Thursday, August 25, 2011

family photos

I did not realize until last night that the slideshow is not visible to certain mobile devices. If it doesn't run flash player then its not visible unless you go to a computer and view it. I have made the photos available for you to choose from the album. Right click and save. Anyone needs any help please let me know what photos you would like!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Family reunion 2011

You should be able to click on and save any photo you like to your own computer!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

How to post to the blog if you need help!

How to post to a blog

This is a very helpful tutorial on a great Blog that explains how to leave a comment (reply) on a blog! It's as easy as sending an email! Check it out!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Help with Laroche search?

Hi Debra, I am the person who contacted you regarding the Laroche family. Looking at all of the name linked to them on your blog page makes me think this line may be related to mine. I am looking for someone with ties to Marguerite Laroche (dite Bria? ) who married Casimir Guerin. Thanks
Jeanine Guerin Black9:30am Jun 23
Hi Debra,
I am the person who contacted you regarding the Laroche family. Looking at all of the name linked to them on your blog page makes me think this line may be related to mine. I am looking for someone with ties to Marguerite Laroche (dite Bria? ) who married Casimir Guerin. Thanks

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sentimental Sunday

These little angels are dressed for First Communion I would guess? Rudolphe Beaudoin and Mabel Desautel is what I have for names. Anyone know that second little boy?!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

I am thankful my husband finally pointed out the feet of the person hidden behind this young riders horse! I was having fits thinking about an infant left sitting on a horse! This is a very young Ruth Beaudoin. Don't all little girls love horses?!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sentimental Sunday

Alfred and Eva Parizo
aren't they just the cutest?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Show off YOUR mother here tomorrow!

Lets celebrate Mothers day here tomorrow by posting as many photos of mothers as we can! Anyone who sends me a link to a photo ( or permission to "borrow" one from your site ) or includes in an email to this address will see her posted her for mothers day tomorrow! Include a short message if you like!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sentimental Sunday

Trying to add more balance to the photos ! Here is one of a Family trip to Quebec City by the Louis Hebert descendants!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesdays Tip

If you are anything like me you have boxes, drawers or albums full of pictures! I know ; we all mean to organize them and identify them advice don't wait that long! Bake a cake, put on a pot of coffee..send out dinner invitations...get family together and spread all your photos out on the table and start talking! I was lucky my grandfather was so thrilled that I was interested in the photos that he gave me every one he ever found. His main interests were his service days at Fort Ethan Allen in Winooski Vt. I would have never known what those photos meant to him! Or that the guard contingent in one was around...Charles Lindbergh's' plane! He had a copy of my fathers high school photo ( the other was torn up in anger years ago) much information! Make sure you get archival pens specifically for writing on the backs of photos. Most camera shops carry them. Never try and peel photos off that are stuck to a page! re photograph them where they are or better yet scan them! We have had amazing luck with just a point and shoot Canon! Jot down or maybe record stories..when its gone its gone! There are still so many things I would have loved to know! Who's in that tin type in the desk drawer? Who is the woman in the photo BEHIND gramp's photo that said " all my Love Mary?" Yes check behind the photos in cardboard frames..I have found 2 surprises that way! Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Checking in from the road !

We are on vacation but checking in to see how you all are doing! Anyone care to guess who this handsome young man is? And Ted if you answer you have to add a story about him!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

newsletter page 2

clicking on the images will make them larger!

page 1 newsletter


Please help us update our family tree information! Future generations will thank you! There is so much interest in preserving our past wont you help us by sending (or bringing!) your latest updates?! New babies, new photos, weddings , email addresses, deaths , old stories or what have you!
So having said that the date is Saturday August 6th! Bayside Park on beautiful Mallets Bay , Colchester ,Vt! Gates open at 10:00 and we have the use of the park until 6 p.m.
more details to come!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Amanuensis Monday

The Family

Séverin Beaudoin (Pépère) Adéline Laroche (Mémère)

Their children

Amanda married Alphonse Bouffard
Estelle married Leonard Dupont
Célina married Joseph Gauthier
Éva married Alfred Parizo (Pariseau)
Wilfrid married Blanche Cowett (Caouette)
Napoléon married Leta Barnier (Bernier)
Azarias died at 3 1/2 years old
Rodolphe married Mabel Desautels
Roméo married Eleanor Plant (Plante)
Gaudias never married
Laura (Dora) married Walter Bergeron
Florence married Lionel Pontbriand
Arthur married Ruth Pelkey (Pelletier)
Ruth married Augustus (Gus) Daudelin
Theodore died at 12 days old

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bienvenue les amis! Mercredi Heureux!

Dans l'intérêt de faire ce blog aussi accessible que possible pour tous de la famille, laissez-moi vous dire que
il est, j'ai inclus une fonction de traduction ici, afin que tout le monde peut commenter et de comprendre
ce qui est dit. Tout ce que vous avez à faire est de cliquer sur la barre de traduction en haut de la page et il vous sera demandé dans quelle langue vous souhaitez traduire ou à partir. Il se traduira par toute la page si vous voulez, Faites un essai! Faites-moi savoir ce que vous aimez ou pas! Tout ce que vous aimeriez voir figurer ici! Bonne journée!

Welcome Friends! Happy Wednesday!

