Historical Happenings

Hello everyone,

The flag at the Society is flying at half-staff in honor of all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor seventy-five years ago today. My mother-in-law who is 89 can remember being in school in Brockton when the announcement came across the intercom. My neighbor on Foundry Street when I was growing up, Harvey Johnson, was at Pearl Harbor that day, and other than telling me he was there, never really said anything further about it. Let us all pause to honor the memory of the fallen, the survivors, and the brave Americans who continue to serve our country in all branches of the Armed Forces. We are preparing for our December Open House this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. From 1:30 to 3:30 two Oliver Ames High School graduates and authors who now live on Cape Cod will be present to sign their books. At 2 p.m. they will briefly comment about their writing experiences. Linda Manning Williams graduated in 1957 and wrote about living first on Borderland property as a nurse for Blanche Ames and then at 48 Pond Street in her book Through the Widow's Window. Recently she has prepared a cookbook and is writing her fifth children's story. Judy Manchester (Bougas) graduated in 1963 and after teaching for many years became a freelance journalist and a writer of award-winning short stories. Her first novel, Sisters of the Stone, focuses on generations of women who came to live on an island off Cape Cod. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Please call the Society at 508-238-7774 for more information. We have received Easton tote bags that were designed by the Clover Club and are now on sale at the Society. The canvas bags are $20 each. Proceeds of the sale of the tote bags along with the Easton throws also originally done by the Clover Club will support scholarships. Please remember that we are collecting toys for My Brother's Keeper again this year. We have a collection bin (looking a bit empty at present) and if you would like to support this please drop off your donation at any time to the Society. Suggestions include Lego's, Frozen characters, superhero characters, clothing, gift cards, craft kits, Boston sports items, books, twin bedding. Wishing you all a great week, and holding in honor those who have served or are presently serving our country, Frank

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