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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Robin Fiske's 60th Birthday

Today was my cousin Robin's 60th birthday.  He's 9 months or so younger than me, having been born on 3. 26. 1951 in Tucson, Arizona, where my mother was born, and where at that time my grandmother, Isabelle Daniel Jones Hall, was very ill with cancer. I guess that his father, Milton, and his mother, Theckla, must have been there to help Barb and Irving take care of her, and there Robin was born.
He still seems very young! Robin skiis a lot, lets his friends borrow his car way more than I would even, and is cheerful a lot of the time. He also knows how to help take care of Barb in ways that I would find hard...
She enjoyed his birthday party despite pain in her arm from the removal of her melanoma tumor (we hope that's all there is) and loved seeing people. Thanks to everyone who came, or who in any way acknowledged Robin's birthday.

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