Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jack Eulogy September 19, 2009

Jack knew how how to live life to the fullest, he was commited to it. I willl forever be inspired by that quality....

My name is Lisa Gould, I met Jack 10 summers ago at Peter’s Pond. He was one of the very first people I met when I visited the first time….I had forgotten that …. he reminded me on Monday as we were sitting in his room watching a lone sailboat criss cross the pond.
I remember he immediately treated me as if I’d always been there and we quickly formed an easy and comfortable repore. I’d tease and joke with him, the more he did the more he loved me. He would come to our house for dinner some Friday night’s and if I were feeling fiesty I’d serve broccoli, it was just about the only thing he wouldn’t eat, he knew that I knew it.

The years passed and some things changed, but others didn‘t...Jack didn't. Life on the pond is mostly quiet and slow. Jack and Ellie relished the visits from Jim and Sue, and were always excited for days ahead when they knew they were coming. Jack loved having company…. the more the better and never looked happier then when he was surrounded by lots of family and friends. The addition of Derek and then Hannah made his life complete. He’d often said he couldn’t wait for grandchildren and was the expected proud grandfather when each of them arrived. He lived his days from one visit with them to the next, as soon as they’d leave he’d be wondering when they were coming again, planning for the next visit.

He was the patriarch at the pond, the oldest of the men, and even though I only began to know him in the autumn of his life his spirit was full and alive. Something is missing now, something we can’t get back. The pond won’t be the same, Jack has passed and he’ll be sorely missed. Time will heal our wounds but we will never forget. Friday nights will forever be filled with stories of him and the passionate games of cribbage we all played together. We will keep him in our hearts and our minds and remember him that way.

I’d never sailed before, but had always wanted to learn. When I asked him if I could borrow his sunfish , he said “take it….have fun!” I did…the first couple of times I floundered, tipped it over, couldn’t catch the wind right, ended up in the buoy lines. Every time he’d be sitting on his deck watching, and every time he’d tell me, next time you’ll get it. I eventually did. He always encouraged my efforts no matter what they were, told me I could do it when I thought it was impossible. He was just like that…sitting watching that sailboat with him on Monday afternoon was very special…. for both of us I think. A lone sailor taking a journey on the water. It's where I imagine he is now. Starting a brand new voyage. I’m touched and honored that I was invited to share in such a special part of his life. Thank you Ellie, Jim and Sue. God Bless you Papa Jack, may you rest in peace.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Notice of Passing John J. Tirrell September 14, 2009

John J. Tirrell
September 14, 2009

John J. Tirrell of Sandwich formerly of Braintree, September 14, age 81, loving husband of Eleanor (Rooney) Tirrell of Sandwich; loving father of James Tirrell and wife Susan of Abington, William Tirrell, and the late Michael Tirrell; loving grandfather of Derek and Hannah Tirrell.

Mr. Tirrell as a Navy WWII and Korean Veteran.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Quealy and Son Funeral Home, 16 Adams St., Abington Saturday September 19 at 11am. Visitation prior to service Saturday 9 to 11am. Interment will be at a later date in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne. Donation can be made to: Hospice of Cape Cod, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Adult Social

Just wanted to communicate with y'all about the adult social next Saturday night. We're turning back time...dusting off our cowboy boots, straw hats, and big belt buckles for some honest-to-goodness home grown square dancing with our caller, Sis.

This promises to be fun and full of laughs as we conjure up the memories from the days with Uncle Andy and Aunt Margie leading the way... How r ya? How r ya? How r ya? ...and make new ones of our own!

So I hope to see y'all there for some firewater at 5:30, chow at 6:30, and square dancin' at 7:30!

Peter's Pond 2009 Family Social THEME: Western Hoe Down & Square DanceDATE: Saturday, August 15th, 2009PLACE: The GroveTIME: Round-up 5:30Mess Tent open 6:30-7:30Square Dance (w/caller) starts at 7:30BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! We'll have beans, dogs, and watermelon for all, plus snake juice without the bite. Dust of your boots and bring:
a dish to pass
your own jug of firewater
your favorite CD's (we take both Country AND Western) Questions?
RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 22nd (same time, same place, same plan)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Beach Cleanup Detail

