Monday, May 25, 2009

The Noonan Family

This is a beautiful picture of John, Marie-Line, Zelda, Tess, and Edward.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Man with Dog

This self portrait was done by John Noonan in the early 80s, when he and Marie-Line were living on the Lower East Side. We were all in New York, and it was a great time to be there. It was still affordable, and all our friends were laying the foundations for their careers. We were working hard and having a blast---there was no other place to be! Of course, John was only 29 or so when he did this painting, but he ended up looking EXACTLY like this. It's such a wonderful piece of folk art, and is so very John. He had a big mixed breed dog named Weezer in San Francisco that he loved very much, and the poor pup was lost in the park by a flakey friend. John never got over this....and I think Weezer was immortalized here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Good bye John

My dear brother in law, John Noonan
passed away after a long struggle with cancer. He fought so bravely, and wanted to live more than anything. He loved Marie-Line, Tess, Zelda, and Edward so much. John was such a kind soul, with that Irish twinkle in his eye, and always had a smile. He was a poet, a musician, and loved Bob Dylan and a good cup of coffee. He was kind to everyone, and everyone adored him. He has friends from all over who are so saddened by his death. We will all miss him.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ladies' Weekend

Here's our cousin Robin, Sam, Linda, and me visiting Marita in Miami last weekend. Marita is unbelievable, and totally focused on her Bridge game. We had such a great time! It was just the gals, and it was so relaxing....we just hung out, did some shopping, and went to Coral Reef for dinner. Sam wore metallic shorts, and carried a silver vintage Chanel bag. Verrrry nice! She's moving to Napa to go into the wine business with Trevor, and wants to bottle her own. We spent the entire weekend discussing the name and image for the label.