. . . above: Welcome Pineapple [L] and autumn pumpkin banners flying over the front doorway of 3 Front Street in 2015 . .
The empty flagpole and window boxes on her lovely little home at 3 Front Street are sad reminders that Kathy passed away on April 11, 2016. So, I was very pleased to read in the May Spy that members of the Stockade Book Club will be striving mightily to recreate Kathy Johnson’s window box displays. And, although I won’t be climbing up to outfit her flagpole several times a year, I hope to recreate a bit of the joy her banners brought many of us by sharing a collage of photos taken by me over the past several years of the varied flags Kathy hung for us as the seasons changed. It’s a poor substitute for festive flags catching the wind and sun, but I hope it reminds all of us of Kathy’s contributions to the Stockade, and of the small joys we can give each other with just a little effort and a friendly gesture.
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. . Kathy’s banners were created by the Master Flagmakers of Bisgrove Designs, Newburyport, MA . .
follow-up (May 13, 2017): Great news about Kathy’s Banners, thanks to Michele McGovern of 27 North Street: