Sunday, December 04, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Great memories of Great Murphy

I'm behind in making a post in memory of Edna Mae Koeber Murphy, but that's not because she hasn't been on my mind. She was the last parent, grandparent, great-grandparent and great-great-grandparent of her generation. Throughout her long life, she was an inspiration (even if sometimes a little maddening) for her extraordinary energy, cheerfulness, appetite for life and ability to enjoy everything and everyone around her.  

Here's what must be one of the first pictures ever taken of her:

and one of the last:

And here's a random sampling, in no particular order, of everything in between. 

So many smiles!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

Edwin and Irene's, then and now.

In the pic with our 55 Chevy there are Murphies raking leaves in the background. As always, click to enlarge.

Four Generations

I took Grandma to Acton.  She was in top form.  She and Jamie really enjoyed each other's company.  My camera had reset itself and I hadn't noticed, so I didn't get the best pictures.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Sunset at the Rez

Eat yer hearts

Win a Prize!!!

It's been a long time since we had a blog contest.  So, let's have one.  There are four images in the above picture.  Do you see them?  If you can identify all four, you will win $10 cash.  You must describe them accurately and without ambiguity.  I am the sole judge. 

Kitchen progress

The walnut countertops are going to be nice.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A few more pictures from Acton

Margot finds Jamie hilarious.
Pensive, and buried in toys.
Jamie rides his bike in the quiet cul-de-sac bordering the yard.
Everybody paints! (The color is "Modern Gray," a winner chosen by Wayne.)
Peggy creates the ocean wall in Jamie's room.
And Margot eats a toy!