All seven brothers in my mother's father's family served in WWII--a great source of pride for the family. I grew up hearing grampa's stories of his time in the coast guard and the CCC. He was the only one to move away from the east coast, so this trip allowed time to learn more about his family.
Cousin Anita's (Grandpa's brother George's daughter) home, full of faith and memories:
|Anita's parents, Rita and George, stand framed on the television|
Mom's cousin, Charles (another of George's children), is restoring the old farmstead. All of the cousins remembered visiting Bobci (sp?), their grandmother.
|Aside from the family history, I do enjoy anthropomorphic architecture. Especially when it's sticking its tongue out|
|View up the yard from house|
|Charles hard at work|
We visited several cemeteries in the area (thanks to tireless tour given by cousin Diane)
|Members of the family rest in different local cemeteries|
|Great-grandma's resting place|
|The union of Bacon and a Pikul|
|The brothers went to school here when they were very young|
Many men and women in the area's history served, and many continue to do so. A memorial service recognized their sacrifices.
Mom and I also briefly visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
|A quiet place to reconnect|
|A plethora of umbrellas|
Gear: Sony NEX6 w/ 16-50mm lens