Sunday, June 21, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Brouillard Cake


Brouillard_90613 011, originally uploaded by shersteve.

You can have the cake and eat it too!

Brouillard's 50th Anniversary


Brouillard_50thFamily, originally uploaded by shersteve.

Deena, Millie, Dick, and Kristy pose at the beginning of the party held Saturday night at River Falls in Woonsocket.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Story of Taps

There was a printed handout available at the Jean H Joyal ceremony on 6/6/09 with the story of the origination of Taps. While the printout was a compelling read, according to the West Point web site, the more accurate version of the story can be found here.

It must be pointed out that other stories of the origin of Taps exist. A popular one is that of a Northern boy who was killed fighting for the south. His father, Robert Ellicombe a Captain in the Union Army, came upon his son's body on the battlefield and found the notes to Taps in a pocket of the dead boy's Confederate uniform. When Union General Daniel Sickles heard the story, he had the notes sounded at the boy's funeral. There is no evidence to back up the story or the existence of Captain Ellicombe. As with many other customs, this solemn tradition continues today. Although Butterfield merely revised an earlier bugle call, his role in producing those 24 notes gives him a place in the history of music as well as the history of war.
Read the full story of the origin of Taps here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

slide show - military honors for Jean H Joyal

This is the photo slideshow for the military honors performed by the Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard Riders for Jean H Joyal on June 6, 2009.



The audio for the ceremony can be found here

Military Honors for Jean H Joyal

This is Steve Sherlock with a special edition of Jerry's Story. Dad and I drove down to Westbrook, CT on Saturday June 6th to participate in the military honors ceremony for Jean H. Joyal coordinated by his brother Albert. The Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard and over 60 members of the Connecticut Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders conducted the ceremony.

Time: 18 minutes, 34 seconds



MP3 File

Session Notes:

Music intro My intro

This is Steve Sherlock with a special edition of Jerry's Story. Dad and I drove down to Westbrook, CT on Saturday June 6th to participate in the military honors ceremony for Jean H. Joyal coordinated by his brother Albert. The Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard and over 60 members of the Connecticut Chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders conducted the ceremony.

This audio recording will replay the ceremony almost in its entirety. I say almost as there was about 3 minutes edited out from the recording. This was the period when the Veteran Honor Guard had taken down the town flag and were folding it according to military protocol before passing it to the First Selectman, Noel Bishop.

Master of Ceremonies was Ken McCarthy
The Blessing was given by Pastor Reverend John W Wilson

A couple of notes on the recording:
  • This ceremony did take place on the green in Westbrook, CT. Some traffic sounds will appear in the background.
  • The ceremony started at 10:00 AM and during the flag ceremony, you will hear the local church bells ring ten times.
  • There is also a persistent minor clanking At first I wasn't sure where the clanking came from. Then as I listened to this again I found that the sound stopped when the flag ceremony began. I realize that the clanking was from the flag rope and connectors flapping against the pole in the gentle morning breeze.
On behalf of the Joyal family, I want to extend our thanks to all who made this event possible. It was a wonderful and moving tribute. Thank you!

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This podcast has been a community service effort provided to extended Joyal family

For additional information, please visit jerrysherlockstory.blogspot.com/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The musical intro and closing is from the Podsafe Music Network featuring Alexander Shulgin

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Patriot Guard Rider's bikes lined up

Over 55 Patriot Guard Riders showed up to honor Jean H Joyal with a brief and moving ceremony on the Westbrook, CT green on Saturday.

The Joyal Family is thankful for the outpouring of support.

More photos to follow.

Monday, June 1, 2009

John F. Sherlock Jr.




PhotoSHERLOCK, JOHN F. JR. ESQ., 90, of Robert St, Pawtucket died Saturday, May 30, 2009.

He was the husband of the late Leora A. (Balkcom) Sherlock.

Mr. Sherlock was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John F. and Mary A. (King) Sherlock Sr. He was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army serving in Europe during WWII. Mr. Sherlock was an Attorney in the City of Pawtucket for many years.

He is survived by his children John F. Sherlock III and his wife Karen of McLean VA, Matthew P. Sherlock and his wife Patricia of Seekonk MA, Mark P. Sherlock and his wife Paige of Pawtucket, Lauren Petrucelli and her husband Joseph of Duxbury MA, Moira Walker and her husband Ron , and Lisa Roberts and her husband Chris, both of Swansea MA, his brothers Gerald Sherlock of Smithfield, Henry Sherlock of Providence, his sisters, Martina Higgins of Narraganset, Angela Brousseau of Wakefield and Helene Mainor of North Kingston, 13 grandchilden and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sherlock was the father of the late Leora Costa and the brother of the late Paul Sherlock, Edward Sherlock and M. Frances Campbell

The funeral for Mr. Sherlock will be Thursday at 9:00am from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marys Church, Coyle Drive Seekonk at 10:00am. His burial with full Military Honors will be in Mt. St. Marys Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Wednesday 4-7pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leora Costa Scholarship Fund C/O RI Hospital 169 Point St, Providence RI, 02903 or Beacon Hospice 1 Catamore Blvd, East Providence RI 02914 in Mr. Sherlocks memory. For online condolences please visit www.manningheffern.com


Original published in the Providence Journal here