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Four Photos and Stories About What We Did in April


Mask
Memorial Weekend was pretty quiet. Bailey Beach and Roton Point Club were open - with a lot of restrictions. Before we started going to Kenya every summer, John played the tuba in the New Canaan Band, and there was always a concert Sunday morning at one of the churches, and then the parade Monday morning. And there was the parade Sunday morning in Rowayton - and speeches at the cannon - and afterwards, strawberry shortcake in Pinkley Park. We have always enjoyed seeing the Tribute to our Vetrans from the National Mall in D.C. and we enjoyed it again this year even though it was virtual.


Connecticut, May 2020




















New Railings
The iris are blooming in our back yard, and it’s the first time we’ve seen them since 2004, as we’ve always been away in Kenya at this time. Marilyn has trimmed back the pachysandra and ivy, thinned out Lilies of the Valley and Tiger Lilies - and pulled out a lot of weeds, which we’ve always just forgotten about when we were away in Kenya.

Connecticut, May 2020













“Submarine
John replaced rotten ends of floor boards on our 50 year old porch, and this is the first of a series of home improvement projects. Next he’s going to paint the frames - and then replace all the screens, some of which have holes large enough for small birds to get thru.


Connecticut, May 2020











Hyacinths
After two and a half months of not getting together with people, we had sandwiches and root beer from Brendan’s 101 with a friend in her backyard on Five Mile River. As we were saying good-bye in her driveway, we really wanted to hug her - but no, we couldn’t say thank you that way in this different season.

Connecticut, May 2020