In the interest of making this Blog as accessible as possible for All of the family; let me say that
it is I have included a translation feature here so that anyone can comment and understand
whatever is said. All you have to do is click the translation bar at the top of the page and it will ask you what language you wish to translate to or from. It will translate the whole page if you like, Give it a try! Let me know what you like or don't! Anything you would like to see included here! Have a great day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Visit with Aunt Claire

We went and had a lovely visit with Aunt Claire yesterday. She looks good and we chatted about many things and her response to childhood sounds was the lovely old bells on St Francis church in Winooski. You could hear them all over town 3 times a day, at some point they stopped using them (cracked?) and replaced them with something that she says do not sound as beautiful. Terry (Parker) says he remembers the ice truck coming to deliver to his Uncles downstairs apartment.
Anyone else have a favorite sound?

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Can you describe a sound that reminds you of your childhood? The slam of a screen door? A train whistle? The fire alarm in town? Church bells? What is your memory of childhood linked to a sound that makes you stop and "feel" when you hear it now?

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to post to a blog

This is a very helpful tutorial on a great Blog that explains how to leave a comment (reply) on a blog! It's as easy as sending an email! Check it out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Amanuensis Monday"

These are stories collected from the memories of our beloved "Aunt Claire" ( Claire Chase Bouffard) about her family. Maybe some of you would be consider writing down your family stories? It's a joy and a treasure for other family members to have!


Of the Beaudoin-Laroche children, Rodolphe had the distinction of having the most children.
Four of his ten children died in early childhood. His six surviving children placed him in a tied position with his sister, Ruth, in having the most children to reach adulthood.
After he and his wife, Mabel Desautels, moved their family from Winooski to the mouth of the river in Burlington, their contact with the rest of the Beaudoin clan were less frequent, as all of his siblings, save Eva, lived within walking distance of each other. Rodolphe did not have a car.
Rodolphe’s wife, Mabel, died in 1942, leaving him with a houseful of young children to raise.
He tried, with the help of his two oldest children, to keep the family together, but it soon became evident that this was not in the children’s best interests. The family was separated. The two oldest were old enough to fare for themselves since they were old enough to work. The youngest were added to the families of Rodolphe’s brothers and sisters.
Azarias went to Séverin (the son), Reginald went to Ruth, Pauline to Amanda, Theodore to Napoleon and Joyce to Estelle. In this way all of the children remained connected to the family.
Sadly, only months later, Joyce died leaving a huge void in Estelle’s family that took a long time to heal.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Photo Tip

I have had surprisingly good luck merely copying photos with a point and shoot digital camera,
and then doing a quick run through a photo program to adjust the brightness and levels. This is not anywhere near as complicated as it sounds! We have a Canon and a Nikon both in the $100-$200 range, almost all of them come with photo software of some sort. Free program trials are available on the internet as is This a free photo program anyone can use easily!
So give it a try! You will be amazed at what you might get away with! No "borrowing" photos! The
photos in the banner and in the posts were all done that way! If you really want to play there are some really cool digital scrap booking sites that carry all the Frames and elements I used to make these really fancy! This one is terrific for genealogy sites!
Have fun and come show us what you did!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Talented Tuesday

Stephanie Brown is the daughter of David and Amanda Brown,,Claire (Bouffard) Chase's daughter! Many of the Bouffard women had talent and I thought it might be nice to showcase the younger generation this time! Stephanie lives in Alaska with her family and is quite good at drawing! This is a few of them! Any one else have a talented family member they want to introduce?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shopping Saturday 2

This is a close up image of Ruth outside of the store with a pet bird of hers. Does anyone else have pictures of the store or memories of shopping in either one as a kid?

Shopping Saturday

This first image is of my husband Terrance Parker and his parents in front of their Winooski , Vermont pet store. Terry and his older brother "Skip" (Edward) ran the pet store next to the Parker IGA.
Father is Edward Parker and mom is Ruth (Bouffard) Parker. Animals were a big part of both stores. Ed had a cat; and a bird that embarrassed him from time to time by swearing or whistling at the customers!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sentimental Sunday

Anyone care to guess who this lovely couple is?
Also Welcome to all of our new followers! We are thrilled to see you here and hope you will tell us how you found us and
share whatever memories or photos with us that you would like!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mabel Beaudoin

Ted wanted to add a lovely old photo of his mother Mabel . Anyone else care to share a family photo? Email them to Ted or myself ( and we will post them here!

Family Treasure rediscovered!

We had long thought that this old carousel had been sold or lost. It was the topic of conversation many times over the years. Imagine Ted and Irene Beaudoins' surprise to discover it still existed! While on vacation they stopped in South Carolina and visited De Vere and Anita Beaudoin , They have been keeping it safe and in the family all these years!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Our Family is now Digital!

We are excited to announce that the Beaudoin-Laroche family reunion group is taking a big step and going Digital! We hope that this will make our activities more accessible to everyone and that
it will foster a closer "family " feeling to the reunion planning! Check back often for updates and please please feel free to join us! This site has a translator so that it may be viewed in any language,
. We look forward to hearing from you ! Do you have Pictures? Family recipes or Stories you would like to share? I have provided a few genealogy links that may interest you ; please tell us if you are looking for information or have some to share!