Times are getting fewer and fewer that all nine of us can be in the same place, so these moments are precious to me. My best friend and business partner, Irene Liebler, submitted some of her work to the Salmagundi Club’s 2016 Non-Members’ Photography & Graphics Exhibition in Manhattan and got three pieces into the show (congratulations, Irene!), so it was a great excuse for all of us to go down… especially since all nine planets lined up, and no children had anything more interesting to do than hang out with their parents in the Big Apple.

As it turned out, not only did we all make it down, many, many friends showed up out of the woodwork to party with us! So much fun to see familiar face after familiar face turn up in places like the subway (Stephanie Hart), the restaurant (Deirdre Lonergan, Stephanie Gosteli, and Wendy Mackey), and the show (Jil Grey, Ellen Bean, Lauren Mallow (sp?), and Diane Heriot). It’s no small task to get to Manhattan from Guilford, so we were thrilled, and Irene was moved at the show of support.

One cool thing is that Rachel and her friend Scott Weady are the models in one of Irene’s pieces called “Sign of the Times.”

And, yes, that would be Abigail wearing four inch heels to traipse around Manhattan. Only Abigail.

  • Connolly Girls
    Connolly Girls: Abigail, Me, & Rachel
    Connolly Girls
  • Olivia & Jack Liebler
    How I love them.
    Olivia & Jack Liebler
  • Train Fun
  • Olivia & Zach
    Zach often has this affect on Olivia.
    Olivia & Zach
  • Irene & Stephanie Hart
    Irene & Stephanie Hart
    Irene & Stephanie Hart
  • Greek dinner somewhere
    Greek dinner somewhere
  • On the street
    On the street
  • John & Irene Liebler at the Salmagundi Club
    At the Salmagundi Club. Irene's photo "The Red Balloon" is featured here.
    John & Irene Liebler
  • John and Jack Liebler
    Jack Liebler reviewing with his dad the art shot he had taken of him.
    John and Jack Liebler
  • The Salmagundi Club Non-Members' Photography & Graphics Exhibition
    The Salmagundi Club Non-Members' Photography & Graphics Exhibition
  • Super 9 Children: Olivia, Jack, Zach, Rachel, and Abigail
    Olivia, Jack, Zach, Rachel, & Abigail. Zach, "Okay, so now what do we do?"
    Super 9 Children
  • Diane Heriot, Jil Grey, and Ellen Bean
    Diane Heriot, Jil Grey, and Ellen Bean
    Diane Heriot, Jil Grey, and Ellen Bean
  • Irene & Olivia
    Irene & Olivia
    Irene & Olivia
  • Friends! Jil Grey, Irene, Diane Heriot, & Ellen Bean
    Friends! Jil Grey, Irene, Diane Heriot, & Ellen Bean
    Friends! Jil Grey, Irene, Diane Heriot, & Ellen Bean
  • Rachel with a photo of her in "Sign of the Times"
    Rachel Connolly with the photo Irene took of her and Scott Weady called "Sign of the Times."
  • Shaking up the Salmagundi Show
    Deirdre Longergan, Wendy Mackey, and John Liebler
    Shaking up the Salmagundi Show
  • Group Shot at Salmagundi with Irene
    Irene's Posse
  • John Liebler with his remedial ticket
    You have to ask him.
    John Liebler with his remedial ticket