I'm thinking this week of Tom and Emily Haggerty, who were married in 1971. I had a brief visit with them just after Thanksgiving at their home in NH. Tom was home from a recent hospitalization, still facing some health challenges, but he was in good spirits. It was a pleasure talking with him. Emily served tea, and we had a delightful visit.
Emily is my cousin. She and I both descend from the Andrew Nichols who built "Pine Knoll" in Danvers in 1861. Andrew and his wife Lizzie (Elizabeth Stanley Nichols) had eight children there, including the boys who would became our grandfathers.
|Tom and Emily at Glen Magna, June 1971|
This weekend I will see Emily again. We will gather at South Church in Portsmouth, NH, February 4 at 2:00 pm for a celebration of Tom Haggerty's life. Unfortunately he was not able to regain his health; Tom died January 20, 2017. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the many former students who considered him one of the best teachers they ever had. Click here for Tom's obituary.
A scholarship fund in memory of Tom has just been announced: