Wednesday, August 22, 2012

School Days! Now and Then ...

The season is turning, and along with a few red leaves (we're nowhere near what this photo shows, yet!), the school buses are tuning up and there are new outfits for school, new books to explore. At the Waterford Historical group, we've enjoyed listening to stories of school days at the district schools -- which stopped being used after the town's central school opened in 1957.

More stories tonight (Wed. Aug. 22, at 6 pm); hope you'll be there.

Meanwhile, just for the record, here's a discovery I made today: Mrs. Vida Nina (Watson) Fitchett's 2009 obituary, in the Caledonian-Record, specifically mentioned the Wood School, one of the last four district schools of the town. Here's the link:


  1. Hi, Just sorting out this blog's features and I am guessing one can only post in the comments section. Abel Goss ( 1763-1825 ) and his wife Irena Sprague (1763-1853 ) are my 5th ggps. Also I have Bucks, Chases and Craws. In Sept, I am returning to ME, NH and VT to visit ancestral sites for the very first time since I broke through the secrecy of adoption and have attempted to piece together various huge family trees. Hope to make it by.... Miles Drake

  2. Hi Miles Drake - Thanks for posting your comment. The Davies Memorial Library has some nice material on Abel Goss, I believe. And if you're around on the 4th Wednesday at 6 pm, please do join the "Waterford Historical Group" meeting hat evening! Welcome.