Tag Archives: stories

Gramps Gets Promoted

Gramps had only one regret about his military service; he was not promoted to Captain. He tried a few times to get his rank changed  and even called Susan Collins to see if she would hear his case. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in memories, story telling, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in fishing, memories, story telling, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

East Road Excitement circa 1938

Dave Curtis was at times a bus driver, piano player, photographer, dog owner and generally well-liked East Roader. When he had to get off airport land because of eminent domain, Dave decided to take just his photography studio to live … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How an 8 Party Line, Hatbox Car and 2 Farm Kids Saved the Elliot House

A Walden Farm Tale – Gramps and Viv Walden One five, ring twelve was our number at Walden Farm. It rang one long ring and two short. Sometimes my sister Lambie and I would pick up when other people were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Planning the Garden with Gramps

We are in the thick of winter so yesterday I handed Johnny’s Seed Catalog to Gramps as a nod to spring and the large garden we hope to plant. We began our work on the garden in the fall because … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments