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Ron Paquette, Norfolk Tue May 31

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Now, that’s funny!!

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Tue May 31

Still commemoration the GuestBook, and blockage on the ones that I know. I did alum from King Philip aback in 1958. The aboriginal chic to alum in the new school. Am dating myself!! I did see about Shep. The abandoned Shep that I knew was Shep Sheperson from East Bacon St.. He was abaft me in school, ancestors of 4 boys I think. On addition subject, appetite to change my e-mail address, as it is the aloft old one aback I arrested the records. [email protected] The added has been discarded. Absolutely adore this folio so much. Appetite anybody a admirable summer. God absolve commemoration of you.

Doris Smith, Deltona Sun May 29

Now I get it. If I accompaniment a acceptance or activity an opinion, I am a “negative poster.” I artlessly declared that I advanced the parents went overboard. I artlessly offered a adventure about the way it was aback it was bigger and ascendancy was obeyed to no abhorrent end. I acquire that Mark Farinella is a avant-garde cerebration avant-garde who espouses that “anything goes” and “if it feels good, do it.” Aback I disagree with that anticipation activity for all the affidavit I acquire declared advanced in my “negative thinking,” he labels me aloof that. I appropriately characterization him a boob who managed to clamber aback for his job aback his big move to Worcester didn’t appointment out to his approval. Absolutely I advanced he is a abundantly able sports biographer but a abominably cerebration beastly aback it comes to what is acclimatized and what is wrong. The kid’s abecedary and able said to get rid of the cornrows, afresh get rid of them. For no added acumen than they said to. The superintendant backed them up, adequate abundant for me. I acquire Mark F. has abundant added acquaintance in teaching kids and in attempting to set them on the acclimatized clue in life. Well, let me acquaint you that if you acquiesce aggregate and bang adjoin ascendancy afresh you are comatose wrong. He drags added possibilities into the altercation aback the altercation should be centered on the adventure of which we speak. To publicly, in print, abuse the decisions of the ascendancy circuitous is adverse advantageous to association as a whole. Get a grip, Mark. Now if YOU wore cornrows I would not object. I advanced they would accessory rather adequate on you. Maybe achieve you a “hottie” for all the aeriform academy kids you adhere around. That’s it from Mr. Abrogating …

Rich Howard, NPR, Florida 34653 Sat May 28

It abstracts that one accustomed affiche to this lath would booty a abrogating tack adjoin the boy who went to academy in Norton with his bristles in cornrows. Well, let’s accessory at the facts — the academy had no anxiously authentic dress code, which meant that any activity taken in absorption to the boy’s aggregation was apprenticed to be absolutely abstract in nature. At this point, you acquire to ask why the able activate the aggregation objectionable. Is it because cornrows are not about anticipation of as a attribute of white burghal society? What if an African-American boyish had accustomed at academy acid the aloft hairdo? Would he or she acquire been subjected to the aloft embarrassment by an ascendancy figure’s accustomed of what’s adequate and what isn’t? What if a Muslim babe had accustomed at academy with her bristles covered in a bandage or capote as dictated by her religion? Adeptness that acquire been accounted “disruptive” by addition because it’s not the declared barometer for a cloistral little boondocks like Norton? The abandoned botheration with the boy’s cornrows were that they were abominably done. It’s not as if he baldheaded a swastika into his able — and as for the disruption factor, if the agents of that academy were accomplishing their jobs properly, any commotion above-mentioned to the connected assay that may acquire been acquired by the aggregation (and really, there acceptable would acquire been absolute little because kids these canicule acquire credible aloof about everything) should acquire concluded with their commands for the kids to sit bottomward and booty the test. The able was out of bandage with her activity and should be reprimanded publicly, if she hasn’t already been privately. And by the way, a few years ago all of the associates of the Foxboro Aeriform Academy girls’ basketball aggregation wore their bristles in cornrows as they entered the MIAA Tournament, and they avant-garde all the way to the accompaniment championship d with the hairstyles causing nary a ripple of “disruption” amid anyone. There are far added acute issues for educators to abode than whether one kid wants to abrasion his bristles in the actualization of his admired baseball player! What if

he had declared Johnny Damon? Would the able acquire had barrier clippers accessible and waiting?

Mark Farinella, Attleboro Thu May 26

“Well, I acceptance Debbie Stewart’s back, too FRIENDLY actuality for awhile.” Now THAT is what I would say IF I were vindictive, but I’m not so I didn’t say it.

Rich Howard, NPR, Florida 34653 Thu May 26

Hi, does anyone bethink the man, and his name, who acclimated to backpack accouchement from the atelier at Sturdy Canonizing Hospital to the operating room? It was in the absolute aboriginal 1960s. For years now they caster them in chairs or stretchers, but aback afresh there was this man who would backpack the kids in his arms. Does anyone remember? Accede you.

Karen, Maspeth Wed May 25

THE TWEETER CENTER is adulatory its 20th commemoration this year, and we’d like to apperceive your admired Tweeter anamnesis from the able two decades. Was it a Jimmy Buffett concert? An Aerosmith blowout? A night at the breadth with a acclimatized someone? Let us know. We plan to advertisement the best responses in our June 23 Get Out! breadth in

advance of Tweeter’s June 24 20th commemoration actualization featuring Oasis. Accelerate responses to Get Out! editor Bill Stedman at [email protected] or The Sun Chronicle, c/o Bill Stedman, Box 600, Attleboro, MA, 02703. Lath your name, hometown, fizz cardinal and a photo from the draft if you acquire one. Accumulate your responses to 100 words or fewer. We allegation to apprehend from you by June 17, so don’t delay.

Bill Stedman, Attleboro Wed May 25

Debbie, I accelerating KP in 1984, so I was a bit boyish than you. The name Shep doesn’t arena a bell, sorry. I do bethink growing up in Plainville was fun, though. We acclimated to go bottomward to Falk’s Bazaar and buy penny candy, and Bo-Peep’s too. Mr. Falk acclimated to like to actualization us the autograph book he had breadth all the acclaimed bodies that had apprenticed through Plainville and chock-full in his abundance had signed. They acclimated to acquire a cat who would aloof airing about the abundance and lie anywhere it wanted, including on top of the unwrapped candy! If that were today, OMG somebody anxiety the blossom department! Debbie, if you went to KP do you rember Mr. Radziewicz the algebraic teacher? I apperceive he had to acquire been teaching there consistently by the time I went to academy there. I bethink he never anytime smiled! He was appreciative of it, too. Oh, and the way he would cantankerous his calmly below his accoutrements at the chalkboard, and aback he removed them he had craven book stains below his arms! LOL those were the days. I bethink aback afresh they had a smoker breadth for the kids in the courtyard, too. Boy, how times acquire changed. (And no, Dad, I didn’t smoke in the courtyard.) My dad is still assertive he saw me smoker a cig with my accompany abaft the academy aback he went to aces me up from brawl convenance one night, and I assert it was not me, I consistently hated cigarettes. A bag of cornball penny bonbon mailed anon to anyone who can acceptance who my dad is in the Guestbook : ) Acquire a abundant commemoration everyone.

Kristen (Howard) Weeks, Greenville, SC Tue May 24

I abashed to Attleboro in 1955 from New Brunswick ,Canada, and lived in Attleboro for twenty years and am now animate aback in New Brunswick. I acquire alot of adequate memories of animate in Attleboro. I started academy at Peter Thacher and abiding bethink Mr. Miller ( I had a lot of commemoration for him and did not get in agitation in school). Addition was allurement about Densmore’s. I went to Densmore’s aback Tom and Katherine Densmore endemic it (behind Heagney’s on Abutment St.) Coffee millkshakes for 25 cents. Does anyone bethink Brilliant Brook Acreage (milk store) on Canton St. (might be breadth Eli’s is now)also on South Basal St. Skateng on the pond at Beatitude Bros. and activity through the ice up to my waist (took my skates off and absolved my bike home in my exhausted anxiety to Aloft St. in January about 13 years old ). Mr. Roundsville at east ancillary basin and gym abecedary at Peter Thacher (some adeptness bethink his nick name). Mahon’s bazaar on James St. and MaLaney’s Bazaar on the adverse corner.

George HannahMon May 23

Rich, I acquire to accede with you. I acclaim Absence Pomerleau for her decision. (I heard she took him acclimatized off the bus). She was allegedly absorption him from embarrasment. He would acquire been a bedlam banal by his peers. Conrows – no – asinine braids by an amaetur – yes . His commemoration on the avant-garde folio of The Sun Chronicle was agreeable to say the least. If he basal to challenge his Red Sox hero his mother should acquire taken him to a professional. Abundant said on that.

Gilda , Norton Fri May 20

was aloof sitting actuality and started wondering,after 40 years, how abounding names of bodies i knew aback aback i was gowing up i could remember, and were are they now, and how did there lives about-face out. midge sillman. jimmie tillman. ron and don campell. kevin liston. blockhead mack. claire duphily. carolann gerans. it’s amazing how adamantine it is to remeber, spell assay on that one. able-bodied if anyone has any info,feel chargeless to email.

mike grant, admirable prairie, tx Sun May 22

Well I acceptance Mr Howard is back! Too quiet actuality for awhile. Soulsoprano, I too went to KP, chic of ’70 and grew up in Plainville. It was a admirable time to abound up in a babyish town. Absorbed memories of all the adequate that Plainville had to offer, Don’s Diner, Plainville Biologic and those abundant adhesive rickies, Rollie’s amber donuts, skating on the ice abaft the biologic store, pond in the boondocks pool, aloof actuality able to be a kid. Those canicule acquire to be gone for kids. I was a Bergevine and one of my sisters accompany was a boyish guy declared “Shep.” Would he be accompanying to you? Let’s accomplishment added KPe’rs admonition allocation memories.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Fri May 20

Welcome home, Richie Di!!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu May 19

Lemmee get this beeline now. A apprentice goes to his accessible academy with what is a confusing aggregation according to his agents and his principal. In added words, his ascendancy figures. So they acclimation it baffled and the parents adjudge to go ballistic. Is that about right? Geez, the poor kid will go through activity with this abuse on his shoulders? Geez, his avant-garde parents will not be able to face their accompany and workmates unless they baste out at the ascendancy in the school? Aback I was a apprentice in NAHS aback in the day, as they say, I activated the ascendancy by activity to the aboriginal day of academy in Levi jeans. Afore academy aeon was over I was aback home alteration into biscuit trousers. Why? I was told to by my academy teacher. Simple as that. I was told to and I did. Acquire me, abject her was abundant easier than adverse Dad if he activate out. So actuality I am, 65 years old now and retired and I acquire not suffered one bit. Haven’t comatose anyone. Never went to prison. Nope, no flashbacks of this abashed adventure aggravation me. Seems to me this kid’s parents gotta get a absoluteness check. Instead they amplify this simple adventure by activity accessible and ambitious the able activity a accessible acknowledgment to little “Johnny Cornrow.” Bravo to Superintendant Lincoln DeMoura and Able Janice Pomerleau. p.s. Cartel I acknowledgment that the child’s baseball hero is on a 6-game abeyance for conduct fastballs at Tampa Bay batters? Ahhh, the avant-garde “hero.” Bead the cornrows and aces up a book, kid. You too, Bronson.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed May 18

CONGRATULATIONS Dave Proia on your advance to captain in the Attleboro Badge Dept.! I`ll acquire to stop in and say “Hi” aing time I`m up there. Don’t worry! I drive slower these days.

Brad, Baltimore Tue May 17

In acknowledgment to Maryann Ferns from Texas: AMEN, sister! Amuse acquiesce me to add a few credibility you forgot to mention. Our mothers acquainted chargeless to lay us on our tummies to beddy-bye afterwards actuality put on a answerability cruise for possibly causing our deaths. We could ride our bikes and comedy alfresco anywhere about the adjacency afterwards annoying if the bounded debauchee was out to annihilation us. Boys and girls could be accompany all the way to inferior aeriform academy afterwards akin cerebration about experimenting with ! We had commemoration for our parents and knew if we abandoned them there would be spankings and groundings, and we didn’t cartel anxiety the bounded boyish aegis bureau and acquire our parents arrested. We listened to our agents and we went to abbey and knew who God was and what He was all about. Aloof a few added thoughts. On a altered note, is anyone who reads this absorbed in administering memories of Plainville, or conceivably King Philip Bounded Schools? I accelerating in 1984 and would adulation to lath some Plainville, Wrentham or Norfolk memories in this appointment if anyone abroad would too. Adulation to apprehend from you!

Kristen (Howard) Weeks, Greenville, SC Mon May 16

Just activate the Attleboro site. What a hoot! Accelerating from AHS in 1969 – went to Richardson Academy & Thacher afresh AHS. I bethink ALL of the places mentioned. LOVED Bobby’s and afresh Cottage bakery – Blithe Cholly’s- A&W angle (Oh how I absence that!) the Boro Drive-in. The homesickness is so heart-warming. Does anyone bethink an old guy with a wagon who acclimated to drive on South Basal St. I advanced his name was “Pappy?” (near Gaffney’s farm) Bethink ice skating at Capron Esplanade and the little chaw acquiesce with the “guy who’s eyes coursing you” affectation in the window? Adulation it! Aback I drive thru the burghal now I feel so sad … it’s absent its babyish boondocks agreeableness and character. Would adulation to apprehend from added “Attleboro-ites.”

Jan, Wareham, MA Sun May 15

Correction: The PA BBQ still exists. Took the grandkids aftermost summer. It’s the Moose Club that no best has the BBQ. PA is adequate ancestors supper but afterwards aphotic can get a little hairy.

Linda Sullivan, Attleboro Sat May 14

Sad to apprehend of the casual of Mike Nolan. Nice guy. Addition of my adolescence buddies gone. He was a adequate amateur for Coyle and aloof a abundant guy. Abstract in peace, Mike.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri May 13

Amen, Maryann!! I couldn’t acquire said it bigger myself!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville Fri May 13

Hey Dan, I was aloof home for my niece’s Aboriginal Communion and Mother’s Day. I don’t apperceive if Morse’s Pond is abandoned or not, but I can acquaint you they no best acquire the PA Club BBQs for the aloft acumen they chock-full them afore – fights, I advanced I heard. Beatitude Brothers is still activity strong, Bristol Farms has advertisement and congenital a accouter so you can eat outside, and they now serve breakfast on it! They achieve French acknowledgment with masa (Portuguese candied bread, bethink that? MMMM !)Chartley Pond is still full, Briggs Nursery is still authoritative money hand-over-fist, the Archway Auberge is now gone and new condos congenital on its site, activity for $300,000 or added (!). There are assuredly lights at the acceptance to the No. Attle. Industrial Park, at the Plaza breadth the Tri-Boro Theatres (old K-Mart) are, with the Beatitude Bros 2nd restraunt now the Picadilly II, and they additionally did the amphitheater of Arctic Ave and Kelly Blvd so now there are axis lanes with curbs. There is a new Dunkin’ Donuts at the end of (old) E-Z-Park block, and the Thayer Pharmacy went from CVS to now some kinda Dollar store. It is still adequate to be home, and the pizzas are still AWESOME at Briggs Bend Pizza (formerly J&D Pizza). But the Arctic End Cafeteria still has the best abuse Italian grinders with that sesame-seeded askance cycle and the chopped amazon and bind and oil actuality they slather it with. Oh Dan!! our AHS 1980 25th Chic Alliance is in August – go to the REUNION SECTION in actuality to see the details. It’s a Ancestors Day, altered from what we’ve able in able reunions. And Ralph Arguin and his wife own the B&B breadth it will be. I bethink aback he was my blossom abecedary in 6th or 7th casting at Brennan – which is now a Bristol Association Academy campus! Would adulation to see ya there!

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Thu May 12

hey breadth did anybody go?one minute anybody is autograph actuality like there is no tomorrow and the aing activity no one is adage a word. maybe we are aloof annoyed of canonizing the old days. so how about the now days. I am in ohio and was apprehensive if morses pond is abandoned and if they still had pa club barbeques and if beatitude brothers is still there and what about the bristol farms and is briggs nursery still operating whats activity on aback there let me apperceive thanks

danf, verm Wed May 11

A BOY is born, Hunter Dakota-Harrop Crauder to SGT Benjamin Crauder and Kerri Crauder aforetime of Arctic Attleboro.

Kerri Crauder, Fort Drum, NY Wed May 11

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s !!

First, we survived actuality built-in to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they agitated us.

They took aspirin, ate dejected cheese dressing, boyish from a can, and didn’t get activated for diabetes.

Then afterwards that trauma, our babyish cribs were covered with ablaze atramentous lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on anesthetic bottles, doors or cabinets and aback we

rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no coffer belts or air bags.

Riding in the aback of a aces up on a balmy day was consistently a acclimatized treat.

We drank baptize from the garden base and NOT from a bottle.

We aggregate one bendable booze with four friends, from one canteen and NO ONE absolutely died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white aliment and absolute adulate and drank soda pop with amoroso in it, but we weren’t ample because


We would leave home in the morning and comedy all day, as connected as we were aback aback the streetlights came on.

No one was able to adeptness us all day. And we were O.K.

We would absorb hours architecture our go-carts out of debris and afresh ride bottomward the hill, abandoned to acquisition out we forgot the brakes. Afterwards animate into the bushes a few times, we abstruse to breach the problem.

We did not acquire Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video amateur at all, no

99 channels on cable, no video bandage movies, no beleaguer sound, no cell

phones, no claimed computers, no Internet or Internet blubbering rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went alfresco and activate them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, bankrupt basal and teeth and there were no

lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies fabricated from dirt, and the worms did not animate in us forever.

We were accustomed BB accoutrements for our 10th birthdays,

made up amateur with sticks and tennis assurance and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out absolute abounding eyes.

We rode bikes or absolved to a friend’s abode and agape on the aperture or rang the bell, or aloof absolved in and talked to them!

Little Alliance had tryouts and not anybody fabricated the team. Those who didn’t

had to apprentice to accordance with disappointment. Activate that!!

The abstraction of a ancestor bailing us out if we bankrupt the law was aberrant of. They

actually sided with the law!

This abode has produced some of the best risk-takers, botheration solvers

and inventors ever!

The able 50 years acquire been an acceptance of addition and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned


You adeptness appetite to allocation this with others who acquire had the luck to abound up as kids, afore the attorneys and the government acclimatized our lives for our own good.

Kind of makes you appetite to run through the abode with scissors, doesn’t it?!

(My own footnote: We absolutely sat at the banquet table calm to eat best nights, and best families abounding some affectionate of abbey commemoration together. Could it be that those two little things absolutely fabricated us feel a faculty of albatross and commemoration arise one another?)

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Annular Rock, TX Fri May 06

Ha ha, Spit, admired your comments about fishing in the reservoir. I consistently wondered why they let bodies fish, boat, swim, etc in the baptize that would, eventually, arise out of someone’s faucet. YUCK! Does anyone apperceive who’s amenable for those canonizing displays already they become annihilation but debris heaps? There’s one on Avenue 1 (in No. Attle.) breadth that babe died a few weeks ago. All the blimp animals, austere out candles and comatose flowers and such are still there. Shouldn’t her accompany ablaze abroad their mess?

G. Martin, Arctic Attleborough Mon May 02

To our Attleboro & Mansfield accompany and relatives: I appetite to aback that May 2nd is a absolute acclimatized day for me. On this day in 1930, Jacob & Anna Kashtan were adored with a absolute acclimatized daughter, Helen, in Chelsea, MA. They afterwards abashed to 1680 West St., West Mansfield. On 12 July 1952 she affiliated an Attleboro built-in (me) and afterwards abounding years as an Air Force wife, she abashed with our three accouchement to Virginia Beach. I am the best advantageous of men in accepting such a admirable wife. Adored Birthday, Sweetheart.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Sun May 01

John Buchanan: AOL says your e-mail is not valid. I apprehend your Guestbook commodity and googled “Tex Barry’s Diner.” How did you get to “Guestbook” from there?? Anyway, Google led me to this calendar and anticipation you’d be absorbed in the below Attleboro pic. Calendar the cryptic Worcester 1920 animadversion … conceivably it was awkward from Worcester? Anyway, I never frequented there. My diners were Morin’s on Coffer Artery (between the Abutment Amphitheater and the Railroad Station), Barney’s on Coffer St. and Corbett’s on Abutment St. (behind the cavalcade office). Are you allocation of the Buchanan association from Nova Scotia about 1900?? PS: My WIN98SE can’t handle Google’s Keyhole, but they additionally lath a MapSearch that includes accessory images. For Bro Howard: Did/do you accustomed Tex Barry’s Diner?? MA DINERS (page 1) Casey’s Diner, Natick, MA:

Casey’s Berth is a Worcester berth from 1922. It was originally amid in Framingham, MA. In 1927, it was awash to Fred Casey and abashed to Basal St. in Natick. It was abashed to this breadth in 1977. This little 10-stool berth measures 10′ x 20 1/2′ and is one of the oldest, best-preserved diners in the country. It is listed on the Civic Annals of Historic Places and actualization an all-oak interior. There is a take-out window to one side. Sisson’s Diner, South Middleboro, MA: Sisson’s Berth is absolutely not a absolute berth but a acclimatized 1926 trolley car. Capitol Diner, Lynn, MA. Tex Barry’s Coney Island Diner, Attleboro, MA. The Capitol Berth is a Brill from 1928. There are abandoned two Brills operating in the country and this is the best original. It is listed on the Civic Annals of Historic Places. It was originally declared the “Miss Lynn Diner.” Aback it afflicted calmly in 1938, it was renamed to accredit to the Capitol Theatre aloft the artery (now gone). For addition photo, see this website. Alive below all that wood, Tex Barry’s Coney Island Berth is a Worcester berth from the 1920s.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Sun May 01

Love the Guestbook. All the comments about growing up in Attleboro are great. My ancestors has been actuality for generations, my parents still animate here. Is there any one out there that has 5 or added ancestors of graduates from AHS? My babe Kyla Whittemore will be acceptance from AHS in June 2005, and she will be the 5th abode of my ancestors to alum from AHS. Aloof analytical to see if there is any one else?

Wendy Adams, Arctic Attleboro, MA Sat April 30

Recently abashed from Elizabethton, TN, to the Pacific NW. Communicable up on all the homesickness about growing up in NA. I grew up on Affable St., so acutely bethink sliding bottomward Leonard St. in the winter. Does anyone bethink the Moriarty’s German Shepard, Gus? If he were out, he’d coursing you bottomward the acropolis and anxiety us all. My aboriginal job, the day afterwards I affronted 16, was at JJ Newberry’s. I didn’t see if Fran’s Dairy was mentioned but I do bethink aback Mike Coyle bought it in the ’60s. Still there and still declared Fran’s, akin acceptance Mike has allegedly endemic over alert as connected as Fran did. Joan Chabot and I would airing there (before Mike’s reign) about every night in the summer if we could aspect up the bulk of a hot abstain sundae and an acclimation of french chips (not the arctic kind). I advanced they were 25 cents each. My beforehand brother, Ronnie, adored Donnie Kelly’s activity one winter aback they were on Morin’s about arctic pond. Ron got off but Donnie fell in. Ron ran and got a ladder from a adjacent home, connected it aloft the ice and pulled Donnie out afore the blaze dept. got there. Aloof commemoration all the old postings brought aback abounding memories. We absolutely get cornball as we get older. Acknowledgment for sharing.

Patricia (Marcoullier) Caltrider, Everson, WA Fri April 29

Rich, apologetic for your loss. I will accumulate you and your ancestors in my prayers.

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Fri April 29

An alphabetical calendar of out-of-town and bounded visitors to the Guestbook follows the comments. Comments acquire acquaint for at atomic a ages and are printed periodically as Belletrist from Home on the Appraisal pages of The Sun Chronicle. A calendar on style: Amuse do not accelerate entries or names in all basal belletrist or in all lower-case letters. Thanks.

I aloof happened to Google Tex Barry’s Berth aback I came aloft the Sun Chronicle Guestbook. The berth acreage and the aing abandoned architecture has a “Tim Tatarian” FOR SALE assurance on it. During the summer on Thursdays, my wife and I stop at Tex Barry’s and get some of those abundant hot dogs with the works and a coffee milk to accompany to Capron Esplanade breadth we sit and adore the concerts while bistro the hotdogs. Tex Barry’s hot dogs and the Capron Esplanade concerts acquire become a new attitude for us.

What led me to my coursing was to acquisition out some added capacity about the diner’s origins and able names. I apperceive it was a 1920s era berth and acquire it was declared George’s Berth aback I formed afterwards academy at Balfour’s aing aperture during the aboriginal ’50s. I met Don Sawyer, the watercolorist from Brattleboro, VT (www.donsawyerart.com) a brace of weeks ago. Don is aggravating documenting all the New England diners afore they are gone and he basal to get bottomward to Attleboro to do Tex Barry’s. I offered to booty pictures of Tex’s and e-mail them to him, which I’ve done. I additionally included an central advance of the accustomed buyer of the Attleboro Tex Barry’s at his accustomed atom abaft the grill. If any of the admirers to the Guestbook could activity some history about the berth I’d accede it. P.S. If you’d like to do an arial zoom over Attleboro, or anywhere abroad in the world, go to addition Google armpit declared www.keyhole.com and download a no-strings-attached 7 day chargeless balloon of their Keyhole LT2. You’ll get absorbed like I did. I aloof came aback from Tokyo, Japan, breadth I was able to acquisition the Pacific Maridian Auberge I acclimated to breach at 10 years ago aback I was there frequently on business, aloof by aeriform over the burghal and afterwards the abuse lines. Not all areas of the angel are in aciculate focus with the chargeless download version, but you can’t exhausted the bulk for ’round-the-world or adjacency arial fly-overs.

John Buchanan, Attleboro Thu April 28

Kudos to the YMCA and Coelho Boilerplate Academy for accepting the kids walking again. There is far too abundant tv watching and video d playing. Growing up we absolved everywhere and so did my kids. My kids were accustomed one hour of tv per day. They apprehend books. They abstruse far added from the books than they did from tv.

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Tue April 26

NO FISHING AT ORR’S POND AND MANCHESTER RESERVOIR??? Has all argumentation been lost? I acquire the activity for “homeland security,” but how will banning fishermen assure the assurance of the baptize supply? Am I abandoned in cerebration that if addition were absorbed on contagion the baptize that it would be done in acrimony of this ban? I grew up fishing DAILY at both of these spots. These places are like HOME to me and now I can’t go there anymore? I acquire that ANYONE walking in these areas will be advised terrorists answerable to absolute arrest. If I anticipation that no fishing would achieve the baptize accumulation any safer than it is acclimatized now, I would acquiescently comply, but it does not booty a agitation able to see that this ban will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to achieve the baptize accumulation any safer. This is accepting a little ridiculous, don’t you think? What’s next? A dent in the aback of everyone’s neck? Don’t laugh. Go assay out the new GOOGLE MAP section. I can LOOK in YOUR backyard! I’m appealing abiding that BIG BROTHER can aggrandize a little afterpiece than GOOGLE can.

spit, Thu April 21

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I animate in Attleboro and I adulation it. It’s a burghal affluent in adeptness and diversity!

Karolyn Siegerman, Attleboro Mon April 18

Happy belated birthday, ALICE GRILL.

Dan, Fallujah Thu April 14

Re: contacting cable 9 – You can get assimilate the Internet, but you cannot use a bang book? Does the blubbering “Duh” arena a bell?

Frank Morse, Norton Tue April 12

Here’s what this armpit is all about . . . seeing your brother’s (Spit!) air-conditioned anamnesis in activity and activity up with an old pal (Nancy). Every abode we animate bigger acquire admirable memories – if not, you’re not animate activity right!

Karen, Angel Valley, MN Tue April 12

Will addition attentive lath a bureau of contacting Accessible Acceptance Channel 9 (Comcast) so I (or anyone) can acquaint them that their on-screen time hasn’t been avant-garde to reflect aurora accumulation time. As a high-tech provider of acceptance for educational news, it makes them accessory stupid. Abounding thanks.

J. Getter, Arctic Attleboro Sun April 10

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Tom, aloof commemoration over your questions on Beatitude School. A. Irving Studley (who wrote books on Attleboro’s history) was the able aback I went there (’40s); Mr. Jordan was the janitor/crossing guard. Gilda was talking about Shield’s. Do you bethink aback there was annihilation but an abandoned acreage there? Aback I accelerating from HS I went to appointment at that architecture aback it was the Bay Accompaniment Optical Co. I advanced that was the aboriginal aggregation to absorb the building. Bay Accompaniment abashed to New York in ’53 or ’54 and we were out of a job unless we abashed to New York with them. We lived on Holman St. so I absolved to work. We absolved everywhere growing up because we lived so aing to everything. Added than one car in the ancestors was aberrant of and best times not akin that.

Ann Gard, Waterville, ME Fri April 08

It is not forever, and it is important to achieve those contacts. I advanced one of the best things about canonizing the burghal in its aloft glory, it gives us a adventitious to bethink those accompany and ancestors that fabricated our lives added complete. Mr. Burbank from A.H.S aback in 79-80 helped me apprehend things about myself afresh that afflicted the way I beheld activity and people. So don’t be abashed to acquaint because your words adeptness absolutely change the hearts of others you don’t akin know.

danf, vermoh Fri April 08

When we abashed to Florida three years ago, one of my aboriginal calls was to Bob Blooming and his wife Sue who had abashed bottomward actuality absolutely some time afore me. We had a nice blubbering and promised we would get together. We abandoned animate about an hour from them. We never got calm and now I apprehend that he has died at 60 and that he was preceeded in afterlife by his wife some time ago. Message: Achieve those old contacts and see bodies you affliction about. Accelerate notes. Achieve calls. Visit. Acquire lunch. Get calm and acquire a few laughs. It ain’t consistently folks. No time like the present to act. Booty care, all. Anxiety again, Priscilla, I don’t acquire your number. Hello, Jackie, wherever you are.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL34653 Tue April 05

What I abandoned wouldn’t accordance to see the old agents again, or to see how they are today! I had Absence Henson for 1st casting in Tiffany, and the advancing Absence LaFontaine for 2nd grade, and the adorable Absence Peck, (Mrs. Coombs afterwards on) for third grade, who fabricated me abound a adulation for books … ah, that “Charlotte’s Web” breach every day … I admired her commemoration to us … what a admirable anatomy she was … so genuine. In fourth casting I had Absence Solomon, and at that point, the year was 1970. Does anyone bethink the music abecedary that serviced Tiffany … she was a breakable woman, but nice, Absence Hesketh, I appetite to say.

Debb, Mansfield Fri April 01

Spit, that’s so nice that you declared your babe Bethan y… to acquaint youthe accuracy I hated my name growing up … no one had anytime heard of it, they acclimated to anxiety me Stephanie, Tiffany, etc….now I adulation my name and apprehend it alot more!!!Was I in any of your classes?

Bethany Correia, Salem, NH Fri April 01

Tiffany was the best school!! I had Absence Hensen for aboriginal grade, Absence Lafontaine for second, and Mrs. Combes for third. I went to Willett for 4th and 5th grade. Dan F. – Tim is animate aback at home afresh … animate trucks all over New England. I will acquaint him you said hi. I’m bringing my kids bottomward to Attleboro for our April vacation … adhere out with nanee and granpa and go to Capron … they adulation exploring all the places I went aback I was a kid .. .I booty them to Hayward Acreage in the summer, and actuality like that. Attleboro was a abundant abode to be as a kid … I aloof accomplishment my kids feel the aloft way about Salem aback they abound up!! Would adulation to apprehend from added bodies from my past!!!

Bethany Correia, Salem, NH Fri April 01

Sorry for the typeos with my aftermost acceptance …(

Nancy, Fri April 01

Dear Spit: Yes, I bethink that airy October aback the dupe went ablaze! Rememeber my brother hasty into the old barn and avaricious the red can … cerebration it was baptize to put the little blaze out, but it was absolutely GAS. Oh yeah … I can still apprehend the dupe activity WOOSH! I advanced there is a new accommodation development now breadth the dupe were. My brother and I were never aing nor do we speak. It acclimated to bother me, but I’m absolute aing to and absolute abundant like my bisected brother. We akin accessory added alike, too. Yes, you were my brother’s friend, but out of all my brother’s accompany … you were the abandoned one who was so nice to me and I consistently anticipation your sister were so adored to acquire a brother like you. Your sisters I adored and still do. I apperceive Val has anesthetized on to a new life, but her smile and admirable cackle acquire in my anamnesis & in my heart. Karen I would adulation to see again! She was one of my absolute best friends, too, I would acquire to say … the best fun too. She acclimated to achieve me beam so adamantine my carelessness would ache! Aback you see her … hug her for me. Now as for agents at academy … I had Absence Henson for aboriginal casting (not my best yr and this abecedary acclimated to compression my ear … I affirm that is why one ear is bigger than the other). Miss. Lafontain 2nd grade, she was admirable to me, but she was adamantine on boys. Mrs. Combs 3rd grade, I abstruse the best from. Absence McMahon 4th grade, she was my best best abecedary … aggregate I acquire bare or acclimated in my life, I abstruse from this admirable lady. We abashed aloof as I was starting Studley. That academy was so different. I was abashed of the snake in the science chic … bethink the snake? I advanced it’s name was Arthur. Recess you got to buy bonbon … now that was cool! Never anticipation I would absence academy … but I do. Booty care, my friend, & best wishes to your ancestors and the Guestbook people, too!

Nancy, Fri April 01

They comatose Teri today,

She could not aftermost aback they took her aliment away.

She fought the activity acclimatized to the last,

But the “killers” won by authoritative her fast.

Michael allegation be appreciative of his adamantine fought “win”,

He succeeded in accurately killing his aing of kin.

No one anytime saw a animate animate will,

But his blubbering did accordance them the acclimatized to abate ?..

Death by starvation is advised too adamantine a way,

For a analgesic on afterlife row to face judgement day.

But Teri could not allege for herself and so,

It was accounted a able way for her to go.

They acquire opened a alarming aperture now that Teri has died,

But aback they face God there will be no abode to hide.

God absolve her and accumulate her safe from her bedmate and the courts now.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu Advance 31

Spit, you abstract my mind. I apperceive you e-mailed me and we activate out we were aing in age but a few years apart. I am Dan F’s year, but man, you guys … teachers!

1st casting was Mrs. Frick at Willett. I still bethink her affronted blooming eyes as she yelled at me because I was authoritative fun of Jeff Estey.We already had a apish of a bazaar and somebody awash atom we could bandy at the ‘elephants.’ Anybody bethink arena ‘red light/green light’ on those big adhesive stairs? I see them now from my mom’s window at Rivercourt. We absolved over there not connected ago. It looked so abundant abate than aback I was 5! 3rd casting at Studley was the backward Mrs. Spatcher (wife of Spatcher namesake pool). She affronted a boy’s bristles in a red award because she said he was acting like a baby. I still bethink his name. 4th casting was Mrs. Blackwell. I was abashed of her, but admired Mrs. Barnicoat! 5th grade, Mrs. Scublinsky – if there is anyone out there who had her in the cafeteria-turned-classroom at Studley, able-bodied … we beam together.

6th casting was at Brennan.We had a alpine skinney guy who looked like Dick York – ‘Darrin’ from Bewitched. The abstract are a becloud until AHS. Except a candied French abecedary in 8th grade. AHS was Graphic Arts and Mr. DiPaulo and Mr .O’Leary and Mr .Mollung. Abashment on the jerk who put acerbic in his Coke. We would NEVER do actuality like the kids today do. We did acquire respect, although I was not abandoned aback I was occasionally absence academy in Capron Park, now was I … ?

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Thu Advance 31

Nancy, THANK YOU for the affectionate words. Although you were consistently “my sister’s friend,” my sister consistently anticipation of you as one of her BEST friends! Your brother was somewhat of an “odd duck,” what today I would anxiety as a bit “eccentric.” We were accompany in the adjacency (at atomic up until we aback set the dupe on fire!) Amuse accordance him my best. As for my agents at Tiffany, 1st casting was Mrs. Jones. I bethink her as a “Plain Jane” type, a absolute nice teacher. 2nd casting was Absence LaFontaine who had a bad addiction of whacking kids (ME!) below the on with the abode of her angled arrow feel as she yelled 6 inches abroad from your face commodity about “not talking?” I wasn’t absolutely alert to what she said afterwards she fabricated me chaw my tongue! 3rd casting was Absence Peck who got affiliated the year I was in her class, aback she aback became Mrs. Coombs. I will consistently bethink her because she acclimated to apprehend to the chic every day afterwards lunch. “Charlotte’s Web.” She was a candied lady. 4th casting was Mrs. McGuire, who I bethink as a appealing blonde. But the activity I bethink about her the best was that she WASN’T Mrs. Nimiroski who was aloft the hall! The blubbering about the amphitheater was that you didn’t appetite to be in that class! Of course, the fable of Mrs. Nimiroski was aloft than the developed herself, but for a 4th grader, it was a austere life-changing event! Banderole Day ceremonies were consistently memorable because the commemoration coincided with graduation, the end of school! We would sing affectionate songs for our parents out on the basketball cloister (which is now a tennis cloister for the condos). I additionally bethink arena batball and aberrate in the paved schoolyard. Home basin was a the bend of the academy architecture (near the aperture breadth you acclimated to applause out the erasers) and the concoction consistently accustomed to hit the brawl adamantine abundant to get it over the acropolis into the street, but no one anytime could adeptness it. Maybe steroids would acquire helped. lol. Seems like yesterday.

spit, Thu Advance 31

Dear Spit: You captured all the admirable memories and I so absence those abundant times. Your ancestors was absolute acclimatized to us, and I so absence your sisters. I appetite Bob could acquire met you and your ancestors … you guys fabricated animate in Attleboro fantastic. I apperceive he would acquire enjoyed your accordance … you were such a admirable boy and abundant acquaintance to all. Deb: I bethink those abundant accustomed doors! Got my aboriginal atramentous eye from one. Aboriginal grade, Absence Henson’s class. Do you guys bethink all the agents names you had? I do and about advanced of them. I admired that school. Academy acclimated to acquire a Christmas diplomacy every year and acreage day was awesome! Still acquire my advertisement ribbons! Acknowledgment for the memories!

Nancy, Wed Advance 30

I accede with spit, the burghal was a abundant abode to abound up. Yes, there were some boxy times and boxy people, but I don’t advanced a burghal is able to be an abuser, about bodies are abusers. Afterwards a assertive aeon of time you move on to brighter things,or in some cases move on to altered places. One activity I do absence afterwards all these years is the casting meat sandwiches. If the burghal is such an abuser afresh the casting meat sandwiches allegation acquire blah the affliction for many. Bedrock on Tiffany school! Bedrock on Tim A wherever you are. And hats off to the P.A. Club barbeque!

danf, verm oh Wed Advance 30

Bob, what is bigger in Nashua? I activate it to be amid the affliction places I lived.

Pete Mignone, Newport, VT Tue Advance 29

How sad that “Bob” does not acquire the aloft abundant memories of growing up in Attleboro that we all acquire … diplomacy penny bonbon at Tommy’s Spa, arena on the slides at Capron Park, skating at Morsey’s Pond, bistro blueberries by Berg Rock, onion rings at the A&W, pond at Hayward pool, football at Horton Field, fishing at Simmon’s Pond, ice chrism at Beatitude Brothers, the lights at LaSalette at Christmas time, activity to the Camera Boutique with Dad and to Sillman’s with Ma, softball amateur at Dodgeville field, steak sandwiches from Ricotti’s, pizza from Eli’s, breakfast at Morin’s, and who could balloon sledding at Locust Valley. These are aloof a few of the animate memories from growing up in Attleboro. There are absolutely hundreds more. Bob, either you absolutely didn’t abound up in Attleboro or you didn’t get out much. Breadth were you aback all this was happening?

spit, Tue Advance 29

Hi, Bethany. Aloof basal to say HI! I bethink you from Tiffany School. Aboriginal row, aboriginal seat! I bethink your brother Timmy from Tiffany also. Accomplishment all is able-bodied with you and yours. I consistently anticipation your aboriginal name was so appealing and altered that I declared one of my daughters afterwards you. NO KIDDING! She’s activity to academy this year. Afterwards my dad told us that we were abroad ancestors of the 2nd and 6th Presidents, I consistently anticipation of you as a abroad cousin. lol.

spit, Tue Advance 29

Tiffany Academy … wow, I can still apprehend those abundant accustomed doors in the corridors. The ceilings were so high, and the hard-wood floors so acclimatized over the years, that whenever you absolved abandoned or went through one of those doors you echoed. What a absorbing “old school” blazon of academy she was in the day. I bethink chaw time, and accepting a canteen canteen of milk (from Beatitude Brother’s Dairy) with the calendar casting cap, for 4 cents. I can’t activate what it allegation accessory like in there anymore, now that they’ve fabricated condos out of those rooms! And Tom, I apprentice commodity new accustomed from you, my affiliated spirit … the little red realtor’s appointment on Bungay Alleyway was a little academy house?!

debb, mansfield Sat Advance 26

It’s so nice to assay out the Guestbook and see everyone’s memories of Attleboro. I acquire one, walking up Canton Artery in the 6th casting on my way to choir convenance at the Additional Cong. Abbey … oing by the pPizza boutique … endlessly in the the little abundance aing to the abbey for penny bonbon … I can’t advanced of the name. I additionally bethink while I was at Brennan accepting the bigger accumulating on this one guy. I advanced he may acquire accounting in to the Guestbook … Dan F. Growing up in Attleboro was great. I go aback to see my parents and sister. I don’t apperceive if I would anytime move aback there afterwards animate in NH for all these years, but it was a abundant abode to abound up!!

Bethany Correia, Salem, NH Fri Advance 25

You poor saps are canonizing a abode that never existed. Attleboro was a baneful slave-holder ascendancy that abandoned a few managed to escape … and akin those who escaped, as credible by some of these posts, never absolutely got far abundant away. Attleboro was the abuser, we were all the victims, and now we affectionately anamnesis the abuser. Everybody in this blog needs a crisis counciler … and maybe a adequate law aing to book a chic activity to balance amercement from the cesspool declared Attleboro. Accede God the mills acquire bankrupt and all they are adequate for now is to lath bedrooms for Boston-bound commuters! At atomic they are not killing bodies any more.

Bob Simms, Nashua Fri Advance 25

I formed at Shields during the Seventies (not abiding of the year) for a abbreviate time. It afterwards became Dante and I alternating to appointment mothers’ hours. Years afterwards I visited a acquaintance anon afterwards the apartments were built. As you would imagine, it was absolutely afflicted from the annex to what it is today. Her accommodation was beautiful. I absolved in and was sorta in awe animate that I had already absolved in the architecture that was already a factory.

Gilda, Norton Fri Advance 25

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Speaking of condos … I apperceive it’s been a connected time, but I aloof can’t activate anyone absolutely animate central of Tiffany School! About 25? years ago aback the academy was acclimatized into condos, I was animate with a guy who had bought a assemblage there. I asked him to anxiety WHERE in the architecture his assemblage was. He was on the lower akin on the larboard in the front. He couldn’t bulk out why I had anon acceptance out laughing. So, I explained that he was now animate in the boy’s bathroom! LOL! Does anyone bethink a kid at Tiffany who got hit in the eye with a rock? (I advanced his name was Steve Witherell?) I abandoned bethink this because his eye swelled to the admeasurement of a softball and was atramentous and dejected for months. MAN! That was ugly!

spit, Fri Advance 25

What a admirable Web site! If I weren’t accepting agitation with my artificial hips, I’d hop in the RV and pay Attleboro a visit. Do you acquire a dog track?

Stephanie Hopkins, Buttville, NV Thu Advance 24

Wonder Chef had the best angle and chips in the world! And as for Charlie’s Pizza, it became J&D Pizza, and abundant better. Me and the ‘ghetto’ kids acclimated to airing up there all the time for pizza and grinders. Aww, man, to get a adequate Greek non-chain pizza in VA! Akin Linda (Lacasse) Boucher can get Greek pizza in Alabama!! Oh, and a diplomacy calendar – The Larson Able Centermost Comedy is April 9th and 10th at Peter Thacher. I will be aeriform home for it afresh to see Mom, akin anticipation the abuse D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival is the aloft dates again. Aback will I anytime see it? May we see our Mr. D’Arconte aflame his abject in a red thong afresh this year ? Their arrangement of Monty Python’s “Men in Tights” was priceless … you guys gotta go see this play!

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Thu Advance 24

How auspicious to bang on to this armpit and apprehend “normal” belletrist of old memories. I gave up attractive at this armpit a few months ago, afterwards seeing the aloft bodies sniping at commemoration other. Went by my aboriginal job recently, Shield’s, and it has affronted into condos. I’d adulation to see the inside!

JL, Taunton Wed Advance 23

Oops. Sorry. I meant Sanford St. adjoin Peck St. (the old Sanford St. School). For Dan and Spit: What do you beggarly “we’ll t up”?

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Wed Advance 23

Extract from “City &Town” breadth 23 Mar. : ATTLEBORO — The Attleboro Historic Preservation Association hopes to buy the Academy Architecture from the burghal so that it can accounts acknowledgment of the 160-year-old structure.” So, are we animate a “guess its location” contest? I apperceive it’s not the aloft Beatitude School, nor the single-room little red academy at the amphitheater of Arctic Basal and Bungay Road. How about the architecture abaft the YMCA which acclimated to abode the administrator of schools on Peck Street? Aing question: Who was the principal, the music teacher, the bus disciplinarian and the attendant at Beatitude Academy aback Fair Anchorage was attacked? How abounding flavors of ice chrism are served at Beatitude Brothers and which is the best popular? Who provides and places the American flags on the veterans graves in Attleboro on Canonizing Day?

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Wed Advance 23

I accede with the postings in actuality of late, appropriately my accustomed acknowledgment 🙂 I don’t advanced The Sun Chronicle advised for this to be a appointment for political badinage amid citizens. It’s been absolutely nice to airing through now and then, so let’s accumulate those memories abounding … like those of accepting to abrasion gum on the tip of my adenoids due to accepting been angled by Sister Elaine (in CCD in Lonicut). We would consistently hit “Roger’s” little abundance afore CCD, and who could acquire the three-feet absolute of “Bub’s Amoroso Apple” chewing gum? Did anyone abroad advanced she bore a abundant resemblence to Harvey Korman?

debb, Mansfield Wed Advance 23

Spit: That anamnesis about took me off my feet. Was it your ancestor or grandfather? Anyways, it put me in my place. I never chased a actuality afore that and never acquire I since. Whatever happened to you? Accelerate me an email and we’ll t up.

danf, verm, OH Wed Advance 23

I haven’t been to this armpit for absolutely some time because the capacity did not absorption me. But, today, afterwards commemoration abounding of the enteries, I was pleasently surprised. Accession in Attleboro in the Fifties from Taunton to appointment I bethink abounding of the aliment mentioned and enjoyed reminiscing. It brings aback memories of aback Attleboro was a advancing arcade area. We spent abounding cafeteria hours arcade at Milady’s, London’s, the Camera Shop, cafeteria at Bobby’s, Gus’s Grille and others. Was it Bob Accomplishment who said, “Thanks for the memories.”

Gilda Lynch, Norton Tue Advance 22

Hey Dan, how ’bout this memory? Do you bethink block a little angular kid home from Tiffany Academy every day until his dad had to acquaint you to BEAT IT!?

spit, Tue Advance 22

I don’t anamnesis a botheration at Commemoration Chef. It was amid off Falmouth Street. Delicious, warm, Italian grinders. Charlie’s Pizza seemed animate to me. My honey and I would get pizza there and go aback to “his” abode to watch “Star Trek.” Owners acquire arise and gone at Charlie’s location.

Gayle, Attleboro Mon Advance 21

Wonder Chef was on the bend of Brook and Holman Streets. I bethink a lot of abundant lunches there for about $3.

Pete Mignone, Newport, VT Mon Advance 21

Where was commemoration chef located? I acquire to anamnesis it had a problem. Afresh I additionally bethink Charlie’s Pizza at Canton Square. He never seemed to acquire customers. Let’s accumulate the brawl rolling, folks, memories like these don’t abound on trees.

dan, VERM, OH Thu Advance 17

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Oh yes – this Guestbook is an agreeable abode to appointment lately. Acknowledgment to all who admonition achieve it this way! I lived on Northfield Rd. (off Pike Ave.) growing up. Norman Lyle was my neighbor. He had 3 boys. Christopher is the abandoned one I can advanced of acclimatized now. Norman anesthetized abroad aloof about a year or so ago. Absolute nice man. I advanced I would acquire remembered if it were he in the window of Houle’s. Maybe he took over afterwards on, but originally I don’t acquire that was him. Caruso’s was a lounge on Affable St. I went to academy with his babe (Colleen Caruso) and formed at Sturdy with her in the kitchen (1976). I bethink Rocco at Saltzman’s too! I acquire a commemoration of him from a ancestors bells from 1974! Addition one of the nice guys!! Accumulate the memories coming! What about memories from “Bearcroft Bathe Club” on Pike Ave. “The Chaw Shack.” I wasn’t a affiliate of the club, but it was aloof aloft the artery from the “plat” that I grew up on and some of us kids went over there to buy candy. Fun, fun, fun.

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Fri Advance 11


PAT BROGAN, PEMBROKE, MA 02359 Fri Advance 11

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I apologize for the spelling of the “man in the window.” The absolute spelling of his aftermost name was O’Donnell, but he was able-bodied accustomed as Red.

Dave, Seekonk Thu Advance 10

The “man in the window” was Red O’Donnel who acclimated to administer Houle’s Cab Service. From there he did buy out the commemoration and endemic it for abounding years. Norman Lyle was a policeman on the Attleboro force. But with the man in the window, he was accustomed as Red by everyone.

Dave, Seekonk Thu Advance 10

i bethink dino, in the 7th grade, i bethink a 9th grader was acrimonious on some of the 7th graders and dino stepped in and bankrupt the kid’s anxiety in a few seconds, that was the aboriginal time i credible his talant.

mike g., g.p. texas Wed Advance 09

Thanks, Dawna, it was Kull’s! I enjoyed the comments about “The man in the window” and I do acquire I bethink seeing him up there. I advanced he was so noticable because anybody absolved bottomward Esplanade Artery on the adverse side. There weren’t a lot of affidavit to be on “that”side of the street. Maybe to browse through the 45s in Mullin’s Music Boutique or, for the ones with talent, to booty music lessons. Afresh there was the Antic boutique aing to the Archway. I bethink diplomacy a “Car bomb” in there and acceding in in a new Corvette endemic by a boyish pharamacist in Ashley’s (I was about 12). This bomb whistled and smoked and although I wasn’t there to attestant it, about gave poor Dick a affection advance (he was allegedly all of 22). Don’t we appetite that “Car bombs” of today JUST whistled and smoked. I advanced I bought my aboriginal Whoopie Cushion there too. We acclimated to airing into boondocks by way of Coffer St and Mary’s Bonbon Store, able Watson’s Berth and cantankerous at the corner. Saturday’s sometimes activate us bowling “Duck Pins” at the Coffer St Bowling Alleyway whose acceptance was absolutely in the alley! Peter’s Bake-apple Angle consistently had the best attractive bake-apple on affectation with bisected a dozen altered newspapers advance out for your choosing. I can still aroma the fruit! I bethink abounding townspeople that came into Ashley’s for ice chrism or soda. One was Phil Kakowski (sp), a bounded sculptor. At one point he had able a apprehension of JFK and showed me the assay (covering the amount) animate by Jackie. I was impressed! These acceptance are fun to recall, and I adore commemoration agnate visits to this site. Acquire a abundant day, all!

Tom Ashley, Arctic Scituate, RI Wed Advance 09

First let me say THANK YOU to all the bodies who responded and contacted me with admonition on Ashley’s Angishore and Densmore’s. If anyone is absorbed I acquire chic pictures from Beatitude Academy 1960/1961 and Richardson Academy for chic years 1916/1962 Absence Okeefe’s class, 1962/1963 Mrs. Blackwell’s class, 1963/1964 Mrs. Bowen’s class, and 1964/1965 Absence Carty’s class. If you would like to see them I will be adored to e-mail them to you. Amuse put CLASS PICS in the answerable bandage so I won’t advanced it is spam and annul it. Additionally if anyone has a chic commemoration for Richardson School, chic of 1965/1966 Mr. Skitt’s class, I would adulation to acquire a copy.

Karen, Queens, NY Wed Advance 09

“The guy with the pipe” was Larry Rossi. I additionally formed at Saltzman’s while in h.s … lots of absorbing acceptance in Attleboro during those times, abnormally aback I formed for Affable Cab while in college. I could abode a book about those nights. I advanced “the guy in the window” was Pete Houle, not Barometer Lyle. Of course, Barometer may acquire replaced Pete about bottomward the line.

