Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Years Day.
*Edith L. Pierce

Perfect words for a perfect day. I always look at New Years as a day of rememberance and hope. A day of celebration of Carol Petrie, my Grandmother. The day she went to be with the Lord, but forever in our hearts and homes.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Have a Rockin' Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saving the World, One Can at a Time

Thanksgiving 2011 -
The Wright Street Elliott Gang performing the Turkey Trot, cleaning the street as we go. May our children always remember to keep our earth healthy, as Owen explained our efforts.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Old Friends, Best Friends

Boys, if there is any piece of advice that you listen to from your Mom, is to always have good friends. Friends are the base of your being. They keep you grounded. I love my friends as much as myself.

Thanks girls from the bottom of my heart for always being true.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Forty-First Birthday

We found a new treasure spot - Saratoga. Some pretty awesome Porter people live there surrounded by some gorgeous landscape. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Love my boy klan that make me feel extra special.

*Owen is gesturing the #1 weekend we had.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great Grandpa Lew - Unprecendented Gem

Lewis M. Newton


ADAMS — Lewis M. Newton, 88, of Phelps Street, died Sunday morning at Mercy of Northern New York, where he had been a patient since October 3, 2011. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, with Rev. Walter Giles officiating and Mona Fargo, pastor of the Adams United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Burial will be private. Calling hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Born April 17, 1923 in Adams Center, son of Franklin and Minnie Goodfriend Newton, he graduated from Adams Center High School. He entered the US Army Air Corp in 1943. He served as a tail gunner in a B-24 and was stationed in Italy where he took part in many bombing runs over Germany. He was discharged in 1945 as a SSGT. Mr. Newton was extremely proud of his military service during World War II.He married Viola Brown of Adams Center on October 17, 1942. The couple lived in Adams Center for a short time before moving to their current home in 1946.

He worked at jobs locally until becoming employed at New York Air Brake in 1949. He retired in 1985.

Surviving are his wife, Viola, Adams; a son and daughter in law, Ronald O. and Judith, Adams; a daughter and son in law, Nancy N. and Thomas Widell, Mexico, NY; six grandsons, six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a sister Mabel Snell.

Mr. Newton enjoyed buying and selling antiques. He was an avid collector of historical memorabilia with a special interest in native American artifacts.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, Adams, where he held several offices, South Jefferson VFW Post 5344 and a life member of the Adams Fire Department where he was a fire policeman.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ava Joy Elliott - Certainly a Joy

Welcome Ava Joy Elliott!

Words can not express the emotions of witnessing the first breath of life into the world. A treasure that this Aunt had! You, girly, are precious in more ways than you will ever know to the Newton Family! Love, love, love you!

We will treasure the days ahead - guaranteed!