"The older your generation gets,
the wilder the younger generation becomes."
ALISON'S FAMILY TREE IS FULL OF RARE AND BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS
(along with some fruits and nuts!)
Alison's maternal grandfather,
Nathaniel William Goodhue,
was one of twelve children.
Their mother, Josephine, died while giving birth
to the twelfth child.
Here are eleven of the Goodhue kids
with their mom in 1915.
All of the Goodhue kids were farmed out but stayed close throughout their lives. Above is a picture of some of them at the top of Mount Major (something Alison's family still loves to do together).
Nat and Elizabeth "Buffie" Goodhue, our Gram and Gramp
Gram and Gramp smoking their pipes
Gramp Goodhue built and raced gorgeous wooden boats on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. The Goodhue and Hawkins Navy Yard is depicted in this Peter Ferber painting above and still exists in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
In the foreground is a Goodhue Laker.
Here is Keen Kutter, a gorgeous Goodhue Laker still in operation on Lake Winnepesaukee today.
And another one of the Goodhue Lakers, built in the 1930s,
and still going strong.
Gramp owned and operated the steamboat Swallow, a beautiful and memorable boat that ran around the lake.
Here is the Swallow moored at Goodhue and Hawkins
The Swallow Boathouse and some Goodhue Lakers are depicted in the Peter Ferber print above.
Here is the beautiful Swallow Boathouse today.
Alas, the Swallow herself is no more.
This is "The Sawyer House" in Wolfeboro that
Gram and Gramp bought around 1968.
It was always a little bit spooky to us kids.
Like, really spooky.
A beautiful portrait of our beloved Gram Goodhue
Esmond Richardson Crowley, Sr. was Gram's father, and Alison's great-grandfather. He went to Dartmouth College. He also had two brothers: Benjamin, the law partner of Franklin Roosevelt, and Daniel Napoleon, aka Uncle Dimpy.
Esmond's wife, (Gram Goodhue's mother /Alison's maternal great-grandmother) Edna VanClowes Crowley, was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She was a gifted musician and actress, entering Emerson College in Boston MA at age 12
Edna performed in many Harvard Hasty
Pudding Club shows. Later she gave private lessons along the North Shore of Boston and was the producer of many plays in the North Shore Theaters. Here she is in her boat, Psyche, on Lake Winnipesaukee
The people in this shot are Alison's Great Grandfather, Esmond R. Crowley, along with his wife, Edna, his father and mother, Timothy Crowley and Katherine Richardson Crowley, and his son, Esmond R. Crowley, Jr (aka Uncle Buddy). Timothy was a lawyer in Salem, Massachusetts. He came to America as an indentured worker from Ireland. The picture of their boat, Psyche, was taken at the Town Docks in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Mom and her Goodhue cousins - 2001
Holly with Pete at Paul's graduation party
Denton, Maryland - May 2009
Goodhue Family Reunion - 2003
Kona Farm, New Hampshire
Goodhue Cousin Chuck Hunewell
One of our favorites, Prisca Chen Marvin
with Alison's brother Don
Holly with cousin Chris Crowley, who also happens to be
the best selling author of (appropriately) the books,
"Younger Next Year"
and "Younger Next Year for Women"
(although Erin and cousin Ann "Pete" Marvin are working on a new sequel entitled "Fatter Next Year -- with pictures to prove it!)
Our great cousin, John Goodhue (with Holly in 2003)
Alison's great, great uncle Timothy Clowes was one of the first graduates of the University of Michigan Law School and then practiced law in Nome, Alaska.
Alison's cousin, actor Mark Slade,
was Blue Boy on the television show, High Chaparral.
Al and Er had a big crush on him when they were little.
John and Eva Porter Estate,
What's left of it, anyway...
East Jordan, Michigan
Alison's paternal great-great grandfather, John Porter, came to Michigan as a missionary to the Indians and settled in Leelenau County.
His son, William Pitt Porter (Alison's paternal great grandfather) grew up among Indian playmates and then as a young man traveled around Grand Traverse Bay and settled in East Jordan.