Bob M, Attleboro Wed Advance 09

As I airing bottomward the alleyway of memories, I acquire to bethink a brace of places. Wasn’t there a abode burghal declared Mary’s?And does anyone bethink a abode declared Caruso’s? Maybe I’m digging too deep. Oh, well, such is life.Where do you acquisition photos of Attleboro? And yes I bethink that activity amid Dino and Foreman.What a city, I acquaint you. What a city!

dan, VermOh Wed Advance 09

Heavens. Commemoration Chef! They had the best unusual, great-tasting pizza. Dad would arise home with it on Friday’s aback we lived on Holman Artery in the absolute early’ 60s. Sheild’s was still accessible (behind it) and was a annex of some sort. There was additionally a architecture in avant-garde of Commemoration Chef, (on the corner) Does anyone apperceive what it was? I advanced it still stands abandoned today. And thanks, Tom, for the name of the abominable “man in the window”! I advanced I may acquire gone to academy with his kids, Debbie, Diane, if that’s the aloft Lyle. Commemoration this Guestbook has been the best addition to a day’s end (check nightly) for me of late. “Football amateur on the Common.” I could aloof commemoration it! And bethink aback the Accustomed was lit up absolute able-bodied for Christmas. What a time to be a kid, or teenager, it was. If I could go aback and do it all over again, I absolutely would. I accomplishment to see added entries, added rekindled, affiliated acceptance to you all. Godspeed!

Debb , Mansfield Tue Advance 08

What, if anything, is activity on with the Advance building? I spent 28 years there from about 1968 to 1996. I apperceive it was affronted into a den of ????? But what aback then? I acquire heard rumors about condos and such, but annihilation concrete. Anyone apperceive whats activity on with it? I appetite I could explain the adequate canicule bigger but acknowledgment to say, I and abounding added adamantine and committed advisers gave the Boot’s ancestors some nice assets and they advised us abundantly adequate until the roof fell in below T.B. So abounding memories about burghal Attleboro in those agitative days. Norman Lyle? Yes, he was a policeman and he had a debris barter and best up debris on the ancillary with his son. He abiding was a adamantine artisan and one of our adequate barter at Saltzman’s breadth I formed allocation time. Adequate old Rocco aback anesthetized abroad would abbreviate a brace of trousers on the atom if it meant authoritative the sale. No 2 or 3 canicule cat-and-mouse and no allegation either. Akin “the guy with the pipe” who managed Floyd’s would arise and acquire Rocco clothier pants to save HIS sales. And the old Capron Esplanade during a balmy bounce or summer cafeteria hour was memorable. The Emerald Basal was the alpha of the end of all of it but times and bodies change. Let’s accomplishment it was for the bigger but ascendancy assimilate those memories anyway, they are commemoration it.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, Fl 34653 Tue Advance 08

While watching “The Contender” recently, I couldn’t admonition cerebration about Attleboro’s own John “Dino” Denis affronted George Foreman aback in the 7’0s. Although he did not win, it was a attentive adeptness and fabricated me feel appreciative to be from Attleboro. Thanks, Dino.

spit, Tue Advance 08

Re: Tom’s acceptance on Feb 22. I acquire that the appointment accumulation abundance was declared Kull’s. I adulation this site, it abiding does accompany aback a lot of memories.

Dawna, St. Petersburg Tue Advance 08

I absolutely adore this breadth with all the memories. Aback you say the man in the window was Norman Lyle, how I bethink Norman, his sister Midge and all at Jack Witschi’s for roller skating. That was such a adequate time in my life. Actuality with the ones from Plainville, and all the towns around. Abounding accompany and so abundant fun!!! Accumulate up the adequate appointment with all the messages. I am bottomward actuality in Florida, and acquire been for 21 years. However, Plainville and that breadth will consistently be my home. I absence you folks.

Doris (Cobb) Smith, Deltona Tue Advance 08

It’s been so connected aback I’ve been there, the memories admonition accompany it all back. Acknowledgment all!

Tony, Seattle Mon Advance 07

wonder chef, nicki, houles cab and the guy in the window, raceing slots at the camera shop, petes bake-apple stand, i grew up with all that actuality and added from 55 to 70. football amateur on the common, cottage bakery, would airing 2 afar for a 6 cent donut. all the amateur at finberg field, than over to beatitude brothers for an orange sherbert, i acquire annihilation but commemoration and acknowledgment to the bodies of attleboro during that aeon of my life.

mike g., admirable prairie texas Sun Advance 06

That guy in the window of Houle’s Taxi? I talked with my brother Howie by fizz today and he tells me that was Norman Lyle, afterwards an Attleboro policeman. By the way, Howie is accusation for 100% associates at the Cavalcade 115 VFW on Esplanade St.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Fri Advance 04

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Oh … the man in the window!! I had abandoned about him! How funny that we all saw him there. Does anyone apperceive his name? Is there anyone out there that remembers Commemoration Chef? What about Mr. Spearin from Beatitude school? What about some added abecedary memories? I was apologetic to apprehend the casual of Mr. Sharkey from AHS. He was a abundant business teacher! Consistently had time for his students! God Absolve you, Mr. Sharkey and your family!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Fri Advance 04

oh wow, Mars Arrangement Land! I acclimated to expedition bottomward there on Saturday’s and buy my 45s for 50 cents! And who can balloon the A&W at Country Square!

Debb, Mansfield Thu Advance 03

Trying to locate Ronald Lee Mullikin. Any admonition will be appreciated. Acquaintance me directly, put “Ronnie” in the answerable space. Thanks

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Thu Advance 03

Man, can we go aback or what? I’m 6, all over again, walking to the Bristles and Dime, I can see the rows of “trinkets”; and a quick scoot, aloft the spinning stools … and its nirvana, with aloof mom, dad and I.

Debb, Mansfield Wed Advance 02

Speaking of memories, it is with abstruse anguish that I abstruse of the afterlife of Drillmaster Pensavalle. The Drillmaster was a abiding acceptance on me aback things got a bit boxy in life. His acquaint and his drive persevered and started NAHS on its connected alleyway of amphitheatre glory. It was he who absolute the acceptable attitude in a agglomeration of kids aback in the aboriginal fifties and it stuck. No bulk what drillmaster you commemoration now for accepting abundant teams at North, abstract assured it was the attibutes of Drillmaster Pensavalle abounding years ago that brought them from that to this. He afflicted so abounding lives in his abbreviate administering at North. I bethink aback we abstruse he was affective on that we anticipation that was the end. It wasen’t the end it was abandoned the alpha because of his underpinnings. I had breach to allege on the fizz with Drillmaster Pensavalle in the aftermost year or so aback I was aggravating to get my brother Roy advised for the Attleboro Breadth Anteroom of Fame. It was afresh I abstruse that “Coach Pennsie” was not akin in. I see that has been rectified now and I am adored for that. My affection goes out to his wife Betty and I appetite I could be there for the commemoration but I will be there in spirit as will my comatose admired brother Roy. Abstract in peace, Coach. God absolve you and God absolve your absolute family.

Rich Howard, New Port Richie, FL 34653 Wed Advance 02

What about Mars Bargainland with Fernandes Supermarket. Wow!

danf, vermilionohio Wed Advance 02

I adulation audition about all the admirable bodies and places we had growing up in Attleboro. I’ve said it abounding times in the Guestbook, “It was abundant to be a kid aback then”! Two admired bodies arise to apperception to me today. Mr. Castro, and his little abundance off of Canton St. I bethink accepting a ablaze on my Tootsie pop adhesive and he said it was adequate luck and it meant you got a chargeless one. Some times he gave me a chargeless one akin if I wasn’t advantageous to get a ablaze on my wrapper, but aloof for actuality a adequate kid, he said. Afresh the additional actuality that comes to mind, the Gulf gas abject in Attleboro. The man who acclimated to put gas in my parents car and was consistently admirable to me as a little girl. All I apperceive was his name was Andy. I never knew his aftermost name, but every commemoration we went to see Andy, and he would ample up my step-father’s car and allocution with us for hours. He was such a fun and babyish man. At christmas he consistently had commodity to accordance his customers. I still acquire a christmas adornment he gave me, as able-bodied a promo he was giving barter chargeless with a abounding catchbasin of gas. It was a sing-along anthology of Disney songs he handed out. I still acquire the album. Albums? Bethink those things … ha ha ? Well, time afterwards time, some acclimatized bodies acceptance your apperception that you acquire met alternating your airing in activity and you aloof never balloon them. I consistently advanced aback on the bodies I was adored to acquire met so abounding years ago. Abundance keepers, gas abject attendants, the able bouncer who consistently kept me safe. I can’t bethink his name, but he was the sweetest old man. God absolve him and the milk man who acclimated to buck way aback then, who on hot summer canicule acclimated to acquire a arctic Ice Pop adored aloof for me. So abounding bodies and so abounding admirable memories of Attleboro from way aback in 1967-1974. If any of the bodies I bethink are still around, I can never accede you abundant for actuality a acclimatized allocation of my activity If any of these acclimatized bodies acquire anesthetized on to new life, afresh God Absolve you and accede you for giving me the commemoration of animate such admirable bodies from Attleboro!

Nancy, Westerly, RI Wed Advance 02

Tom J., what a joy to accessible to the Guestbook and see that addition remembered my mom. I do bethink as a kid she declared the coffee frappes “cabinets.” My grandmother was Anna LaMothe, and formed abounding years at TI. Oh, those admirable summer canicule of the TI Ancestors Canicule … memories arise calamity back. My dad is one of the 13 Bergevine’s that lived on Charlatan Avenue in Hebronville. He is the babyish and now the abandoned one left. We grew up animate all the acceptance of the babseball teams that played in Dodgeville and Hebronville. We heard all the acceptance of the 10 Mile River and how my dad got the blister on his knee. We grew up animate about the mills that were allocation of the neighborhood. But the best times were aback they would allocution about all the admirable bodies who absolved through the doors of Payette’s. I am also, appreciative to say that Tom, Ronnie to us, is my uncle. He was the babyish in the LaMothe family. He abashed to FL abounding years ago and relocated to NC abandoned a brace of years ago. He is additionally a contributor to the Guestbook from time to time. Aloof goes to actualization you that one’s affection is never far from home no bulk how far we roam. Accede you for your acknowledgment and best wishes to you and yours.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Tue Advance 01

To Harry Sayles: Acknowledgment for the anamnesis of aperture car antagonism at The Camera Boutique basement. Do you bethink they abashed the aperture car antagonism to a architecture on Railroad Avenue with a aloft coursing track? And whatever became of Dale McCaughey who formed there and handled all the racers? It was authentic accepting your name accounting on the chalkboard amid the top 10 fastest cars!

Kenny Pelletier, Amoroso Land, TX Tue Advance 01

I may acquire submitted this afore and if so, absolve me. I aloof became eligble for Medicare. About actuality it is. Commemoration about Burger Chef brings to apperception the commercials they had on WARA aback “in the day,” as they now say. The anxiety went; “Burger Chef a nickel and a dime, Burger Chef gives you added every time. A nickel and a dime will get french air-conditioned potatoes, big blubbery all-overs and the juciest, tastiest hamburgers yet.” Advanced about that the aing time you go to McDonalds and pay up. Additionally accepting formed the bigger allocation of my animate activity in Attleboro, I absolutely bethink the guy in the window and Peter’s Bake-apple Angle and scones at that bakery a the arch. Was it the Cottage Bakery? I formed at Saltzman’s allocation time for 15 years and for Foster’s for 28 years and anamnesis Cony Island hot dogs and Heagney’s and Kids Boondocks aback it was aloft from London’s and the accustomed badge abject was the Elks Lodge. What a abundant little burghal it was. Every storefront was animate with absolute stores. Milady’s was a animate administering abundance and Woolworth’s cafeteria adverse had acclimatized hot dogs. Banks were few but affable and never answerable fees for commemoration like they do now. In the happier canicule of my alliance to the mother of my children, Attleboro had a huge part. Sillman’s shoe club and London’s, Cooper’s, Ashley Biologic and Affable Pharmacy, the Camera Boutique and Densmore’s below Bud Densmore and afresh the Forgets. A accompanying bill at the Abutment with your adulation absorption on a Saturday night and aphotic at Bobby’s on Coffer Street. Accumulate in apperception I was a Arctic Attleboro guy and we had our own places too, but Attleboro was, in those days, “going to the city.” I acquire change but about it is not for the better. If Kevin can accompany Attleboro aback to its aloft glory, afresh adequate luck to him. I do not advanced it possible, but maybe it can after-effects bigger memories for its accustomed citizens both old and young.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue Advance 01

Deb, I bethink the Chinese restaraunt. At one time it was breadth the sub boutique is now. Abounding weeks we’d eat there and afresh Mom and Dad would do the arcade at the A & P. From the A & P it was off to either Walte’s or Beache’s for the meat for the week

Pete Mignone, Newport, VT Tue Advance 01

I bethink Joy Hing on Affable Street! My mom admired their chow mein sandwiches. My dad acclimated to accompany her one home as a surprise. Mom and I went there for banquet as a activity afterwards grocery arcade at the A&P (but abandoned if there was annihilation arctic in the trunk) I already had the bigger best REAL dogie cutlet there. It was bigger than the plate, and abandoned bulk about $2.50! I additionally bethink the ‘man in the window’…and the adornment boutique on the aboriginal floor, diplomacy every affectionate of aroma there was. We acclimated to go there during the “Sidewalk Sales.’ Bethink them? London’s was in abounding swing, both floors. And Coney Island (2 with sauce!), Kid’s Boondocks Barbie clothes, Heagney’s, the Gazebo and the old parking lot aloft from the Accustomed afore they re-did it. Abandoned again!

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Tue Advance 01

A smile came to my face, Don, canonizing “the guy in the window.” Isn’t it funny as accouchement how we remembered attractive up for him, about like if we didn’t see him, gone was our abundance zone. He absolutely was an icon, consistently aptitude over the window and attractive out at the the association and cars activity by. The Archway is connected gone, and Burger Chef is now yet another, much-needed coffer for the Attleboros. Do you bethink added bottomward on Affable Street, there was a Chinese restaurant, aloft from what was Affable Pharmacy? I advanced the aloft bodies may acquire endemic Anon Lee Cleaners on Esplanade Street. Not sure.

Debb, Mansfield Mon February 28

Re: Dan’s animadversion on Houle’s Taxi. It was aing to a 2nd attic beautician breadth my Beatitude Academy classmate’s ancestor formed (Dorothea Trainer’s dad). The Archway was originally the Esplanade Auberge Lounge afore blaze damage. My brother Roger (Dusty) was both a chump and bartender there. For Debbie Stewart: I’m so apologetic to apprehend of your mom’s death. We were ancestors friends. Your grandmother and my mother formed calm and were best of friends. I spent abounding an afternoon from Feb-May 1949 chatting with your mom as she served up coffee cabinents (called frappes in RI – a milkshake with coffee icecream)at Payette’s. He had acclimatized the bar a few years earlier. I had r-eenlisted 18 May 1949 in the USAF and retired in June 1966, advancing aback to Attleboro on leave commemoration year with my Mansfield wife, Helen Kashtan, and three children. Acclimatized in Virginia Coffer and formed Noncombatant Commemoration Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force until my additional retirement October 2000. I spent 1937 on 123 Charlatan Ave., Hebronville, and knew a Bergevine ancestors there. Any relation? Additionally acclaimed in the Bedfellow Book contributers a Tom LaMothe from Deland, Fla. Any relation?

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Mon February 28

The Camera Boutique on Saturday mornings, breadth you could go bottomward stairs to coursing cars. Or old Tony the shoe man.

harry sayles, hephzibah, georgia Mon February 28

Seeing as anybody is talking about the old canicule of downtown, can you bethink the Archway Auberge downtown? And do you bethink attractive up at the window of the Houle’s Cab aggregation and seeing that guy up there every day. And I was apprehensive whatever happened to Burger Chef? And does anyone still skate on Morse’s Pond?

Dan F, bittersweet ohio Sat February 26

Thank you, Tom Johnson, for the memories of Attleboro. I acquire a canon acceptance about Payette’s. Was Payette’s additionally a coffee/ice chrism shoppe at one time? My parents, Ann LaMothe and Homer Bergevine met aback my mom formed at what she told us was Payette’s. Growing up we consistently heard acceptance of altered bodies they knew from the canicule at Payette’s. Somehow I can’t commemoration Mom animate the bar. This would acquire been in the backward ’48 – 51. I’d adulation to apprehend from anyone who knew my parents, abnormally my mom, who we absent in January of ‘ 04. Acknowledgment for the memories.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Fri February 25

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I’ve enjoyed commemoration everyone’s recollections of old Attleboro. The abandoned botheration is it reminds me that I’m accepting old. I bethink best of what’s been brought up.

Pete Mignone, Newport, VT Fri February 25

How I enjoyed your airing bottomward anamnesis lane, Tom. It was conspicuously vivid, and acceptance I was not so abundant as a anticipation yet, I could absolutely commemoration Attleboro, ‘in the day.’. I anticipation my own memories were kindred, but castigation by far were warm, and ardent (just what I’d like to see added of in here). Kudos, to you, and amuse do allocation more! And accost to you Cindy 🙂 I accelerating chic of ’79. I will absolutely acquaintance you! What canicule those were, those real-life “Happy Days” I accredit to them now. What a time it was to be a jailbait … akin if your glasses were run over by the lawnmower man at Capron Park, while you were “taking the day off” (only once, apperception you) and you had to explain the ‘ruins’ to your folks!

Debb, Mansfield Fri February 25

Re: Tom Ashley’s animadversion and the Ashley Block. That recessed stairway already led to a cine amphitheater and its name was engraved aloft the entrance. The Park-Union St. bend was Payette’s – originally a alehouse with a absolute ample and adorned bar adverse Abutment Street. Mr. Payette offered a chargeless bistro advance for the advantageous customers. My ancestor would sometimes adulterated in one or two of his eight boys for a snack. Anon alfresco was a trolley car clue and the trolley would biking bottomward Esplanade Artery about 1934 aback I was 6. Oliver’s Angle Bazaar and The Army Navy Accouterment Abundance aggregate the Pleasnt S.t- Esplanade St. bend with the Red Addition Bar (located on the additional floor). That aloft block housed Charlie’s Amalgamation abundance and a Chinese Laundry/takeout chop suey. Anon aloft the adit was Ames Adulate & Arena Coffee abundance and the Civic Grocery Abundance (or was it the A&P – Atlantic & Pacific) . Afresh the abracadabra of Newberry’s and the 5&10. Aloft that was Cooper’s commemoration stand. Its aeriform attic was the majestic marble acceptance acceptance to the Bates Theater. Abutment Artery additionally had the Attleboro Foundry and the Abutment Amphitheater (with Tom Mix and Beam Gordon serials and Roxy Picci was still a kid with his beforehand brother, Mundo). Anyone rememember the horse stables at the bend of Morey and Emory/Park St. and its afterwards fire? I advanced the horses pulled the trolley cars and the blaze wagons. Capron Esplanade and the Sunday concerts and Cracker Jacks. The WWII troop trains endlessly by the Accustomed for coffee and doughnuts. And the crowds of shoppers on Saturday night throughout downtown, abnormally during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Bowling (and ambience pins) at Maxey’s on Coffer St. and Willey’s on Coffer St. The abandoned basal was Pall Basal cigarettes but the abandoned cigarettes accessible were Fatimas from Densmore’s. So we acclimatized for Hardtack candy. Such candied times (so what we had calendar in our shoes and hauled broiled prunes, raisins, apricots and biscuit from the abundance centermost on Canton St.). So candied times.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Wed February 23

Hi, Debb! We’re the aloft age with a lot of the aloft memories. Did you alum from AHS in ’78? I’d like to apprehend from you. Aloof e-mail me and maybe we can “relive” some memories of the able that we went through together.

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Wed February 23

Does anyone bethink activity to our “in boondocks discoteque,” The Latern Lodge? During aeriform academy it was the abode to go on those Friday and Saturday nights (it was acknowledged afresh to booze at 18) Can addition acquaint me what it is today? It’s declared The Oasis, but any accustomed time you go by there, you can spot, one, sometimes, six cars anchored there. What a abashment to see it so dead. I still accessory at it as I drive by, I acquire cat-and-mouse to see a clue assurance or a atom of 1978 all over again.

Debb, Mansfield Tue February 22

As a about new aggregation to this site, I was pleasently abashed to see an barter apropos my dad’s building. The Ashley Architecture was endemic by my dad (Chet) and his brother (Winthrop) bigger accustomed as “Pink.” I spent a cardinal of years animate at the soda bubbler as did my brother and accessory Fran. Joel had it close. I bethink a cobbler shop, the appointment accumulation store, a abundance declared Fine’s (fabrics), Jay’s, afresh the biologic store. An accessory afar the biologic abundance from the Camera Shop. I acquire Fine’s and the shoe abundance breadth Ashley Architecture residents. I bethink a recessed stairway on the arctic bend of the Esplanade Artery ancillary of the architecture that accessed law offices, a adorableness palor, a dentist and jewlery acclimation boutique on the additional floor. I advanced there was a animate academy up there for awhile also. I’m struggeling to arise up with the name of the appointment accumulation store, but annihilation is registering (starts with K??). It does accompany aback some abundant memories.With added ascribe from added vis itors to this site, I’m abiding we’ll eventually apple-pie this block (accurately) by way of “Memory Lane”.

Tom Ashley, Arctic Scituate Tue February 22

Rich Howard, breadth did you apprehend that I was adjoin bodies accepting opinions? Amuse re-read my letter. Does it complete like I “jumped all over” someone? Anyone who has apprehend your rants in the able will apperceive that is your approach, not mine.

John Owen, Easton, MA Tue February 22

I aloof activate this site. It’s great.

Pete Mignone, Newport, VT Tue February 22

TO KAREN: I acquire Ashley biologic abundance was there and a shoe cobbler, Jay’s Shoe Abundance was there also. Additionally bethink a abundance to buy academy aliment ,but do not bethink the name. Accomplishment this helps you.


Fine site!

John Agricola, Vienna Sun February 20

John Morin, aback you acquire abashed to the Sunshine Accompaniment I allegation your absolute e-mail abode so I can acquaint you what Jack absolutely says about you now that you are not here. Hey, Jack, acquaint John to allure us to his wedding. Is this his fourth or fifth ?

joel watters, wareham accumulation Sun February 20

Hi Karen. I acquire Densmore’s was acclimatized abaft the Heagney’s diner, which was on the bend of Esplanade and Abutment (which is now a Chinese Restaurant). Densmore’s awash newpapers, magazines right? Agnate to Cooper’s, added uptown. And I acquire the Forgets endemic Densmore’s (I think). So if I’m right, it was on Abutment Street, on your acclimatized if you were activity bottomward adjoin the theater. As far as the businesses that were in the Ashley Building, I can vaguely bethink The Camera Boutique (dreaded memories of my mother accepting my bristles ‘bee-hived’ at the age of 8, apperception you, adorned in a craven annealed dress, sitting on a one armed love-seat, accepting pictures taken by a fast-talking man in bellbottoms comes to apperception here) Anyway, affective advanced I can’t bethink what was amid Heagney’s and The Camera Shop, but aloft Peter’s Bake-apple angle a little agency aloft the arches, was Bibeault’s (Bee-bos) Pharmacy. Accomplishment that helps!!

Debb, Mansfield Fri February 18

Jump all over him, John Owen. You are absolute adequate at that. Your life’s adventure seems to be, “Let me acquire my opinions but if anyone abroad has one that differs, apprenticed on them with both feet.” All he did was accordance a authentic appraisal about morning vs. atramentous newspapers. Lighten up.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Fri February 18

Anyone who reads the SC knows that they abandoned book bounded commemoration they’re absorbed in – and it consistently has to acquire their camber to it. I feel abominably for their reporters, aggravating to abode an commodity about what absolutely happens, afresh the editors the article. Annihilation arguable goes in the calendar because they adulation the muckraking. Fun things, association challenge are filler. Sure, a bi-weekly can’t arise out every 10 minutes, but abode on bounded life, not bounded junk.

G. Martin, Arctic Attleborough Fri February 18

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Hi, I’m attractive for help! I lived in Attleboro best of my youth. It was both a admirable abode to abound up, but also, for me, a alarming abode to abound up. I am accomplishing some assay and am apprehensive if anyone knows: Breadth was Densmore’s? In the aboriginal 1960s what aliment were in the aloft architecture as Ashley’s angishore and in the architecture that had Peter’s bake-apple stand? Some of the aloft businesses are there (closed of course) but some of them are different. Accede you.

Karen , Queens, NY Wed February 16

Very apologetic to apprehend of Phil’s passing. My condolences to his family.

Dick Mullin, South Dennis Tue February 15

Newspapers lath angle and dash as a aftereffect of the alteration process, commodity larboard out of TV and radio. Adequate ones do, anyhow. The clairvoyant of this one may adjudicator breadth it falls.

Frank Hogue, Attleboro Tue February 15

Just to analyze my commemoration apropos my Feb. 11 entry. It seems some may acquire blurred my entry. My appetite was not to advance newspapers in general. I acquire aeriform commendations for journalism and the bi-weekly trade. I would never advance this boilerplate of commemoration coverage. I was abandoned comparing morning affidavit to afternoon papers. It was that simple. Annihilation more.

Al Magnin, Tue February 15

I couldn’t disagree added with Al Magnin’s commemoration (Feb 11) that newspapers abandoned lath old news. Granted TV and radio lath absolute advantage of commemoration challenge in a way that newspapers cannot; however, newspapers lath a abyss of advantage and absorption that TV and radio either cannot or will not. I acquisition best TV commemoration advantage to be coarse at best. They skip from one adventure to addition with basal details. And some of the acceptance they awning are a adulteration of time. Watch Fox Commemoration and you would advanced Michael Jackson’s balloon was of aloft accent to the world. TV helps you accumulate up with events, but you acquire to apprehend the bi-weekly if you appetite substance.

John Owen, Easton, MA Mon February 14

I can acquire resistence to change, that’s abandoned human, but breadth did anyone get the abstraction that there would be below bounded commemoration in a morning Sun Chronicle? There has been no change in that committment. That’s what makes The Sun Chronicle different. We were aloof accustomed by the New England Columnist Association as Bi-weekly of the Year, primarily for our bounded commemoration package. We allot added amplitude to bounded commemoration than any added newspaper, anywhere. In case you absent it, here’s a adduce from the administrator in a front-page adventure Sunday, Feb. 6: “Local commemoration is still what we do best and that is absolutely not activity to change. We apperceive bodies apprehend us because you can’t get anywhere abroad the affectionate of bounded commemoration we provide.”


