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xoxoxoBruce 05-10-2015 04:18 PM

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For Mothers' Day the Grange planted trees.
Homer, one of the sons of Mrs Percy A Fuller mentioned in the clipping, died this week at 95.

xoxoxoBruce 05-12-2015 01:49 AM

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A tongue in cheek piece I wrote, knowing both Leonard and George were avid readers of the magazine.

Griff 05-12-2015 06:58 AM

Ha!

glatt 05-12-2015 08:49 AM

That's great! Reminds me of that video a few years ago of Griff's saw rig of death.

xoxoxoBruce 05-17-2015 12:36 AM

http://cellar.org/2015/Boulder.jpg
You'd think it was the Rock of Ages.
http://cellar.org/2015/churchstone.jpg
Jesus, people...
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow,
Don't stop, it'll soon be here,
It'll be, better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone.

xoxoxoBruce 06-02-2015 01:49 AM

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The town's song.

Gravdigr 06-02-2015 06:12 PM

Two phrases leap out at me from post #35:

"An attractive granite boulder..."

was moved with

"...the town tractor."

xoxoxoBruce 06-02-2015 07:28 PM

Well you can see from the photograph the rock is quite comely.
Smooth shoulders rounding down to the classic boulder shape so often seen in classical paintings and motion pictures. Then the shapes falls away to a solid Congregational worthy base. A light and dark patina shows it's classic features to good advantage.

The town always had to have a tractor, not just for mowing, but for a front end loader with which to load trucks and carry attractive boulders.

:haha:

xoxoxoBruce 07-18-2015 11:16 PM

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Aunt Dot is a genuine badass.
My grandfather built on the mountain with lots of woods to harvest and sell for firewood. His cousin built a couple miles away in the lowland by the river and farmed. This article is about my mothers cousin, Aunt Dot. She always wore men's cloths, like bib overalls and a flannel shirt, never married, and took no shit from anyone. She worked in Smith&Wesson's factory custom shop (the Wessons lived close by), and shot on the company pistol team in competitions.

I last saw her at year ago at my mother's funeral. Now in her mid-90s she managed the rough terrain and side hill of the cemetery pretty quickly with no assistance. Genuine old New England Yankee, and genuine badass.

Sorry the end of the article was clipped off but you can make out what they are saying.

BigV 07-19-2015 10:22 PM

Badass.

Gravdigr 07-21-2015 06:02 PM

Go Aunt Dot!

xoxoxoBruce 07-31-2015 01:10 PM

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It's Stoll there, but very little paint as that's not environmentally correct these days.

xoxoxoBruce 08-18-2015 05:59 PM

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Hey, get away from that nice '57 ragtop, ya brats.

xoxoxoBruce 09-05-2015 08:05 PM

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Gordon Casey was a local character and fire chief back when the volunteers elected the chief. This race was in 1951 at the Plainville track in CT. That track was dirt when it opened but the fans complained so much it was paved before the second week. It ran from '48 to '81 then sold to a NY developer who bought several CT racetracks. Now it's a Lowes home Improvement, Loews theater, K-Mart and A.C. Moore plus several fast food restaurants. I noticed the byline on the clipping is Monica Tinty. The Tinty family was principal owner of that track. I guess the paper was happy with free coverage. :haha:

Gravdigr 09-07-2015 10:59 AM

I enjoy this thread.


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