Plan For 2017 Reunion

Mark your calendars:

Faulkner Picnic in Acton, Mass at the Iron Work Farm on
Saturday August 19th, 2017

DATE: Saturday, August 19, 2017
LOCATION: Iron Work Farm, 5 High Street Acton, MA 01720 (map)
TIME: Noon to 5ish

PARKING:
Unless handicapped or our well seasoned members please do not park on the upper grounds please.
Choices include:

  • Back area among the trees;
  • Jones Tavern – in front or behind; or
  • Acton Train station – 287 parking spots available spread out over 3 locations. Two near while the third is a 10 -15 minute walk North on route 27 from Iron Work Farms.

BRING:
Good food, Good drink, Good desserts. Your own chair.

PORTA POTTY:
$200 cost/year so please give a cash donation to help pay for it.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR:
Meet the porta potty vendor Fri 8/14 or Sat Early 8/15 to oversee the drop off of it on the property (details will be supplied as we get closer).
Setup tables, chairs, trash cans, other on site Early 8/15.
Paper plates – Chinet disposable ware is good. It is thicker than traditional plates which leak.
Cups
Napkins
Forks, spoons, knives
Plastic Trash bags to line the trash containers
Cork screw, Bottle Opener

FUTURE:
For 2018, we hope to move back to New Hampshire where we might meet at The Camp in Stoddarh which offers the mountains, lake and blueberry picking. Discussion is needed.

Come, enjoy, share stories of your year.

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Photos from Faulkner Gathering 2016


Panorama of Faulkner Reunion 2016-08-20 at Iron Works Farm in Acton, Mass.
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We had excellent weather for the clan reunion. It was a small gathering of about 26 people this year. I took the panorama composite photo above. A few puzzles for you:

Who is in the photo but shouldn’t be?

What large item is missing from the photo?

Do you not see anyone who was there?

If you have photos you would like to share send them with a caption to me at walterj@sugarmtnfarm.com and I’ll add them to this page.

If you would like an account as an editor so you can share family stories on this blog then also contact me and I’ll set you up.

You can also leave comments on any of the pages on this blog.

-Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm
in the mountains of Vermont

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Plan For 2016 Reunion

Mark your calendars:

Faulkner Picnic on
Saturday August 20th, 2016

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Iron Horse Chimney


The Chimney Detail

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Faulkner Gathering Photo 2015


Faulkner Clan 2015
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August 2015 Gathering

Happy Spring & Summer Solstice

DATE: August 15, 2015
LOCATION: Iron Work Farm, 5 High Street Acton, MA 01720
TIME: Noonish til 5ish
PARKING: Unless HANDICAP or OUR SEASONED members do not park on the grounds please.

Choices include Jones Tavern – in front or behind.
Acton Train station – 287 parking spots available spread out over 3 locations. Two near while the third is a 10 -15 minute walk North on route 27 from Iron Work Farms.

BRING: Good food, Good drink, Good desserts. Your own chair.
ONSITE: Portable Potty * We will ask for contributions to cover the cost of the potty so please bring something *

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Volunteers are needed. Please review the list below and email me with what you
can pick up.

LIST:
Meet the porta potty vendor Fri 8/14 or Sat Early 8/15 to oversee the drop off of it on the property (details will be supplied as we get closer).
Setup tables, chairs, trash cans, other on site Early 8/15.
Paper plates – Chinet disposable ware is good. It is thicker than traditional plates which leak.
Cups
Napkins
Forks, spoons, knives
Plastic Trash bags to line the trash containers
Cork screw, Bottle Opener

If someone has a large property (Butterfield? Andorra?) and sufficient plates, cups, forks, spoons and wants to hold a future reunion, step up. Until such time, disposable is our only option.

FRIENDLY NOTE: With so many of my generation in the family it seems a tad odd that the responsibility falls on me to pull this off. Do your part.

Come, enjoy, share stories of your year. Bring new people. Newborns to 100+ are always welcome! J

Thank you,

Heather Whitney
(of Miriam Jeffries) birthed by Miriam Faulkner (Thank you John Amory Jeffries)

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Creating an Account

Spammers have found FaulknerGathering.com so I have restricted the ability to create new accounts. If you are a family member and want to create an account so you can leave comments and such then just drop me an email at walterj@sugarmtnfarm.com with your name, family relation and email address. I’ll then setup an account for you.

Cheers,

-Walter Jeffries
walterj@sugarmtnfarm.com
SugarMtnFarm.com
in Vermont

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Ellen Faulkner Portrait Unveiling


Ellen Faulkner
by Utlz

We are eager to know who will attend the unveiling of the portrait of Ellen Faulkner at a Tea on 4:30 pm at the Cheshire County Historical Society in Keene on November 15 2014.

Please let us know if you can be there.

Jeanne & Peter Jeffries

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Jean Lane Memorial Services


Rita, John, Nina, Sonny, Jean

A dedicated attendee of the Faulkner Gatherings has died. Jean Lane, daughter of Helen Faulkner and Douglas Whitcomb, passed away Oct 15, 2014 after a period of failing health. Services are Oct 28 in Northwood NH. We will attend. We shall honor her memory with lemonade in August 2015.

Speaking of honoring a memory, we are eager to know who will attend the unveiling of the portrait of Ellen Faulkner at a Tea on 4:30 pm at the Cheshire County Historical Society in Keene on November 15, 2014.

Please let us know whether or not you can attend.

Jeanne & Peter Jeffries

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Pottery, River Rafting and Goodbyes in Hartland

One of my aunt Christine’s great passions is for making artful ceramics. She has a studio at home and also practices her craft at Earth Star Pottery in Hartland.


Earth Star Studio.

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