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Turning Back The Pages 10-27

75 years ago — October 1936

Reflections of the Season (editorial): Remember the old torch light parades of years ago. They might have been foolish but they furnished lots of fun and excitement. The parades of today are usually lighted by automobile headlights which are not half so romantic and thrilling as the old oil torch on a stick used to be. “Them was the happy days” — and all said and done they were American days with no taint of radicalism and communism.

LAKEVILLE — P.W. Decker had the misfortune to cut a hand last Monday while working on a buzz saw, making six stitches necessary.

SALISBURY — Paul Parsons Jr. has gone to Hartford where he has a position in the Aetna Life Insurance Co.

50 years ago — October 1961

John Murtagh, a familiar figure for the past 41 years to persons living on the rural delivery mail route of Sharon, will make his last mail deliveries tomorrow. He will retire and, for a time, he says, take it easy.

Miss Barbara Berti, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Celio Berti of Lime Rock, left last Thursday by jet from Idlewild to visit her aunt in Gladstone, Oregon. Miss Berti plans to visit the state of Washington, Vancouver, Campbell River and British Columbia before returning home.

On Wednesday Mrs. Millicent Warner and Mrs. Bertie Cartwright of Cornwall were guests of Governor and Mrs. John Dempsey at a tea in honor of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.

25 years ago — October 1986

From business suits to evening wear and a favorite old shirt to wedding dresses, Lakeville’s Gudrun Duntz has been a professional seamstress for 30 years. She throws a party of thanks for her regular customers every year — time allowing. She dresses carefully each morning, in an effort to reflect a respect for good workmanship.

SALISBURY — Norma K. Horner has sold Hairport Ltd. to Hope Robinson of Goshen.

Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.