston to see him. In the last 40 years only my wife and my daughter have cut my hair and I see no reason to change. But it suddenly looks like everyone is well and so the plan now is a big blow out 2nd birthday celebration for baby Simone at the end of June.