Azniv Sanjian Charkoudian
Translation from the Armenian into English by Marash Boy
|left to right: Peter Koutoujian, Senior; Rev. Barkev Orchanian; Peter Bilezikian.|
at the commemoration of the Historic Defense of Marash held in Belmont, Massachusetts, in January of 2007.
Photo by Marash Girl
|Notice the flat rooftops of Marash - photo from KAHRAMANMARAŞ, ( Bir Zamanlar Maraş ) Facebook page!|
|Tarhana yapan Ermeniler|
|Humpty Dumpty still sits on the Cabot School Wall, a bit the worse for wear, but he's managed to avoid a fall over these nearly 90 years of watching over the kids playing at Cabot Playground in Newtonville, Massachusetts. This photo of Humpty Dumpty was taken by Marash Girl yesterday afternoon.|
|The contemporary decoration on the face of Cabot School is sweet, but doesn't inspire the heart|
the way Humpty Dumpty has done all these many years!
|Statue of the writer Edgar Alan Poe on Boston's Boylston Street |
at the intersection of Charles Street South
|An artist/caretaker of the Edgar Alan Poe statue eradicates graffiti on the day after Christmas; the statue was "graffitied" on Christmas night.|
|The Drawer from the Past|
What is this drawer doing here? Where did it come from? asked Marash Girl. Don't you remember? Marash Boy teased. This was one of the top drawers in the antique bureau we bought at the Brimfield Antiques Fair. That mahogany grain-painted empire bureau, American, early 19th century, was in the middle bedroom in our summer cabin in Wilbraham, the bedroom Grandpa Peter slept in. You took this drawer out of that antique dresser and brought it home, telling me that if the bureau was missing a drawer, no one would steal the bureau (or the drawer)! And you were right! No one stole the bureau; no one, that is, until the tornado arrived and shredded the antique dresser to bits, the dresser, and everything else in the cabin, along with the cabin itself. The tornado didn't care that the bureau was missing a drawer. . .
NB: The summer cabin on Wilbraham Mountain was never locked, always open for the occasional hunter who might pass by, needing shelter from the rain or snow.
|Note the hole at the top center of the card, readying the card for a thumbtack to tack it |
onto a handy spot on the kitchen wall!
|Boston, Massachusetts: WBUR Volunteers show off their WBUR winter sweaters for the camera during a break from "manning" the phones during WBUR's Holiday Fundraiser.|
|Volunteers celebrate while answering phones for the WBUR Fundraising Challenge.|
|Dr. Rouben Adalian speaks at the Armenian Cultural Foundation|
Robin Thomson writes from Aintab on Facebook; he offers this photo of Marash Zeytun Armenian women.
"who defended their lands.."