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Terri's Big Day

Click on the image below to watch the less than 5-minute video that shares moments throughout a 10-hour period celebrating Terri Shea's birthday, beginning with brunch and ending with...well, you'll see.

Terri's Big Day

Celebrating Lori & Finn

Finnian and his Aunt Lori share the same birthday.
Here are some photos and video taken at our gathering this year!

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Lori and Finn

Sarge's Comics

New London, CT, is the home of a classic comic book store: Sarge's Comics. Here's a little introduction, led by Gabrielle Shea.

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Sarge's Comics


Lily Cooke at Vietnam War Memorial

Lily Cooke at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, points to Kenneth G. Havens name.

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Tim & the Pups

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Tim and Pups

Birthday Doubled

Gabby and Russell share the same birthday! We had a birthday breakfast, followed by a visit to the two locations of the Book Barn in Niantic, CT.

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Gabby and  Russell's Birthday

Celebrating Bob

Here are some highlights of his 75 trips around the sun.

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Finn the Gamer

If you've ever played a video game, you know how easy it is to be drawn into the action. As a result, you'll appreciate watching Finn's "active involvment" in his game, especially the foot pedals!

Gamer Finn

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Brittany & Michael

A gathering of relatives and friends witnessed the Connecticut beach wedding of Brittany and Michael Muché and celebrated with them at the home of Danny and Mariella.

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Brittany & Michael

Beach Cruisers

After Brittany and Michael's wedding, Mariella took Finn and his friend, Wyatt, on a golf cart beach community cruise, while Russ Havens photographed the fun.

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Beach Cruisers

A New Arrival

Glen and Melissa Anderson are the happy and proud parents of Josephine "Josie" Marie -- their new little one who made her appearance in September 2017. Grandparents, Roy and Sharon Anderson are Josie's grandparents.

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Josephine Marie Anderson

Tim & Tara in Maine

Tim and Tara moved to Maine!

Here they are with the Moon and a bridge over their shoulders.

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Tim and Tara in Maine


Creatinova in New London, CT

An art cooperative in New London, CT, known as Spark Makerspace, held the Creatinova street fair at the city plaza. The watery whale tale sculpture added to the ambiance of the beautifully sunny June day.

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 Creatinova Makerspace Fair New London CT

Gabby Shea displayed and sold her pin art. Check out her Web site where you can order online:

Gabby Shea's Monster Library


Ron and Marie Johnson are parents of...triplets!

This photo album will grow gradually along with the children, currently including photos through summer 2017.


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Family orientation: on the Anderson side of the family, Marie is the daughter of Roy and Sharon Anderson, Roy is the son of Allen and Ruth Anderson, and Allen was the eldest son of Axel and Marion Anderson.

Gordon and Suzanne Nicholson family

Gordon and Suzanne Nicholson and family

Gordie and Suzanne with Lisa, Shayne, Lillian, and Shayne Michael Cooke, and Liz, John, Ella, Matthew, and Christopoher Nicholson.

Down on the Farm!

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Down on the Farm

Nicholson & Leman Family Gathering

Summertime is the time for cousins to reconnect. Here's an updated photo -- click the image to see the enlarged version.

Jack Linda Sally Gordy Suzanne Carol and Lois

Front row: Lois Nicholson, Carol Frost, Linda Leman
Back row: Gordy and Suzanne Nicholson, Jack Leman, Sally Chall

Evangelical Covenant Church of Buffalo

Originally a church of Swedish immigrants, the Evangelical Covenant Church of Buffalo, NY, was established in 1890, and after 122 years of ministry in three physical locations in that city, it closed its doors on October 14, 2012.

The Covenant Church was something of an extended family for many of us, and the warm memories associated with it are family memories mingled with spiritual encouragement that linger, even for those of us who moved away many years ago.

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Evangelical Covenant Church Buffalo NY

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Remembering Clara

Clara Anderson Havens Franklin Tooke - MOM 

Check out a few of Mom's Recipes!

And here's a video you won't want to miss -- a reunion of family members in 1993, many of whom are no longer with us.


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Allen Anderson -- 1925 - 2011


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Allen Anderson passed away on March 14, 2011.

Allen Anderson and music went together like peanut butter and jelly. For many years, Allen worked for Wurlitzer. One of his jobs was tuning the reeds and adjusting the volume of each note, so that they were all the same, relative to each other.

 He left Wurlitzer eventually and went to work at Forest Lawn Cemetery, a major cemetery located between Delaware and Delevan Avenues in Buffalo, NY, around 1966, starting off as bookkeeper, then assistant treasurer, then treasurer, finally vice-president/treasurer.  He retired around 1983.

While working at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Allen and a fellow-worker, Theron Miller, wrote The Lawn --

 The Lawn

When your heart is still, and breath is gone,
The place for you is Forest Lawn.
 When your time is up, and you're ready to go, 
Dial eight eight five one six oh oh.
They'll keep you nice and dry on a shelf, 
When you've made an ash of yourself. 
Or you can keep old Dad in a  mausoleum, 
Where you can come any time to see him.  
But if you want to be in the ground, 
They still have plenty of that around.

-- Allen Anderson and Theron Miller 

Allen built his own pipe organ, installing it in his home, pipes in the basement, chimes in the living room, and the organ console in the family room. He also collected hundreds of old piano rolls, and of course also had the old player piano to play them.

Allen also was self-employed in the pipe organ service and tuning business.  He worked on a number of area church organs, such as Deerhurst Presbyterian Church, Tonawanda United Methodist Church, and of course, his own church, Salem United Church of Christ.

There are photos of Allen in and his family in the
Axel Anderson (Allen's father) album.


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The albums open in a new window, so when you finish viewing the album, simply close the window. We'll be waiting right here in the cabin until you come back.