Special Picture # 274 – Hurricane Destroys Two Old Trees – September, 1944

 

“The to of the tree reached almost to the stone gate post, Sept., 1944”

 

“Hurricane, Sept. 1944,  No more ‘in the shade of the Old Apple Tree’, Trumbull House”

 

“Trumbull’s Leaning Tower of Maple, Sept. 44”

 

“The little wood playhouse covered with tree and Maple leaves.

(Possible Skipper Warden and his little sister, who’s parents rented the apartment.)

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Special Picture # 273 – 2005 Guion Family Reunion at Geneva Point Conference Center, Moultonborough, New Hampshire – Guion Olympics

The Guion Family Reunions are held every five years for an entire weekend, at the Geneva Point Conference Center in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, quite close to our summer camp on our Island, also on Lake Winnipesaukee. On Sautuday afternoon, we have some sort of  physical challenge. In 2005 it was a Summer Olympics. We have also done “A Minute to Win it”  challenges. It’s always lots of fun and the contestants run from 5 to 70 – there is never a limit. We just want to have lots of laughs.

 

 

Tomorrow I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1942.Both Dan and Lad have been inducted into the Army. Lad has just begun his journey but Dan has been in the Army for about five months.

Judy Guion

Special Picture # 270 – Book of Common Prayer – 1877

 

 

This Book of Common Prayer, used in the Protestant Episcopal Church, was given to Grandpa’s Mother, Ella Duryee, at Christmas when she was twenty-seven, four years before she married Alfred Beck Guion, my great-grandfather. 

 

The Book of COMMON PRAYER and administration of THE SACRAMENTS, and other RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, according to the use of the PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH in the UNITES STATES OF AMERICA, together with the PSALTERS, OR PSALMS OF DAVID

Tomorrow, I’ll begin posting a week of letters written in 1942. Dan has already been drafted and the other 3 older boys are all concerned about their own status in the draft. Grandpa and Dave are the only two Guions left in Trumbull.

Judy Guion

Special Picture # 269 – Rusty Heurlin – Somewhere in Alaska

 

Rusty Heurlin – taken in Alaska @ 1945

 

Here’s looking at you………. cock-eyed

 

Tomorrow, another Special Picture.

On Monday I’ll begin posting a week of letters written in 1942.Dan has been drafted and is at Basic Training. Lad and Dick are both working at Producto in Bridgeport, anxious about their own status in the draft. Dave is in high school and keeping Grandpa company at the old Homestead in Trumbull.

Judy Guion

 

Special Picture # 268 – The Guion Place, Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY

 

This is an artist’s rendition of the Guion House in New Rochelle, New York. built and occupied by Louis Guion, Huguenot, in 1696.(Photo from The Descendants of Louis Guion, Huguenot,  A Guion Family History, compiled by J. Marshall Guion, IV, Edited by Violet H. Guion, Olean, New York, 14760, published in 1976. 

 

Special Picture # 264 – Early Photo of Alfred and Arla’s First Five Children – @ 1924

 

Dick, Dan, Ced, Lad and Biss with Mack @ 1924

Tomorrow, I’ll begin posting a week of letters written in 1942. Ced is in Anchorage, Alaska, working for Woodley Aircraft Company and Dan has been drafted. He is at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia (near Washington), going through Basic Training. Lad and Dick are working in Bridgeport but both are concerned about their draft status. Lad has already been classified.

Judy Guion