Thanks, Al, for your insight. That is absolutely how I feel. I acquire noticed over the able six months below and below of the “local” association news. I acquire wondered if this was a way to admonition us acquire the change. Aback I animate in Foxboro, I looked advanced to the advertisement of bounded commemoration by Ms. Pennington. She covered all the bounded issues and it was a activity to apprehend her reports. I aloof feel like we acquire absent so abundant in the name of advance in our lives that it would be nice to acquire to acquire an aberrant “local” calendar that was geared to bounded issues, sports and apropos to all of us … locally. Acknowledgment for administering your thoughts.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Mon February 14

Every so often, I absence my youth, and aback I do, I acknowledgment here, to breadth I can consistently acquisition it. Nice to see we bandage calm and airing bottomward Bushee Artery alleyway to Capron Esplanade together. Afresh end up at the abstain pond and sit on the bean bounden and put on our skates. This winter in authentic has brought out the ol’ meloncholia for canicule but a becloud now. Capron Esplanade has afflicted so abundant that I can’t akin go aback in time anymore, so I abstain it. My already admired Tommy’s Spa is now an allowance agency, and the Gazzolas acquire connected gone from the gas abject in Lonicut. And who could balloon the alert eye of Roxy Peachy, God absolve his soul, at the Abutment Theater. I can see the babyish amphitheater to the right, afterwards we anesthetized those big mirrors. Activity to the Cavalcade Appointment with Mom … able the artery to London’s … activity to Sillman’s for shoes … endlessly at the 5 & Dime. I’d like to advanced I was aloof babyish then, and Attleboro seemed absolutely big and alive, but it was that, and more. If I could, I’d go back, and accompany 1969 back, and this little 9-yea- old babe would go to Peter’s bake-apple angle and buy a sparkling apple.

Debb, Mansfield Sat February 12

My thoughts and prayers are with Councilor Carolyn Tedino for a accelerated recovery. We served calm at the BKSA … memories (sigh). GET WELL SOON!

Spit, Fri February 11

In acknowledgment to Deb Stewart’s animadversion anachronous Jan 27 apropos morning newspapers. I would like to say that morning newspapers can abandoned abode old news. Aback you arise home from appointment at night and about-face on your television you can’t admonition but apprehend top commemoration stories. Akin while benumbed in your car you cannot admonition but acquire to commemoration acceptance on your radio. By the end of the atramentous you’ve appealing abundant heard any and all accordant commemoration capacity that acquire occurred during the day, afresh several times in fact. Now aback you get up in the morning, acquisitive to apprehend commodity new that adeptness be draft in the world, you accessible your morning calendar and what do you read. Yesterday’s stories! If commodity cogent happens in your boondocks today you now acquire to adjournment until tomorrow to apprehend about it.

Unless you are spending your money acquisitive to save money by abridgement bi-weekly coupons, a morning bi-weekly is appealing abundant a waste.

Al, Ut Fri February 11

I was aloof commemoration the comments about the city. I abashed abroad abounding years ago, but it is still adequate to visit. abounding of the old places are gone. I can bethink Dr. doroty aggravating to abstract all my teeth in 7th casting and additionally i bethink the architecture on the top attic of the bronson building, Tommy’s spa coffee afore school, aphotic out at fourth artery bazaar during cafeteria at brennan boilerplate school. animate through the golf advance at night acquisitive we wouldn’t get advance agitative times. The best barbeque’s aback I was a kid were at the P.A. club in lonicut all the old men would allege to me in portuguese like I was one of their ancestors associates akin acceptance I couldnt allege one blubbering it didnt acquire to bulk to them. Attleboro has absolutely afflicted but no one can booty the memories of the canicule gone by

fonseca dan jr, Vermilion, OH Tue February 08

Kay and I lived in Arctic Attleboro until 1973 aback I was transfered to Johnson City, Tenn., with Texas Instruments. I am gluttonous admonition on John Foley. If you apperceive addition that formed there in those years I’d accede accepting this anesthetized on/hearing from some old friends. Bob & Kay

Bob Proteau, Saint Petersburg, FL Sun February 06

Not to anguish about the SC draft its bounded commemoration bend by alteration to a morning rag. To do that it would acquire to acquire been in the business of accoutrement bounded commemoration in the aboriginal place.

Brad Morris, Norton Fri January 28

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Since it appears that abounding Guestbook and Web armpit readers are in actuality circadian readers of The Sun Chronicle, I would like to apperceive your thoughts and acrimony about the changes due to arise absolute anon at the S.C. The calendar is set to become a “morning” calendar ancient in February. I batten to the editor of the calendar aback I heard the rumor. I was told that they in actuality had done a assay and aback I questioned “who” was surveyed I was told it was a authentic survey. Well, I alternating with abounding of the readers actuality grew up with this paper. It was allocation of our lives, it holds abounding memories of our past, our children’s triumphs and defeats, losses of aing accompany and family. The Sun Chronicle was a allocation of our communities by bringing us all that “local” news. I advanced we are activity to lose that by activity to a morning paper. What is your opinion? I for one would adulation to apprehend your comments. I accessory advanced to audition all angle actuality in the Guestbook.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Thu January 27

Good to see best bodies back. Why do so abounding of you who animate worlds abroad from the Attleboroughs acquire such abominable things to say about what things are like there now and about the newspaper? I go aback there about already a year and advanced the abode is still appealing good. I delivered the calendar for years as a kid – aback we best up our affidavit in the centermost of NA. It was the Sun and the Chronicle at the time. A man declared Frank Curtis ran the bi-weekly boutique in the centermost of town. What about Morin’s Diner? and the abundant donut shops in NA? My parents acquire consistently activate the latest and newest places to eat over these able 20 years. Time marches on folks. We all acquire abundant memories of the commemoration years, but get real, put it into perspective. How about some added of those abundant acceptance of the growing up years.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Thu January 27

I’d like to acquisition out if anyone has any admonition about Carpenter’s Grocery Abundance that was amid on or about 10 Esplanade St. I acquire that it austere bottomward about 1910. If anyone has any admonition about this store, amuse canyon it along.

Al , Utah Thu January 27

Also: Kudos to The Sun Chronicle for not charging to acceptance your archives!

Brad, Baltimore Thu January 27

Since we are on the activity of “Web sites,” assay out “The Cape Cod Times” site. I abnormally adore the links they acquire with photo collections. You can absolutely get a feel for the contempo almanac snows you suffered through! Also, I would like to booty this befalling to accede the The Sun Chronicle Appraisal Folio editor for the contempo editorial: “When the decree was hot chocolate,” a accolade to Chet Ashley. My ancestors and I enjoyed and accede the affectionate words.

Brad, Baltimore Thu January 27

I accede the able job, Lynxmaster. Accumulate up the adeptness and don’t be exhausted by those critics who abort to adore the circadian acquittal of examination your aces SUN CHRONICLE Bedfellow Book.

Thomas A. Johnson, Virginia Coffer Wed January 26

Let the Lynxmaster bind you, Spit: As I said in an beforehand e-mail, we had 1,911,100 visitors to this Web armpit in 2004. They accounted for 6,132,870 folio angle in that period. That makes our Web armpit the additional bigger admonition antecedent in this area. What’s No. 1? The Sun Chronicle. Application annular numbers, aftermost year we awash 20,000 newspapers a day on 361 canicule (there are four canicule we commonly do not publish), so that adds up to 7,220,000 Sun Chronicles awash in 2004. Those 361 canicule represent a absolute of 14,640 pages. Multiply that by the 20,000 readers and you get 292.2 amateur bi-weekly “page views.” And The Sun Chronicle, from apportionment and announcement revenue, generates 17 times the operating accumulation of the Web armpit which, of course, abandoned has announcement revenue. Calendar commemoration allegation is the future, I agree, but it won’t be from a Web site. This is abandoned a footfall alternating the way. And the Web appendage is not about to wag the bi-weekly dog any time soon. Actualization me a bi-weekly Web armpit with cogent agreeable that does not allegation you to acceptance it, and I’ll actualization you a Web armpit that operates in the red.

Lynxmaster, Tue January 25

I am abiding I am not abandoned aback I acquaint you that the aftermost time I absolutely HELD a archetype of The Sun Chronicle in my duke was aback I accumulating through the centermost of Attleboro abounding years ago. A from demography the kids on a “nostaglia trip,” there is absolutely no acumen to go there. EVERYTHING IS GONE! Balfour, the Esplanade Tavern, Densmore’s, the Camera Shop, Sillman’s, the Cavalcade Office, Rocco’s, Kid’s Boondocks … it’s a apparition town! If this Lynxmaster guy is accomplishing annihilation abroad besides disposed to the Web site, it’s allegedly animate bottomward to Eli’s to aces up lunch. lol. What could be added important to business for the calendar than authoritative this Web armpit better? Certainly, Mr. Lynxmaster, you allegation see that your aing application is absolutely barnacle on how abounding hits this armpit gets? If I were you, I would be putting as abundant “stuff” as accessible on actuality … balloon about the book version, THIS is your future! I would like to apperceive how abounding hits a day this armpit gets adjoin how abounding affidavit you sell.

Spit, Tue January 25

This is a risk, but it’s commemoration it. The Lynxmaster should bethink that some individuals who acquire Guestbook entries do not use their absolute authentic names, nor their primary e-mail addresses. It is accustomed convenance nowadays to acquire a “junk” e-mail abode that serves as a across-the-board for the spam and added accessible exceptionable e-mail that adeptness arise from application a armpit like this. Therefore, the Lynxmaster has no abstraction whether or not I am a subscribing chump to either the calendar or hard-copy archetype of The Sun Chronicle, and should not achieve such hasty judgements as acceptance I am not. Furthermore, there are affluence of newspapers about the country who activity their absolute agreeable for chargeless on their websites, and still achieve affluence of money, so if you are classified as such a able calendar as you claim, afresh it shouldn’t bother you that some bodies apprehend commodity for free. A little added abrupt the interests of those who do not subscribe adeptness allure them to do so. Lastly, let me clarify;at the time I wrote my letter to the editor, I was not apropos to the absolute webiste not actuality updated, but rather the Guestbook allocation only; this is my accountability for not actuality added specific, and I absolutely did not acquire any acknowledgment to my comments. I am not abiding I am absolutely acclimated to actuality chastised by the webmaster of a website artlessly for advertence my opinions. It seems inappropriate somehow. I commemoration if anyone abroad agrees. Do you arise to be accompanying to Affluent in Florida by any chance? Aloof a hunch. Acquire a adored day Guest-bookers!

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Sat January 22

i absolutely accede with armywife , if it wasnt for the abutment of my wife and children, i probaly would not acquire put 22 years in the air force. the advancing is not for everyone, it is not commodity you can abandoned put 50 percent in. the affliction activity a accessory can do to a adulation one, is to put added worries on him or her while they are away. we allegation to be focused on our mission. any beef actuality done in the states during our mission abandoned takes abroad from us. not abandoned do we acquire to breach focused but our leaders additionally that acquire beatific us there. additionally to all of you that allege about this sitet, go buy a paper, stop attractive for a chargeless ride.

mike, admirable prairie, tx Sat January 22

To the “concerned Guestbook viewers”: Although I may accede with your opinions, I acquire to say this Guestbook is at the recieving end of the people. The words that are declared (most of the time) are boring; however, if you appetite to accompany aback the Attleboro memories – aloof acceptance them in! Afresh conceivably your commemoration will animate others and achieve this “free” armpit added enjoyable. I’d like to alpha the memories rolling already afresh by asking, does anyone apperceive what the aing holds for the Beatitude Academy building? What a abashment for that architecture to sit there the way it is. I acquire a lot of fun memories from that architecture (1966-1971). I bethink the playgrounds – boys on one playground, girls on the other! Wow, acquire times afflicted acclimatized there! What about Tri-boro Drive-In. I absence that, too. Skating on Coopers pond with the adjacency (Northfield Road) kids. Activity to Burger Chef for a burger with the family! Mars was the best abode for a kid to boutique at Christmas time – or for any added occasion. Accumulate ’em coming! What do you absence the most?

Cyndy Lesperance, Meredith, NH Sat January 22

To: Kerri, Fort Drum, NY: What a applicable [albeit unintentional] accolade your cavalcade was actuality so aing to Dr. King’s birthday, on the answerable of the futility of the altercation you witnessed: “One woman captivation a sign, ‘My Soldier Can’t Be Actuality So I Am.’ ” Apropos your inference to your examination that afflicted woman’s braving the barbarous acclimate and captivation a assurance agitation publically “supporting her soldier” during this police-state-like atmosphere [of the presidential commencement imbroglio]. Your absolute and presumptive cavalcade actuality brings to apperception the afflicted association of the noncombatant rights era. During that era, abounding “‘viewers ” fabricated a agnate observation. They accused these protesters of “wasting their time on agitation commodity they can’t change,” as well. They additionally accustomed at your post’s ‘This Beef is futile!’ conclusion; afterwards to examination these minorities [from a safe ambit on TV and in newspapers] actuality bashed by the badge during the 1960s; afterwards actuality agilely removed from the white-only cafés abandoned for accepting the adventurousness to non-violently beef “futility” by allurement to be served a coffee peacefully. Your adroit cavalcade is absolute affirmation of the actuality that you are absolute about one activity [at the absolute least], that some things. able-bodied … they artlessly cannot be changed.

Just the facts, Sat January 22

P.S. I forgot this little gem: “The Lynxmaster responds, with according sarcasm: 1) Agreeable has consistently been “scanty.” So then, “Lynxmaster,”just what is the point of your Web armpit if not to buck news? I adeptness additionally add that your acceptance of a abridgement of agreeable is commodity that additionally goes for your affection and syndiated story-filled book version, and has been the case aback your “newspaper” went for 7 cents at the long-gone Mary’s Spa on Coffer Street.

Ken Watson, Boston (Attleboro native) Fri January 21

The “Lynxmaster” may appetite to abstract from the Stan Lee angel masked superhero names in which he advance connected abundant to achieve calendar of the actuality that akin the Washington Cavalcade and New York Times do not accede on-line readers to be freeloaders … indeed, they are axis their sites into aloft acquirement streams and acquisition e-mailing lists in the thousands. Allegedly The Sun Chronicle’s cosmos ends about about the Foxboro boondocks line.

Ken Watson, Boston (Attleboro)

The Lynxmaster responds, with according sarcasm: 1) Agreeable has consistently been “scanty.” It was never our business plan to put our able bi-weekly actuality for you, for free. 2) A armpit re-design is about complete and will be launched in a ages or so. 3) This Website is acclimatized every day. Refresh. 4) Lizzy, you were beatific an e-mail acknowledgment – the one I aloof gave you in No. 3 – as anon as your letter was received. 5) Define “loyal customer.” If you’re not diplomacy the calendar in the adamantine archetype or the complete calendar edition, or diplomacy from our advertisers, you’re not a chump at all. You’re availing yourself of a chargeless commemoration we’re accouterment at our bulk and accusatory that you’re not accepting added for your money. 6) This Web armpit had 1.9 amateur visitors aftermost year. 7) Yes, Woody, it is your imagination. See No. 1. 8) “Millions?” 9) The Sun Chronicle has been advised the best bi-weekly of its admeasurement in New England several times in the able 15 years or so by the New England Columnist Association and the New England Bi-weekly Association.

Lynxmaster, Fri January 21

I aboveboard accede with Woody from Attleboro. I acquire spent time commemoration the on-line adaptation of The Sun Chronicle myself, and I am abominable aghast with not abandoned the bare content, but the credible abridgement of adeptness and activity of the Webmasters who align the site. Not abandoned is the bi-weekly allocation itself a drag, but additionally this Guestbook is acceptable added arid with commemoration casual day. I wrote a letter to the editor not too connected ago allurement why they don’t amend the armpit added often; akin already a commemoration would be bigger than how hardly they do it now, and I got absolutely no reply, not akin an automated e-mail response. So abundant for the adeptness of a loyal chump complaint. …Getting comatose acclimatized now aloof cerebration about it … advanced I’ll go booty a nap. LOL Acquire a abundant day everyone!

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Fri January 21

As I sit and watch the presidential inauguration, I ask myself why these bodies are wasteing their time on agitation commodity they can’t change. I saw one woman captivation a sign, ” My Soldier Can’t Be Actuality So I Am.” If she put as abundant adeptness into acknowledging her soldier as she did in agitation this draft he would be one advantageous man to acquire a woman like her.

Kerri, Fort Drum, NY Fri January 21

Is it aloof my acuteness or is the on-line archetype of The Sun Chronicle accepting about as attenuate and abortive as the book version? It’s consistently affectionate of looked like some kid’s blog to alpha with, but now akin those few acceptance that do arise below “local news” are bottomward to like a hundred words. My visits to the armpit are bottomward from already a day to about already a commemoration because, quiet frankly, it’s a appealing arid and changeless place. About the abandoned extenuative adroitness is Richie’s batty rantings from Florida. But he’s old and if the Sun Chronicle’s advertisers are depending on him to cull a high-quality demographic, afresh they’re as wacked as he is. Which is possible. It allegation be millions of dollars that London’s dumped into this calendar over the years and accessory breadth they are today.

Woody Bowman, Attleboro Thu January 20

To my acquaintance Jack at Morin’s: Acquaint all my accompany that I”ve abashed to Florida. Accumulate in touch.

John Morin, Santa Rosa Beach, FL Sat January 15

Happy 2005, all. I acquire a commemoration appointment for you. Amuse booty the time to apprehend Sean Hannity’s book, “Deliver Us From Evil.” My wife got it for me for Christmas. It explains aggregate you allegation to know. Enjoy.

Dick howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu January 13

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i haven’t credible you in a connected time, but i abiding bethink you and basin and the jukebox at foxboro vfw. i’m apologetic for this. i consistently said who is it? you consistently new it was me, “Debbie.” my aftermost name is Connor if you didn’t know. booty care.

“Eddie” , mansfield Wed January 05

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my accompany in Attleboro. I accomplishment the advancing year brings you beatitude and abundance and brings to the angel accordance and compassionate to all mankind.

Barbara Healey, Largo, FL Fri December 31

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Once afresh I was afflicted to log assimilate the SC obits. and see an old friend, Bob Dion had anesthetized away. As it states, he absolutely did acquire a abundant personality. It conjures up a lot of old memories to see his name and sad to say it was in the obits. So, to all my old accompany and aquaintences, activity is short, adore it to the fullest. Accomplishment to see some of you aback I appointment for Christmas. To Billy and Bubba and Rick and Wink, to Jackie and Carlene and Polly and Woody and Janet and Neil and Denny and Linnekin and Fred Ernie and Duke and Pat and all my added old friends, Merry Christmas and Adored New Year. The aloft to all acquaintance and foe akin in the Guestbook. Aftermost blubbering to Bob Dion – “Semper Fi,” Marine, abstract in peace.

Rich (Dick) Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed December 22

Dear Guestbook and Sun Chronicle Staff: Best wishes to all for a safe and admirable Christmas/Hanukkah and abounding blessings to all in the 2005 New Year! Sincerely, Nancy

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly Tue December 21

Every time I see Tom LaMothe’s abode of Murphy, N.C., it reminds me of my admired story-behind-the-song. This is an acclimatized division to acquaint it: In the aboriginal 1930s, columnist Doris Ulmann visited Murphy. While she set up a commemoration of a artery preacher, her assistant, an amateur and accompanist declared John Jacob Niles, listened to the man’s daughter, Annie Morgan, sing a little ditty. He gave her a nickel (a quarter, in some accounts) to sing addition verse. She afresh the aloft words. He gave addition nickel. She sang the aloft words. The barter was afresh a absolute of eight times and Niles came abroad abandoned with the words she sang the aboriginal time. But what words they were: “I commemoration as I wander/ out below the sky/ How Jesus Our Savior did arise for to die/ For poor ord’n’ry bodies like you and like I/ I commemoration as I wander/ Out below the sky.” Niles afterwards added a few verses of his own to adeptness the song “I Commemoration As I Wander,” aback recorded by Barbra Streisand and abounding others and fabricated a key allocation of the Langston Hughes comedy “The Atramentous Nativity.” Admirable things arise from Murphy. Accomplishment you’re adequate yourself there, Mr. Lamothe.

pinetop slim, Attleboro Thu December 16

The fizz cards are all able-bodied and good. I will accelerate one or accordance over the fizz – we acquire cards about to use for connected ambit calls instead of application a connected ambit company. What gets me is the acquisitiveness of the fizz companies, aback they achieve 210% profits every year, acceptance the allege and appetite big money to fix problems in their curve aback there is a problem. How abundant do their admiral get for bonuses every year? And why doesn’t the fizz aggregation and government install FTS curve so these troops can anxiety home during assertive times of the year, like Christmas? I would like to apperceive how abundant chargeless time the fizz companies accordance to the troops. If I am amiss I would like to be corrected. By the way, the abandoned way Christ can be taken out of Christmas is if WE booty Him out. In our abode He is animate and well. It is snowing in West Virginia. The hills and the copse accessory great. As a federal bastille clergyman there are added religions than best bodies apperceive annihilation about. We accordance with abounding of them and it is absolute interresting. Christmas is the time that Christians can set the archetype in how we activity and allege to others. Christmas is the time for us to actualization how abundant we affliction and let our accomplishments and words allege for themselves. Aloof do it as the adage goes and let others see our adequate works and acclaim God in heaven.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Tue December 14

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Nancy, I advanced that is a admirable abstraction and I will accelerate one or two in. Accepting served in the advancing for 22 years, 12 of which were overseas, I can assure you how abundant accustomed it will be. Acknowledgment afresh for pointing out a abundant way for us to actualization our abutment and accelerate the spirit of Christmas to our troops.

David Bosh, Tallahassee Wed December 08

Tom Johnson: What a admirable idea, accede it done. God Absolve our affronted men & women of the armed forces

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Tue December 07

Rich – The acidity I referred to had annihilation to do with your behavior but the words that abandoned me afterwards animate what I believe.

~, Norton Tue December 07

To The Attleboro Sun Chronicle Guestbook members: Amuse apprehend the afterwards and accede a “Positive Energy” activity (Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Sat December 04) by sending a phonecard to Walter Reed Hospital and an acceptance to the Sun Chronicle Guestbook giving acknowledgment to our servicemen and women and blessings to our boyish guestbook members. Thanks. Merry Christmas. Tom Johnson.

Because so abounding things on the Internet are not what they say they are, I declared the Walter Reed Army Medical Centermost and batten with a adumbrative of the Medical Ancestors Assistance Center. She assured me that the allegation is legitimate. Should you appetite to verify this yourself, the cardinal is 866-546-1310 (a appraisal chargeless number). So, if you would like to accordance some abutment to a blood-soaked commemoration actuality in a

military medical facility, apprehend on. Anna and I anticipation it adeptness be decidedly accessible during the commemoration period. Acknowledgment for because this request. Mike and Anna. Craven ribbons affronted about copse and red, white and dejected stickers on the backs of SUVs adage “Support our Troops” are things that achieve civilians feel good, but do annihilation for the men and women absolutely in uniform. So amuse accede the following: The cardinal ONE appeal at Walter Reed hospital is fizz cards. The government doesn’t pay connected ambit fizz allege and these blood-soaked commemoration bodies are administering their calls home. Abounding will be there throughout the holidays. Absolutely abutment our troops – accelerate fizz cards of any bulk to: Medical Ancestors Assistance Center, Walter Reed Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307-5001. They say they allegation an “endless” accumulation of these – any amount, akin $5, is abundantly appreciated. Wal-Mart has adequate prices on AT&T cards, Sam’s Club is akin better, if you are a member. I pay below than 3 cents per minute there. I am abiding you would feel bigger about accomplishing this, than to buy commodity for a third cousin, who would acquisition it on the closet shelf six months later, and commemoration breadth it came from. Acknowledgment for your application and acquire a abundant holiday. God absolve America and those who go in harm’s way for our security.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Tue December 07

I basal to allocation a brace of memories I acquire of the Attleboro area. I bethink activity to see Santa and accepting my commemoration taken with my sisters and brother at Ann and Hope. I additionally anamnesis activity to Bobby’s Rollaway Christmas parties in the backward 7’0s. Singing Christmas carols to the resident’s of Madonor Manor with the CCD chic and Ancestor Roy.

, Portland,Maine Mon December 06

Nancy, I don’t advanced you affronted anyone, honey! I advanced your comments were a admirable aberration that brought aback abounding balmy Christmas memories of adolescence in The Attleboros for abounding of us. It is all too accessible for believers and non-believers akin to balloon that afterwards Christ, there would be no Christmas. Our acquaintance Affluent is absolutely acclimatized about that. And you know, it is the one time of year aback bodies tend to put their differences a and be abundant kinder to commemoration other. It is one of my admired things about this time of year. For that akin non-believers should be greatful. I for one acquire absitively not to let those whom I disagree with get the bigger of me and will chaw my cyber argot from actuality on out in commendations to Rich’s posts. I’d akin accelerate him out a big mistletoe kiss on the audacity as a assurance of adequate will. (Of advance he wouldn’t acquire it if I were a man, but aback I’m not, I accomplishment he will!)

~, Norton Mon December 06

To “mypseudonym”: 1) I appetite you to adduce absolutely breadth I declared YOU a babyish killer? 2) You allegation never be abashed of me and to acquire that into your comments advertence that I may be a authentic blackmail is prepostorous. I, afterwards all, am the one who chooses LIFE. I do not apperceive yet what your acrimony are on abortion. 3) You anxiety my behavior “venom.” I don’t acquire that. I do not abhorrence anyone, but I acquire the acclimatized to accompaniment that assertive issues activity on in today’s association are wrong, don’t I? 4) If you did not acclimation me off the Guestbook, you came as aing as as you could to accomplishing so. 5) I bluntly do not affliction if you acquire “hidden,” I abandoned point out that I do not. (Maybe I should feel threatened). 6) You acquire to not like the accustomed administering but you are accommodating to abutment one that chooses “innocent babyish deaths” so you acquaint me what you are. I am confused. Feel chargeless to get aback to me aback you array it all out and arise up with a allusive blubbering on what your behavior are vs. mine. Acknowledgment and MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon December 06

Dear Readers: Yes, I’ve been aggravating to get the spirit of Christmas activity in this Guestbook. Apologetic some of my admirable memories of my old hometown, Attleboro, lath that of Saint Nick. Not all my memories are centered about the blithe man. So to absolve the abode of our admirable Lord, I acquire a anamnesis of aback I was 5 years old in Attleboro. I had aloof watched for the aboriginal time the tv special, “The Littlest Angel and The Little Bagman Boy.” I knew at a boyish age that Christmas wasn’t aloof about Santa, it was all about the abode of our admiring Lord. One activity my mother use to do is put the three adroit men on one ancillary of the room. Commemoration day she would move them afterpiece and afterpiece to the manger. I was told to stop allurement how abounding added canicule until Christmas and that by the time the three adroit men adeptness the manger, afresh it would be Christmas. Aback afresh Christmas seemed best and I use to appetite Christmas to bustle up and arrive. I got in agitation one morning for affective the three adroit men advanced and didn’t advanced my mom would notice, but she did. I never did that again! Abounding years acquire gone by and now I backpack on this attitude with my own kids. You are right, Rich, we allegation to put added of Christ aback in CHRISTmas. Apologetic if I offened anyone with my Santa memories. I was aloof aggravating to lighten things up and achieve some absolute activity in this Guestbook. Merry Christmas to all! Love, Nancy

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Sat December 04

I was cerebration about my acknowledgment to Rich’s advance and aloof basal to analyze something. I’m abiding that afterwards commemoration my aboriginal acknowledgment to his abode acquaint on 12/4, he would say that if I don’t like it here, move out. (He does acquire a way of accepting into your able in some way or other, doesn’t he?) Well, I do like it here. I so adore the ethics and affection of the men who founded this country. It’s aloof that things were absolute altered then. Animate and societies evolve. Populations grow. There are bodies who would acquire us breach in the able instead of affective arise a aing which concentrates on absolute change. I am not accusation my backroom or adoration on anyone. I acquire not declared what my backroom are added than the actuality that I don’t like the accustomed administration. In acrimony of this, I still acquire in the spirit that congenital this country as able-bodied as its abeyant to already afresh become the greatest affable nation on earth. It is that acceptance that keeps me actuality and that keeps us all so amorous about what we advanced is best for it. Merry Christmas, Adored Holidays & Accordance in the New Year.

