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Turning Back the Pages

100 years ago — January 1923

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Marston of Copake spent last week end at Fred Marston’s in Salisbury.

 

Walter Loucks Jr. of Lakeville spent Sunday with his grandmother in Lime Rock.

 

Fishing through the ice is the sport of the local nimrods these days.

 

My French lesson on Josephine Baker

According to Joni Mitchell, “In France they kiss on Main Street.” Oui and non. Some kissing, mostly smoking. Sorry Joni. Actually, while in France, I asked for the location of Main Street. The confused look I received told me that “Main Street” is not really a thing in France or, more likely, they had no idea what I was trying to say.

I will write you soon with some thoughts that seem ever so empty now

That’s my pal Walter “Mac” Davis about the death of Betsy Howie, the mother of our daughter Calpurnia. He is referring directly to “Callie’s Talley”, Betsy’s book detailing with, to the penny, the first year of Callie’s life. What it cost. Some people took offense. How dare Betsy! A mother putting a dollar, no a penny, on a life! All the stuff!

Turning Back the Pages

100 years ago — December 1922

The sleighing and wheeling are both excellent.

 

Neal Wyncoop has gone to Maine to visit friends and hunt deer for a few weeks.

 

LIME ROCK — Miss Clara Barnum has a nurse caring for her.

50 years ago — December 1972

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