Friday, December 24, 2010

Josh's Violet

 Josh is raising a rabbit as his 4H project and her name is Violet. He got her whe she was a baby and she's grown considerably since then. She is litter trained so she is able to come into the house each night for some "family time".

Thursday, December 23, 2010

In Memorium

On Sunday, December 12th my Dad passed away from complications from Parkinson's disease. He would have been 92 years old on January 8th. He was a wonderful, loving dad and he will be missed.

Donald C. Morehouse Sr.

Donald C. Morehouse Sr., 91, of 822 Lawrence St., died Sunday, December 12, at Samaritan Keep Home where he was admitted last June. He was born January 8, 1919, in Dexter, NY, the son of Charles R. and Eunice Nottell Morehouse. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1938 and enlisted in the Army in 1941. He served a year with the 101st Calvary regiment, four years with the signal corps and three years in East Africa, Asmara and Eritrea. From 1948 until his discharge in 1953, Mr. Morehouse was in charge of the radio-television studies at the Chaplain School, Fort Slocum, New Rochelle, NY. In 1954 he was employed by WHEN -TV in Syracuse, as a transmitter engineer until the fall when he came to WCNY in Watertown. Mr. Morehouse was promoted to chief engineer of WCNY-TV and WWNY radio on January 3, 1960. He was employed by the broadcast company for over 35 years until his retirement in January 1987.

He was an avid ham radio operator, acquiring his first radio at the young age 10 years. It was also common knowledge in his circle of friends that "if Don couldn't 'fix it' you might as well throw it away." Another past time over the years was trying to win the lottery.

He married Helen Fargo, daughter of Louis and Anna Fargo of Adams Center on February 7, 1942 at St. Patrick's Church, in Watertown. Mr. Morehouse is survived by his wife of 68 years, and five children, Donald C. Jr. and Christel Morehouse, Lowville, NY; four daughters and their husbands, Helen and Bob Hillis, Sodus, NY, Anita and Jim Wheeler, Pulaski, NY, Anne and Scott Greene, Heneritta, NY, and Mary and Ray Weston, Watertown, NY; 15 grandchildren and 3 step-grand children, 9 great grandchildren and 9 step-great grandchildren. A half-sister, Paulanita Beam pre-deceased him in 2008.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 15, at 1:00 PM, at St. Patrick's Church with the Rev. Donald Robinson, pastor officiating, burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 at the Cleveland Funeral Home.

Josh's Concert

Josh's Christmas Play

Josh's class put on a play today, based on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Josh was Who #5. They also read poems, and his poem was called "The Treehouse".