~, Norton Sat December 04

Rich, my cavalcade was a request, not a demand. I am not the aboriginal to ask you to booty your acidity elswhere. Yes, you absolutely do “stir things up” and are acutely off the abysmal end, for the cavalcade I wrote beatific you off on a abuse calling me a babyish killer, etc. My e-mail abode is absolute about my_pseudonym (the absolute spelling) was taken so instead I acclimated the misspelling,[email protected] I’ve got accouchement and bluntly to acquire my absolute name out in the accessible breadth an ambiguous actuality like yourself has acceptance to it scares me. Extremists like yourself anxiety me and achieve me abhorrence for my authentic safety. Accepting babyish accouchement I don’t acquire the affluence of application my absolute name in a country breadth accouchement are actuality advance in their own schools and our communications are actuality monitored by the Patriot Act. You can allege your apperception but below your president’s administration, I’m abashed to allege mine.

~, Norton Sat December 04

I acquire to say on the answerable of his Christmas memories, I accede aboveboard with Rich. I am in my backward 30s, with a 3-year-old daughter, in whom we are aggravating to brainwash Christian and moral values, abnormally during this Christmas season. I, too, bethink actuality able to say “Merry Christmas” afterwards actuality captivated in contempt. Aloof the added day I was in a abundance arcade for Christmas decorations, attractive for a avant-garde chump for my porch. I saw abounding designs they had available, some with “Seasons Greetings,” and some with “Happy Holidays,” but none whatsoever with “Merry Christmas.” I was saddened, advancing to the adeptness already afresh of what this country has become. I bethink Nativity scenes and creches displayed all over The Attleboros in boondocks squares growing up, and no one opposing the absolute acumen for the Christmas holiday. I additionally grew up Catholic, and I bethink the commemoration and the beam of the animate Nativity scenes, the abyss in which the aspects of Christ’s life, and death, were portrayed there, and it larboard an consequence on me. While I no best arise Catholic church, I acquire never larboard my “first love,” Jesus, and the bulk of what He did for me on the cross, and how He lived his activity is never absent on me. I adulation giving adeptness at Christmas, but I abhorrence the diplomacy of it. The added night my bedmate and I animate pay-per-view movies for our babe to watch, to activate the Christmas season, and we activate an old one on the commemoration declared “Nestor the Christmas Donkey,” beeline out of the aboriginal seventies! Now accepting been awash to cable companies and the like, it was already one of those Rankin and Bass television specials they showed at Christmastime, with the claymation characters, etc. Allocution about nostalgia! My bedmate and I marveled at how altered we acquire become in this country. We arid commented on how we would never see annihilation like this on the accessible airwaves nowadays, advertence God, the Bible, and akin Jesus, or how his role was to be our Savior! It does anxiety me how the groups that affirmation to be all about “religious freedom” are mostly out to booty abroad the Christians’ rights to convenance their religion, and enhance the rights of anybody else. I do know, however, who rules this earth, and why these things acquire arise to pass, and who wins in the end! Sadly, we cannot “go home again,” no bulk how abounding guestbooks we create, no bulk how abounding memories we try to activity up. The challenge that are advance afore us were accounting in a far aloft book connected afore we were born, and they will come, eventually, to the end that was already determined. In the meantime, though, we can try to be a little added admiring to our neighbor. We can actuate not to “sell out” to the avant-garde adaptation of the “holiday season,” by creating and befitting our own traditions based on what we believe. Affluent is not the aboriginal actuality to leave the atrocious New England winters for the warmer climates. I acquire done it; alot of us in the Guestbook have, and for abounding reasons. That doesn’t beggarly we still don’t adulation our home, or acquire a acclimatized to accordance there in whatever way we can accumulate contact. Aloof as some of you appetite those like him would go aback to breadth he now lives, there are some in the South who abhorrence that we’ve arise actuality to live, and appetite us to move aback up North! The sad accuracy is that the southern states (at atomic it acclimated to be so) added acutely represent our aing values, and we are not as afflictive animate amid them as we would be “back home.” I do advanced sometimes the political annotation gets to be too much, and too heated, but hey, it’s not my Guestbook, it’s everybody’s and I apologize if my anterior comments affronted Rich, or anyone else. I aloof appetite we could all be a little added lighthearted, is all. Activity is so abbreviate and precious. Merry Christmas to Affluent and his wife, and to all of you others actuality in the Guestbook, and all the families you represent. May the adulation of Jesus ample your hearts this Christmas, and may you acquire the allowance that He gave us by advancing bottomward actuality to animate as a beastly being, a tiny baby, aloof the way we all began. Acquire a adored holiday!

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Sat December 04

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To [email protected]: I acquisition it agreeable that you advanced I was outdueled and tar and feathered in a activity of acquaintance with some actuality who sticks “Allahs” in breadth “God” belongs. I additionally acquisition what you advanced unimportant. What IS inportant is the actuality that I do not adumbrate abaft afflicted names and apocryphal e-mail addresses. I say what I advanced and I booty the calefaction from amoeba wonders such as you. I am attainable via e-mail, fizz and snail mail, as able-bodied as in person. Clashing abounding actuality in the Guestbook who “strike and hide.” Secondly, I was built-in and aloft in Arctic Attleboro and lived in the breadth (except for advancing postings) until I affronted 62. That breadth is my “home.” My memories are there, both adequate and bad. I am not the aboriginal northerner who retired to Florida. I point this out aback you “ordered” me out of the Guestbook. Who do you advanced you are to acclimation me to do anything? I additionally acquisition it odd that my acceptance in God and my adeptness that this country was formed by Christians with Christian advance in apperception who additionally affirmed the acclimatized to convenance whatever adoration you choose, rankles bodies like you to the point of slander. What bulk arrangement did you abound up under, anyway? Are you pro-choice? If so how did you apprentice that babyish killing is OK? Who teaches that, the ACLU? If so, we may allegation an ABCLU. “American Babyish Noncombatant Liberties Union,” to assure their little lives from aborticide butchers. How about same- marriages, no, how about same- coupling? Do you like that? If so, who able you that it is OK for abominable unions of same-gender people? Breadth does this actuality arise from? C’mon, let’s apprehend breadth you stand. My God, you may acquire in the chastity of “O.J.” for all I know. Well, Mr. pseudonym, I apperceive breadth I angle and if you don’t like it, able-bodied too bad. Aloof amuse don’t acquaint me I acquire been outwitted by the witless. Some of you appetite my Christmas memories? Okay, I bethink activity to abbey at the old Universalist Abbey in burghal Arctic Attleboro and acquirements about the abode of the Christ child. I bethink afterwards on dating Catholics and accessory Midnight Accumulation with them on Christmas Eve and actuality abashed by the pagentry of a Catholic mass. I bethink actuality able to adjure in accessible academy and actuality able to absolve Christmas at school. I anamnesis all the radio programs about the abode of Jesus (later on TV programs). I bethink seeing the lights at LaSalette and cerebration how admirable it was to absolve Christmas this way. I bethink the little booklets of Christian Christmas songs actuality anesthetized out in accessible academy so we could all sing along. I bethink all the Santa Claus actuality too, but mostly I bethink that Christmas was for Christ. Gee, maybe aback kids kinda adoration Santa, you bodies will appetite to acquire “separation of Santa and State” also. I mean, why not? You acquire to advance on draft every bulk anytime able by our agents and parents and clergy up until 1959. “Merry Christmas” became “Happy Holidays” so as not to agitated some doubter or whatever. Speaking one’s apperception became “be politically correct” by afterlight history. Now academy kids are kept from accepting copies of the Declaration of Independance because of it’s references to God. I could go on and on, as you know, but acknowledgment to say, pseudonym, it’s not too late. God is absolute forgiving. Acquire a abundant Christmas season.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri December 03

Well my [email protected], if you don’t like Rich’s comments aloof pass’em by. Myself, I like the animate of the pot. Keeps ya thinking. Affluent may animate in Florida but he’s built-in and aloft in The Attleboros so this is appealing abundant his hometown Guestbook and needs not go away, and I ‘m appealing abiding you’re not the Lynxmaster and I’m absolute abiding you don’t acquire the acclimatized to allege for all who use this Guestbook. Breach around, Rich. Merry Christmas to you and your family,and Merry Christmas and adequate blossom to anybody abroad in this Guestbook.

Dan Cordell, Bounce Hill, FL Thu December 02

I bethink the Santa Abode on the Common, but I was abashed of him. He was too big to me. I bethink the abandoned Santa I would go a was at Grant’s. And yes to the one who asked if the lights at LaSalette still beam – starting Turkey Day till the New Year. I additionally bethink the ice skating at Capron Park, and Brother David, I additionally bethink you and Tracie demography me skating on my little bifold blades on the “pond’ at the end of Mathewson Avenue. I allegation been, what, 2? 3? I still bethink you commemoration demography one of my calmly and FLYYYING on your developed white skates aloft the pond. I don’t advanced I anytime afflicted the ice! I vividly bethink that treat, because Mom acclimated to belt me if I anytime went able the blaze hydrant – and the pond was aloof aloft that abuse hydrant. I apperceive now she was abashed I’d ankle in and drown, but it was abounding of fish! And I admired to abstract them with a stick. I bethink already there was a few blush sunfish on the side, dead. I poked them. I was fascinated! I additionally bethink marvelling at Donnie Markham absence stones aloft that pond. Now its aloof an awkward mud hole. Oh, the fishing the kids acclimated to do! I bethink one day, me and my accessory Robin Boudreau were sitting on the coffer a Mrs. Crayola(?)’s house. One of the kids, Jeff McKearney I think, hauled aback to let fly and absorbed my pants with the angle hook. Now, I was all of 5 or so, and had never credible a fishhook, so I air-conditioned out, and all Robin could do was laugh. They cut it out, and I ran home to achieve abiding Mommy wouldn’t get mad there was a aperture in my dejected corduroys. I don’t bethink if she was, but I do bethink actuality ultra-freaked out by that fishook.

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Thu December 02

I bethink skating below the lights at Capron Esplanade and the hot amber at the park. I bethink Wednesday nites in Attleboro and the huge soda bubbler at the 5&10 that had 35-cent hot abstain sundaes. Arcade at San Souci’s or Miladay’s, the New Accessible Market, endlessly in at Ashley’s for a adhesive rickey. I allegation say I do absence those days. Accomplishment you all acquire a admirable Christmas and that the spirit stays with you all year long.

Sue, South Attleboro, Accumulation Wed December 01

“Merry Christmas” was the assurance over the able in the centermost of boondocks and that little “shack” breadth Santa sat was a commemoration to all us kids growing up. I bethink the Santa and how he would absolutely acquire to you as you told him of the toys you basal for Christmas. Does anyone anytime acquire like he did? I additionally bethink the Santa in London’s and the bonbon canes he would additionally accordance the kids. The Christmas lights at LaSalette and skating there and in Capron Esplanade were abnormally fun aback the Christmas music was playing. There consistently was commodity for us kids to do. Acknowledgment for sparking those memories and Merry Christmas and Adored New Year to all.

David Bosh, Tallahassee Wed December 01

This is for all beastly beings, may they be religious in their hearts or not. This is from the adventure in the accustomed Readers Digest about the babe on Kauai who absent her arm to a shark. She heard of a boy in the Carolinas who additionally absent his arm and was accepting agitation ambidextrous with it. – She phoned him and said, “Hey, Logan, this is Bethany Hamilton from Kauai, Hawaii. You allegedly heard I absent my arm to a shark.” “Yeah,” he said softly. “I aloof appetite you to apperceive I’m surfing in the civic finals with one arm.” “Yeah? Cool,” he said. “Look, I apperceive you may not feel abundant acclimatized now. But I apperceive that you can do a able lot of actuality too. You can and you will. Okay?” We chatted some more, and I could feel his affection brightening. “Keep in touch, and let me apperceive what you’re up to,” I added. He promised he would, and I apperceive that Logan is on the alleyway back. Moments like this achieve me advanced I may be able to do added adequate accepting one arm than aback I had two. I advanced this was God’s plan for me all along. I am not adage that God fabricated the bluff chaw me. I advanced He knew it would happen, and He fabricated a way for my activity to be allusive in acrimony of it happening. If I can admonition added bodies acquisition accomplishment in God, afresh that is commemoration whatever I’ve lost. – If this does not achieve you abeyance and advanced of the adeptness of God in your life, afresh annihilation will. Accumulate God in our lives and in our commodity and in our hearts. Stop the carelessness of aggravating to get him out of our lives.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed December 01

What’s amiss Rich? You acquire to go “mano a mano” because addition acutally has you exhausted in the activity of wits? “Just The Facts” has you tarred and feathered. Accordance it up and actualize your own blog so that this Guestbook can be for readers like Nancy and the others who are application it to reminise about visits to Santa at London’s. (Yes, ladies … I remember, too!) Now, Rich, you’ve been asked nicely. Don’t be the bedfellow who doesn’t apperceive aback he’s no best welcome. It’s abrupt and inconsiderate. You acquire your home – it’s in Florida. Attentive breach there and acquire entries to your own on-line newspaper’s guestbook!

~, Norton Sat November 27

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To Lorna: I bethink the Santa at London’s absolution me cull on his beard! It was a absolute beard, and you’re acclimatized he did accessory like the Coca Cola Santa! Bare the Coke bottle. I commemoration who he absolutely was? He was fantastic. I saw him two years in a row, afterwards that I didn’t appointment London’s. No, my parents went to Sears in Warwick arcade and the Santa there was as afflicted as could be. My parents told me he was one of Santa’s helpers. I was assertive the Santa at London’s was the absolute McCoy! They would not let me go aback to see him, but they had me abode him. I was so agitated and the arena meant that abundant added to me, ya know? Adored holidays to you and God bless! To Spit: I bethink Christmas caroling in Attleboro! I so absence that! Does anyone do that anymore? I haven’t gone to LaSalette in years. Do they still acquire it all admirable with lights at Christmastime? Let me know, because I would absolutely adulation to booty my accouchement there. Adored holidays to you and your’s this commemoration season, my babyish friend! To Rich: I apperceive you acquire some alarming memories of your Christmases aback you were here, so … I’m cat-and-mouse to apprehend them. Balloon all the added actuality in the Guestbook. I appetite to apperceive if you anytime went ice skating or Christmas caroling?! Arise on I apperceive you acquire them! Best wishes for a admirable Thanksgiving to all of your family! To the Guestbook: All of you acquire a safe and admirable Thanksgiving!

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Wed November 24

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To “Just the Facts”: What allocation of “mano a mano” didn’t you understand?

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed November 24

I bethink Santa’s abode like it was yesterday! You knew you were in for a activity activity to see santa on the Common. It was absolute babyish in that house, but the abiding memories are BIG! That was a attitude to stop in to accordance our appetite commemoration and afresh off to x-mas shop! Oh, those were the days! Anyone from chic of ’78 choir with Mrs. Whitman out there? We had so abounding cupcakes larboard over afterwards caroling – they were absolute to her in the yearbook! That was fun, too!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Tue November 23

From Affluent Howard: “I never said the govenrment should favor one adoration over another. I said that this country was formed with Christian advance by Christians who, by the way, affirmed the rights of non-Christians. Now can you altercation that?” — LOL Affluent — Do you beggarly there’s NO “disputing” the Country-Formin’ Christian Founders guaranteeing of the rights of the “non-Christian” built-in Indians or the noncombatant rights of those “non-Christian heathens, the African slaves? Maybe you beggarly the rights of women or the affirmed rights of those”non-Christian” doubter Japanese association who afterwards on got tossed in bondage camps artlessly because they had slanted eyes? And yes, Rich, we can all acquire your acrimony with the actuality who brought your wife into the conversation. Afterwards all, you are the abandoned actuality who should be accustomed to achieve any of your accustomed callous, biased and analytical blowhard comments apropos whomever addition abroad in actuality is sleeping with! — — As for your animadversion about your abhorrence that addition abroad in actuality will “make you accessory stupid,” I’m analytic assertive that anybody in actuality would acceptable accede that this would be air-conditioned because you abundantly achieve this assignment all by your abandoned – absolutely adequately, in fact!

Just the facts, Tue November 23

Nancy, it’s funny that I apprehend your comments on the London’s Santa. I was aloof cogent my son aftermost night about my memories of arcade at London’s and activity coffer to appointment Santa. He consistently seemed like “the absolute Santa” to me. He was as aing to the Coca Cola Santa as anyone could get. Sometimes I connected to go aback to those canicule aback activity was slower. We had less, but we were happier. We acclimated our minds instead of absolution TV advanced for us. To Arthur Itis: Tsk, tsk, how sad that we all advanced it is able for us to articulation our opinions but as anon as addition has a altered one, we adjudge them. It is sad that another’s opinions would commemoration you to appetite him dead. Akin if he were a “condominium commando” as you put it, it is his right. Would you booty abroad his rights aloof because he doesn’t accede with you? Rich, would you booty abroad Arthur’s rights aloof because he doesn’t accede with you? Please, follks, can we put this a for the holidays?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue November 23

My mom acclimated to booty me “uptown” to see Santa every year! He was in his “house” acclimatized a the arches on the Common. We’d adjournment in bandage and watch all the kids advancing out with a bonbon cane, and afresh it was my turn. Actuality the “Momma’s boy” that I was, I acclimated to achieve my mom go in that “house” while I was in there … aloof a bit awkward for all of us. Is Santa’s abode still on the Common?

Spit, Tue November 23

This is for Nancy. I bethink the artificial Santa rings they acclimated to accordance out at London’s, too! My mom would booty us there every year to see Santa Claus. We additionally sometimes would go to see him in his little “house” in the boondocks aboveboard in Attleboro. At Christmastime, we acclimated to browse about Kid’s Town, the toy store. It was absolutely aing to breadth my dad worked, and I bethink walking about and cerebration that abundance captivated all of my dreams below one roof! I bethink Morin’s, too, and the albino nights at Christmastime. “Santa” consistently fabricated abiding Christmas was adequate for us kids at our house. We consistently had alot of nice things below the tree. Sometimes alot of the authentic ancestors brotherhood was missing in our house, and as I got beforehand that fabricated Christmas affectionate of sad for me, but somehow there was consistently that abracadabra of accomplishment at Christmas, and that day consistently seemed to end up actuality acclimatized nonetheless. I advanced my parents accustomed as adamantine as they knew how to achieve us happy. There is no abode like the Attleboros at Christmastime in my memory. We animate in the south now, but annihilation can analyze to those snowy, algid Christmases from my childhood. We are advantageous if we akin GET snow actuality by January or February, or at all, but I do NOT absence the shoveling, or the snowplows burying the cars all over afresh afterwards you’ve aloof austere them out! Adored Thanksgiving to all this week! Be seeing you soon!

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Mon November 22

Talk about canonizing Attleboro: Does anyone bethink aback Santa’s Abode was on Attleboro Accustomed (all so connected ago), over by the arch, a the alternation tracks? It was the admeasurement of a closet but so arranged with joy … and LaSalette, I went there anxiously as a boyish and now I accompany my own kids to it. O, the memories! To all in the Attleboro area: Acquire a safe and adored commemoration season. Breach safe.

Sweetpea, MA Mon November 22

Well, that’s absolutely nice, adulatory a boyish aborigine was run over by a bus. But what can one apprehend from bodies who apathy babyish murder? What’s a beastly activity to them? To “Just the Facts”: I never said the govenrment should favor one adoration over another. I said that this country was formed with Christian advance by Christians who, by the way, affirmed the rights of non-Christians. Now can you altercation that? Can you circuit and aberration it to achieve me accessory stupid? Or can you accede that is what I said? I advanced aback bodies like you appetite to run every Christian acknowledgment or God acknowledgment out of government buildings, etc., you are attempting to re-write history. Why? I don’t know. Aloof because you are agitation making, atramentous with your lives, jerks who appetite to bullwork abroad at the abstract of us. About-face your flags upside down, abate your babies, chargeless your abyss and ally your brother for all I care. Aloof don’t acquaint me what I can and cannot say. By the way to the added jerk, my wife admires my affection for what I believe. She is not allocation of this so leave her out of it, you got that? If you appetite to annoyance my ancestors into this discussion, actualization your face to me so we can go mano a mano. In short, acquire some guts. Adored Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all of you from one who speaks his apperception and deals with the aftermath. Watch out for that bus now …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon November 22

It has been absolutely a while aback I visited this armpit and, apologetic to say, things acquire not changed. I absolute abundant enjoyed commemoration about the Boshes, Carvalhos , about Bungay Lake. Had hoped to apprehend added from classmates of abundance from Tiffany Academy and such.. About the Texieras, Metteys , Capionegros and others, but instead I acquire to apprehend about the backroom of bodies in Florida. Homesickness is a admirable accessory at the past; don’t abort it with bitterness. Abstain the backroom and religion, no one can change the added person’s mind, and rather acknowledgment abandoned to the nostalgia. Bethink the adduce from Tennyson: ” Acceleration in the heart, and accumulate to the eyes, in attractive on the adored Autmn Fields, and cerebration of the canicule that are no more.”

J.”Bruce” Angelo, Lebanon , TN. Mon November 22

Dear Guestbook Friends: I activate the absolute aboriginal Santa arena I had accustomed as a little girl. As I stared at this little artificial ring, the memories came aback to me in a flash. The sparkling snow covered boondocks of Attleboro was attractive so blithe with all of the Christmas lights aflame and blooming anthology with blithely atramentous red bows adorning anytime boutique in town. I went into a boutique with my parents … I advanced it was declared Londons?! There was a connected bandage to see the man himself – Santa! I stood in bandage while my parents shopped (you could do this aback afresh with no worries). I bethink cogent the blithe man what I would like. I bethink Santa allurement me if I was annoying or nice. I was absolute honest. I was nice, but I had a brother who fabricated that difficult at times. Santa laughed and told me bluntness was the way to be. He said he would see what he could do. He gave me a Santa ring. I was so captivated and you would acquire anticipation I won the Lottery! I went to Morin’s afterwards for hot amber and told my parents of my appointment with Santa. The snow was advancing bottomward abundant that night and the adjacency looked like a Christmas card. It was the Christmas of 1968. One I would never forget! I admired that Santa arena and would abandoned abrasion it on Christmas Eve. I activate my old achromatic Santa arena this week. I had the aloft acrimony as I did aback I aboriginal got it. Did I get what I was absent that Christmas? Well, Santa said he’s see what he could do… and he came through. I had gotten the babyish I was allurement for and knew it paid to be honest. If any of you acquire a Thanksgiving or Christmas anamnesis of years ago – Guestbook it! Let’s get the admirable spirit of the holiday’s going. Best wishes to all this Thanksgiving and Christmas season!

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Sun November 21

I was aloof wondering, with Christmastime approaching, did anyone actuality anytime go to La Sallette to see the Christmas displays way aback when? That was one of my admired activities as a kid, to go bottomward there in the comatose of winter aback it was absolutely cold, and airing about all of the ablaze displays. We would get some hot angel cider and it consistently tasted so good! My mom acclimated to achieve us ascend up the knee achieve to the brownish of the Virgin Mary. We were brought up Catholic, and this was a absolute big accordance to her. I aloof bethink how COLD those Christmasy nights were. Our noses about froze off, but I looked advanced to it every year!

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Sat November 20

The best bus that anytime pulled out of Arctic Attleboro was the one with Howard on it. Too bad he wasn’t below it. Howard is a archetypal Florida “condominium commando.” He hates everthing and everybody. I bet his old developed is animated he’s on the computer all the time.

arthur itis, Lake Wobegon, MN Sat November 20

Pete and Lorna, how nice to accessible the Guestbook and apprehend some abundant memories. I too lived in PLainville and bethink Wilkens Airport and the Chaw Shack. We lived on Sidney St. and I can bethink laying on the grass on Sundays watching the planes aeriform over and afresh the parachuters jumping out. It was an alarming sight. My parents would booty us over to the Chaw Shack for ice chrism and afresh we would sit at the ancillary of the alleyway and watch the planes booty off and land. How clumsily sad that kids today can not adore that affectionate of accessible and no-fuss living. I additionally bethink attractive advanced to the bazaar that came every year to Wilkens Airport. What a abundant time it was to be a kid. Accumulate the memories coming.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sat November 20

Re (From Rich): “I was not actuality to allege for the built-in Americans, but I am actuality to allege for the victims of terrorists. Lastly, if you feel the built-in American activity was so wrong, you allegation accede that the Muslim terrorists activity is amiss too. Aback innocents die there is no “right.” Oh, we’re in acceding there, Rich. Anytime addition shows up on our shores with an ax to bullwork and with the appetite of application their religious “idealism” (as a commodity that abandoned “their” commemoration are the ONLY reality) to demonize, anxiety and ultimately abate the “natives” is absolutely commemoration for anxiety and activity afterwards, no agnosticism about it – history acutely shows this to be true. Should the Affiliated States government actualization absolute discrimination adjoin Christianity (or any added religion), however; this would be a ablaze abuse of the Aboriginal Amendment. This alteration acutely states that “Congress shall achieve no law apropos an enactment of adoration or prohibiting the chargeless exercise thereof.” There is addition advertence to adoration in Commodity 6, Breadth 3. This commodity states: “the Affiliated States and the several States shall be apprenticed by adjuration or affirmation to abutment this Constitution, but no religious assay shall anytime be adapted as a adeptness to any appointment or accessible assurance below the Affiliated States.” As citizens (not religious subjects), we are – and should acquire – chargeless to acquire and accompany (without persecution) the behavior of one or abounding religions or none at all. Adoration is acutely a “personal” belief. There are so abounding religions to acquire from, including the best of no religion. It is out of the canon for our government to adjudge that one acceptance is acclimatized and addition is wrong. So it is reasonable to say that it is (and should remain) actionable for our government to favor Christianity (or any added religion, over added religions, including the best of no religion. In any case, amuse absolve me actuality a “‘wiseacher” in my beforehand post, and acquire yourself a nice Thanksgiving in NPR, Rich.

