Hello from a very damp Easton! Saturday, April 28th is our spring bottle and can drive, held at the Museum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine! We will be collecting returnable bottles and cans in memory of Ken Martin who ran this important fundraiser for us for many years. You might think that a nickel doesn't go very far, but each of them added together adds up to a significant amount, and each one is very much appreciated. Hope to see you!
I would also like to let you know that Alfred G. Morse passed away this past Monday at the age of 94. Alfred was the grandson of Alfred B. Morse, the builder of the Morse car, who himself was the grandfather of E.J.W. Morse who founded the Morse enterprises in Easton in the 1820's in the cotton thread manufacturing business. Alfred G. continued in his family's manufacturing legacy as the President of the Crofoot Gear Company, a well-known successful business on Central Street, South Easton, for many years. He was well-liked by his employees and a respected member of the business community and around town. After graduating from Oliver Ames High School in 1941, he entered the U. S. Army during World War II and attained the rank of sergeant. Following the war, he returned to Easton, married his wife Rosemary, and raised five children. Besides his business interests, Alfred served for most of his adult life as a Trustee of the North Easton Savings Bank, and as President of Unity Church. In 2016 we had a visit from the 1907 Morse Car, and Alfred was able to visit and see the car again. Below is a photo of Mr. Morse with the Morse car.
Here is the link to his obituary. We will certainly miss him, and we express our sympathy to the entire Morse family. We also extend our sincere thanks for suggesting that memorial donations be made to the Society. We are honored to be thought of in this special way.
Until next time,