Over the many months since our last posting there have been several wonderful developments, things to be exceedingly thankful for. Here are a few…
We are thrilled that James Forster is now doing beautifully as clearly evidenced in the following snapshots. This cameo appearance follows his introduction to the family back in 2015 when ourrumpus postings were regular events….
Deo Gratias I
Also we’re happy to relate that Ed Fehlig Sr is in the ‘on the mend’ category. Ed continues to improve following a bout of kidney disease last year.
Deo Gratias II
Another bright spot is the newest addition (as of 29 Aug 2019) to the Skinner Clan, John (Jack) Peter Chambers Skinner. Congratulations to Christina and Will. The Skinner line is now firmly established for the foreseeable future.
Sister Emma and Jack Skinner
Still another bright spot since our last posting is the marriage of Sarah Law to Nelson Goodell, July 2019. Best wishes from the clan to Sarah and congratulations to Nelson.
A Beautiful Bride
The Kalish kinder were featured in this group photo from Eleanor Withers’ annual July 4th Kalish Christmas (!) newsletter. Here they are in what I hope is correct name order:
The Kalish squad: Dylan, Helen, John, Parker and Ralph
The name ‘Manning’ seems invariably to confer stature doesn’t it? Here’s Kate and Duncan Manning’s contribution to the family lineage:
The progeny who have benefited the most from Sarah Fehlig’s docent expertise at the St Louis Art Museum this spring sponsored a family-wide GoFundMe project to acknowledge their appreciation, love and affection for Sarah. The result, a gorgeous Washington Skeleton Chair crafted by British-Ghanian David Adjaye. The co-chairs of this drive, generously supported by the entire family, were Claire McClelland and Sarah Smith. Congratulations Sarah, and thank you Claire and Sarah.
Docent Sarah with Claire McClelland and Sarah Smith.
Cousin Nick Salter’s brilliant renovation in Putney was the site of a marvelous dinner party last May. Thank you Nick for hosting us, and please note the abundance of wonderful art on display. Sadly we don’t have photos of Molly Wynn Owen, Toby and Guy Salter but it was fun to see them there too.
The Dunns and German cousin Thekla Raestrup at Nick’s new digs
Darren O’Toole demonstrating some casting techniques to grandfather Dr Bill Cromie. We anticipate he’ll be demonstrating some wind surfing techniques next summer.
Here’s letting you know that Joe Pentland has a spectacular new art studio/machine shop/apartment under construction at Hunt and Tower Grove on the near south side St Louis. Here are a couple of snap shots from June. We’ll revisit when things are completed. It’s super to have Joe back in St Louis.
Joe supervises construction
Exterior view as of June 2019
Congratulations to David Pentland who has formed a new rugby team, The Mercenaries, which he also coaches. Keep an eye out for the schedule of matches this fall, some of which are in Forest Park.
Coach David Pentland and his Mercenaries squad
We turn next to some sorely needed improvements at Moone Athy. First, good riddance to the treacherous old stairway!
In lieu of a treacherous outdoor winter descent down a steel ladder into a snake pit in order to shut off water to farmhouse, Neal Fuhr installed this elegant electric switch solution. FYI the on/off switch sits below the breaker box in the utility cabinet in the farmhouse kitchen.
No more frozen and burst pipes!
Worth reporting again, Sarah Fehlig has provided a new, high end keyboard for the Quick Room, a wonderful addition. Finally the family appreciates that George and Lucy Judy provided some major staging improvements in several of the rooms at the farm house when they last visited last spring. Thank you!
George and Lucy’s Spruce Up
We conclude our blog’s re-emergence with a couple of video highlights
Delphine de La Fuente Performs!
Soon to be performing alongside Delphine will be her new sister Ophelia – a photo of her will be posted when it becomes available. Congratulations Emily and Alex!
In case you missed this adventure, we finish with a daring rescue.
Blossom says “Hats off to Conrado and Neal”
That’s all for now. Perhaps more to follow…