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A Walk Around The Bailey’s Homestead   3 comments

We arrived in Grantham, New Hampshire August 18th, where we spent a few days with daughter Kate
and her family. In between some misty rain showers, I spent some time walking around their 17-acre
homestead. It’s a beautiful place — so peaceful.

— kenne

Quechee Gorge In Vermont   2 comments

Quechee Gorge (8/18/21) — Image by kenne

While visiting daughter Katie and her family in Graham, NH, we explored nearby Quechee Gorge State Park.
The day was misty, with the sun occasionally shining through the clouds.

Located along US Route 4, thousands of visitors stop each year to take in the breathtaking views of the Quechee Gorge.
The park’s focal point is Vermont’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago.
Visitors can look down at the Ottauquechee River, flowing 165 feet below viewing points along Route 4.

— kenne

Grantham New Hampshire Snow Fall   1 comment

Images by Kate Turner Bailey

Daughter Kate and her family live on 17 acres in Grantham, New Hampshire. Getting snow in the winter is not unusual; three feet of the white stuff is unusual. You can see an animal path leading down to the brook and across it if you look carefully.

These images are the morning after the winter storm. The day before, Kate texted the following video.

— kenne


In care you are wonder, the chicken are fine — all fluffy with plenty of food and water.


Nick’s Birthday 2009 — Two Photos   1 comment

Nick's Birthday Party 2009

Nick's Birthday Party 2009Nick’s Birthday 2009 — Images by kenne

This September, grandson Nickolas will be celebrating his 15th birthday.
Wish we could be there. Maybe we can make if for the 16th.

— kenne

Posted August 10, 2020 by kenneturner in Family, Information, New Hampshire, Photography

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Hope On The Move   Leave a comment

HopeComming To Texas blogComputer Art by kenne

In August of 2011, I created this artwork from a photo daughter Kate took the first time they left Ft. Collins. At that time they were moving back to Texas, but the stay didn’t last long before they moved back to Ft. Collins. 

When they made a move back to Texas, I did a blog posting, “Hope is Coming to Texas.” Hope is now on the move again from Ft. Collins but this time to New Hampshire. The journey begins today, and once again they will see wind turbines. 

The wind turbines keep on turning and Kate, like me keep chasing them like Don Quixote — “The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.” 

In the posting six years ago I shared the following poem. Since I haven’t yet written one on Kate and family’s latest move, this one will have to suffice.

Windmills of Hope

Arriving in Texas 
where pickups are still king

Yellow buses grazing 
under a cotton-ball sky

Extreme traffic on the right
sensible on the left

Just remember
I ain’t your dude

You can’t buy me with
a “Two-Step” lottery card

Make it a beer or two
at the old saloon

Times are different
so continue lying to me 


Tanuri Ridge Resident, Peter Danforth, May He Rest In Peace   Leave a comment

Mara, Peter and Carolyn at the Tanuri Ridge Spring Festival this year. Image by kenne

The community of Tanuri Ridge has lost another dear friend, Peter Davis Danforth. Peter died under hospice care in Alamo, California on June 29, 2011, of pulmonary fibrosis. Peter was born on November 22, 1933, in Bronxville, New York, to parents Ethel and Joshua Davis Danforth. Peter and his brother, the late John “Skip” Danforth, were raised in Rye, New York.

A proud graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (1951) and Princeton University ’s class of 1955, Peter had served as Class President at Princeton as well as President of  Princeton’s oldest a cappella group, the Tigertones. He remained active in Princeton ’s Alumni Council throughout his life, receiving the Class of 1955 Distinguished Service Award.

Following college, Peter earned his MBA from the University of Texas . He served in the US Air Force, which fostered a lifelong interest in aviation. He delighted in making cross-country flights between New London and Tucson in his Cessna, and loved to take friends and family up into the skies with him. He so enjoyed sharing his love of flying that he served as a volunteer pilot for the Wright Flight Foundation in Tucson , which serves to motivate children by exposing them to the discipline and joys of flying.

Peter was deeply loyal and generous to any and all schools he or his children attended. He served on the Colby-Sawyer Board of Trustees for many years, including as Chair during the College’s transition to co-education. In recognition of Peter’s service and philanthropy on behalf of the College, in 2001 Colby-Sawyer named its new dormitory Danforth Hall. Both of his daughters, Kimberly and Laura, and his granddaughter, Kristin Danforth Surowiec, are alumnae of Colby-Sawyer.

Peter spent 35 years of his career in venture capital, working at Payson & Trask, Gunwyn Ventures, and, for many years, Fidelity Investments. He left Fidelity to start his own venture company, Kearsarge Ventures, before retiring. He was a director of the New London Trust Company and a consultant to the New Hampshire Charitable Fund. Retirement allowed Peter to pursue golf, one of his greatest passions and pastimes. The list of golf clubs he frequented is extensive, but he had a special fondness for the Tucson Country Club as well as for the Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury, New Hampshire , where he was a founding member.

Even a brief biography of Peter Danforth’s life would be incomplete without mention of his devotion to Bill W, where he found a circle of friendship and fellowship beginning on May 19, 1973.  Peter served as sponsor to many Friends of Bill through the years, and was unfailingly supportive, wise, and clear-minded in his counsel.

Peter is survived by his wife, Sheridan Danforth, of New London, New Hampshire, and his four children: David Danforth of Milton, Vermont; Mark Danforth of Moraga, California, Kimberly Danforth of Larkspur, California, and Laura Danforth of Farmington, Connecticut. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, who was held in his great-grandfather’s loving arms not long ago.

There will be a service in Peter’s memory at the New London Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 6, at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, the family invites friends who wish to honor Peter to support the Wright Flight Foundation ( or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (

The following video of the Princeton Tigertones was dedicated to Peter. The song selection is excellent, especially the James Taylor song (2:38 minutes in), Shower the People You Love. 







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