Tag Archives: Birthday

Surprise on the Lobster Dock

Twenty of us, authors, contributors, and friends, converged on Captain Joe's lobster dock. This is a very industrial space, with herring parts on the floor.

Twenty five of us, authors, contributors, and friends, and family converged on Captain Joe’s lobster dock. We entered singing Happy Birthday. There was only one time I felt this level of camaraderie, and that was with my fellow rowers at the Maritime Gloucester rowing program. There they are right off the dock. This is a very industrial space, with herring parts on the floor. But the view isn’t bad. The mug up was held up in Joey’s office. Industrial.

Joey was totally surprised. Kim Smith made the tiramisu birthday cake and  delivered it with candles burning. Melissa Cox is on Joey's left.
Joey was totally surprised. Kim Smith made the tiramisu birthday cake and delivered it with candles burning. Melissa Cox is on Joey’s left.

Good luck! All the candles were blown out and Joey apologized to Kim for blowing a cocoa powder storm onto her blouse.

Good luck! All the candles were blown out and Joey apologized to Kim for blowing a cocoa powder storm onto her blouse. That cake was consumed in short order.

Here's a man truly enjoying his birthday. There's the expression of: "For me?" So happy.
Here’s a man truly enjoying his birthday. There’s the expression of: “For me?” So happy.

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Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

Andromeda Emmeline Lammott is 4 years old today. DOB 9/11/09 at 11:11 pm in Chicago, IL. Her mother is Vignette, and Lucas is her dad. I spent most of the day with little Andromeda on Monday, while Vignette and Peggy of the POP Gallery gave my gallery a window "makeover." It was a birthday present from them. Delightful all around, so happy birthday to little Andromeda.

Andromeda Emmeline Lammott is 4 years old today. DOB 9/11/09 at 11:11 pm in Chicago, IL. Her mother is Vignette, and Lucas is her dad. I spent most of the day with little Andromeda on Monday, while Vignette and Peggy of the POP Gallery gave my gallery a window “makeover.” It was a birthday present from them. Delightful all around, so happy birthday to little Andromeda.

You Know Who’s Birthday It Was Yesterday? GMG Great Egg Donna Ardizzoni!

Positive Spirit? Check

Huge Community Volunteer? Check

Tiny In Size But Packing Enormous Energy? Check

Willing To Dress Up In Felt Homie Costume In 90 Degree Horribles Parade? Check

Hometown Sports Fanatic? Check

Married Computer Genius Rick Moore? Check

WHO WOULDN’T WANT OUR DONNA ON THEIR TEAM????

We’re Lucky To Have You As A Friend!!!!!

Leave our friend Donna your well wishes in the comment section below.

The Schooner Ernestina From Len Burgess

One of the 6 remaining old schooners built in Essex, MA is now 118 years old.

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Len Burgess writes-

On February 1, 1894 118 years ago the Effie M. Morrissey, the ship that became Ernestina, slid down the ways at the James and Tarr Yard in Essex, Massachusetts.

The Ernestina has been designated by the Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. She has sailed on through the century to become one of six remaining Essex-built schooners and is now in New Bedford, MA.

She reached within 600 miles of the North Pole and is the last ship to bring immigrants to this country under sail from the Cape Verde Islands. Ernestina was given to the people of the United States by the people of the Cape Verde Islands in 1982. Her history is a remarkable legacy that spans continents, races and generations.

A very large scale model of the “Morrissey” is in the Waterline Center at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Here are some videos and photos I took of her back in May of 2009-

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED!!!! Guess The Old Geezers Age!

You know those community people who are always there volunteering to help make all the good stuff happen around town?

Well we’ve got quite a few of them who just so happen to be part of the GMG team but my buddy Ed Collard is ALWAYS the first guy to jump in and volunteer his time to make others enjoy themselves in our community.

I couldn’t even begin to list all the stuff he has helped out on and if I tried to I’d never make it out of the office today.  All done with a smile.  The guy is truly special and I can’t begin to express how lucky I am to have him as a friend and confidant.

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So be sure if you see the guy with the porno stash today you wish him a happy birthday.  We will have some breakfast at Passports at 8:45AM and then he will be setting up the lights and buoys on the Lobster trap tree.

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Write how old you think he is in the comments to this post.