Days to Summer

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sib's Dinner at Kathy and Larry's

Last Saturday night we all got together at my house for dinner. Unfortunately, Jim and Deb were unable to come down from Mercer and George M. was in the hospital (home now and on the mend) they were missed, but not forgotten. We had a great time and have decided to do it again, often! Sue volunteered for a summer pool party, who will be next?

The Menu:
Shrimp Cocktail or Fruit Ambrosia
Beef Tenderloin, very rare
Braised Vegetables
Zucchini Parmesan
Smashed Potatoes
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie
How about some captions for the pictures!

Sam and friend provided chauffeur service!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's A Boy!!!!!

Congrats to Andy and Brandee on the birth of their baby boy Andrew Francis Tenney, Jr today, February 12, 2008. Proud grandpap Bill said baby and mom are doing great!

Fun facts: Andy jr, weighed in at 10 lbs 2 oz and has red hair.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tenney Family Crest

What ever happened to the plaque we had growing up?
The Tenney Family Association of Rowley, Massachusetts has an interpretation of the symbols on their website. The site itself is definitely worth a look especially since all Tenneys supposedly are decended from Thomas Tenney who arrived in Rowley in 1638.

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Tenney Kids From Semple Street

We grew up in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, just short of the Cathedral of Learning's shadow. There were eight of us kids, four girls and four boys, and for some reason everyone thought we looked alike. We didn't think so but we liked to use it to our own advantage a lot. Our mom was Sugar McCole, sounds made up doesn't it. Our dad's name was Rich Tenney, a lot of his friends called him Dick. Names have changed a lot in the last 50 years or so but our names were about as exotic as a first grade primer. Kathy, the oldest, was born in 1951. Ricky, Susie, Billy, Georgie and Jimmy followed pretty quickly. Kelly and Joyce, the babies, were born 14 and 16 years after the first. It's hard to believe but most of us are grandparents now.We've been working on the family tree off and on for years now, we never finish and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I thought this would be a good place to start the process of remembering the stories of our lives and our parents and grandparents' lives for our kids and grandkids before it's all forgotten.