Bea gets married

Bea

Bea and Harry Farrar were married in 1916. Below is her account. “Some weekends I spent at the George Farrar farm. This was the home of Harry Farrar. He had been my teacher at Normal School. He had several brothers … Continued

Fifth annual Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Brattleboro Area Jewish Community will hold its fifth annual Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2019, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, Vt. Six appraisers, specialists in their fields will … Continued

Hard work…Part 2

Charles

Last week Bea Farrar wrote about the boy Charles being shot. Below is the rest of the story. “I hustled the children into the house, grabbed some clean white cloth for cuts etc., put on a rain cape and with … Continued

Hard work…little pay

Harry Farrar

Here’s another installment from Bea Farrar’s manuscript. It details Harry and Bea moving back to the farm in 1924. “After we came back to the farm Harry sold off some timber. The man who bought it also bought timber on … Continued

Vermont heritage

Samantha

Here’s a story I think many of my generation will relate to. Instead of hiring a babysitter my parents took me most everywhere they went. My father and mother had a way of making it fun. I remember going to … Continued

Andover schoolmarm

Andover

Recently Peter Farrar loaned me a couple interesting historical items. One item is a 38-page handwritten manuscript. This is an amazing record of early 1900s Andover. It was written by Agnes Beatrice ‘Bea’ Farrar, Peter’s grandmother. The other item Peter … Continued

Delivering the mail

Vera Lundburg

Below is more from Vera Lundburg. Here she describes the mailman’s perils in Andover in the 1930s. Wilt Holt was the mailman she mentions. Much is known about Wilt Holt. The mailman “Occasionally the mailman has an insured package to … Continued

Perils of Pawleen Part 2

Vera Lundburg

Below is another episode from Vera Lundburg’s manuscript. You may recall Eric and Vera Lundburg had moved to Andover from New York in the early 1930s. In this episode Eric had gone to Springfield, Mass. to examine a rare book … Continued

Charlestown’s Stephen Hasham

Hasham

Much has been written about Stephen Hasham of Charlestown, N.H. But most of what has been written has been limited to clock books or trade magazines. Therefore he is not well known locally. Below I give a brief history.   … Continued

Bellows Falls sports history

sports

Last fall Bob Miller, publisher of The Vermont Journal & The Shopper, gave me about a dozen antique glass plate negatives. These negatives were something Bob’s father had owned. I sat in Bob’s office holding the glass negatives up to … Continued

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