Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
I'm doing what I can to hold down the fort and work part time. It's a hard life! But so far (8 hours in) we're doing fine, and neither of us has lost a limb, and the police haven't been involved yet. Which is a win in my book.
In any case, Charlie loves playing with his star-frog. It's a little green frog that projects starts out of its back in a few colors, and it sings a little song. It's super cool at night with the lights out. Here he is, enjoying the view... I love these pictures.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Charlie and Eva sure do love each other!
Here are Linnea and Eva, trying to balance a ball on Charlie's head!
And then bath time with Eva that night. The cutest!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
A local goat farm was having their goat festival this weekend, so Charlie got to play with goats!
They let you pet the goats, and we got to try lots of yummy goat cheeses. And Charlie got to pretend to drive an old school bus. That might have been his favorite part.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thanks to everyone for commenting and e-mailing me and the family over the last few weeks. It's going to take a long time for everything to get to feeling OK again, but every time we hear from someone we love, it helps a little.
So now it's time to start focusing on the little ones again. Here's Charlie showing off a brand-new skill that he sprung on me at the museum. He's so handsome.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
He is survived by his loving wife, his two children and their families, including his two young grandsons: Charles Peter and Sabas Pietro, both named after him and both of whom he loved very much.
Charlie and Sabas never got to know my dad, which is a shame because my dad was a good man and a great dad and he was on his way to being an awesome grandpa.
|My dad & His Mom. 1942|
|My dad & his dad. 1950.|
The view was not as pretty as it
looks, he wants you to know.
Science & Tinkering
|My dad's garage. Not a single video game.|
|3 lathes. What's a lathe? I am not sure.|
|The white box in the background|
is the seismograph (cover). The
386 in the front is the replacement for
|Diapers for me. Very funny.|
|Just some light reading.|
|His night time photos showing a comet,|
and his personal hero - Dr. Einstein.
|Left: look at those shorts. Center: we've always been adventurous eaters. Right: Good times in a pool.|
|Melville, my mom, and... well, read on.|
A few days ago I came back to New Jersey to see my dad and maybe help out around the house, but when I went to pick him up from the Doctor she said I had to take him to the hospital. I never got to see him in the house or in his basement again.
I got to hold his hand when he passed, and I told him it was OK, that he could go, but that wasn’t really true – it was too early. It was too sudden. It was too fast. It seems like one minute we were swimming in a pool in Nairobi, and the next day he was in Palliative care.
My nephew Sabas is only 5 months old. My son Charlie isn’t quite 2. They’ll never know their grandpa Pete. Not really. Not like we did. Maybe this document will help them know him a little one day. I hope so.
|Dad & Charlie. About a year ago.|
|Dad & Sabas. A few weeks ago.|
|Better times. Montauk, NY (?)|
My dad was an ardent supporter of the World Wildlife Fund - a memorial page has been set up in his honor. In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, please donate here.