We started going to Cape Cod in 1974, when Hank and Judy Shanahan Suhr invited us to stay with them and their daughters Leigh and Sharon.  We stayed in Bass River, at the cottage of Hank's sister Dottie and her husband Barney Foltman.
         We loved it so much, we went back every year for many years, renting from Dottie's neighbors Joe and Terry Leddy.  We made friends with the Leddy's, and with the Foltman kids, Ursula and Barney Junior, and with Hank's uncle Gus.  We went some years with other relatives, and longtime friends.
         Family crises kept us away for years, but then Angie and I returned in 2002 with Maria and Danny Valint, and their boys DJ, Tim and Bailey.  And in 2010, Angie and I returned for the Fourth of July weekend, and again for a week in early June 2015.
         The watercolor above shows the Bass River as it looks from the shore at West Dennis, a favorite place for mucking around the marsh-bottom for shells and other treasures of the sea.  The photos below span many years.  More will be added soon.



Sharon and Judy Suhr
(Angelo in the water)

At the Lobster Pot in Provincetown.
Angela: "Are you gonna EAT that?"
Angie: "I am."
Angelo: "I think she is!"

Our family at the Eastham windmill.

1975 (or so)


Angela, Lee Siracuse, Angelo,
Cindy and Lisa Siracuse

Angelo and Angela

The day's catch.

1976 ~ Angelo at Sandy Hook Beach, Sandwich



Bobby Coniglio

Judy and Leigh Suhr crabbing at Parker's River


Angelo at the Parker's River Bridge


Bass River Rod & Gun Club Clambake


June 2002

Danny, Maria, Bailey and DJ arrive at the Cape.

Bailey checks out the fishing boats at Chatham


Tim, Bailey and DJ take the beach at West Dennis

Angie the shell seeker ~ Bass River outlet 2002


Bailey found some ice cream that matched his eyes.


2010 ~ Fourth of July Weekend

Angie on West Dennis Beach

The Bass River from West Dennis pier

A treasure in the West Dennis marsh


Parnassus Bookstore, Route 6, Yarmouth. ~ 2010, its fiftieth year.

Angie the shell seeker ~ Bass River outlet 2010


Still in business!
~ Jerry's, best lobster roll on the Cape~

Katie and Irene, at Jerry's


Hydrangea in a Bass River neighborhood


Parker's River bridge, South Yarmouth.
Another resting place for Angela's ashes. 
The breeze took some North>, the tide carried some South<


The end of a perfect weekend.  Walking towards the Parker 's River outlet, the evening of July 4th, 2010.


One of Angelo's last wishes was for us to take his ashes to Cape Cod.  We visited there from 6 June to 13 June, 2015.

Our rental on Gull Cove Road at Wallis Drive in South Yarmouth


We spread Angelo's ashes at the Parker River bridge and in the Bass River at Dennis Beach,
two spots where he loved to fish.

We had lobstah rolls at Jerry's,
where Angelo liked the fried clams.


Our cousins from California, Joe and Lillian Cannon, were on a Massachusetts tour and we picked them up one day and visited Provincetown.

Joe       Lillian               Angie       Ange
made Joe's shirt and her outfit.

Provincetown Town Hall

Iconic Lobster Pot restaurant.
I had soft-shell crab.


Q:  What do you DO at Cape Cod?
A: Walk the beach, count the waves; collect stones and shells.


A bee pollinating a salt spray rose (beach plum) at Dennis Beach.


We had never visited the Cape in June, so the rhododendra were a surprise and a treat for the eyes.


We stopped at shop in Sandwich that has fish on its outside walls.

Inside Grainger Pottery ~ plaques molded from real fish.

Two sisters, Caroline and Lauren, are partners at Grainger Pottery.  We purchased this 'sand dab', a small flounder.

Click the logo for more about Grainger.





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