It was great to see the whole Don Bosco and RPI/SigEp crew at Skull’s End-of-Summer party.
At dinner last night, William asked if we knew we had a topiary. I wasn’t quite sure what he meant, but he had me look out the window and the bushes by the road. Sure enough, there was a full on horse standing by the curb!
Its pretty cool…because from any other angle, it’s just bushes.
It’s bad enough that Tom occasionally get random emails about The Chrinitoid, but Jennifer never expected one of his online projects to result in family history discoveries.
To help share family history findings, Tom has posted information on sites like Ancestry, FamilySearch and Wikitree. Recently, one of Tom’s entries resulted in the email below:
I am purchasing an old mill building in West Warwick and I have been doing some digging into it’s history. I found the building was originally the Warwick Lace Works Co, and later purchased by Bancroft Lace Co by a man Edward E Bancroft. If my research is right, he was the grandfather of Norman Bancroft whose WikiTree information you were listed as the editor.
Long story short, I am trying to track down pictures of the building from back in the 1950s when Norman’s grandfather owned it. I was hoping that you may know of any living relatives that I could shoot a quick email, or anything else that you may know that could help!
Sorry to contact you out of the blue, but hopefully it will be an interesting trip down memory lane.
Jennifer has shared stories about Edward Bancroft and his lace business, but we never knew he had an actually factory.
So far, we have not tracked down any of the requested historic photos, but we continue the search. (If you have any clues, let us know!)
|Trip to Arizona|
|Happy Birthday, Tommy – 1 Yr|
|Tom and Grampa Hanken|
|Tom with Grandma and Grampa Hanken|
|At the Grand Canyon!|
|Pickle Rick and Mr. Meeseeks|
Well, the prints printed (this is Pickle Rick and Mr. Meeseeks)…but it turns out dad did the painting, too.
This is really a test of the “LR/Blog” plugin for Adobe Lightroom. It will allow me to post from my Photo Management plaform directly to my Blogger hosted blogs. It could be really helpful. Here, Jennifer and William are helping Tristan set up his locker at his new middle school.
Congratualtions to Tara and Guillaume on the arrival of Abigail Rose! We are all very excited.
Flash back to 1986 and watch Tom on the All New Dating Game (staring Elaine Joyce).
Tom competes with future actor Eamonn Roche and glass blower Adrian Cervantes for the affections of pre-med student Michele Fimbres.
While Tom did not win (he argues that Michelle was confused), the winners got to attend Winterfest in Ft. Lauderdale with Willard Scott. Here is a newspaper clip from the time:
— A California couple won a four-day trip to Fort Lauderdale for appearing on The (All New) Dating Game. Michele Fimbres, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Southern California, chose as her date Adrian Cervantes, 22, a glass blower at Sea World. The couple and their chaperone, Jacqueline Waite, stayed in oceanfront rooms at Marriott`s Harbor Beach Resort. They were whisked by limousine to the city`s boat parade, where they boarded Old Peculier, one of the lead boats.