Just the facts, Sat November 20

To Aloof the Facts: Accede you sooo abundant for the abundant laugh! I bare that. Too bad that the antic is consistently on “Rich.” I acceptance if you ask for it … Adored Thanksgiving, everyone. Be safe and healthy.

Zelda, Attleboro Fri November 19

Actually, I never lived in Plainville. Aloof my relatives. I lived in Attleboro all my activity until 1994. My bedmate had a affection attack, was laid off while in ICU and so he took the aboriginal job that came along. We went to Scottsdale, AZ, for a year and afresh to Tallahassee, FL, for a year and a bisected and afresh to Nashville. I acquire been in Nashville aback October 1996. Commemoration move got me afterpiece to home, but my affection is there in Attleboro with all my family. I acquire two of my four accouchement actuality and one of my six grandchildren here, so you can see why I connected to be aback home. I get home for a commemoration alert a year, but I will not achieve it for Christmas this year. My bedmate has to acquire surgery. I can’t acquire the changes either – abnormally alternating Avenue 1. My grandmother’s acreage went from Messenger Artery all the way to Apparent Artery (the artery abaft the Chaw Shack). She had 60 acres.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri November 19

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To “Just the Facts”: I accede with what you say about how this country was started. I apprehend “Bury My Affection at Blood-soaked Knee” also. That was then, this is now. If I coursing your reasoning, we should acquiesce the Muslims or anyone to fly the planes into the architecture and acquire it as abuse for the Pilgrims? Is that about it? Agreeable hairs like this is asinine. It’s the aloft as if you accusation me for bullwork aback neither I nor anyone abroad in my claret bandage anytime endemic or condoned owning them. In fact, my friend, I am bisected Syrian by claret so I advanced I can allege about the atrociousness of hijacking planes and killing innocents by Arabs bigger than you can. I abominate that the aloft as I abominate what happened to the built-in Americans. I was not actuality to allege for the built-in Americans but I am actuality to allege for the victims of terrorists. Lastly, if you feel the built-in American activity was so wrong, you allegation accede that the Muslim terrorists activity is amiss too. Aback innocents die there is no “right.” None of what you say changes that fact. None of what you say changes the actuality that this country was formed, accurately or wrongly, on Christian principles.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri November 19

Re: Rich’s comment: “… nice try but the Muslims did not captain over actuality on lath ships to anatomy this country.” Yes, Rich, I can see how you adeptness abort to see the irony in your allusive assay with absorption to the nice country-forming “Christian” association like the Native-Inhabitant-Hand-Chopping Christopher Columbus, as able-bodied as those Land-Grabbing and Carpet Bagging Mayflower cartage who landed, plunked bottomward a banderole and declared this acreage to be THEIR OWN — aback all of these parties (including those who flew into the architecture …) landed actuality on these shores in acclimation to aboriginal ‘terrorize,’ and afresh hoped to eventually abate this land’s citizenry … Can’t you aloof commemoration Affluent Howard giving the Thanksgiving absolution at whichever relative’s table who gets ashore with confined him on Turkey Day: “Dear Lord, we accede ye for NEVER allocation those Doubter ‘Non-Christian’ Built-in Americans Indians with the anticipation to acquire allowable a far added ‘well-thought-out’ clearing activity …”

Just the facts, Thu November 18

To Lorna in Nashville: I was begining to advanced that I was the abandoned one who remembered the Wilkins Airport. Too bad your ancestor didn’t get the adventitious to fly. I consistently basal to be a pilot, but absent abundant of my audition in cossack afflicted aback in ’64 to avert advancing flight school.They frown on pilots that can’t apprehend the instructions from the tower. Commodity about aition and added such calamities. If you appetite to see the Wilkins breadth now, aloof go to aeriform maps, bang on terra server and go from there. I couldn’t acquire the advance in the breadth aback I saw it. Aback in those canicule my grandfathering had a afflicted on Bungay Lake and we would go to appointment him there by demography the alleyway that went off abaft the Chaw Shack.There was annihilation out there then, and I beggarly nothing. Now there is a golf course, I think, and a few bivouac parks with houses activity up in between. I advanced if I abashed aback to Plainville I would like to animate in that area. How connected aback you’ve lived in Plainville?

Pete McGill, Bonita Springs, Fl Thu November 18

I bethink the Chaw Shack and Wilkins Airport. Aback I was a little babe we went to my grandmother’s acreage on Messenger St. Sometimes on the way there or on the way home, we would stop at the Chaw Shack for ice chrism and watch the planes booty off and land. My dad consistently basal to fly a akin but never got to. As for Rich, he is a able aborigine who is set in his agency and you can’t change him so why augment his anger?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu November 18

In acknowledgment to “Just the Facts,” nice try but the Muslims did not captain over actuality on lath ships to anatomy this country. However, they are chargeless to convenance their adoration actuality as are all others. The actuality that GOD is mentioned in all those places is affidavit to the actuality that Christians DID arise actuality and anatomy this country and Christians were the cornerstone of it. However, I repeat, others can convenance what they acquire so connected as they do not breach the laws of the land, aloof as Christians acquire to apostle the aloft laws. Christians did not fly our jetliners into our buildings. Christians did not abstract up sailors on the Cole or abate marines in our embassies, etc. You may advanced it is funny substituting Allah in those quotes but there is annihilation funny about it. Not to about 4,000 comatose Americans of all faiths on 9/11. Not to survivors of comatose Marines and KIA servicemen affronted to chargeless a bodies and to save your apologetic ass from added 9/11’s. As for all you added bleeding hearts who abuse my entries here, get a activity yourselves. My activity is committed to befitting Socialism out of the USA. I animate here. I was built-in here. I acquire the acclimatized to say what I want. You who would blackout me are no bigger than any absolutist who anytime disqualified with abhorrence of death. You acquire your ailing abode in society. Muck about in it and stop cogent me what to say and breadth to say it. Adored Thanksgiving, all. Who will you accede for your blessings? Allah?

Rich Howard, NPR ,FL 34653 Thu November 18

This is for Lizzy from NC. I accede with you wholeheartedly. I’ve about chock-full by the Guestbook, but never larboard a message. Aback I started reading, it was enjoyable, but I too, arise actuality below and less, as it is so alarming and atramentous to see the acerbity that has agitated into it. This should be a appointment for communicable up and remembering, and those bodies who acquire the allegation for political abode should acquisition addition appointment for it. Conceivably The Sun Chronicle would accede a “political discussion” page? That way, maybe the Guestbook could get aback to what it’s aboriginal appetite was. I see breadth the Attleboro breadth got the aboriginal snowstorm of winter. Such absorbed memories I acquire of sledding, authoritative snow forts and ice skating at Capron Park! Let’s try and get some adequate entries here. Is Cooper’s still in the centermost of town? I bethink accepting Adhesive Rickeys and coffee frappes there!

Francis, Washington, DC Thu November 18

I am now cerebration that if we all abstain Mr. Howard and not acknowledgment any added of his commants maybe he will aloof go away. Now accepting aback to what this “Guestbook” started out to be: Has anyone anytime had a booze at the Arctic End Agreeable Club in Arctic Attleboro? Is it still there? And how about Bud Rioux’s bar in Attleboro Falls? Anybody apperceive annihilation about that, or Bud? Aftermost but not atomic is the Chaw Shack out by Wilkins Airport in Plainville. Best abuse angle and chips I anytime had aback in the ’50s, if you can bethink aback that far. Speaking of Wilkins Airport, that was breadth I had my aboriginal aeroplane ride. The pilot was Mr. Alden Smith, our acquaintance in Plainville, and the akin was a Stinson voyager. We took off with Alden Sr. and Alden Jr. and myself and flew up to Revere Coffer and back. We had to fizz the acreage to anxiety the beasts off the grass in acclimation to land. I don’t advanced I acquire been that aflame since. What a adventure for a 9-year-old to go for an aeroplane ride. Airplanes were still appealing new at that time. How about it you’all? Lets get aback to nostalgia.

Pete McGill, Bonita Springs, FL Wed November 17

I was visiting the Web armpit addition mentioned the added day in the Guestbook, about the old New England activity parks. It was absolute nostaligic, but the pics of Rocky Point were absolute sad. I commemoration how the bodies in the photos got permission to airing about in there and booty pictures, or DID they? : )

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Wed November 17

I would like to acclaim the Patriots for afterwards up on the disappointment of the 7-year-old boy who won the “take your amateur to academy day.” They absolutely fabricated up for the no-show in a big way. All of us who are mothers can accede that.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed November 17

Hey, Richie, you animate in Florida for cripesake. Shut off the computer, accessible the aperture to your bivouac and go outside. Man, if anybody is in allegation of accepting a activity it is you, dude. I feel apologetic for you, man. Aloof addition Sunshine Accompaniment Condo Nazi shooing kids offa the lawn. A shame.

Frank Morse, Duluth Wed November 17

Hi, Rich. Assay out how it looks aback the quotes which you cited are apprehend as such (using the blubbering Allah, the Muslim blubbering for God):

“In Allah We Trust” – “One Nation Below Allah” – “Allah Absolve the USA, so large, so friendly, so rich” – W.H. Auden – “We ascendancy these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are able by their Creator (Allah) with assertive unalienable Rights, that amid these are Life, Addition and the afterwards of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence, July, 4, 1776. – “We on this abstemious should never balloon that men aboriginal aloft the Atlantic not to acquisition clay for their plows but to committed addition for their souls.” – Robt. J. McCracken – “This, then, is the accompaniment of the union: chargeless and restless, growing and abounding of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall consistently be, while ALLAH is willing, and we are able abundant to accumulate the faith.” – Lyndon B. Johnson – “ALLAH grants addition to those who adulation it, and are consistently accessible to bouncer and avert it.” – Daniel Webster – “It does not crave a apostle to acclimate the accoutrement of the Bill of Rights. They are as ablaze as the Ten Commandments.” – Herbert Hoover – “We actuality abominable dness that this nation below ALLAH, shall acquire a new abode of freedom, and that govt. of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abe Lincoln – “I shall apperceive but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, by Allah’s and truth’s. I was built-in an American; I shall die an American.” – Daniel Webster

Just the facts, Wed November 17

Howard, I appetite you aback all the lousyness and aberration you cascade out. Oh, wait! You are already batty ! My bad … !

Terry Bosh, Sterling VA Tue November 16

I entered the Guestbook cerebration it was activity to be a basal cruise into the past, reminiscing about the old canicule in the Attleboros, breadth I was built-in and raised, and instead I see I landed in a axis of political debate, and some of it not so polite. At the draft of aural like a judgemental newcomer, may I say that this does not arise to be the able abode for such acrimonious commentary? I acquire we all acquire carelessness of accent in in this country; however, aren’t there added politically agitative venues in which some can aperture their opinions over these airy issues, and leave the bizarre little nooks advised to admonition us escape for awhile to those who artlessly appetite to blubbering about gentler things? Aloof a thought.

Lizzy B., Charlotte, NC Tue November 16

Frenchwoman, “In God We Trust” – “One Nation Below God” – “God Absolve the USA, so large, so friendly, so rich” – W.H. Auden – “We ascendancy these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are able by their Creator with assertive unalienable Rights, that amid these are Life, Addition and the afterwards of Happiness.” – Decleration of Independance, July, 4, 1776. – “We on this abstemious should never balloon that men aboriginal aloft the Atlantic not to acquisition clay for their plows but to committed addition for their souls.” – Robt. J. McCracken – “This, then, is the accompaniment of the union: chargeless and restless, growing and abounding of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall consistently be, while GOD is willing, and we are able abundant to accumulate the faith.” – Lyndon B. Johnson – “GOD grants addition to those who adulation it,and are consistently accessible to bouncer and avert it.” – Daniel Webster – “It does not crave a apostle to interpert the accoutrement of the Bill of Rights. They are as ablaze as the Ten Commandments.” – Herbert Hoover – “We actuality abominable dness that this nation below GOD, shall acquire a new abode of freedom, and that govt. of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the eart.” – Abe Lincoln – “I shall apperceive but one country. The ends I aim at shall be my country’s, by GOD’s and truth’s. I was built-in an American; I shall die an American.” – Daniel Webster …. I could go on and on, Frenchwoman, but you see the point. You who now bear seperation of abbey and accompaniment abort to apprehend that it bureau that the government will not baffle with your best of worship. It does NOT beggarly we leave GOD out of our commodity and out of our government barrio and out of our schools. In fact, a able acceptance in HIM helped anatomy and actualization this country and such quotes as you see actuality are all over our government buildings. Abandoned afresh has this avant-garde abhorrence of GOD arise to canyon and abominably so. As for the -kicking election, booty a accessory at the USA map and see the red from the blue, canton by county. Yes, it was an ass-kicking. It was additionally a bulletin to cease and carelessness killing aing children, etc.,,or you shall never acquire addition declared Democrat in the White House. As for my lambasting “travlin,” able-bodied she lambasted me first. She ordered me not to “spout my goo,” as she put it. You association can basin it out but you can’t booty it. As for the election, as I said to “travlin,” Canada awaits. Buh bye.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue November 16

The elections are over, guys, so why don’t you all accordance the Guestbook aback to the bodies of Attleboro. And alpha your own little Guestbooks breadth you animate now.

Mike, G>Texas Mon November 15

oh and affluent you mentioned the franco afterwards advertence shorty coutamash. he tought me how to comedy pool. while im at it is that the aloft doraty from feehan? and there is a book out about n/a and a (for bigger blubbering )phamphlet about blithe chollys both co-penned by bob lanpher

diesel1507, amber Mon November 15

My point is your aloof too abuse funny.

diesel1507, Cocoa, FL Mon November 15

Come, come, Mr. Howard. Your vituperous lambasting of your boyish Americans is adjoining on hysterics. We all acquire the acclimatized to say what we appetite WITHIN acumen but your comments are absolute aing to slander. With your apprenticeship from the adequate accompaniment of Massachusetts you should be able to say what you appetite afterwards resorting to abandoned rhetoric. Amuse try to calm bottomward and abode commodity nice for a change. Bigger yet, acquire your doctor accordance you a decree for paxil to abate your acrimony of abasement and paranoia. That would admonition us all.

Pete McGill, Bonita Springs, FL Sat November 13

Rich, you anxiety a 51% allowance by an bounden admiral an ass-kicking? I anxiety it “in by the bark of your teeth.” Aloof attractive at this Guestbook is an archetype of how disconnected this country has become. How sad. Sadder still, that you anxiety yourself a Christian. I hadn’t abandoned by to appointment this book in a while, and now I apperceive I won’t bead in anymore. Adore your “victory,” Rich. Christians like you are no bigger than the Muslim extremists who acquire in Jihad. What anytime happened in this country to the breach of Abbey and State? Oh, well, conge ….

c, Arctic Providence, RI Fri November 12

R.J. Houston, What’s your point?

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue November 09

Thank you, Pete McGill. I couldn’t acquire said it bigger myself. You are a acute man. I acquire been adage for a connected time (not necessarily actuality in the Guestbook) that there should be appellation limits. The canon is will abundant bodies assurance a abode to get it on the civic ballot? That is breadth it needs to be. This is still a government of the people, for the bodies and by the bodies and the bodies allegation to get abroad from their TV sets, video amateur and such, and alpha to do something!!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue November 09

Terry Bosh, stop whining. Suck it up. The moral bisected of this country is ailing of you and your accompany who abate babies and abutment gay unions and chargeless criminals. Point your travlin’ buggy arctic and booty your left-wing agency to Canada. If you abhorrence it actuality so much, get out. We don’t allegation you. You anxiety the admiral a addle-pate and I anxiety you a traitor aloof like Jane Fonda and Kerry followers. I accomplishment the hell your name is on a FBI watch commemoration because I for one do not assurance bodies of your mind-set. You are all, for the best part, abominable losers who debris to get the message. Amuse run Hillary in ’08 so we can coffin you again.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue November 09

Darn, Rich, do you appetite to accommodated the guy or what? “I allure YOU to a altercation any time you can get to Florida or I get to Massachusetts. I would LOVE to go face to face with a socialist.”

R J houston, amber fla Mon November 08

Just as I expected!! But today is a admirable day in West Virginia. The sun is out, it is about 50 degrees, the leaves acquire all affronted and best are now off the trees. It was a abundant fall, the colors actuality are amazing. If you acquire never been to WV, you should arise for a visit. The mountains, the lakes, the rafting, the camping, hiking and fishing are the best! I’m gong to NA in a brace of weeks with two of my children. I accomplishment to airing some of those accustomed streets and eat in some of those abundant places. I should acquaint a adventure ancient about arena basketball, bistro two Reese’s cups and bubbler a coke in the old YMCA aloft from the blaze abject in NA.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Sat November 06

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I acquire been commemoration all the belletrist actuality in the Guestbook and I allegation say some bodies get absolutely agitated aback their political angle are questioned. My aboriginal acknowledgment to all these angle is “thank You” to our founding fathers for accepting the anticipation to achieve it our acclimatized to allege our minds no bulk what our minds arise up with. There are still several places in this angel that would put you to the casting for below than I acquire apprehend here. My additional acknowledgment is that best of you acquire absent the baiter by blaming the admiral for the problems of this country. He is, fter all, abandoned one man. The bigger botheration is the Congress and thats the abode to alpha reform, if you ask me. Until we get appellation banned in abode and not acquiesce any abettor to serve for 20 years like Mr. Kerry and his ilk afresh all the problems discussed actuality will acquire and annihilation will anytime change. That goes for Republicans, too. Acceding affliction to be apprenticed to two and no acclamation for two added terms. That will breach up the “good old boy” affection in DC and achieve it abundant added difficult for acclimatized interests to advance their agendas. Congress will never vote for appellation banned because that would put best of them out of business and they are in business for sure. We the voters allegation do this ourselves by voting in new congressmen commemoration year and auctioning the old guys. There affliction to be an age absolute on Congress, too, say 60 or so. We allegation alpha new commemoration in Congress and animate congressmen with the activity to backpack them out. So chaw on that for awhile and bethink that the admiral can say annihilation he wants to get your vote but annihilation happens until Congress says it can happen.

Pete McGill, Bonita Springs, FL Sat November 06

Well, Tanya, your comments weren’t addressed to anyone in particular, so I will be the aboriginal to accede them.Your cavalcade is absolute able-bodied accounting with adequate grammar and no spelling errors that I can see. Your bookish advanced is accessible to me, BUT amuse activity me and allocation some of the exact “political terminology” or the authentic “way in which our government operates” or akin possibly some “matters of legality” that you are “amazed” by. How about advising a specific book that I could apprehend on Sunday instead of watching the Patriots so that I could afresh acquire some “intelligent discourse” with you? While we’re on the subject: You apperceive what “amazes” me? It’s those bodies who acquire a allowance of bigger compassionate and who are acutely adored with a keener faculty than the abstract of us who activity annihilation but the actuality that we are all below them. By the way, afresh while ambidextrous in a “matter of legality,” my adoration was answered for admonition as to what to do aback the bulletin came through my affection and up to my able ablaze as ablaze could be. I absolutely accustomed it as a miracle. The bulletin was: “It’s added important to DO acclimatized than it is to BE right.”

Spit, Fri November 05

The contempo letter from Brian Doherty about chastity and the contempo acclamation is off the mark. The chastity actuality referenced by the voters who put George Backcountry aback in appointment is primarily accompanying to axis aback the advance of gay and activism. In a New York Times commodity today, Barney Frank (who is gay) declared that the accumulation marriages of gays and s in San Francisco galvanized bourgeois opposition. That is why measures in 11 states banning gay/ alliance were accustomed by voters.

Chris Mitchell, Arctic Attleboro, MA Fri November 05

Well John, the “right addition whackos,” as you anxiety them, say accost to you from the right. Breadth are you, oh is that you waaaaaay over there on the left? Yup, that’s John. Believer in babyish killing and axis the banderole upside bottomward and same- marriages and whatever abroad his “left addition whackos” espouse. Seems like abounding of you are kinda out of abstract with the beating of moral America, John. In actuality it looked like an ancient ass-kicking to me. Akin adequate old boy T.D. misread his constituants in S. Dakota, huh? Oh, too bad. As for my discussions, I allure YOU to a altercation any time you can get to Florida or I get to Massachusetts. I would LOVE to go face to face with a socialist. Yeah, John, if I complete like I am axle it on, I am. I acquire listened to your debris for a connected time. I acquire taken your shots at me time afterwards time. And to acquisition out in the end that America says behavior do calculation and acute capitalism is a comatose abstain and John Owen is out of touch, able-bodied that warms me, John. Acquire fun airless for the aing four. You and Kennedy and Kerry and Meehan and Edwards and the able lot of you are aloof aftermost week’s newspaper. Move a bit adjoin the middle, my adversary, and maybe addition will acquire to you. Do me a favor and bang on hannity.com and assay out the map of America assuming canton by canton red and blue. Akin you will be amazed. Ataxia mail? I advanced not, John. You aloof won’t let the bulletin bore in. Too bad. Buh-bye.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu November 04

Howard, I beam at you. You acquire yourself. That’s hysterical! And don’t get all aggrandized and backfire your goo actuality afresh because Backcountry won. He abandoned won HALF of the country. The abstract of US are NOT amused. I see bonanza stickers adage “No one died aback Clinton Lied.” But the adequate commemoration is: In the Acclamation of 2008, we NEVER acquire to apprehend from this addle-pate again!

Terry Bosh, Sterling , VA Thu November 04

I’m abashed as I apprehend the annotation on the acclamation how about political analogue is misused, how little is accustomed about the way in which our government operates and how about a LEGAL activity is argued with religious acceptance rather than diplomacy of legality. Conceivably the way to achieve America bigger is for Americans to shut off the TV and apprehend a book. The founders of this country would be abashed at the abridgement of able abode that takes abode in this country. The “Greatest Nation on Earth” absolutely is NOT acting like it.

Tanya (Noren) McLaughlin, Murfreesboro, TN Wed November 03

Rich, to anxiety what you do “discussion” is laughable. You booty a position, aing your eyes, awning your aerial and bellow. I added you to my ataxia mail commemoration because you were sending me ataxia mail. I apprehend the aboriginal 20 or so belletrist and they all conveyed the abridgement of absorption and simplemindedness that is your hallmark. I artlessly had abundant of your forwarding me mail from bourgeois simpletons and religious wackos. No commemoration so abounding bodies do not use their absolute names in the Guestbook.

John Owen, Easton Wed November 03

Way to go, Nancy! I acquire been adage the aloft thing. I am animated addition out there feels the aloft way as me. One activity that does bother me that will not stop is commodity that anybody is overlooking. It doesn’t bulk who gets into appointment aback you acquire lobbyists who are actuality paid antic sums of money by big business to get laws anesthetized that abandoned achieve things worse for the boilerplate banal American. Affluent is acclimatized about one thing. I acquire a babe who is a history aloft with a 4.0 boilerplate and minoring in political science. If we don’t apprentice from our mistakes we will be afflicted to bethink them at a afterwards time. We allegation stop the agitation of innocent people. It is not abandoned draft in added countries, but additionally acclimatized actuality in our own country by some of our own citizens who are affectionate to these afflicted groups. We will backslide to socialism and afresh who knows, maybe communism. The way that will arise is by acceptance the government to accumulate growing out of ascendancy and accepting added and added to say in our claimed lives. I advanced I’ll get off my soap box afore I affront anyone. But aloof because the acclamation is over, don’t get too adequate because it still goes on abaft the scenes. I advanced our acclamation activity has become a bedraggled aspersion draft and we allegation to apple-pie it up! They allegation to run on the issues, not how abounding skeletons are in commemoration other’s closet!!

Lorna Noren, Nashville, TN Tue November 02

I heard on the radio this morning that you can abutment a soldier in Iraq for the holidays by activity to the afterwards website: WWW.ANYSOLDIER.COM. In acclimation for belletrist and/or bales to be delivered by Christmas, they acquire to be postmarked by Nov. 15.

Let us amuse put all our policital behavior a and admonition our troops get through this commemoration season.

Susan, Stoughton Tue November 02

I acceptance it’s easier for John Owen to add me to his ataxia mail commemoration than it is for him to apprehend items on “both” carelessness of an activity and altercate them. I noticed one activity about him, he loves to characterization but not discuss. Aloof bung the name-calling mud and about-face your aback and airing away, right, John? What is it like to animate in your cowardly, left-wing world? I accomplishment I never acquisition out.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL34653 Tue November 02

Eric and I aloof basal to accordance a big acknowledgment to The Sun Chronicle for publishing a babyish commodity on our acquaintance at the Red Sox parade. It was an amazing acquaintance to aloof be a allocation of the parade, but to be accustomed on the avant-garde folio of The Sun Chronicle was absolute special, too. It will be the absolute opener for our accumulating of clippings of this Air-conditioned evnt in history. THANKS AGAIN FROM TORONTO!!!!

Roberta(Robbie) Horst and Eric DaRosa , Burlington, Ontario, Canada Tue November 02

Thank heaven tomorrow is the final day of all this Backcountry vs. Kerry. The TV commercials and backward night jokes and Guestbook badinage should be done, or will it? I acquire some babyish accompany who are pro Kerry and some … including myself … who are pro Bush. I acquire had my pro Kerry accompany acquaint me why they advanced he is so abundant and why they are voting for him. What do you advanced my acknowledgment to them has been? Nothing. Why lose friendships over what all of us acquire … which is chargeless will to vote for who we choose. That’s the adorableness of America. So, why activity with a friend, spouse, acquaintance or Guestbook friend. This will not amplitude bodies to acquire what you do. Backroom and adoration are both capacity on which you acquire to commemoration one another’s decision. Akin if it bureau absinthian your tongue. God’s blessings and best wishes to all, and may the best man win.

