Saturday, December 19, 2009

The following was sent by Ruth Miner in a Christmas card in December, 2009..copied here by Brian

Tis the season, so here goes. Last Christmas I was hospitalized and enjoyed (Ha Ha)chicken broth and ice water. The diagonosis was diviticulosis and was sent home. I was hospitalized again in June and the hospitalist said I must have surgery, but I am a poor surgical candidate of opted not to. I went for a consultation with Gastroenterologist Tuesday and was told I was misdiagnosed and I did not need surgery.

My grandson Aaron (Jackie's son) had surgery in Boston January 2008 for internal melonoma of the sinus cavities. He under went radiation and chemo at EMMC and surgery in Boston again in Jan 2009. He turned 32 on March 9th and shortly after came to stay with Polly who had been by his side from the start. We had Easter at Kelley's house which Aaron was able to attend for a short while. He enjoyed the Banana cream pie I made so much I made another one just for him. Evelyn spelled Polly at night the last week of his life. Aaron sadly lost his courageous battle on April 29th.

Mother's day I really enjoyued roses sent by Dan & Amy and deck boxes planted by Tom. Tom & Jane went to Kent, WA to visit with Dan & Amy then on to Oregon to spend time with their daughter Mandy and grandson Gavon. Mandy remarried in Vegas to Mark McFadden and I now have a new great granddaughter. I hope to meet Mark and Mia someday. Gary, Krissy and the boys have a new home in Glenburn.

Attended EOCC family picnic at our pastor's home. Wen to Beef O"Brady's for a Lady's Aid luncheon then went to Copeland Hill and bought 10 lbs of blueberries, so it was blueberry coffee cake, muffins and pie for awhile.

Woody and Chuck Lee came for a promised New England boiled dinner at Polly's. I supplied a desert of blueberry pie. It's always so nice to visit with old friends, but not under the circumstances Tom and I visited with Toni Martin and her family at her sister Millie's internment.

Sharon Miner Winchester took Ginny, Delina and me to Camden where we met her daughter Ellie for lunch. Ellie and her husband summer in Falmouth and live in California the rest of the year. Polly underwent a hip replacement in Sept. and is doing very well. Tom will have knee surgery in Jan.

Thanksgiving was at Kelley and Mike's in Holden. She outdid herself with a lovely meal. Christmas will be at Polly's starting with the family tree at 11:00am followed by a buffet to which everyone contributes.

May you have The Spirit of Christmas, Peace, The Gladness of Christmas, Hope, and The Heart of Christmas,Love, in your home this Holiday Season.

Ruth Miner, December,2009

Friday, January 4, 2008


Hi all -
I know, I've been lax in writing. Tim & I weathered the Holidays with much food, wine and laughter. This time of year makes me appreciate how many blessings our family has been given, especially during some really rough times these past few years.

Just to remind all of us over a certain age what Christmas was like at Seventh Street, here's a great picture of Christmas night 1968 - The people in the pic from the lower right corner around the room are:

Adrian Miner, Doug Miner, Terry Hopkins (Wendy's little arm by Doug), Stan Miner, Polly Miner (brown outfit), Jeanine Miner (yellow) Wilda Miner, Bud Hopkins, Rick Maidlow, Marlene Maidlow, Charlie Curran (by Marlene's left elbow), Grammie Miner, Ella Clewley (Wilda's Mom), Marie Maidlow and moi.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas 2007 Boothbay Harbor

First of all congratulations to Caitlan and welcome to Isabella Noelle Maidlow. She is the newest member of the blog, but her Aunt Mariah will have to help with the typing. Aunt Mariah?????? I'm still working on that!

Happy Holidays To All!

On 12/20 I went to Bangor to pick up Dee so she could make it down here for the kids Christmas show at school, but it snowed and the show was postponed to Jan 3rd. To make up for it I stopped at "Don's Famous Franks" in Augusta and got her a couple of dogs to go. She did mention that it has been quite a while since she passed a snow plow on the highway or ate lunch on the go. We arrived safely and she did the trip quite well.

Sean flew in from California and arrived late Saturday night so it was nice to have everyone here for the holidays.

We do the Christmas dinner on Christmas eve because there is so much activity on Christmas day for Gerard, Heather and the grandchildren. They come back around 11:30 on Christmas day for their "tree" and later that evening we go to their house for dinner. Heather and Gerard have lobster stew and fish chowder that is a Christmas supper tradition with them. Dee was really looking forward to the lobster stew and enjoyed it very much. Sean had some kind of sinus attack on Christmas day so he could not make the stew supper, but made up for it the next day. His body needed time to adjust to breathing fresh air in Maine.

On the 26th there was a double birthday party. Scarlett's birthday was on the 21st and Maisy's is on the 29, but Gerard was leaving the 27th so both of their birthdays were celebrated on the 26th in the afternoon. Scarlett was one and Maisy is 6. For someone like Kieth who is far away I will explain the names. Cagney, Maisy and Scarlett are Heather and Gerard's children. Cagney is the oldest (8) Maisy is middle (6) and Scarlett is youngest (1). You can probably figure them out in the slide show below. Of course, the good looking guy in the blue shirt is me. :))

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

2 of Tom and Jane Miner's Grandsons

Happy New Year To All!
Don't they look like proud grandparents?? These are Gary's children Dawson Lee (almost 10 months old) and Cayden Thomas (2 years 10 months). We are blessed with these 2 boys.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Newest Edition to the Maidlow Family

Isabella Noelle Maidlow
Born: Friday, December 21, 2007

Isabella with mommy Christine and Isabella

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Happy 1st birthday to Scarlett Rose O'Brien born 12/22/06 to Heather and Gerard O'Brien

Saturday, December 8, 2007

hi everyone!
what a great idea Brian. Well my family is very busy with school work and all extra activities that come with kids. Morgan who is 5 does cheering and Nathan who is 8 just started tae kwon doe. they both love it. we are excited for xmas maybe we will see some of you over the holidays. Heather if you are in Bangor call me!!! Cant wait to hear from everyone.