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Five Photos and Stories About What We Did in November

We enjoyed several special events this month - with some new friends, and one from Cambodia and two from Australia.


Service Day
Russ Brine, currently serving as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Cambodia, spoke at all the masses at St. John Church one weekend. It was funding raising time for the fees of the 50 students in the St. John Bosco program in Kenya who are sponsored by St. John Church.


Connecticut, November 2019










NPC PEP Meeting
We went for a walk in the woods in Greenwich with some members of the Darien Men's Association. We were on the 100 acre property, which was originally the estate of Ernest Seton, and is now Montgomery Pinetum Park. Barbara Tuchman, Seaton’s daughter, wrote her Pulitzer Prize winning book, “The Guns of August” while staying at the estate.


Connecticut, November 2019










Amand Craig
Next year is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower pilgrims. One of the original settlers, Constance Hopkins (played by her descendent), described life in the colony to the Noroton Presbyterian Church PEP group at their November lunch meeting. Constance will take part in many festivities in 2020, including riding on a float in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.

Connecticut, November 2019



















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“Seana”
We were very impressed with Cedar-Rose Newman’s performance at the Music for Youth Concert. She played beautifully from the repertoire that young violists are required to play in auditions for international competitions and college music schools. The program included major works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Franck and Syzmanowski


Connecticut, November 2019



















Service Day
Our Thanksgiving dinner was an international one, with a young Kenyan family, two Americans and Marilyn from Canada. In addition to the traditional American fare of turkey, stuffing and a multitude of vegetables, we enjoyed mukimo, pilau and chapatis - all Kenyan festive dishes prepared by our Kenyan friends.


Connecticut, November 2019