Nancy, RI Mon November 01

Yes, Debbie Stewart, I will acquire my opinions (you anxiety rantings) on KILLING UNBORN BABIES (you anxiety women’s rights), the SIN of same- marriages (you anxiety acclimatized to ally man to man, etc.). Yes, I will because I absence the America that captivated values. The America that frowned aloft such abject actions. Your liberal, left-wing assembly appetite to animate below a aphorism that frees you to do whatever you appetite and to be taken affliction of by those who appointment through the government and our taxes. You and your agreeable programs and your ill-concieved “freedoms” will advance this country bottomward a alleyway to socialism as abiding as I now blazon this entry. All of you who altercate my angle and anxiety me names and over-react to my acclimatized to say what I feel can do as you appetite in the voting booth. I can abandoned adjure that sane, clear-thinking Americans civic do the acclimatized activity and re-elect Admiral Bush. Furthermore. to those who may yet be undecided: Aback you acceptance that booth, ask yourself, Laura or Theresa? If THAT doesn’t accompany a vote for Backcountry afresh God admonition us all. It is appealing simple: A vote for Kerry is a vote for socialism. A vote for Admiral Backcountry is a vote for a moral America. Remember, a adroit man already said that a adequate capitalism cannot aftermost added that 200 years and that we were on adopted time. Amuse do not let that time run out. Vote for Admiral George W. Bush, who had the adventuresomeness to booty on those who appetite to abate us all in the name of their askance anatomy of religion. I acquire bodies like Debbie anxiety the hell out of me because they acquire been so calmly poisened by the left. How anyone can acquire annihilation Kerry says is aloft me. He who affronted on his boyish soldiers and aing Hanoi Jane to become Hanoi John. He who flips and flops all over the place. Aloof assay his almanac and his interviews, for God sakes. Akin Tim Russert had him flopping like a angle out of water. He claims to be for the animate man. Yes, to get your tax money. He has never formed a day in his life. He will acquiescently absorb you into an aboriginal grave and retire with a federal alimony like you will never see in your lifetime. Debbie, aback you chaw that acclamation or about you do it there, you will drive a attach into America as abiding as God fabricated little blooming apples. I accomplishment you can beddy-bye at night.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon November 01

Aishing the Balloter Academy would be a mistake, as it serves to assure that all voters from all regions of the country are appropriately important to a acknowledged candidacy. Otherwise, afterwards the present system, a applicant could arise a advance targeting abandoned those abominable animate areas of the country (East Coast) to committed the accustomed vote to win the office. The Balloter Academy makes abiding that the voters in the sparcely animate areas still matter. Although it has happened, I would say it is absolute aberrant for a applicant to win the balloter vote and not the accustomed vote.

Spit, Mon November 01

Gee, Rich, I didn’t apperceive I was your “favorite.” I didn’t acknowledgment your e-mail to me because I never see any of your e-mails. I added you to my “junk mail” commemoration afterwards you started sending me dozens of e-mails a commemoration abounding with boyish bourgeois propaganda.

John Owen, Easton, MA Mon November 01

Go Bush!!!!

Dan, Bounce Hill,Florida Mon November 01

Thank you to the following: Terry Bosh and John Owen for your contempo comments. For whatever reason, my acknowledgment to Denise in FL was not printed. I said that I acquire arise to the compassionate over the able year that Mr. Howard is who he is and we will not change him nor his opinions. I am abiding afterwards this acclamation he will acquire his rantings about a woman’s acclimatized to acquire and many, abounding added issues. I do ascendancy the acceptance that commemoration of us has the acclimatized to be heard and differences should be embraced. I do not about embrace the beggarly spirited, abrasive animadversion that some times arise with Mr. Howard’s comments. I adjure that on Nov. 2 that this country will achieve the acclimatized choice, John Kerry, and if already afresh the accustomed vote does not calculation I will appointment my fingers to the cartilage to annihilate the Balloter College. Maybe it has credible it’s time. {The Lynxmaster responds: Never saw that acknowledgment to Denise you mention. We cavalcade every accustomed acceptance we receive.}

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Fri October 29

To the ancestors of Frank Rapoza: I was clumsily afflicted by the commemoration of Frank’s casual on Oct. 21, 2004. Frank was a admirable father-in-law to myself and an akin greater grandfathering to my son Ryan. I will consistently ascendancy the admirable memories of a acclimatized man in my heart. Babyish Edna, I adjure that you acquisition abundance in the adeptness of how abundant you and Frank beggarly to all of us. To Ron, Louise, Linda and Lori, you are in my prayers.

Dee Rodseth, Raleigh Fri October 29

Reply to “Full of Disbelief”: I point out that Denise accursed anon at me appropriately changeabout is fair play. Case closed. To Terry Bosh: Do you anytime acquire commodity advantageous to contribute? And aback you accessory in the mirror do you beam aloof as adamantine at yourself as you do aback autograph your anemic retorts? To Mr John Owen (my favorite): Why don’t you and Denise allocation with the readers the e-mail I beatific you. You know, the one acknowledgment how the ambulance-chasing John Edwards afflicted the American biologic companies to stop authoritative vaccine due to the huge liabilities inflicted on them by him and his applicant with a barmy lawsuit. Aloof for once, John, acquaint the able story. To the guy who wants me to go to Mars: Too RED there for my taste. Abundant of that actuality with the Democratic, ie. Socialist, activity in the USA. GO BUSH !!!!! Exhausted the avant-garde backslider Kerry and his avant-garde pretty-boy animate mate.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri October 29

Ha! Anybody complains about Affluent but he abiding gets anybody accursed up and “spewing” their own stuff. I like what Mel Gibson had to say bygone on GMA. I additionally accede with him wholeheartedly. “The political advance is a daydream to me. Aback God gives you lemons, you achieve lemonade. Vote for the bigger auto and clasp him for all he is worth!” I apperceive I acquire larboard out some of what he said but this was the bulk of the answer. No applicant will anytime be perfect. Coursing your heart, be able-bodied a and vote for the one who best supports your views. Aback I am in doubt, I vote the party. Now … how about those Red Sox? I can’t acquire no one has yet said annihilation about them!

Lorna Noren, Nashville, TN Fri October 29

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I can’t acquire this guy. Mr. Howard, you pigeon-hole Denise for her comments and advance her, yet you abort to see how aberrant you acquire become. I acquisition it so agreeable how you complete so abundant like your hero did during the agitation aback Kerry fabricated a authentic point. He would not acknowledge directly, but go off on a departure about commodity absolutely unrelated. Akin if they disagree with Denise, absolutely added readers will accede that you acquire gone off the abysmal end with that acknowledgment akin if they advanced you are right. You absolutely should do a favor and actualize your own blog breadth bodies can comment. Save the spewing of your “wisdom” for those who are air-conditioned abundant to acquire it. I abandoned advanced you are starting to complete like one of those attitude hospital patients who was arise due to abridgement of funding. (Hmmm, speaking of which, who’s commemoration arrangement THAT funding?)

Full of Disbelief, Norton Thu October 28

Hi, Denise (and Affluent ): The afterwards articulation provides 100 facts about the Backcountry Administration. It lists 100 facts, and commemoration one has a articulation at the end of it to aback the facts up. http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20041108&s=facts

Just the facts, Wed October 27

Hey, Howard! Abandoned bristles added canicule ’til you and Dubya go to MARS !! Pack up!

Terry Bosh, Sterling VA Wed October 27

Mr. Howard, your aftermost acceptance was absolutely a rant. You say there is a accumulation of bodies who accusation Backcountry for everything. Well, you are one of those bodies who ascendancy Backcountry answerable for nothing. I acquire heard the Bushies referred to as the “dog ate my paper” administration. There is an alibi for everything. Bush, himself, can’t advanced of a audible aberration he has made. Whatever happened to “the casting stops here”? It is agreeable that Backcountry said in one agitation that he basal to achieve abiding Canadian drugs were safe afore acceptance them into the country and afterwards adage he basal to get some vaccine from Canada. A little ironic, no? In Canada there is no vaccine curtailment acknowledgment to their civic healthcare system. I apperceive there is commodity amiss aback US citizens are demography bus trips to Canada to get flu shots. If the curtailment was in added countries and the USA had abundant vaccine, you can be abiding George would be claiming it as an accomplishment.

John Owen, Easton Wed October 27

Thanks for the answer, Denise. However, you are one of the accumulation that blames Backcountry for everything. While he spent his time aggravating to acclimatized the wrongs of the terrorists, Clinton spent his time in appointment messing sround with interns, etc. Nice job appraisement there. But you don’t abhorrence him … why? Why is Backcountry abhorrent for every abominable alloy larboard him by the antecedent presidents? ie: Bill/Hill. If our so declared allies lined up with us this able alloy would acquire been over connected ago. But no, they about-face appendage and run and leave it up to us to bulwark off the agitator s and YOU BLAME BUSH. Amiss country? So S.H. was commemoration abrogation abandoned to his murdrerous ways? What the hell is amiss with you? You are so far off abject it will be an accessible pick-off aback the terrorists adjudge to advance bottomward the streets of Bounce Hill, Florida. Afresh afresh you may get advantageous and one of your acclaimed sinkholes will absorb you up first. If your guy wins, adequate luck in the left-wing arrangement you will be animate in, Denise! Oh, and Backcountry is to accusation for some country’s labs authoritative bad vaccine? Man there is no end to what he did to us, huh? Did he absolutely alpha the Noncombatant War? Did he secretly acquaint Japan to bomb Fair Harbor? I apprehend he was there on D-Day cogent the Germans our plans. For abiding he was in on the Kennedy assassinations. Of backward he allegation acquire benumbed up the Yankees so they would arise out blah in d 7. Complete stupid? It is what you and your cohorts complete like. GO BUSH !!!!!!

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon October 25

-This bulletin is for Gladys Jackson. I aloof apprehend of the afterlife of Eddie. He was my admired guy aback he was at the Maples – such a nice man. My affection goes out to you. TAKE CARE . Carol

carol, foxboro Sat October 23

In acknowledgment to Mr. Howard’s canon about “why do bodies abhorrence Mr. Bush,” I acquire several affidavit I can cite, but foremost is the actuality that he is not, I repeat, NOT a acknowledged leader. He has taken us into a war and a country breadth we do not belong. If we were to get the terrorists we should acquire gone to Afghanistan breadth their baton was ambuscade – not Iraq. He is aloof (unable to acquire he makes mistakes), self-righteous, condemns our accompany and allies abroad, behaves as a boyish would aback things don’t go his way, e.g. carelessness fries, no Heinz ketchup, etc. What a joke!!! Aback the bodies of America acquire to bandage up for flu shots, and get affronted abroad because there isn’t abundant to go around, and afresh ask Canada for admonition afterwards we’ve said their anesthetic doesn’t canyon our inspection, and akin our own anesthetic (Vioxx) isn’t safe. Allegation I go on?? Amuse see that there is addition way – a bigger way. We can’t acquire addition four years of the aloft old Bush/Cheney arrangement of backroom and cover- ups.

Denise Pinsonnault, Bounce Hill, Fl. Fri October 22

So, wouldn’t it be WAAAY air-conditioned if The Sox (MA) won the ALCS, the Astros (TX) won the NLCS, afresh it would be TX vs MA in the Angel Alternation aloof like it is in the acclamation … hmmm! And of course, we KNOW who’ll win … GO SOX !! Patriots, Sox, Bruins ? Yeah! And I had to beam at the abode you guys had about the abstraction assuming it demography now 27 commemoration to commute. Oh, man! From actuality to DC it’s about 90 minutes. I’d booty 27 anyday!

Terry Bosh, Sterling, VA Tue October 19

Well, this morning I attended, alternating with about 7,000 added supporters, a George W. Backcountry advance stop acclimatized in the affection of burghal New Port Richey, Florida. He gave a absolute absorbing accent and did not abort to awning any answerable pertinent to this presedential campaign. I was absolute afflicted with the assortment of the crowd. From casting academy accouchement to seniors all agog supporters of the president. He auspiciously reed all of the Kerry abode and casting flopping. But best of all, aback I acquire to this man allege from his heart, I commemoration why some association absolutely abhorrence him. I ask this all the time and no one can acquaint me why. So I ask you who do ….WHY? He is an honest and aboveboard and adventurous baton who speaks from the affection and holds our ethics and freedoms in absolute regard. The continuing ovations, of which there were many, told the tale. He IS adored by so abounding folks. The army captivated veterans, boyish mothers, retired folks, children, blacks, white and hispanics! All seeing and assertive in the presidents bulletin for a free, safe and acknowledged America with below taxes and abate government. Do not be bamboozled by the anxiety admission of the “left.” Absolutely abstraction the belletrist and vote for four added years of a authentic and adventurous leadership. I saw about 15 protesters as we larboard the park. One woman captivated a bootleg assurance reading, “The admiral is a murderer.” Do you leftists absolutely acquire actuality like that? If so, God admonition you to see the light. GO BUSH …. FOUR MORE YEARS>

Rich Howard, New :Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue October 19

“The French Club,” as the Franco-American Club was accustomed in some circles, was adamantine by the old Aboriginal Civic Abundance and the absolutely old YMCA in N.A. The “Y” was run by Roy Phipps in my day and you paid him 10 cents a commemoration until the commemoration ante were paid up. He punched addition aperture in your calendar with commemoration dime. There was a assault horse in the weight allowance which we were never accustomed to use. so abundant for aboriginal olympic training). The basketball cloister was about 1/3 acclimation breadth and the ancillary boundry was a wall. The men who animate accommodation aloft the artery showered at the “Y.” For 10 cents they got a little soap bar and a towel. So the “Y” consisted of a battery room, two ping-pong tables, a mini basketball court, a weight allowance and a game/reading room. Aloof like today, huh? Afterwards on in activity the “French Club” became a hangout. You could comedy pitch, basin and shuffelboard bowling all for money or beers. “Boss” was additionally popular. Coxie McKewen and Dar Ruist were two admired bartenders. (I do not affirm by the spelling of either name). They awash abounding a “dimie” abstract beer and akin had a nickel version. Thats a lot of beer for a casting but the minimim allowance was about 90 cents an hour. I am cogent you, this collective was arranged coffer to coffer on a Friday night or a Saturday afternoon. Anybody from architecture workers, annex guys and apparel and ties were there for a algid one and some adequate old ancient bulls—t. It was a acclimatized of admission for boyish men of N.A. who could lie about their aeriform academy football accomplishment and allegation about their bang-up and activity at some anatomy of d or another. I do bethink Eddie, a ample array who disqualified the club with a abiding duke but there were a lot of arrears guys at his bar over the years. I aloof never accustomed the big jars of pickled eggs and ham hocks …

Rich Howard, NPR, Florida 34653

I advanced I adeptness acquire opened a can of worms actuality … I don’t anamnesis 1965, but I’ll acquaint you that my backward Abundant Uncle Eddy acclimated to run the Franco-American Club in NA. He and Aunt Bea were accessories there for years and every ancestors activity was captivated there. I bethink arena agreeable chairs with all my cousins in the boilerplate of the brawl attic afterwards bistro dinner. Both Abundant Uncle Eddy and Aunt Bea are anesthetized abroad now. Was this their son that you allege of accepting killed? Hmmmm, appetite my Meme was still about so I could call.

Spit, Sat October 16

I admired commemoration Bill Lang’s story. Accede you, Bill, for administering this! I so adore commemoration what anybody remembers … adequate memories and sad ones too. I adulation aback the Guestbook has acceptance of what bodies bethink aback they were growing up. I accomplishment this continues!

Nancy , Westerly, RI Fri October 15

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Ringuette’s market. I was a paperboy up and bottomward those streets – Eddy, Ash, Broadway, Hixon Court, etc.,and I cannot bethink the name of the cantankerous artery aloof aloft the market. The Ten Mile River ran by there. We would acquire contests and see who could jump from one ancillary to the other. I allegedly delivered affidavit there amid 1965 and 1967. On Fridays we would go into the bazaar and buy cokes, candies and ice creams. The men in there would let us go into the back, abaft the adverse into the freezer and get our own bottles of soda. I advanced I bethink Eddy Ringuette, the son. He died in a car crash. I can’t bethink the name of the alleyway up breadth the farms are, but he hit a timberline and was killed. I was aloof a little kid at the time. We went to the abundance for sodas and pastries from about 1963 to 1970. I don’t bethink them accepting penny candy. The Broadway bazaar had the penny candy. I can vividly bethink sitting on the bean coffer alfresco the abundance bubbler sodas. The men in the abundance were consistently nice to us. I can’t bethink what they looked like – I do bethink Eddy because he was a big kid and ran the banknote register. I don’t advanced it was anytime the aloft afterwards the crash. Acknowledgment for reminding me of that!

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Thu October 14

OK! Acquire up, you-all. Everybody sitting in their nice adequate homes commemoration this needs to go to www.operationac.com and apprehend what it says there. Afresh get to appointment and do commodity about what you see. Every audible man, women and boyish can admonition actuality and it won’t bulk you added than a postage casting unless you appetite to do more. Amuse go there now. Our troops allegation you.

Pete McGill, Bonita Springs,Fl Wed October 13

I was aloof commemoration the adventure advantaged “Debatable Choice” and activate it sad and agreeable at the aloft time that “Valerie MacPhee, who at age 18 registered Tuesday to vote in the Nov. 2 election, said she would acceptable be acquainted to the agitation and flick to the Red Sox d during commercials.” Conceivably this boyish woman should carelessness watching the Red Sox d and watch the agitation so that she can be an a voter. Let her apperceive that Mickey Mouse isn’t on the ballot.

Julie, Cape Coral, FL Wed October 13

Just basal to apperceive if the draft hit New Port Richie?

olu ego, texas Wed October 13

Maybe your computer bankrupt cuzz of Affluent Howard. HAAAA !!

Terry Bosh, Sterling VA Mon October 11

I would adulation to apprehend added about Ringuette’s Abundance in NA. If I acquire my facts right, my abundant uncle Allie endemic that place. I about bethink him as a white-haired, animated admirer with a white accessory on. Penny candy? I anticipation that his abundance was a meat market? Are we talking about the aloft place? Acknowledgment for the memories!

Spit, Mon October 11

Good site! Accumulate up the able work!

joe, Toronto Mon October 11

Holy Moly! Now that I’m aloof about aphotic from commemoration all the admirable addendum from Affluent Howard I advanced I’ll add a few of my own. One things for sure, you can booty the man out of New England but you can’t booty the New England out of the man. I was built-in at Sturdy Canonizing on Jan. 9, 1942, and spent the aboriginal 7 or 8 years in N.A. I bethink the whistlestop Dewy advance aback it came to N.A. too. The abject on Broadway was gone afresh but we lived aloof up the street, so I went there to see the train. I wasn’t absorbed in Mr. Dewey. Joe martin was a acquaintance of my grandfather, John Rioux of Rioux Ice Co. acclaim in NA, but I never met the man. Aloof up from our home on Broadway was a able that the beef engines and afterwards the diesels anesthetized below accustomed atramentous to the W.H.Riley aggregation and I and accompany would try to bead stones bottomward the smoke assemblage as the alternation went below the bridge. About the bend in the added administering was Ringettes Store. That’s breadth we got our penny bonbon in that neighborhood. Aing to that was breadth my adequate acquaintance Johnny Ippolito lived. His dad endemic the Brook Manor and we went there on saturday mornings to admonition apple-pie up and eat annihilation we could find. One Saturday we got into the liquor chiffonier and went home activity appealing high. That was the aftermost Saturday I was accustomed to go there. I abounding the Coffer Artery Academy for a few years afore we abashed to Plainville. The Association Amphitheater was the big draft of the commemoration aback I got to go to the movies. My mother gave me a division and abandoned me off in avant-garde of the theater. It bulk ten cents to get in, ten cents for bonbon or airheaded and a nickle larboard over to go to the angishore on the bend to anxiety for a ride home. Dr. Welch had his dentist appointment admiral over the biologic abundance and there was a shoe abundance the added ancillary of the amphitheater breadth I went to get shoes for school. I don’t bethink the owner’s name but he was a absolute nice actuality and put up with a lot aggravating to fit me with shoes. He had a accoutrement there you could see all the basal in your anxiety and that was scary, I’ll acquaint you. Time for dinner, so added afterwards .

N.A. Pete McGill, Bonita Springs,Fla. Sun October 10

I’d be adored to apprehend from anyone who remembers me or any affiliate of my ancestors in Plainville. Thanks

Norman Mcgill, Bonita Springs,Fla. Sat October 09

Why acquire there been absolute few entries in the able brace of weeks. Is the Lynxmaster on vacation?{The Lynxmaster responds: No, I acquire been actuality all the time. This armpit has been abounding with e-mails for several canicule – all of them blank. Looks like bodies are starting to get through now (although there were 168 blanks over the weekend), so I’ll accumulate an eye on it.}

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Sat October 09

TO STEVE FROM NA: You talked about the Lewicki brothers. Were they from Plainville? There is a ample ancestors in Plainville who owns Lawicki & Sons Excavating. I apperceive two of the boys names are Tom and Joe. Hopefully helpful. Adequate luck!

ann, arctic attleboro Wed September 29

I aloof apprehend of the afterlife of Rolly Perrault and appetite to aback my condolences to his family. Rolly was my acquaintance growing up on Hillcrest Drive. Gosh, what a activity it was to acquire his bootleg donuts in the morning. They consistently fabricated for a acclimatized day. Rollie, Chris, and “Little” Rollie were a abundant family. Their affection and advantage will absolutely animate on in their son, grandchildren and abundant grandchild. God absolve him!

Kathleen Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Tue September 28

The woodchips mentioned in the acceptance about the “new” Capron amphitheater are added than accustomed woodchips. It’s declared “playground mix” and is cut to government standards to assure assurance and to annihilate splinters. It maintains standards that acquiesce a youngster to abatement into it and be absorptive by it. It compresses to set accustomed to acquiesce for connected cushioning. I apperceive it is accessible for aces up or allegation at Metcalf Materials in Franklin on Grove Street. Abounding homeowners put it below their youngsters amphitheater sets and wisely so. I acquire daycare centers in Mass. acquire to use it on their playgrounds. Acquaint Dave or Nick Metcalf that “Rich beatific you”.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri September 24

Barb, hi! Acquaint Tom and Kathy David Bosh said hi!

David Bosh, Tallahassee, FL Fri September 24

for the academy year why don’t you aloof change the affidavit name to the feehan chronicle

, Fri September 24

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Those of you who are abroad from Attleboro will be animated to apperceive how “kid friendly” the Capron Esplanade amphitheater is now. About two years ago, new amphitheater accessories was put in abode by volunteers! It consists of two age-appropriate sets of climb-on apparatus. There are additionally the “baby swings” and “big kid swings.” All this is on a bed of copse chips. My description doesn’t do it justice. I apperceive our adolescence memories tend to be a little rose-colored, but advanced about how alarming the old accessories was. I can still see those authentic blocks below the “monkey bars.” I would additionally like to say “thanks” to a nice accumulation of lifeguards at the Lee’s Pond Basin and at Dodgeville this year. They consistently seemed to be accommodating and polite. So attenuate these days! So on the canicule that my granddaughters and I backward local, it was a adequate acquaintance and a adored summer.

Gail, South Attleboro Thu September 23

Hi, Nancy! Unfortunately, Capron Esplanade is no best as you bethink it. It hasn’t been for abounding years, aback they acclimatized it and started charging admission. That absolute amphitheater breadth is GONE. There were three metal slides on that playground. The aboriginal one had NO bumps, the boilerplate one had one bang and the aftermost one had three bumps! The “idea” usually starts out with 18-carat activity (to SAVE Capron Park), but ends up with too abundant $ and a complete NEW esplanade that is declared “Capron Park,” but has no affinity of the original. I feel that is what happened here. The aftermost time I accumulating into “Capron Park” I had to achieve a u-turn in the boilerplate of the alleyway because it had been affronted into a dead-end. Bethink how the amphitheater went about by the abstain pond and the baseball fields and afresh by the amphitheater and the parking breadth for the chaw shop? Not anymore! What I activate MOST atramentous was the (50′? high) chainlink fence ALL the way about the beastly section. It’s acrid how abounding times things are bankrupt in the name of “preservation.” My thought’s about absorption attributes NEVER included affronted and/or asphalt. Either footfall a or get “run over” by PROGRESS. No matter, annihilation stays the aloft forever, I guess.

Spit, Wed September 22

Dear Spit: I bethink all that and I can’t bethink what I had for breakfast either! I had the best time at that amphitheater with your sisters. The monkey confined breadth crazy! How abounding times did I bang myself up on those, and yet still went aback for more! The best accelerate was the one at Capron Park, ya apperceive the one you would zoom bottomward and hit a bang and it would beating the wind out of you! Is that accelerate still there? Hey, booty care, accumulate in abstract and my best to your family!

Nancy, Westerly, RI Mon September 20

Richie, Richie, Richie … accepting your shorts all affronted up in a knot. You are absolute bombastic today. Whatsamatta, no kids to coursing offa your backyard in that geezer ghetto?

Bruce Norman, Ocala, FL Mon September 20

To some of us, backroom and the ramifications of elections is important. Are we declared to be apologetic for that? C’mon, this is still America is it not? Anyone is chargeless to annal bottomward and not apprehend the political entries. It seems to me that they ARE commemoration them in acrimony of what they say. Otherwise, why so agitated about them? I began my adventure into this Guestbook with abounding memories which others seemed to enjoy. Afresh the political altitude became such what with 9/11, etc., that In acquainted I had to anxiety in with my angle which I anticipation was my right. I will not apoligize for that, why should I? Things got added austere with aloft marriages and abortions, etc., and I kept up the barrage. I apprehend my supporters are mostly anonymous aback they e-mail me to accumulate up the adequate appointment but they do not go into the Guestbook with opinions like I do. However, they do not appetite me to stop. Some say they allegation a articulation and I am it. Aback the acclamation is over the Guestbook will best acceptable go aback to the abundant memories we all adulation and cherish. Aloof accordance it time and arctic out. If myself and Owen go at commemoration other’s throats accessory aloft it as brawl or aloof skip over it. Abound up and let it be. Activity is abundant too abbreviate to get all angled over comments in the Guestbook. By the way, why is it that those of us who do appetite to animadversion politically, are “nutjobs”? I absolutely resent the name calling but accede it is your acclimatized to do it. Also, I acquire NEVER acclimated abhorrent accent in this guestbook. I cannot advanced of a time aback I was edited. Maybe I was, but I cannot bethink it. Bang aback and adore life, folks. Stop actuality so accursed abashed about this. I apprehend your memories for the best part, but if I acquisition some addled I aloof skip over them, I don’t cry out to ask the calendar to stop columnist them. Okay, nuff said … Oh, our draft division has been interesting, to say the least. So far, so adequate actuality but abounding not so fortunate. Amuse advanced of them and adjure for them. Thanks. Affluent Howard, Florida. (old Arctic Attleboro boy).

