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Gramps Goes to Washington, DC!

When Gramps volunteered for the Army in 1942 and reported for duty at Valley Forge, he had to pass a physical exam along with all the other young men. Well, said the doc, ‘Anything wrong with you?’ In the spirit … Continue reading

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In which Gramps Builds a Homemade Tractor

The other day, Gramps and I went joyriding. We stopped by this old vehicle. Gramps looked under the hood, (ayuh, it is a Ford) and kicked the tires, something the men in our family like to do. Then he got … Continue reading

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In which Gramps is for the Birds

Gramps is 93 and he sees things a little differently than I do. His vision, thanks to a small laser op, is 20 20. But I’m only partly talking about physical eyesight. Some things you see with your memory, desire … Continue reading

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In Which Gramps and I Go Remembering

Yesterday, Gramps and I went remembering. We stood at the shore of Lower Wilson Pond and as we looked out at the water, he pointed to a spot.  “There, right there”, he said, “I learned to swim.” That was 88 … Continue reading

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The Twice Moved Old Barn by our House

Edwin Orin Walden (1882- 1937) was a dear Christian man, so said the townspeople of Greenville. He walked stooped over for much of his life because of an accident that broke his back but did not slow him down. Professor … Continue reading

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The Perfect Father and Son Day on Wilson Pond circa 1961

The beautiful summer days up here in Maine have Gramps remembering the Perfect Summer Day. Here he tells the story. Every summer for several years my wife and I and our children moved over to Tracy Island on Upper Wilson … Continue reading

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Our Famous Gramps has a Birthday!

Gramps throws around the word, famous, often. I have learned that words are relative so when he tells me someone is famous I take it from whence it comes. For example, in Gramps’ youth, the young girls from Willimantic were … Continue reading

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Storing our 1914 Evinrude Motor in Wilson Pond for the Winter

Gramp’s father was Harold George Walden, most often referred to as HG. This is one of his hunting adventures that I think deserves a telling. Gramps was about 8 years old at the time of this story so this is … Continue reading

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George Charlie Chaplin Falkner and His Wife who Escaped the Circus

When I brought my new bride, Barbara, to Greenville, Maine, I wanted her to get to know the local characters. On the list were George Charlie Chaplin Falkner and his jolly wife Mary Curtis Falkner who escaped a life in … Continue reading

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The Christmas Conundrum

Here are some childhood Christmas memories from Gramps. Merry Christmas. It’s Christmastime at Walden Farm and I have spent my allotted Christmas money. The Christmas conundrum is this – how to get gifts for my five siblings and parents with … Continue reading

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