Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2004-2005

as life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting

Marlowe T. Peck's visit to the old country (1)

You may not find this terribly 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.

Christmas hols 2004, Marlowe forsakes her studies and leaves Dima to take care of the ferrets in Ottawa, Ont., and comes along to visit the Old Dad and walk in the forest.

Here's the village of Le Pont, on the Lac de Joux, on Christmas Day 2004, a nice snowy one

Marlowe, three hours off the airplane, contemplates being back in Switzerland again, land of her birth and early years

Boxing Day, 26 December 2004, dinner at the Durhams as always, in Aigle, Switzerland. From right: Dr (medicine) Dante, or André; Dr (linguistics) Mercedes; Poetess Francine; background, delightful teen daughter of Nancy

Marlowe and Francine getting ready to open presents

Marlowe gets a big ceramic cat

Prof Durham, Dr Durham, and Francine admire Marlowe's present

Christmas for the narrator: Palm Shorts! Presumably meant for a wall decoration.

Annual Christmas photo, something like 12th in the series.

(from left) empty dress, Lisa, Francine, Cerberus

Prof Durham displays goofy boots

The diningroom / museum

Happy feet

Too many presents

Venetian mask museum

The hostess

Group photo


And more masks

Time to work off Christmas dinner food and go for a hike, and have lunch . . .

Pausing in a hike to the Fruiteries of Nyon, 27 December 2004, Lisa and Marlowe share a chicken.

Part two of Marlowe's brief visit awaits you.

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 March 2005, revised 2 October 2008, 8 February 2014.

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