Peck's personal Web site
gets hitched, June 2006
time go by?!
may not find this tangibly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
Tyson Peck, not long ago about the size of a football, is getting married.
legal thing took place in Ottawa, Canada, some days earlier, where Marlowe is
a senior at Carleton University, but we missed the justice-of-the-peace ceremony
as the big follow-up party in Vermont, USA, sounded more like our kind of thing.
freshly back from Newfoundland, here we are at
the charmy Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vermont, USA, restful and perfectly placed
for motoring 10 miles through the forests to South Strafford, ancient seat of
the Clan of Wilson, where the reception festivities will take place.
means us, of course, as well as sister Susan from Ohio, Auntie of the bride, and
astrophysicist Alison from Hawaii, the bride's approving half-sister. Years ago,
when Marlowe was a little wee lass, one used frequently to run the backwoods route
between Hanover/Norwich and South Strafford, but now an automobile would be much
Norwich Inn, across the Connecticut River from Hanover, New Hampshire, and Dartmouth
College, is by the way a lovely place in every way. But, maybe, the dining might
be more congenial in the pub than in the formal diningroom -- that's just my view
-- this is the home, after all, of the Whistling Pig Red Ale (Jasper Murdock's
expressing her opinions on Ehud ("Big Ehud") Olmert on the front porch
of the Norwich Inn, in Vermont, USA, 2 July 2006
and Susan taking pictures, Norwich, Vermont
and Brother comparing photos of the Norwich Inn
[Photo credit: Susan Lime]
repeating "But what else was I to do, when the fit was upon me?" Kristin
turning on her "Dick Cheney" look. The Norwich Inn, in Norwich, happens
also to be the microbrewer of the fabulous Whistling Pig ale, and perhaps the
narrator has just been talked into buying cases of the stuff to take along to
the wedding. And a few more cases to drink on the premises.
Norwich Inn is, by the way, the brewer
of other distinguished recipes, including Whistling Pig Red Ale (already mentioned);
Old Slipperyskin India Pale Ale; Stackpole Porter, 'a dark ale style dating back
to the 1700s'; Second Wind Oatmeal Stout; Jasper Murdock's Extra Special Bitter;
Fuggle & Barleycorn; Oh Be Joyful; Last Pick Pale Ale; Dr. Bowles' Elixir;
and Jasper Murdock's Private Stock. If, when you die, as eventually you must,
they give you a choice of eternal habitations, pick this one!
at the Norwich Inn, picking up calls from the observatory in Hawaii.
Vista, the old family home in South Strafford, built back two centuries before
the Elizabeth Mine became a Superfund site.
and Alison Peck discussing things.
photographing at Buena Vista.
and Kristin near the big tree at Buena Vista farm
Tyson near the big tree at Buena Vista Farm (source,
clan picnic at the Union Village Dam state park near
South Strafford, Vermont, 2 July 2006. Kristin wants to know whether you want
some red chili peppers on your watermelon now, or later.
Alison (in the blue hair) and Marlowe compare watermelons.
the Narrator's Favorites: daughter Alison, sister Susan, daughter Marlowe, partner
and Alison up on the Union Village Dam, 2 July 2006
at the Norwich Inn, astronomers preparing for tomorrow's wedding festivities
July 2006: We're off for Buena Vista, South Strafford, Vermont, USA, to give our
speech and try to grab some of the wedding cake before all the little ones get
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 19 August 2006, revised 21 December