Hello all! Yesterday we opened the Museum for the OAHS Class of 1970 who are in town celebrating their 50th Reunion. Jonathan Coe and the Reunion Committee planned a number of events including a bus tour of Easton, lunch at the Museum, a dinner last night at the Easton Country Club, and a brunch today. It was really great catching up with friends and meeting many other people. (The reunion was planned for last year, but due to Covid, it was postponed for a year).
The Museum lost two people who were such important supporters over the years. Past President Ed White was Society president when we received the Old Colony Railroad Station from the Ames family in 1969. He was very involved supporting the Society in our early years, running fundraisers such as our popular antique car meets, working with other volunteers rehabbing the old railroad station, and helping to develop our early collection of Easton history. Just a few days ago we lost Lee Williams who was a steady supporter of the Museum for so many years. Lee was always ready to share a story about his experiences growing up as a "Furnace Village Rat" near the Five Corners, and was a regular contributor to "Reminiscences." He donated to the Museum every year, and thanks to his generosity our "Chowder and Chatter" dinner and talk became an annual event. Lee paid for that dinner since its inception (the idea was originally proposed by the late Dr. Robert Misiewicz, and Lee took the lead on making sure it would happen each year.) Our ladies powder room is named for his late mother Margaret Adams Williams. Both Ed and Lee were great examples of supporting the community they lived in, leaving it better than they found it, and raising up a new generation of leaders.
Today I have included two more photos from the 1968 Gym Jam, and I hope to get more names! Both photos are of what I believe to be the "Triple Balance" routine, where three of the boys positioned themselves in a particular form to demonstrate balance and strength. The boy on top must have been higher than the basketball hoop! Note also the two boys sitting on the basketball hoop supports, getting an eagle eye view of the event - who might they be?
Until next week,
Stay well, Frank
Curator: Frank Meninno