Rachel Lebeaux – Globe Correspondent
October 26, 2017 11:30 am
When Hurricane Bob hit New England in 1991, a number of homes in the coastal town of Mattapoisett were damaged or destroyed. Electricity on Barbara Gaspar’s street was knocked out for more than a week. But rather than turn inward, Gaspar remembers, the neighbors bonded. ’’Every meal was a potluck,’’ she said. Continue reading “What is it like to live in Mattapoisett?”
As the mercury drops below ZERO throughout the Northeast, I thought this would be a nice time to spark memories of The Cove and the 5:00 Cocktail Hour. Over the last year I started thinking about writing my own songs; songs about my life on Buzzards Bay and people I know and love. Then in August, a very talented young local singer/songwriter named Rebecca Corriea … Continue reading A Prayer For The Cove
Susan and I left Mattapoisett on Sunday. It was tough to leave in that it was a perfect day on Buzzards Bay; 72 degrees and virtually no wind. Saturday we went on our traditional “last walk” with Daisy. Along the way I captured a few interesting pictures. Gowing’s Magnificent Seawall As you may know, Jim and Sara bought Jack Musser’s old house and embarked on … Continue reading Daisy’s Last Walk 2017
I know many of you no longer live here and follow this site as a “virtual visit” to Peases Point. I also know many of you boated on Buzzards Bay when you were younger and miss it. Or you simply pulled your boat in early September and look out at a day like this and say “why am I not out on my boat?” Susan … Continue reading Our Final Cruise For 2017
On Thursday yet another dear Point resident turned 90. Yesterday Lori Crooks’ family hosted a party and invited everyone at Peases Point. My mother Hilda is 94 and Jean Whalen (who was at the party) told me she was 93. Beyond these three, I’m guessing we probably have more nonagenarians at the Point, but that’ll be our secret. Speaking of secrets, what’s the secret to … Continue reading Happy Birthday Lori!
With the wind blowing 25, Sue, her sister Gail, brother-in-law Rudy, Daisy, and I all sat up on the 3rd floor deck facing North yesterday. As we relaxed and listened to the wind howl, we watched Paul work to clean the beach. It ran Mark’s Kubota for over an hour. In the end, it looked spectacular. Let’s all give Paul a Happy 4th of July … Continue reading Shout Out for President Paul!