Don’t Forget To Watch Survivor Wednesday Night Jimmy T’s National Debut!!!!!

 Tick Tick Tick-It’s Almost Here!!!!!!


Some Folks Will Be Watching It At Cape Ann Community Cinema- Just Make Sure You Don’t Forget To Watch Jimmy Make Us Proud

We have a ridiculous amount of pictures and video’s with Jimmy from over the years so if you want to see more about the man click the link below to see some more of what life with Gloucester’s Favorite Son,Jimmy T is like-

Jimmy T Pictures and Videos On

Gooooooo Jimmy!!!!!!!

Quote of the week, September 13, 2010 From Greg Bover

Quote of the week, September 13, 2010:

You can only be young once, but it’s never too late to be immature.
Dave Barry  born 1947

New York native Pulitzer Prize winning journalist with the Miami Herald, Barry’s many books include Naked Came the Manatee in 1998, Dave Barry’s Guide to Marriage and/or Sex in 1987, and Dave Barry’s complete Guide to Guys, 1996.

Greg Bover

Cape Ann Museum: Worth more than one visit.

Joey posted about the Cape Ann Museum months ago and I thought I would take the family. Turns out this past Saturday was family day and so the visit was free. Normally $8 for an adult I think I am going to pay the $50 for a family membership next time I stop in because I found it to be a place I need to check out more than once. A few shots from my iPhone:

Do you know Harriet?

Daughters of a local artist, Harriet is the one on the left. Are they still in town?

Next time you go swimming at Steel Derrick or any quarry, think about what is under the water:

This is a big photo of Steel Derrick as a working quarry. Next time you’re stuck in traffic think about getting home from the bottom of this pit when the whistle blew. Lilja might be in that photo and when he heard the whistle blow it was off to Pigeon Cove to cut some more rock for extra cash.

This painting is familiar to all:

Did you ever wonder how Joan of Arc got up there? I knew Alpheus Hyatt had lived in Annisquam at 704 Washington Street. He was the founder of the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole where I grew up so when I saw that Anna Hyatt Huntington sculpted Joan of Arc the connection was made. She made a lot of very large statues sprinkled around Washington DC and New York but she did not have to travel far for this one.

Then there are all sorts of tidbits of info on the walls next to the paintings of all the local artists. Sam Hershey was a big part of the Rockport Art Association but did you know he helped organize wild annual parties at the RAA? They had to call in the State Police in 1937 and from then on they were small private affairs only. To the 1938 small gathering he wore a tombstone costume, “RIP Annual Ball, dead at 18.” (There were 18 big ripping parties before the wet blankets won). It was the same year they banned naked swimming at the quarries. Boo.

So go. Even if you were born at Addison Gilbert Hospital and the last time you went to the Cape Ann Museum was on a 4th grade field trip. You’ll find a few things out about fishing, art, granite, that you didn’t know. And you also might find that the people who populate Cape Ann haven’t changed all that much and that’s a good thing.

Shoot, I didn’t even get to Howard Blackburn. His boat is in there.

Cape Ann Museum
Guided tours are offered Thursday through Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
and on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., included with the price of admission to the Museum.
27 Pleasant Street Click address for map, right behind City Hall.

This just in: Every Saturday 10AM to 5PM is Family Free Day. So go for an hour then walk down to the Lonesome Lone Gull for a Coffee Latte to fuel up for another hour.

Sister Felicia Rosa Rugosa Rose Petal Jelly Entry For The Topsfield Fair


Rosa Rugosa Rose Petal Jelly

After capturing the life cycle of the rosa rugosa and documenting it throughout the year in the early stages of GMG I thought it would be cool to film a segment of how the Rosa Rugosa Rose Hips are made into rose hip jelly.  Having neither the time this time of year to tape her or the cooking skills on any level to do it myself who else would I turn to but my sister Felicia?

What I didn’t know is that people not only made jelly from the rose hips (the round fruit that is left after the petals drop), but also the rosa rugosa petals.  She made both for entry into the Topsfield Fair.  When you enter a canning product you have to include a recipe sheet and the instructions are very specific for what they want and how you put them into certain classes.  We added a 25 picture collage of the Rosa Rugosa Life Cycle on the recipe sheet to give our entry a little extra punch.

Felicia is going to tape a segment on how to make it with Gianni Gallo and Joe Langhan for The Gloucester Times Recipe On Demand.  So look for that soon.

2 cups water
3 cups unsprayed pink rose petals, thicker tissue at base of petals removed
2 1/2 cups rosa rugosa petal infused sugar
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces liquid pectin
1 tablespoon rose water

Worry Dolls

While At Haute Affaire taping the other day I ran across these worry dolls. Now the readers who really pay attention may have picked up from past writings about how different my two girls are.

Here I’m gonna go a little off subject but bear with me-

Growing up I was a firm believer in that people were 100% products of their environment.  That what a person was exposed to – caring, loving, smart parents would rub off on a child and form the way they would be as they got older.  After my sister Felicia had twins who were raised exactly the same way and are completely different emotional beings and then once we had our two girls and they are completely different beings emotionally I know that there’s a whole lot more to what makes up a person’s persona than what they are exposed to.

Gay people- I’m convinced are born gay and aggressive or passive personalities are for the most part born with a genetic predisposition to their behavior as well.


And now to how I’ll be connecting The Worry Dolls from Haute Affaire to the previous tangent-

The Bean is the oldest of my two little girls and she like myself and my mom are creative people but we also are extremely neurotic worriers.  The second child, Snoop Maddie Mad doesn’t let much bother her.  She acts first and is headstrong without fear- completely the opposite of The Bean.

They have these little worry dolls which are sold in boxes of four. On the sheet of paper that come with the worry dolls it reads-“According to legend,Guatemalan children tell one worry to each doll before bed and then place them underneath their pillow. the dolls take over the worrying so the children sleep peacefully through the night. When the child awakes, the worry dolls take all their worries away.”

So I bought a box of worry dolls for each child and told them the story before they went to bed.

Eloise (The Bean) told her doll that she was worried about monsters.  Madeline (Snoop Maddie Mad) told her doll she was worried about being alone in the dark.  They both placed their dolls under their pillows and slept soundly.