Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Zach and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary going to see Harland Williams stand-up comedy at Parlor Li've.
Mary Ann got Julia a stacking train and a nice music kit. And since I'm a health freak she got me the book "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss, which I am really enjoying by the way! She also got us some nice music: best of CCR, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone greatest hits, and Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series.
Julia loved watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the stop-motion animated feature. We trekked to West Seattle to get a photo with the REAL Santa. Zach debated the entire ride there about whether we should tell Julia if Santa is real or not, much to Mary Ann's amusement.
Overall it was a very nice and relaxing holiday.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Harabogee decided we couldn't stay in Harrison for our entire visit and planned a fun trip to Tahquemenon Falls, which is a four hour drive north of Harrison. We made some good memories stopping at the Macinac Bridge for fudge and cashew brittle.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This past father's day we spent the day driving up to Mt. Rainier in cold, wet weather. We took a wrong turn and was able to capture this beautiful shot with the family. That isn't Mt. Rainier behind us, in fact, it was too cloudy to even see it! We took a 5 mile hike to a campground and got some pretty nice views of vistas and babbling brooks.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Video note: Love is Kind sung by Richard Fewtrell and Musical selections by The Woodmont Ensemble featuring Richard's violin-playing.
Richard was born Richard Alexander Booth on Aug. 14, 1943, in Cambridge, England. He was adopted at six months of age by Alfred George and Kay Fewtrell.
Richard’s boyhood was spent in Rochester, Kent. As a boy Richard was enrolled aboard the Royal Navy training ship Arethusa (also known as the Peking). During this time he began studying the violin. As a young man, Richard served in the Royal Army Corps of Engineers where he played multiple instruments in their band. He also studied at London School of Music and the Royal Military School of Music at Knell Hall, focusing on violin. Richard also took a great interest in traditional British folk music and built an expansive repertoire of traditional music across multiple instruments.
In 1970 Richard left Britain for the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and served for 3 years aboard the Golden Cachalot. In 1973 Richard came to the United States and worked at the South Street Seaport restoring the tall ship Wavertree. He also surveyed the tall ship Elissa before its purchase by the Galveston Historical Society in 1977. While in New York City, Richard was married to Mary Ann Creamer and his first son, Zachary, was born.
In 1984, Richard moved to Connecticut and started his own wooden boat restoration business. In 1986, his second son, William, was born. In recent years, Richard has played violin with the Colchester Orchestra and the Milford Chamber Ensemble.
Richard had been recovering from recent lung surgery when he suddenly passed. He is survived by his loving sons William and Zachary and his baby granddaughter Julia.
Richard had a huge heart and his greatest loves were his family, his friends, music, and the sea. We will incorporate all of these loves and more as we remember him.
Richard's ashes are scattered at sea at the Long Island Sound.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We traveled Southwest airlines on Julia's first flight and we were given the opportunity to sit in the cockpit. Julia was put to sleep by the plane's white noise and was entertained by all the interesting people walking up and down the aisles.
Visiting Julia SoonAe's namesake, her great grandmother ChangSoon, at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, Maryland.
Visiting grandad Richard