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A Day In Mystic Connecticut June 27, 2017

We had a 17th birthday celebratory lunch at 36Red on the river in Mystic Connecticut.  Almost within sight of the Draken Harald – the Viking Ship which sailed the Atlantic in 2016 and wintered in Mystic.  A beauty of a day with good weather, delicious food, successful shopping, superb company, etc etc.  Superlatives galore for our oldest grandson’s 17th birthday.  IMG_4834


And I even did some knitting too!  knittingoldlady


Historic House December 16, 2016


The oldest House in Glastonbury was built in 1649, by Lt. John Hollister, and originally stood on the bank of the Connecticut River. Due to frequent flooding, it was moved to its current location, on Tryon Street, near Roaring Brook, in 1721. The rear lean-to, added around 1830, gave the house a saltbox shape. Hollister probably did not live in this house himself, as he maintained his main residence in Wethersfield, across the river. Instead, he rented it to three tenants, the brothers Josiah, Jonathan and John Gilbert, who farmed his land on the east side of the river. Hollister’s descendants would later make the house their ancestral home for many generations.



Lieut John Hollister – One of the First Settlers in Wethersfield and Glastonbury Connecticut December 13, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Glastonbury Conn — Janet @ 11:51 pm

john-hollister-house  Hollister House – one of the first houses to be built in Glastonbury Connecticut 1649   in its original location it was subject to flooding

later added to, moved to Tryon Road in 1723

Lieut John Hollister was my 9th Great Grandfather

I find this quite exciting as one our sons has been living in Glastonbury for the past 15 years.  He and his wife and baby son were previously living in Ipswich in England.  Lots of my ancestors emigrated from there also.

Personal connections to local history give me a buzz.


From Glastonbury again October 26, 2016

Filed under: Genealogy,Glastonbury Conn — Janet @ 7:47 pm

Here I am back in New England again after less than a month  not for a high school reunion but for a sort of family reunion with  2 out of our 3 sons and their wives and children.  Glorious sunny days here and lots of laughter and fun.  A trip to L L Bean of course and Barnes and Noble and the local yarn store.  And an afternoon at a Corn Maize.  Good food and drink.  I managed to get to the Glastonbury Historical Society Museum and searched superficially for any familiar names.  I know from  my genealogy research that my ancestors were among the early settlers all along the Connecticut River Valley.  Research continues.

Young-Scheveningen-Woman-KnittingloomandwheelCemetery for those who died at Gurs By Jean Michel Etchecolonea (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsFirst Day of School 2014    London Grandchildren


Return To Seattle October 1, 2015

Filed under: Glastonbury Conn,Milford New Hampshire — Janet @ 2:48 pm

I’m back   Conn 124  I was here on Tuesday – Glastonbury Hills Country Club – a lovely Fall day at the golf course

Conn 123 a sample picture from the surprise pre-90th birthday party for my sister in Milford New Hampshire