I’ve been intending on doing a fourth of July review blog. But since fourth of July is a memory 3 weeks away, it seems a bit late. Thus, I figured since I am going back to where we celebrated the fourth of July this coming Saturday that I would feature that rather than the fourth itself. Onset is a village of Wareham, MA where my grandparents moved to in 1970 (I think, it might have been 1969). They purchased three different houses:
The residence, where my grandmother currently lives, pictured below.
A two family, which is actually two apartments, upstairs and downstairs, pictured to the right of my grandmother’s house below.
And finally, the guesthouse across the street from my grandmother’s, which my aunt bought around 1996/97.
My grandmother is kind of a pack rat, and so keep that in mind as you see her livingroom below.
Here is the view from her house over Shellpoint, pardon the orange temporary fence, it is there because they set off the fireworks from the point:
I’ve been going down to Onset every summer of my life for the Fourth of July. All my family goes, including all my aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Herring side of my family.
This was Kalila’s second time coming, so she was not real used to the geography. I took her along the water, on our way to town for chips and soda:
This is the heart of the baracaded area above, where the fireworks were being prepared.
Above is a picture of the Onset Bay, and Wicketts Island is in the center.
A view of the larger beach.
The prettiest thing in that day is leaning on the light pole above.
Pictured in the center above is the pier in Onset. To the immediate left of this picture is a park at the edge of town.
For Kalila’s sake, I showed her the statue of the Inidan girl in the center of the park above. This is the statues view of the bay.
Mark Anthony’s is the only pizza place in Onset and it is probably the best pizza I’ve had in Massachusetts. When I was a kid, me and my sisters used to stare at the pizza dude all the time in the window as he would be tossing the dough. I was lucky to get this kind of a shot since the traffic was so bad.
Above is the small park in the center of town, and the wall there is a monument to the veterans of the area.
Above is a picture from the center of town to Shell Point, Central Blvd. My grandmother lives at the end of the street on the left.
Above is a view of the bay from a side street on Central Blvd.
Above is a view from the upstairs deck of some friends of the family, Bruce and Moe.
There is the token sunset shot over the inlet of the bay that leads to the Agawan River.
I tried my hand at some fireworks shots too.
Saturday we are going back from our second BBQ of the summer in Onset. We normally have one 2 or 3 weeks after the Fourth. Everytime I’m there, I get an Onset of memories…Sorry, that was cheesy, but I bet that would sell on t-shirts.