Sports, and life, can hinge on one moment

Sometimes in sports (and life) everything can hinge on just one moment. For the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals it was the late hit on Nathan Horton in game three  that knocked him out of the series and propelled the Bruins to win 4 out of the next five games as they rallied to […]

Thoughts on Father’s Day

Perhaps it’s true that you never truly understand your father until you become a parent yourself. Perhaps. My relationship with my own, was a little complicated. My first memory of my Dad was: “Just who does this guy think he is?” You see in the early days, my father was out to sea quite a […]

Joan Morgan shows her quilts

My nephew, William, and I went down to the Maryland Eastern Shore to visit my friends Dick and Joan Morgan. We’ve stayed in touch these past 40-ish years from the time that we were neighbors on the Cheltenham Naval Station. Here’s a video of Joan showing off some of her favorites quilts that she’s made. […]

An Amazing Story of Sacrifice

When you walk around Arlington Cemetery you can’t help but be stuck by the sheer number of gravesites and each one a story of heroism and sacrifice. Purple hearts, bronze starts, silver stars and on. A couple of weeks ago I caught a story of a local veteran, Ed Krysa,  who had a ceremony at […]

How Grace Met Leo

Aunt Grace tells the story of how she met her husband, Leo who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  

Morel Family Genealogy

Here some info on the Morel family genealogy. Morel & Gibbons Family Tree June 2011 These videos locate the gravesites for at Saint Michael’s Cemetery on Cox Street in Hudson, Massachusetts: Albert and Agnes Morel, my grandparents. Flavien and Digna Morel, my great-grandparents Henry Morel, my great-grandfather’s brother (?) Albert and Agnes Morel, my grandparents: […]

Return to Cape Cod: 20+ Years Later

On May 1, 2011, we took a trip to Cape Cod to revisit a couple of spots that we had stayed previously. Billisgate Ave In Eastham, MA Is where we spent our honeymoon back in 1986, near First Encounter Beach. OK, it’s true that I left the honeymoon a little early to go back and […]

Memories of Mom on Mother’s Day 2011

I love this photo of my parents. This is them as chaperons at my junior prom in the PI. One of these days, I’ll stumble on my photo with my girlfriend, Dale, at this event. But for now, it’s MIA. Today, the boys and I had brunch for Kathleen and inevitably, stories came up of […]

Al Morel ran the Boston Marathon 1921!

Yes, I am officially as old as dirt, but not quite that old. My grandfather, and namesake, ran the Boston Marathon in 1921 on a bet. I think we only spoke of it one time, and he sort of brushed it off as there weren’t that many people running and he lost a few toenails […]