Pete

“Moira passed along the request for special memories from Alice’s house.  A couple items stick-out for me.  My favorite was the time Mary, Christen, Ed and I stayed there a night or two. It was a sad event that pulled us there, Chip’s funeral, but it was the first and only time since we all went our own way that we four siblings were together without our respective families.  There were no kids or spouses and I couldn’t help but think how special a moment it was that we four were together again.  It really shouldn’t be difficult for four siblings to get together and re-experience an earlier time in life but, in actuality, it’s a rare event.  Our own lives pull us in different directions.  Alice’s house for 1 or 2 days was one time that our lives intersected in such a way that we four were together again as kids. My other favorite time was when we stayed there with more family representation for Laura’s wedding.  I recall Moira and I brought our 3 boys.  Christen, Scott, Ed & Allison, and Bob & Mary (but I think they flew out that night).  We stayed up late, talking on the beach in front of a fire.  If I recall correctly, you, Laura, and Linda popped over too.  Of course, the whole fire element may make this memory inappropriate!”