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  • More Christmases: 2002-2009!

    Christmas was always one of our family’s favorite times of the year! Christmas got a whale of a buildup each year, starting with decorating the tree on November 26th. That was Mamie Régine’s birthday,…

  • “Fêtes!”

    We just loved “fêtes,” special days of any kind, and with six children had more than our fair share. For starters, we celebrated a collective eight birthdays a year, every year! Which gave…

  • Law School Reunion

    25th Reunion of the Class of 1982 I had the good fortune to graduate from The Yale Law School (motto: don’t forget the “The”). In October 2007, for the first time in 25…

  • Grand-Père

    Our children were a little short on grandparents. After my mother died in 1996, just two years after Marie-Hélène and I and the four older children had moved in together, just one year after Charlie…

  • Maman

    Being a mother is the center of Marie-Hélène‘s life. She was the office manager at Kevorkian & Rawlings, the law firm where we met in Paris, and has been at various times…

  • 2007 summer vacation

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England’s Northeast, home of my maternal grandmother’s Irish side of the family. One of the lines on the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle terminates at St. James’s Park, where Newcastle…

  • Stamping

    During the course of our lives together, Marie-Hélène finally began to have some real time for herself as the older children became more self-sufficient. She had been the only taxi driver for all the…

  • Skiing

    We can’t really say that skiing is a family hobby, although Marie-Hélène’s and my first date was a ski weekend in Megève in early 1994. That weekend could have been the start of something great.…