Every and all effort was made to accommodate the requests you made for beach cleanup dates. Priority was given to those who paid their dues and returned their forms most quickly. For those who didn't return your slips I added you the to cleanup where and when you were most needed. Please feel free to switch dates amongst yourselves if there is a conflict. If you can't do the cleanup on the day you were assigned please let me know.
Thank you,
~Lisa Gould~

July 4th- Wrights, Cochran's, Newtons
July 11th- Barter/Matteson, Tirrell, Edson
July 18th- Cellini, Hatt, Dennis
July 25th- McIntosh, Martinez, Cotter
August 1st- Lucca, Miller, Powers
August 8th- Salvucci, Leone, Cutting
August 15th- Wilmot, Borden, Manning
August 22nd- Magee, Spiro, Oborsky/Gould
August 29th- Tucci, Lambros, Finch
Beach cleanup entails
#1 Emptying the garbage cans on the beach and lower grove
and replacing garbage bags. New bags are kept in teh horseshoe house.
#2 Cleanup any litter from the beach and lower grove areas.
#2 Rake debris from the beach as needed.
All PPA Children are to help with beach cleanup every week.
Beach cleanup begins at 9am.

June 27, 2009 Start of Summer meeting

Peter's Pond Associatioin Minutes of June 27, 2009

Lisa Gould called the meeting to order at 11:02am

A quorum was met with 19 members present. Ellie Tirrell, Eva Hatt, Michael & Lisa Gould, Steve McIntosh, Jan Leone, Laurie Leone, Angie Wright, Pam Wilmot, Bill Barter, Debra Matteson, Suzanne MacMichael, Paul Manning, Dave & Diane Cochran, Joan Tucci, Bruce & Daurie Oborsky and Mary Carey.

Laurie Leone read the minutes of the 8/30/08 meetings secretary's report. Motion made and accepted.
Jan Leone read treasurers report. Motion made and accepted.

Old Business
Lisa Gould made a motion to accept Bill Barter as Vice President. All in favor no opposed.
Suzanne MacMichael volunteered to be Auditor. All in favor no opposed.
Lisa Gould volunteered to remain president. All in favor no opposed.

New Business
Raft-Michael Gould said the raft would be put in forth of July weekend. Any and all volunteers are encouraged to contact Mike Gould Saturday morning to see what the plan for contruction and launch will be.
Speed Bumps Michael Gould said that speed bumps would be installed possibly this afternoon. Again any and all help is appreciated.
Kids Day Angie Wright reported that Kid's day would be held on Sunday July 5th at 10am with a rain date of July 12.
Family Social The family social will be held on August 18th with a rain date of the 22nd.
Playground Lisa reported that the playground committee earned $87 through the collection of cans and bottles over the winter. She also noted that since there are no longer any small children in the neighborhood she felt it was time to pass on the plastic playground equipment. All in favor, no opposed. Note: The were freecycled and picked up yesterday afternoon by a young father with 5 small children. They will continue to be enjoyed.
Beautification Lisa reported that the tree planted last year in Uncle Andy's memory had not survived the winter. Jan will check the reciept and see if it's within the one year period allowed by the nursery to obtain a replacement/refund.

Lisa welcomed new members Paul Manning and Steve and Donna Powers.

The Gould family volunteered to purchase the lawmower equipment approved last summer for the grove.

Jan reported the poor conditions of the signs at the entrance to both Park and East Rds. Michael Gould volunteered to do what he could to repair them and requested help from anyone willing.

Lisa asked that we remember Mary Carey's sister (Judy Lambros' mother) and Earl Bradford who both passed away this past spring

Laurie Leone made a motion to adjorn the meeting, seconded by Suzanne MacMichael.
Meeting was adjorned at 11:21am.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27, 2009 Beach cleanup and Start of summer meeting

Finally the official start of summer here at the pond and it even feels like it for a change. The weather here has been miserable and it feels like this is really the first warm sunny day so far. I'm sitting in the Grove waiting for it to be meeting time. We had an amazing turn out for beach cleanup and were finished much earlier then we expected. In attendance were the Wright family, the Oborsky's, Lambros', Leone's, Gould's, Matteson's, Powers', Wilmot's, Cochran's, Newton's, Manning's , McIntosh's,MacMichael's, Cutting's and Tucci' I said a great turn out...if I forgot anybody please forgive me, post a comment and I'll be happy to add you! If this keeps up we'll make beach cleanup at 8am next year and the meeting at 9:30..hopefully we'll have a good showing at the meeting as well.