Northampton, Massachusetts

CHILDS PARK
August 1994 – August 1995

Brick cottage
43 Woodlawn

woodlawn cottage

woodlawn snow

Jackson Street kindergarten
Mr. Snape drove the bus
“Got your backpack?” mr snape 2

 

RED JEEP 360

Carol’s Jeep 1994
Ben liked it even then

new jeep

Liked it more when he got to drive it in 2005
Parked it on Woodlawn
Across from Northampton High School

old jeep

 

FLORENCE VILLAGE
August 1995 – July 2016

130 Hillcrest Drive

 

Spring

 

2011

Mama Bear and her Cubs
In our backyard
Dr. Husband caught them perfectly
They visited many years in early May

bears b

bears c

bears A

3 little bears

 

Fall

path from jfk

 

sylvia reading hammock

ben halloween hillcrest

 

Summer

 

 

summer kitchen

 

 

Winter

 

 

 

 

Last Christmas 2015

selfie xmas

 

TRIP TO GRAND CANYON
2002

Ben’s 13th birthday
He wasn’t happy with cabin living

ben hates cabin

 

 

 

 

 

AND ZION NATIONAL PARK

AND LAS VEGAS

Preferred the Bellagio pool

vegas baby

Came back home
To a finished porch

 

 

GARY’S 50
1998

Ben  Carol  Betsey&Ellis  Nancy  Robert&Rosemary&Matthew
Carole   Cathy&Dennis   Joey   Deb&Craig&Jamison   Cindy&Bob&Ray
Vera&Don   Peter&Anne   Mike&Kim   Denise&Pat   John&Ann

Peng Yew catering
Yum

gary 50 flowers

gary 50 drgary 50 b&e

pop ben gary 50

gary 50 gary

 

NORTHAMPTON CLAN TO IRELAND
1997

Clifden Galway wedding
Connemara golfing
Bus tour around the West of Ireland
100 wedding guests from NoHo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEN’S ELEMENTARY YEARS

Lots of backyard birthday parties
Families neighbors friends
Phyllis Ryan from Leeds school

 

Leeds leads the way
His school “moms”
Vice Principal Kathy Tudryn
Principal Dr. Gail Furman

 

 

 

 

 

Ben became Mayor of Leeds
Star performer