It’s that time of year again when spooky things are seen around town. And they’re all looking forward to the Open House on Sunday October 22nd when we will revisit Easton in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s!
Below is a scene from the Town Pool, 1962. Do you remember riding your bike there on a hot summer day? Taking swimming lessons early in the morning when it was still too cold? Jumping off the dock? Taking the test for the ‘green’ tag? Then you’ll want to stop by the Railroad Station to see our exhibits.
Town Pool 1962. Easton Patriot newspaper.
Did your family ever pick up pizza from the Crossroads Café? Maybe on a Friday or Saturday night? A special treat.
Photos, Easton Patriot, 1962.
Did you go to Oliver Ames High School? Football games at Frothingham Park? You could hear the cheering and the band playing blocks away. Remember Val “Muzy” Muscato? (On the left in the above photo.) Or basketball or baseball games? Maybe you played a sport for OA. Not until 1973 was the first Girls’ Track Club formed. The club officially became a team in 1974. Things were different then.
If you remember sock hops, poodle skirts, mini-skirts, drive- in theaters, Walks for Hunger, James Taylor, candy cigarettes or wax lips, please join us! Twelve-thirty to four-thirty.
Now the first of December was covered with snow
and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston
Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting
with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go
There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway
a song that they sing when they take to the sea
a song that they sing of their home in the sky, maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
but singing works just fine for me
So, goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won't you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James
Anne Wooster Drury
Anne Wooster Drury