The 2% Way

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  1. Darlene: I am so happy to once again receive your posts and wisdom. I have missed you and them the last few years. Linda and I now live in Ipswich after 70+ years in Boston. It is just lovely here, lots of history, nature and “Ipswich fried clams”! We live on the 4th. hole of The Ipswich Country Club with a pond in our backyard with our own ducks which I feed (not shoot) every morning. I often think of the wonderful trips with Tom and meeting you and your dear Michael. Since retiring completely I now concentrate on my photography and have my photos for sale in Newburyport and Portsmouth NH stores (The Pleasant Shoppes). I have included two photos for you. One is from my cousin Carol’s wedding in West Cork last September. Her grandmother and my mother were sisters, Margaret and Ellen McCarthy; we are cousins! The wedding was at a beautiful estate called Lis Ard Estate in Skibbereen, West Cork. During the 3 hours of drinks and hors d’oeuvres this beautiful rainbow appeared which is supposed to be an “Irish Blessing”. The other photo was a foggy morning in Seal Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island. The teal lobster boat is called “Sundog” and was built in the 1960’s by Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine. He was considered a master wooden boat builder and was named an NEA Heritage Fellow. I look forward to more of your posts, let’s keep in touch. Tim Gilmartin


    1. Tim
      So lovely to hear from you! You are such a talented photographer. I have two great friends at Ipswich (James and Gretchen Hainey and Wendy and Scott Ganson) and I play in their member guest each year. I may just stop by your play for a glass of wine or framed original!
      Thanks for writing!


      1. Darlene: We would love to see you anytime. We’ll have wine ready and I’m sure a framed original is in your future! My contact info is: 31 Country Club Way; 240-344-0450. Let me know when the member guest will be. Cheers and a Happy Pre-St. Patrick’s Day! Tim


  2. Gorgeous article….I know we are dear friends in part b/c we share similar outlooks…let’s always reach for the stars …the world is our oyster …let’s keep bouncing❤️ Carol


  3. Darlene,

    Love this!!!! It is sooo YOU. I am applying the principle right now. Fun part about Deb. I am so happy for her. And for you to be a part of her dwelling rebirth.

    All good there? Groovy here with a trip to LA next week and then off to Italy on the 5th for a couple of weeks.

    Let me know if you want to zoom.

    XO Cathie




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