1978  To  1979

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Phillips Van Cleve Blakeman visiting his folks
Cataumet, MA

February, 1978

Back in Monmouth Junction, NJ, this potbelly
stove warmed their entire home very nicely

His old candle-in-a-beach-found-float and
lots of plants are in this little dining room

Found this big mahogany roll-top desk at an auction.
Not their dog; probably dog sitting

New sprout on the Schefflera umbrella tree plant

Debra Blakeman waiting in their shop near
the Princeton hospital during the '78 blizzard

Darby Dale Blakeman, Age 0

February 07, 1978

At home in Monmouth Junction, NJ


Darby and her paternal great grandmother
Charlotte Phillips Van Cleve Church

Cataumet, MA

Boy (name needed) with Darby

Back in Monmouth Junction, NJ
July, 1978

Deb painted vines on their kitchen cabinets

Adding another
August, 1978

Van's workbench in the basement

Experimenting with a high speed
film needing no flash

Spider webs in the trees

Painting by Van's sister Hannah H Blakeman

Fall trees and a red house on a placid lake
Do not know year or location

Reading the Trenton Times newspaper


Got a new Ulefos wood stove
December, 1978

Much, much nicer then the old potbelly

Winter sky on Richard Road

December 25, 1978

Pepper the cat
February, 1979

Is this Aaron Stover?


Their screened cabana on a redwood platform
in the back yard behind the cottage

Van chopping small firewood
for the wood stove

Darby Blakeman, age 1,
February 07, 1979

Deb and Darby are vacationing in California
April, 1979

This is the South Laguna community park

Visiting old neighbors Bill and Bernice Bailey

Their old home next door

The new owners turned the deck into a dining room

Bill and Bernice taking Deb to check out the trailer

Joshua Tree, CA
April 15, 1979


Bernice Bailey

with Miles Staples and Willa Bailey Gupta

Bill and Bernice's back yard
April 17, 1979

The first 'On Consignment' in their lives. This one in
Laguna Beach. Van opened one in Princeton, NJ

Back home in Monmouth Junction, NJ

Maternal grandparents Stanley and Barbara Hildebrand

May, 1979

Van made this sign for Paul Hill's Fine Foods

May, 1979

He made this sign for Crisp N' Clear Printing
Princeton, NJ

He made this sign for his shop, On Consignment
later renamed Princeton Furnishings & Antiques

Connecting to the town's new sewage line

Monmouth Junction, NJ
May, 1979

South Brunswick bringing in a new sewer line


Their Arborvitae corner now includes a stockade
fence discarded by his shop's landlord

Preparing to lay a second driveway
in back of the cottage

Ernie Sturgeon did the heavy lifting in exchange for ...

letting him park his machine until all sewers were in

Red and Barabra's back yard in Pennington, NJ

Bobby Stover with Dar

Darby and dad in Squeteague Harbor
Cataumet, MA

Below his folks home (not visible here)

With paternal grandmother

Virginia Davidson Blakeman

Dar and cousin Erich Martin Giebel

Paternal grandfather Thomas Ledyard Blakeman
sailing the boat

Ed Delaney and Eileen Delaney

Best friend neighbors trick-or-treating

Monmouth Junction, NJ


in his shop: Princeton Furnishings And Antiques

aka: On Consignment

Posing for an article
about the store

Tom Blakeman, Erich Giebel, Virginia Blakeman,
Deb Blakeman, John Randall, Darby Blakeman,
Leal Blakeman Randall. Thanksgiving

Need location. November 22, 1979

Their Christmas tree

Monmouth Junction, NJ

December 25, 1979

Red Hildebrand, Aaron Stover, Bobby Stover
Geri Stover, Darby, Deb, Barbara
don't recall name, Robert Stover

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