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Gramps Edwin Schuyler Walden 1922-2017

Many of you have come to know Gramps through facebook and our blog; here is a little more about his ordinary extraordinary life. Edwin Schuyler Walden was born in Greenville, Maine July 20, 1922, hand delivered by the famous Doc Pritham.  … Continue reading

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The Whiffletree – Sign of Spring

The winter of 1929 was markedly cold, snowy and long. It began unusually early and snowed more than it had in quite a few years. My bedroom window had snow on the sill most days and all winter I had … Continue reading

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He Raised the Roof for Her – an Everyday Valentine

She was a fine looking New England woman and he was a quiet man with a mustache.     It was a marriage made in Maine and from all reports a long and happy union. Abby was one of the famous … 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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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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The Miserable Wonderful Fishing Day with Uncle Stan – and his woods coffee recipe

The making of Uncle Stan’s woods coffee is an exact science. First, take an old blackened coffee pot. Put in some coffee and sugar. Add an egg, smashed shell and all. Stir around and put the whole thing in your knapsack … 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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