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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Bill!


Pomfret No. 4 School, where I learned some of life's most important lessons:
Reading, writing, arithmetic and citizenship.

A very happy birthday to my brother Bill, for whom Plainfield might as well be on the far side of the moon -- living as he does in hot, sunny and dry Tucson, Arizona, with my lovely sister-in-law Barbara (BJ to all).

His present this year was two vintage photographs: one of the three-room country school we attended as kids (Town of Pomfret School No. 4, Laona, NY) and a photo of his teacher, Mrs. Hortense Ellis, with her Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students.



Mrs. Ellis' 'Room', 1948.
Many happy returns!



-- Dan Damon [follow]

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2 comments:

Rob said...

I love the old photographs...such character in shots like those...and Happy Birthday Bill!

Anonymous said...

Reading, writing, arithmetic and citizenship. Maybe they should get back to teaching these subjects.
Happy Birthday to your Brother!