Reflections of the Waterside ... throughout the generations
Once in a Blue Moon Opportunity gam & cairn-building
portfolio intro ~ folio 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 ~ 8 ~ 9 ~ 10
Overleaf ~ folio 5 link
 
The Waterside movement was launched in a Motion of Comity in the month of February1999 ~ between blue moons in January and March.1 Thereafter, major benchmarks in the Waterside Plan in Motion were marked as Once in a Blue Moon opportunities2. It followed that a new generation of the Waterside would be marked with the blue moon of July 31, 2004 ~ (which coincidentally fell on the opening day of Yankee Homecoming).

This proved opportune for Lord Timothy Dexter to fulfill his prophesy that from time to time he may come back "toue see houe you all goue on" ~ and the perfect opportunity to assess where we have been, where we are and where we are going. As such, an afternoon "gam" and cairn-building (to signify that we had come this far) was in order.3
Pre-gam event

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Lord Tim at Market Landing Park with Randy Eaton as a seaman in Newburyport's Independent Marine Company & John Brennan as Dexter's poet laureate Jonathan Plummer.


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Lord Timothy Dexter poses with two generations of the Waterside people drawn here just as the Plan in Motion was launched anew in 1999.


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Former Newburyport Mayor (and two-time Yankee Homecoming Chairperson) George Lawler greets Lord Tim at Market Landing Park.

Let the gam begin

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At exactly two bells of the Afternoon Watch ~ Jonathan Plummer & spiritualist Madam Hooper introduce Lord Tim for the Once in a Blue Moon Opportunity community gam, July 31, 2004. ~ held in a Motion of Comity with Yankee Homecoming.


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His Lordship hears himself beckoned as two bells are rung ~ which of course is the nautical way of timekeeping on board ship (see link without).


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And then it's time to chime in with Dan Cleary & Chuck Wright ~ who later perform along with Al Maguire as Moments In Time. This triad will bring momentum to the 2006 community gam ~ which promises to be a whale of a good time. (See link within for that gam's roster and more images.).

Building a cairn to signify that we have come this far ...

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Lord Tim gathers with the younger generation of the Waterside people at a favorite setting on the waterfront ~ the special place where we can see our tomorrows dawn. (See prior earlier reflection of Dexter probing for rocks, bricks, ballast & other finds at this site at this link within). Captain Ray Pike looks on & forward.


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Dexter takes this Once in a Blue Moon opportunity to indoctrinate more of the Knowing Ones, one by one. It proved an opportunity to reflect upon where we have been, where we are and where we would like to be when next we meet ~ as individuals & as a community.


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Suggesting that each one find a special stone to add to the cairn ~ Lord Tim shares and compares the stones, some indigenous, some obviously ballast from ship's sailing from distant ports ~ and some bits of the brick mentioned on the generations foundation monument. (See previous folio.)

 

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Lord Timothy Dexter gams one-to-one with one of today's generation of the Waterside people.


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Madam Hooper calls to Lord Tim about her discovery of a "worked stone" ~ the handiwork of sea or seaman on this minon of the Mineral Kingdom.


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Jonathan Plummer and Captain Ray Pike gam a bit about community boating ~ the latter about his plans for community boating at the Mouth of the Merrimack River.

 

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Jonathan Plummer with the fair ones as the afternoon of the Once in a Blue Moon wears on.


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The namesake ~ reflecting on MacKenzie's Wharf..


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The cairn when done. Well done.


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Come to know more about how time and progress are marked here in the Waterside at these links within.

2 See this link within for more about the Once in a Blue Opportunity event (gam and cairn building) held in a Motion of Comity with Yankee Homecoming.

3 This link within plots Dexter's next homecoming (fulfilling his prophesy that he "may com back toue see houe you all goue on") ~ with his anticipated arrival at Market Landing sometime before Yankee Homecoming's noontide opening ceremony. After crossing the Merrimack River, Dexter comes prepared to dip his oar in for the Waterside community gam which follows --- and to follow through with the dream of "the Capteein" to launch a community boating program at the mouth of the Merrimack. Join in the gam to learn more about the Waterside's past, present and future.

 
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