Hello! What a week we had here in Easton. From a very warm Memorial Day weekend, the temps digressed to the point where I had to burn a fire in our wood stove during the week to get the cold and dampness out of our house! At least all looks good right now, and Sunday promises to be a great day for the Oliver Ames High School graduation. I had the opportunity to work with a number of OA seniors through the Local History class, the Senior Project event, as well as the annual Devin Ness "Day of Kind-ness" which is a day of community service involving all of the OA Seniors. What a great class of seniors we have this year, and we can be very proud of them. Please join me in offering our congratulations to the OAHS Class of 2019, and to all of our outstanding high school graduates both here and around the country.
The summer newsletter is at the printers and should be out early next week. Watch your email for your electronic copy!
Below is a photo I may have shared before, but thought it appropriate as they are the first graduates of the new "Oliver Ames High School" in 1896. Still called the Easton High School that year, as the transition in school names had not quite finished, the class included both a three and four year program. A lot of familiar Easton names are here, and I hope it reaches a few descendants who might enjoy seeing a relative's senior photo.
Stay well, and get ready for summer!
Class of 1896 Easton High School
Four Years’ Program
Gertrude Clifford Belcher, John Wilmart Belcher, Francis James Bradley, Frederick Thomas Conley, Ethel Helene Copeland, John Patrick Cunningham, Harry Bertram Davis, Caroline Torrey Drake, Hattie Belle Heath, Annie Louise Howard, Leigh Shelton Keith, Lewis Arthur Miller, Lottie Mitchell, Edith Winifred Pratt, Charles Martin Ripley, Lorenzo Deroyce Smith, Esther Elizabeth Soule, Mabel Lavinia Soule, Harriette Vesta Stone, William Arthur Taylor.
Three Years’ Program
Grace M. Cassiday, Henry Preston Fitton, Leroy Grinnell, Susie Thompson Howard.