Plymouth by night

Plymouth Harbor

Lobster art

[On Saturday afternoon I visited Burial Hill again, looking for the elusive grave of Elizabeth Walker Warren, which I did not find. But I encountered some of Jett’s distant relatives who were also searching for her grave. We had a nice chat about her and about genealogy in general

Dinner […]

R.I.P. Grace (2001-2017)

Grace, ready to roll

Jett and I put our beloved Grace down yesterday. As always, it was a very difficult, heartbreaking decision. She wasn’t in pain, she wasn’t dying. But she wasn’t living, either. Life had became a constant trial for her. She never fully recovered from her first bout of vertigo in December […]

Dizzy dog, 2016

Dizzy dog with bread

There must be something about December in Florida that Grace does not like. It was just over a year ago, in early December 2015, that Grace had her first bout of vertigo. It wasn’t funny as I thought she way dying. But she recovered. Mostly. She has had some stability problems […]

Jett’s digestive issues

Jett will probably kill me for posting this, but it is an important topic that significantly affects our life on the road, so I think it should be covered.

Jett has, for many years, suffered from occasional bouts of pancreatitis. I am sure that she would want me to immediately point out that hers is […]


Christine as pontoon captain

Jett’s sisters, Sybil and Christine, came to visit us at Apple Island Resort. These are the 3 surviving sisters from the original 6. A lot of wine was downed, good food was consumed, cards were played and lots of friendly banter was exchanged. A good time was had by all, […]

Jett, American Princess – update

A while back I blogged about Jett’s amazing colonial lineage (Jett, American Princess). I have since completed a second round of research on her ancestors – all of which derive from her paternal great-grandfather (her paternal grandfather’s father), Elbridge Scribner Stone. Here are some salient statistics:

She has, through this great-grandfather, 268 known immigrant ancestors. […]

“The wheels are falling off this family”

Our revised STN itinerary included a full week in Massachusetts to deal with a number of family issues. The main “attraction” was Jett’s brother, George, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer less than 6 months ago and appeared to be close to death when we left Florida. He has undergone chemo and radiation […]

Jett, American Princess

I haven’t blogged much lately because I have been busy doing some genealogical research. I have learned a lot more about my forebearers than I ever knew before. I may be related to old Scottish royalty. Pretty cool.

But Jett’s family has been even more interesting.

I have gotten almost nowhere on her mother’s Irish […]

A farewell to Boston

Fenway, of course

We will soon be leaving the Boston area, which I have called home for 48 years, and don’t know when we will be back again. Boston’s farewell present to us has been spectacularly beautiful September weather, so when I went into Boston for a dental appointment yesterday I took the opportunity […]


Lili in the RV

My older son Tony has a daughter named Liliani. I don’t know where the name came from, but I like it. She is “Lili” for short. She is going on 9 years old and is just about the best granddaughter a guy could have.

She may not be so sweet when […]