New Years Celebration At The Finch's Home

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other!

Remember: Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

Cavorters Must Cavort (Page Eight)

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015

We enjoyed a delightful evening with "the gang" at the home of the Finch's! It's so nice to be around special friends and just be yourself, share, laugh, giggle, and of course dine with wine!

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
We started the evening on the wrap around patio... Spectacular views


The view from the "red pin" is amazing...
270 degree view of the hills and valleys

 

Did You Know? - Richard Carleton Sirrine built this house for his kids when he owned the surrounding property. Richard was born in Port Henry, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1918.

He grew up in Port Henry and graduated from Port Henry High School. He entered the Signal Corp. on Oct. 3, 1940. On Jan. 4, 1946, he was honorably discharged as master sergeant, communications technician. He attended the Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelors of science and a masters of science in Physics.

On July 22, 1943, Richard married Eleanor Virtine Fadden. On Nov. 24, 1950, they had a daughter, Jessica. During that time, he earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

He was one of the first graduate students to work in John Bardeen's semi-conductor laboratory. Since that time, his career path included positions with Sylvania, General Electric, Motorola and in 1962, the Lincoln Laboratory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Richard was also an inventor. He had two patents for semi-conductors and transistors. His professional achievements include involvement in the growth of the semiconductor industry and integrated circuit technology.

In 1970, he became one of the officers of a new company, Western Digital Corporation originally called General Digital Corporation in Orange County, Calif.

After retirement, Richard and Eleanor traveled the world. They lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico to learn Spanish; a suburb of France to learn French and Brazil to learn Portuguese.

We Arrive And Head For The Patio

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Champagne and a fantastic view... Life is good

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
It was a little cool outside but the champagne kept us warm

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
More to celebrate.... Kerstin got her passport

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Looking toward Big Bear

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The ocean is only 20 miles away.... Newport in the distance

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
OMG... The moon is coming up!    5:07 PM and a Full Moon

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
No chance to set up the camera....

It's Cool So Inside We Go

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Ghislaine and Irene polish off the champagne

Quotation To Remember: "A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." ― Elbert Hubbard

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Ed and Del are up to something?

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Greg and Vicky catching up

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Leon has his eye on the cake

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Sue and Wally found a great spot... Close to the food and the wine!

Quotation To Remember: "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." ― Linda Grayson

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Marcia and Leon

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Eyes on the cake!

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
What??? A pink C-130??

Did You Know? - Desert Pink or "Mountbatten Pink" was used on several aircraft. Reducing reflected light and making aircraft less visible from a distance, a number of RAF aircraft were painted Desert Pink (or similar tones) during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The paint used was washable, so it could be easily removed.

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Ghislaine and Jan

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Marcia and Sue found the perfect place to sit

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The moon was up and beautiful from the living room...
Who needs a TV when you have this view?

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Greg is doing his visiting with everyone

The Living Room Is Brian's Studio

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Brian points out the salient points of his work

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
See proud Brian in the reflection?

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The original sketch is behind Ed

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Work of love... Lots of hours of labor in such artwork

Quotation To Remember: "It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter." ― Marlene Dietrich

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The sketch is fantastic on it's own

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
A previous painting done by Brian

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
This kind of talent is amazing to us who can't draw a straight line

Visiting Continues

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Germany, France, and England are well represented

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The kitchen is the meeting area at most parties

Quotation To Remember: "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." ― Helen Keller

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The ham has arrived... Brian barbecued the ham! Delicious

Quotation To Remember: "Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary." ― Amos Bronson Alcott

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Hans and his 190 proof cake.... Beware of open flames

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Kathy has the giggles

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"Hey.... My glass is going empty"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The star of the party! Yeah Jan!!

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Friends never run out of things to talk about

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Leon holds up the wall

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"I am helping!"


An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Shepard's Pie

Did You Know? - The term cottage pie or shepherds pie is known to have been in use in 1791, when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cf. "cottage" meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers).

In early cookery books, the dish was a means of using leftover roasted meat of any kind, and the pie dish was lined with mashed potato as well as having a mashed potato crust on top.


The term "shepherd's pie" did not appear until 1877, and since then it has been used synonymously with "cottage pie", regardless of whether the principal ingredient was beef or mutton.

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Yummy!

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The ham is about to be ravaged

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Paul's camera is at the ready

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The buzzards are circling

Quotation To Remember: "Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over."― Gloria Naylor

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Ed uses his karate knowledge to attack the ham

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Del looks a little worried

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An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Don't ask... Please don't tell

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"I am about to be overt! Are you ready?"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"Cake... You are mine!"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"OMG... This cake is full of alcohol!"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"Gee... I think I like that cake!"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
The meringue cake was wonderful

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
"Chief Cake Cutter In Charge"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Time to dance!

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Now it is time to drink!

Quotation To Remember: "No friendship is an accident. " ― O. Henry,

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Dancing is busting out all over

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Paul, Marcia, and Sue

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Now I know what teens mean when they say "We're just hanging"

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015
Good friends... good times

An evening at the Finch's with friends January 2015

Page 1 - Year In Review | Page 2 - Gathering For New Years Eve | Page 3 - Who Was Here
Page 4 - The Party Continues | Page 5 - The Countdown Followed By Breakfast
Page 6 - New Years Day Float Review (Part One) | Page 7 - New Years Day Float Review (Part Two)
Page 8 - New Years Celebration At The Finch's | Page 9 - Memories Of 2014