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A group of Friends from Framingham Meeting attended the Lights for Liberty protest in downtown Framingham, Friday evening, July 12, where hundreds gathered to protest the inhumane treatment of migrants in detention camps across the country. At 9:00 PM, candles were lit as part of a national movement to create a ‘silent sea of candles’ across the nation. Thank you, Friends, for adding your Light to this cause.
The children gave it a good workout this morning, and united in expressing great satisfaction! Thanks to Doug Lippincott and his nephew Ivan, who found it as a giveaway, transported it in 2 trips to the meetinghouse, re-assembled it, replaced some worn parts, and stabilized it. Click on the title of this posting to see more photos!
On Sunday, May 5, we joyfully welcomed two new babies to our community, Sebastian and Isaiah. Doug Lippincott led us in singing our traditional welcoming song, “Circle of the Sun” as we celebrated our growing group of children. Each child present was then called by name, welcomed and cheered by all, and received a potted flower. A big welcome to Sebastian, Isaiah, Eowyn, Alex, Juniper, Teal, Amelia, Lucas, Beau, Sadie, Linus and Helen!
We usually have a shared meal of soup plus sides that people bring on the first Sunday of each month ("First First Day" in old Quaker terms). This month, Doug Lippincott and Melissa Foster presented an eclectic array of music. Both Doug and Melissa sang, while Melissa also played flute, button accordian, and shaker, and Doug played at least 2 types of ukelele. "Would you like to wish on a star" was a big hit with Amelia, whose favorite Messier object is M60. About 30 people enjoyed the show after having soup and sides.
On Easter Sunday, the children all helped fill plastic Easter eggs and then all helped to hide them around the field. We reserved the area around the swingset and sandbox for the littles, while the bigs could hunt anywhere they had not hidden eggs themselves. Everyone, including adults, had a great time! Thanks to Kristen and Amie for saving the day by providing candy! Click to see more photos!
On First Day, March 17, the First Day School children heard the story of Esther and her courage in asking the king of Persia to save the Jews from the villain Haman. As is traditional, the children used noisemakers called "grokkers" and boo'd whenever Haman's name was mentioned in the story. They made "hamantaschen" (Haman's pockets), cookies that look like pockets with gold and jewels inside, and learned about old-style "pockets" that were just folds of cloth tied to one's belt. Then they learned about William Penn, who similarly showed courage asking the king of England to save the Qua