Aunt Marcia – Family Vol. 4

flowers

Flowers near Marcia’s bed.

My heart is breaking, but it’s not just for me. It is breaking for my mother’s brother Ken Viard, for Ken’s children Melissa and Carl (with whom, at some relatively minor physical distance, I grew up), for Melissa’s husband Jeff and Carl’s wife Agnes, and for all those who love Marcia Leete Worthen Viard, who, on Feb 22, 2017,  passed into what awaits us all. Continue reading

Blueberries for John

Pond

The pond, from which the home was named Pond House. Looking toward the Elizabeths.

“Once at least in the life of every human,” MFK Fisher writes in Serve it Forth, “whether he be brute or trembling daffodil, comes a moment of complete gastronomic satisfaction.”

You can find mine on Page 344 of the Tenth Edition of Fannie Farmer: “Maine Blueberry Pudding.” Continue reading