About the Book
This book includes a collection of photos from my parents photo albums of the family of Joseph Dagenais who ventured from Canada to New Britain, Ct. where he met and married my Grandmother, Victorine Beloin. They raised their family in Connecticut during the depression. Joseph died in 1931 and Victorine in 1941. I wrote My Joseph story (page 79) in a college class in 1980 and then commenced my genealogy research when I retired 15 years ago. The book includes a genealogy and pictures of their descendants, my aunts, uncles and cousins. It also includes a list of last names of cousins on the page, "Are You a Cousin?" I conclude the book with my personal notes of living in the 1930 and 1940s with the Ice Man, Rag Man, along with the Victrola. My children's generation has no knowledge of any of these things. My cousins have enjoyed the remembrances.
Graduated June of 2007 with Associate's Degree in Visual Fine Arts and Photography. Frist place photography show at Terryville Fair (Connecticut) in September 2006 ; 2nd place for Photography in Best of Show award in June of 2007 at Southington (Connecticut) Art Show and 2nd place for photography at CCIC in May 2007and 3rd place in the creative category at CCIC in October 2009. Completed a 255 page report on the Old East Street Cemetary in Plainville, Connecticut - and this compilation now appears in the CT State Library, Plainville (CT) Library, Godfrey Library in Middletown. In 2008 compiled a picture book of the 12 clocks on the streets of Bristol, CT with a little history of each; % in 2009 completed a picture and history book of Boy Rock in Plainville, CT dating back to the 1920s with the hope of preserving the Rock which is in danger of being destroyed. And now my 2nd Petee book - his life in pictures .