Monthly Archives: April 2014

Poignant Banksy Monarch Image Shared By GMG FOB Bing McGilvray

Banksy quote ~ “We don’t need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling.”

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GMG FOB Bing McGilvray posted this Banksy Monarch painting on our GMG Community Group. THANK YOU BING!

Another Banksy quote ~ “Writing graffiti is about the most honest way you can be an artist. It takes no money to do it, you don’t need an education to understand it and there’s no admission fee.”

 

Buona Pasqua!

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Happy Easter from Sita’s Kitchen to your …Hope everyone is having a wonderful Day!

 

It’s A Peep Showdown! Melissa Cox’ Peep Show vs Bill Cox’ Buoy Peeps–Who Ya Got?

You know I love my polls here on GMG- Today’s comes from Bill and Melissa Cox who are fiercely competing for the crown of inner household peep centerpiece dominance.

Here are your entries-

Melissa Cox’ Peep Show

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vs.

Bill Cox’ Buoy Peeps

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Thanks for Your Thoughts

During my recovery, I received many cards and gifts from friends wishing me well. Every single one is appreciated. Here are a few creative and unique examples. Clockwise from GMG's Rubber Duck: sign from a young Gloucester man, jigsaw puzzle from Florida folks, Easter card from Rockport's Alamo, another street sign from a Gloucester kid, as well as the blue 'Get Well Soon' background. I am getting well, and wish you all a Happy Easter. Fred

During my recovery, I received many cards and gifts from friends wishing me well. Every single one is appreciated. Here are a  few creative and unique examples. Clockwise from GMG’s Rubber Duck: sign from a young Gloucester man, jigsaw puzzle from Florida folks, Easter card from Rockport’s Alamo, another street sign from a Gloucester kid, – as well as the blue ‘Get Well Soon’ background. I am getting well, and wish you all a Happy Easter. Fred

People start pollution people can stop it

Cat Ryan submits-

Hey Joey,

Whether you fall on the side of these commercials are a prime example of greenwashing, this is SUCH a landmark PSA, let’s make another parody, or hey wait a minute Iron Eyes Cody was Sicilian?—people of a certain age remember seeing the Ad Council’s Keep America Beautiful ads. Lassie and Lady Bird Johnson were helping the campaign, too. Wildflowers and THE dog.

I was a kid. This tv spot was memorable and effective.

And this one. William Conrad voice over.

The Rozalia Project lecture at Maritime Gloucester for the kick-off event of the first Harbor community clean up reminded me of these ads. In a positive way! Highways look better. Now on to our shoreline and ocean floors. There was a photo of a crab trying to maneuver past sunglasses and various beverage cans in Newport that specifically brought those commercials back to me. Oh, and check your toothpaste and skin polishers – no poly anything ingredient. Trust me.

The next day following that lecture, clean up happened all around the harbor, right at the water’s edge, different neighborhoods, and even by boat. Kudos to Maritime Gloucester for organizing and Harbortown and Rocky Neck Cultural Districts and other partners and volunteers.

At Maritime Gloucester, the Rozalia Project robot, Hector the Collector, went to work while Audie Tarr and others set out in boats for some surface retrieval. Gig Rowers in action, too.

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Community Photos 4/20/14

Joey,
Last year the topic of Easter Parades came up.
In the 1950’s,most people went to church on Sunday. People dressed up for Easter Sunday. Most got a new outfit, shoes or hat.
The Easter Parade in Gloucester was on Easter Sunday afternoon along the Boulevard.
The attached picture is from 1952. We had just moved into my grandmother’s home at 22 Mansfield St.
Our family walked down to the Boulevard and Bill Cafasso took our picture and it was in the Gloucester Daily Times.
The information on the back of the photo says:

Left to right
22 Mansfield St.
Eileen Power, age 5
Nancy Power, age 10
Donald Power, Jr. age 3
Peter Marr, age 9
8 Mansfield St.
Easter Sunday, 1952
Eileen Power Davis died in 1985, leaving a husband and 3 children. 
Nancy Power Parsons is retired and lives in NJ with her husband.
They have 5 children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donald Power, Jr. is retired and lives in Albuquerque, NM
Don and his wife have 3 children and 6 grandchildren
Peter Marr was a neighbor and family friend. He remained on Cape Ann.
Happy Easter!
Nancy Power Parsons

Easter 1952

 


Hi Joey,

This is my very corny mini photo essay of the events of Wed. 4.16.14.

Winter is still biting at us, but spring is determined to emerge.   Keep smiling everyone.

Mary Barker

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Community Stuff 4/20/14

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Presents:

A Panel Discussion led by the Essex Writing Group: Topics in Essex History: Some Essex History,

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Waterline Center, 66 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929

Admission is free


Please join us on Sunday, May 4 from 1 – 4:30 p. m. in the Waterline Center at the Shipbuilding Museum.   We will learn about growing up in a clammer’s family during the depression and Revolutionary War veterans from Chebacco (now Essex).  Other topics will be about some very interesting people of Essex.  Carrie Andrews was a gifted singer who died tragically at a young age.  Annie Gosbee was a professional baseball player in a league of her own.  Rev. John Cleveland was a minister and a prominent patriot.
The Essex Writing Group provides an opportunity for those with an interest in Essex history to discuss, research, and prepare a permanent record of their work.  It is led by Karin Gertsch and Kurt Wilhelm, who have published books about Essex and Cape Ann.  Participation in the group is open to all.  This is the first presentation of a continuing program of their activities.
Light refreshments will be served.

Email:  info@essexshipbuildingmusem.org or leave a message with Kurt Wilhelm at 978-768-7342.