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Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary!


Can you imagine–sixty five years–truly an inspiration!

June 24th was my mother and father-in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. We’ve been celebrating all week and last night we had a beautiful dinner at Duckworth’s, our family’s go-to place for special occasions (and every other excuse to head to dinner there). Dinner was beautiful in every way, from the exquisite entrees, appetizers, and desserts to the outstanding service provided by Dan and Colleen. Thank you Duckworth Family for making our family’s celebration wonderfully memorable.

Cornelius Hauck Steve Marvin ©Kim Smith 2015Here we are in Cincinnati on May 5th this past spring celebrating my father-in-laws NINETIETH birthday. He and his best friend Steve Marvin, also 90, have been friends since they were babies.

Cornelius Hauck ©Kim Smith 2015Note the cake decorated with a train scene. My father-in-law has been passionate about trains since he was a toddler, to the extent that he and his friend Bob Richardson founded the Colorado Railroad Museum, which is located in Golden Colorado.

Summer Demos at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck Deborah Way and Katherine Bagely – Jewelers

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1 – 3 PM

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Daily, 10:00-6:00 PM

Starting June 27th, 2015, Gallery 53 will be hosting a Summer Demo Series. This is a great opportunity to be able to see some of the “behind the scenes” workings of different artists in their chosen mediums. The demos are free and open to all interested in learning about new techniques and art forms.

The first of our Summer Demo Series are two jewelers working primarily in sterling silver, Deborah Way and Katherine Bagely.


Deborah Way lives in Gloucester and has been working in sterling and gold since she first learned her craft on the “other” Cape in the ’70’s. She particularly enjoys the “play” that metal gives when she forms her designs, and will do some demonstrations of her hammering technique that she employs currently.

Katherine Bagley also lives in Gloucester. She has been fascinated with metal work after being introduced to it through a pilot program in her high school many years ago. She finds much joy in the ways in which metals can take on form and beauty by the many methods of manipulation. She will be weaving and crocheting wire as part of her demonstration.

There will be plenty of opportunity to dialog with the artists so come on by and bring your curiosity.