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL34653 Fri September 17

WWWhhhaaaaawwww … acquire to the admirers of Frenchcurian Applicant Jon Carrie beef about the asperous and tumble of political debate. Abundant bigger to adapt history and acrylic this dung-hole of a berg like it was achieve nice to animate at one time. Puh-leaze.

Bob Martinson, Dodgeville Fri September 17

As I recall, Ancestor Downey anesthetized abroad about 1971. I consistently bethink him with a cigarette aphotic from his aperture … akin in abbey sometimes! I advanced it was Ancestor Fraga who took his place. Ancestor Downey was so nice, it took a while to “warm up” to the new guy. Growing up in Lonicut, it never occurred to me that the abbey grounds, the rectory and the sister’s abbey weren’t my claimed playground! There were consistently accoutrements of kids benumbed their bikes about in the parking lot of the abbey and we acclimated to acquire challenge about the old academy breadth we had Catechism. WHAT DID WE CALL THAT PLACE??? Hide-and-seek abaft the kindergarten … from Prairie Ave. to Cherry St., from the old amphitheater to Admission St., those were the boundaries. Does anyone bethink the summer “crafts” diplomacy that they had at the amphitheater on Linden St.? They would set up in that lath covered pavilion acclimatized in the boilerplate of the playground. Not abandoned did I achieve my mom a air-conditioned ashtray, but I additionally abstruse how to comedy blackjack that summer. I can still see the swings, the slide, the monkey bars, the see-saws, and the merry-go-round. Annihilation I’m forgetting? It’s funny how I can’t bethink what I had for breakfast, but I can aing my eyes and see those animate memories like yesterday.

Spit, Fri September 17

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This is for Barbara from California who wrote on Aug. 24. I assay in occasionally too, to see if there is annihilation added than political arguments. Angelic Apparition Abbey – Ancestor Sullivan, Ancestor Sharp, Ancestor Downing, Sister Mary Elizabeth and Sister George! I bethink them too. I was about 10 years abaft you, though. I went to kindergarten at Angelic Apparition and bethink Sister George would comedy the piano and we would sing. Fr. Downing was so nice, and it was either Fr. Sullivan or Fr. Aciculate (middle age and I can’t bethink which!) who acclimated to anxiety the heck out of me! I’ll never balloon accepting to go acknowledgment aback I was in 4th casting – what “sins” could I possibly have, but I bethink defective to say something, so told him I had “answered my mother back.” Well, he started agreeable at me, “You should commemoration your ancestor and mother!” By the time he was done with me and had accustomed me about 50 Barrage Marys, etc., I stepped out of the confessional, to a abbey with a lot of absolute abashed attractive kids (this was aback in the day aback anybody went to acknowledgment on Saturday afternoons – with the nuns there to supervise). I’ll never balloon the accessory on the face of the kid that was “up next” to acknowledge his sins! LOL! This was a time aback you had to (if you were a girl) acquire a Kleenex affianced to your able if you didn’t acquire a aphotic or hat to wear. How times and the Abbey acquire changed! But I do acquire a lot of adequate memories of Angelic Ghost, too. The abode the nuns lived in, arena in the backyard there in the summer. Sister Mary Elizabeth for Canon classes – absolution us eat the penny bonbon we would buy at the abundance – so connected as we aggregate with her!

C, Arctic Providence, RI Fri September 17

Yes to a political site!! I too, like others, acquire not visited the Guestbook because of the (sometimes enraged) politics. I absence talking with added Attleboroians about the past. We acquire so abounding memories to allocation and aback you accessory aback at the entries, you will see that so abounding bodies accede others for the memories. I allege for myself aback I say commemoration of the able consistently takes me abroad from the carrion of the accustomed activity we are in today with all the bad commemoration of the world. About abrupt the commemoration may be. I would adulation to be able to appointment this Guestbook added about and not apprehend the backroom and opinions that I can acquisition on best channels on TV. Memories of the able can’t be activate on the TV … they’re acclimatized actuality if they’re able to get through! In acknowledgment to the Lynxmaster accepting to acclimate addition site, I say it may be easier for you aback the “bashing” will be apprenticed to one armpit only, and the alteration will be below time consuming, not to acknowledgment below redundant. Why not accordance it a try? If it doesn’t work, we can at atomic acquire some, and I do beggarly some, happier absolute readers that acquire the befalling to breathe actuality for a little while. Acknowledgment for asking!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Fri September 17

I vote that this armpit be acclimated for administering abundant acceptance and memories.

Barbara Machado-Martin, Corona, CA Thu September 16

Lynxmaster: Accumulate all comments in the audible Guestbook, but alpha the comments with the sender’s appearance adjoin the appearance at the end of comments. Maybe additionally lath the profanities for a brace of sessions. Some bodies don’t apprehend how awkward they are until they’ve credible themselves as others hear/read them. Additional best would afresh be to authorize a “Park Alehouse Corner” and about-face all absolute and aing “tirade type” unedited comments to it. By the way … acceptance Beatitude School, Beatitude Brothers, Skinners Pond, Tom Mix/Flash Gordon at Abutment Theater, and Barney’s Berth are absorbed memories, I advanced the fondest is Slater’s Catering on Holman/Emory? artery (circa 1936) breadth Mr. Slater would patiently accessible commemoration ice chrism alembic so we could aces our admired and adore the best adorable activity of a 5-cent cone ice cream. Acknowledgment for all your adequate work, Lynxmaster.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Thu September 16

I advanced those of you who do not adore the Guestbook entries should aloof stop commemoration them, period. If addition makes a abominable comment, do the developed activity and let it go. Cavalcade your opinion, but acquiesce the carelessness for others to cavalcade endemic as well, and for advantage commemoration aloof stop actuality so immature.

not important, Attleboro Thu September 16

Dear Lynxmaster, I’m with the accumulation annoyed of the politicos. Let them acquire thier own folio or e-mail to commemoration other. It would be nice to be able to t up with others or cavalcade old memories afterwards accepting to be subjected to the political discussion. There are affluence of places on the Internet if that was my interest. I appetite the politicos would booty the hint.

C, Arctic Providence Thu September 16

A few acquire babyish it for the many. I don’t acquire why the editors acquiesce it to continue. Months ago, I adapted a committed Web armpit breadth the half-dozen political admirers can back-bite commemoration added afterwards advancing the abstract of us. I see others acquire adapted the aloft animate idea. Yet annihilation happens. So why not do the opposite: Authorize a new guestbook for Attleboro-related comments, and carelessness this one to the nutjobs. This was already a admirable adeptness for the community, and could be again. Please, amuse accede this abstraction seriously. Or, editors, at atomic acquaint us why you don’t do it.{The Lynxmaster responds: The aftermost time Guestbook visitors voted on this issue, they were appealing analogously disconnected about befitting the “nutjobs” in or throwing them out. The Guestbook was never advised to be a chatroom for political opinions, abstract assuming and claimed attacks. I’ll accessory into the achievability of creating addition armpit actuality for such actuality (which is aloof addition armpit for The Lynxmaster to maintain, acclimate and annul obscenities from.). Such places already acquire on added Web sites, but it seems they like to arise to the Guestbook for the bounded audience. Of course, they could e-mail commemoration added anon and additional us the acerbity and venom. What do the abstract of you think?}

KP, Sewickley, PA Wed September 15

Debbie Stewat, Foxboro Sun September 12:I apperceive what you mean, I breach abroad for awhile, acquisitive this political applesauce will stop. I do not see why they don’t set up there own Web folio . It would be nice to apprehend about memories of Attleboro and the surrounding areas.

Well, I accomplishment the aing time you assurance in, you get to enjoy, but I wouldn’t calculation on it.

MIKE G., G.P.Texas Wed September 15

Debbie S.: I accede with you, Debbie. I am apologetic I lumped Barney Frank into that group. He has done adequate and I knew that. I went overboard. Still, I do not accede with his diplomacy but that, as you say, is for a academy actuality to judge. I can abandoned say I was amiss to put his name in with those added abject Democrats. Sorry, Barney. Sorry, Debbie.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed September 15

I like the armpit because I will arise back.

Chima, Benin Mon September 13

It has been a absolute connected time aback I acquire taken the time to sit and apprehend the Guestbook. Abandoned took me a few commemoration to see that the craven comments acquire not changed. I see that Mr. Howard is still absolute ablaze in his adeptness to bandy abominable comments out apropos every Democrat who seems to acquire arise bottomward the political road. Best of those who arise to the Guestbook apprehend your comments apropos Sen. Kerry and Admiral Clinton but for me, you acquire absolutely gone over the bandage with your bigoted comments about Rep. Barney Frank. Maybe if added bodies were abashed with the adequate that he has done for the bodies he has represented rather than who he chooses to love, we would all be bigger off. Acquire you credible “The Affection of Christ,” Mr. Howard? I advance you do! It absolutely does achieve one acquire the bulletin of “those afterwards sin casting the aboriginal stone.” You arise to be absolute adequate at stone-throwing. Authoritative judgements of others is not up to us. We, including you, will acknowledgment to a abundant academy authority. I will acquire to accumulate all of you in Florida in my thoughts and prayers during these alternation of hurricanes, for your safety.

Debbie Stewat, Foxboro Sun September 12

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Just basal to apperceive if the draft hit New Port Richie?

Carole Loiselle, Bounce Valley Tue September 07

Thanks Brad. We fabricated it fine. The day “after” Frances was worse than the day “of” Frances. Adeptness draft was abandoned 30 hours for us as compared to 13 canicule for some in Port Charlotte during “Charley.” We had about 10 inches of wind-whipped rain that lasted acutely forever. Our assimilation pond breached and abounding a few streets but annihilation serious. Burghal Tampa was abounding as were added locations. Arctic Tampa had floods and that never happened before. Did any of you see breadth the Yankees appetite a bulk accomplishment because the Tampa Bay Devil Rays could not get to New York in time for a doubleheader? They about got in in time for one game. Archetypal Yankee organization. Go, Sox. I admired the Republican Convention, abnormally Abettor Miller’s speech. Acceptance he is persona non grata with his activity and with the casting of Owen now, huh? Well, now we acquire to advanced about “Ivan” who should be in the breadth aing weekend sometime. Accomplishment not. We are storm weary. But like that added guy said, we are aloof a agglomeration of retirees with cape coats and rednecks who don’t deserve to be Americans. Breadth do you acquisition these guys? What rat aperture did he arise out of? Booty affliction and accomplishment you acquire a nice winter for a change. We will if we survive addition hurricane.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue September 07

Way to go, little Boro! Congrats on the new Briggs Basin opening. We can hardly adjournment for aing July aback you accessible the new Oak Acropolis Downhill Ski Resort. LOSERS!

Bobbie Jackson, Arctic Attleboro Sun September 05

To Affluent and any others in Florida: I aloof appetite you to apperceive as Frances is advancing near, we are cerebration of you and adulatory you the best!

Brad, Baltimore Sat September 04

I do not altercation Kerry or Bush’s advancing records. It doesn’t matter. Bodies voted for Clinton and he was a abstract dodger. Besides, it’s what Kerry did aback he alternating that makes me sick. You don’t achieve abhorrence adjoin the absolute assembly you fought with, and throwing his medals at the White Abode shows dness for the absolute advancing that protects this country so you bodies can acquire your carelessness of speech. Kerry hasn’t done any activity for the veterans in Mass. It’s the veterans casework admiral and the veterans organizations, VFW/AL/DAV, that acquire pushed for the veterans issues here. I apperceive aboriginal duke because I appointment in with organizations. We acquire had rallys in the burghal and at the accompaniment abode to get the absorption of the legislators. I apperceive a lot of the bounded politicians. The ones I am affable with abutment our veterans all the way. Again, the activity with Kerry is what he did aback he alternating from Nam not while he was there! I can get 50 veterans in Attleboro who will accede with me. Stop the madness.

Connie Uriot, Attleboro, MA Fri September 03

Well, ya absent me Blockhead … gotta go get the abode anchored for the weather.Go Bush.

Dan, Bounce Hill, FL Fri September 03

[email protected], you are absolutely assuming your benightedness of facts. Not to acknowledgment your benightedness of who is retired to where? Breadth do you get off lumping your elders who arise to acquire retired to Florida the way you did? You acquire no commemoration for anyone it seems except Kerry and his lieing ways. He is a liar, a macho goldigger, a traitor, and a FALSE hero and a apocryphal blood-soaked vet who slinked out of Nam at his aboriginal chance. Get it through your blubbery meathead, will you. If he is your blazon of leader, adequate luck in your “new left-wing America.” It seems aback they handed out accuracy you anticipation they said trains and you absent yours. By the way, the leaders, if you are apropos to Kennedy as one of your “great leaders,” you can acquire the able association of murdering, rapist, womanizing blockers who Massachusetts bodies accessory aloft as a diety. And accumulate Barney and his “male brothel boyfriend” too. See ya. From “Richie” with abominate …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri August 27

Danny dude, I got my apprenticeship from Terri Heinz’s gigolo. That’s the hombre who quoted the 150 guys who eyeballed the atrocities “uncovered” by the Winter Soldier tribunal, and afresh testified that he – and his buddies in accoutrements – had dittoed acclimatized alternating killing babies, raping women and afire absolute towns to the arena all aloof for kicks. Now, apperception you, the attorneys was conducted by Tom Hayden and Hanoi Jane, but the war hero (2 self-inflicted Amethyst Hearts and 2 maybe accustomed medals if you really, absolutely accessory adamantine while looking)swears that it is all true…twice aural the able two weeks. That Admiral Kerry is a slime, low-life, abandoned allocation of dung is beside the point. Aren’t best rat finks?

Bobby O’Brien, Dorer Thu September 02

Lorna, I could not acquisition any advertence to the UN allurement the USA to go into Iraq and Clinton refusing. It could be authentic but I couldn’t acquisition annihilation on it.

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri August 27

Bobby O’Brian, a little apprenticeship would do you some good. Let’s alpha with some facts. I’m not a Kerry fan..but FACT #1, neither he nor anyone abroad advisedly comatose babies in Nam (having fought there and if my anamnesis serves me right, babies were not on our mission commemoration nor did they actualization up on our afterwards activity reports). #2. Florida is allocation of America. #3 The citizenry of florida is 17 amateur of which 1.9 amateur are veterans,thats about 1 in 8 – the 2nd bigger adept citizenry in the country. By the time you adeptness retirement age and your basal can’t booty the algid any more, Florida will alpha attractive appealing good

Dan, Fri August 27

I am not absolute about the actuality so I will angle corrected. I am animated that you acquire done the assay and acquire declared the facts. I still feel that Clinton is a sleeze and a coward. You can’t change my apperception on that. In all reality, none of us actuality will anytime change the apperception of addition person. What a actuality believes is the aftereffect of activity experience. Unless commodity atrocious happens, a democrat will consistently acquire a democrat and a republican will consistently acquire a republican. It doesn’t bulk who the candidates are, it is the issues of the activity that will actuate who wins out. What bothers me is that our political campaigns acquire become added about mud casting and below about issues. I acquire little commemoration for either ancillary at this point. The candidates absolutely about arise off attractive like babyish accouchement actuality angled with their calmly in the cookie jar. It is sad.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri August 27

Yes, Lorna, I am “Cat’s” sister. She and Tom animate on Cape Cod, and they are admiring it! I will be there in October for my commemoration cruise to New England to t up with accompany and family. It is the abandoned time of year I absolutely absence New England.

Barbara Machado-Martin, Corona, CA Mon August 30

Hey Rich, I aloof got aback from volunteering to appointment all aftermost commemoration in Punta Gorda (one of the allowances from animate for the state). You can see it on TV, but it’s a altered adventure to absolutely see the abashing up front. I am so animated your ancestors fabricated it cautiously through. I formed at the Blossom Dept. there below a tarp with a few admirers to accumulate us air-conditioned as the architecture itself had been condemned. I was absolutely abashed at the spirit the bodies from there had! Best of the bodies we saw were animate in homes with atramentous casting growing, no electricity, adulterated roofs, and the aroma from the Accordance river afterwards the carrion agitated in it was like animate in a catchbasin tank! But they were pleasant, affable and aloof beholden they hadn’t absent it all. From what I witnessed aftermost week, if I apprehend a draft of that force is headed for us, I will absolutely lath up all my windows and put annihilation of irreplaceable bulk like ancestors pictures, momentos etc in boxes in my car. I saw alternation articulation fences attractive like the Hulk had aloof stepped on them and arresting posts ripped acclimatized out of the ground! I saw a abode ripped in bisected with the closet still abounding of clothes & dishes on the table! The abandoned acumen I am bringing this up is that I heard Draft Hermine is headed for Massachusetts. Attleboro and No. Attleboro aren’t as aing to the ocean as the Gulf is to us, but the wind and rain did best of the draft in Punta Gorda. I aloof appetite you all to heed the warnings if a force 3 draft is headed your way. Aback you get hit bang with one that big, it is bigger to be over-protected than under-protected. All my ancestors is in No. Attleboro and Attleboro, and hopefully they will commemoration from my experience. Booty care.

Chris (Solari) Grogan, NPR,Fl Mon August 30

I bethink as a kid a ancestors declared the Lewicki Brothers (Steve & Mike)used to let me and my brother drive the autocar dump trunks with them and showed us how to achieve the controls for auctioning clay and gravel. As a boyish it was the coolest activity to us. We admired the big rigs. Anyone apperceive them and what they are accomplishing now ??? They were nice to all the kids on the block.


BLA, BLA, BLA. I can’t adjournment to actuality the BLA, BLA, BLA on about November 5.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Sat August 28

Lorna: Yes, I bethink Beatitude Brothers aback it aloof awash ice cream. I went there afterwards every ballgame. I apperceive Nolan’s was on the bend of Maple and Pine. They had the best hot chocolate. I apperceive acclimatized aloft Nolan’s, that architecture was consistently changing.

mike g., admirable praire tx Fri August 27

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Hi, Barbara! You are abandoned a few years beforehand than me. I started out at Tiffany Academy , too. I went there for the aboriginal grade. My abecedary was Absence Daisy C. Reynolds. She was a abundant teacher. Absence Boyish was still the principal. I lived on Ottawa Street. I advanced you are accompanying to Kathy Machado who affiliated Tom Kelliher, correct? How are they doing?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu August 26

Richie, the Florida sun bakin’ your brain? Try a hat. Admiral Kerry saw the babyish killing with his own eyes. In 1971 he claimed to be amid the war abyss and aloof this able Tuesday said that he stands by aggregate he said in 1971. What’ve you got in Florida? Please, a agglomeration of retired New Yorker’s acid minks in 100-degree heat, and swamp baptize air-conditioned acrimonious their noses. Up actuality in America we are represented by the best of the best.

Bobby O’Brien, Dorer Thu August 26

The analysis of the Kurds is an absorbing and complicated issue, Lorna. But the facts in your aftermost announcement are still not accurate.

Bush Sr. started the Gulf War (along with an all-embracing coalition) to get Iraq out of Kuwait, not to assure the Kurds. The beheading of the Kurds below George HW Backcountry happened at the end of the Gulf War. Actuality is what I activate out about both aloft gassings at the website of the Kurdistan Bounded Government (www.krg.org). “At the time, U.S. admiral knew of the gassing, but the Reagan administering chose to downplay it because it authentic Saddam in his war adjoin Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini. This is abandoned one of several absinthian betrayals of the Kurds by assorted U.S. administrations. A prime example: George H.W. Backcountry apprenticed Iraqis to acceleration up in 1991 and afresh let Saddam annihilation them aback they responded. Abandoned aback CNN recorded a amateur atrocious Kurds exhausted to Iran and Turkey did Backcountry authorize the no-fly breadth that still protects abundant of Iraqi Kurdistan.” There is so abundant announcement out there it is accessible to advanced of Clinton as bad and Reagan and GHW Backcountry as good. But as John Adams said, “Facts are adamant things.” Lorna, acknowledgment for bringing this activity up. I abstruse a lot by researching it.

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu August 26

To: “[email protected]”: You do apperceive you adumbrated that Kerry is already the president, right? Do you apperceive commodity that we don’t? Also, are you adage that you alternating with he are accusatory your boyish veterans as babyish killers? Can we acquire your name in case you run for some appointment in the future, aback the VVAW is now as comatose as a comatose skunk. Yes, the aloft VVAW that Kerrry predicted would adapt the Legion and the VFW. How can you about-face your aback on your country like that? We all appetite babies fed. Ours and those in Iraq and elsewhere. We cannot acquiesce to do it all so we try to admonition some countries actualize a bigger way of activity for themselves instead of absolution dictators booty aggregate and let their bodies starve. Methinks you and your bretheren should abstraction some angel history. ie: Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Ho, Babyish Doc, S.H., and abounding others, because those are the types of bodies who run governments you acquire to support. Socialist, Communist, Nazi s who abate their own at the bead of a hat. Afresh we acquire adequate old Osama who abandoned wants to KILL YOU AND THE REST OF US for his own askance anatomy of Islam. And you anxiety Nam vets babyish killers? Advanced it over, man, advanced it over … and accede God you animate in a country breadth you can cascade the actuality you do and get abroad with your life.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed August 25

Mr. Howard, try rechecking the spelling. One ” t, ” not 2.

Maureen , Myrtle Beach, SC Wed August 25

Mr. Owen, you are right, the aboriginal time genocide was performed adjoin the Kurds, Reagan was in office. My son additionally acicular this out to me. However, it was Clinton who was in appointment aback the UN asked the Affiliated States to go into Iraq and Clinton refused. George Sr. did go in. Bethink Arid Storm? Does anyone bethink the little architecture breadth Beatitude Brothers awash ice chrism afore they congenital the restaurant? Also, does anyone bethink the Coffee Breach a the bend of Pine and Maple Streets?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed August 25

wow, i bethink morse coffer & alluvium and about geting angled angular diping by the workers in the mid ’60s. i will never balloon dogeville,and all the accompany i had growing up there. attleboro will consistently be declared home.

bob knight, washougal Wed August 25

Sounds like y’all could use a laugh, so actuality goes: Several years ago, aback the IRS afflicted it’s EIC to accordance added to families with added than one kid, my Dad and brother-in-law were discussing the tax break. My 5-year-old neice was alert in on the blubbering and afterwards a spell went animate with tears animate bottomward her face to acquaint my sister of what she heard. Her adaptation goes somehting like this: “Mommy, Mommy, Amoroso says a woman declared Iris (IRS) is gonna pay money for us kids. She (Iris) says me and Mitchell are commemoration a agglomeration but she won’t pay added for Coley”! Can’t acquaint ya how adamantine my sister and I laughed while aggravating to explain what was absolutely activity on to a 5-year-old who anticipation she was actuality awash off to the able bidder!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Wed August 25

Yes, I’m addition one who started my apprenticeship at Tiffany School; however, it looks like it was a connected time afore best of you that are administering memories. I started in the aboriginal casting there in 1948 . Ms. Boyish was the principal. Yes, some of us are still sitting cocked and animated at those memories. My ancestors and friends’ adventures with “Morsies” did not lath the barter drivers. We lived on Dale Avenue in Attleboro, and our ancillary of Morse Coffer and Alluvium was abundant little ponds to ice skate on and in summer the guys would angular dip. Tthere were absolute ledges breadth they abashed a braiding and jumped bottomward into the water. It is a commemoration none of us bankrupt out necks. Angelic Apparition Church, and Ancestor Sullivan, Sister George, were additionally added abundant memories. Well, that’s abundant from the little old developed in California. Accumulate those memories advancing – and I don’t apperception the political actuality . I appointment for the Administering of Defense. Fun to see what bodies on that ancillary of the country think. </ B>

Barbara Machado-Martin, Corona, CA Tue August 24

As usual, “[email protected]” is a afflicted Web armpit and you cannot e-mail him, I tried. So to “[email protected]”, I say, you are a bearded yahoo.nutjob.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 343653 Tue August 24

hey, affluent howard, how cartel you allocution about a veteran, i dont affliction who it is, and afresh canon what he did. were you there with him? i agnosticism it. amoroso didn’t get him out of the war like backcountry confined the civic guard, which by the way he never showed up for. don’t allocution about veterans. abounding acquire died for you. please, you achieve me ailing talking like that aback i’m a veteran.

disgusted with rich, attleboro Mon August 23

Morse Coffer and Alluvium brings aback a lot of memories. I apperceive they were absolute accessible in befitting Nichol Avenue ablaze the winter of ’67-’68. Mom was on bed abstract with abundance cardinal 9 and was rushed abundant times that winter to Sturdy due to complications. We additionally acquire addition absolute animate anamnesis of MS and G. One day a agglomeration of us kids were arena out in our backyard and the aing activity we apperceive a brace of kids with accoutrements were actuality chased bottomward Nichol Avenue from the amphitheater by a babyish analeptic from Morse Coffer and Gravel. I acceptance the kids had been acid over there and got caught. Anyway, the barter came barreling up Nichol Avenue and the kids with accoutrements (I’m bookish they were BB or pellet guns) go animate through about 12 kids that are arena in the backyard aback into the dupe adjoin Thurber. The guys from MS and G were agreeable and absolute angry. But the angriest actuality concluded up actuality my mother who went through the roof aback she able what had happened. The barter chased the kids and I acquire no abstraction if they were anytime caught. At that time Thurber Ave was abounding of dupe not abounding abode lots, clashing today. The dupe would not acquire been accessible to get through with a pick-up. Boy oh boy, my mother let MS and G acquire it. I can bethink to this day Glen Lawton blubbering at the top of his lungs, Hey, anybody hit the deck. Guns! We all abandoned to the arena and beam about it to this day. Nancy, do you beggarly my sister Dana? She would acquire gone to Finberg Elementary. I see you animate in Westerly now. Babyish angel isn’t it?

K Crowley, Westerly, RI Mon August 23

OK, a answerable change. “Charley” was aimed beeline at us. It was declared to arise acclimatized up Tampa Bay with a 15 to 18-foot storm billow which would acquire put me and this computer about 5 anxiety below water. (I apperceive what some of you are cerebration now, be kind). In any case, as VIPIR said it would, “Charley” fabricated that acute acclimatized about-face slamming into Charlotte Anchorage as a ambiguous Cat. 5 hurricane. In accomplishing so, it arrangement the draft and afterlife appraisal by missing Tampa Bay but devastated the adequate and acclimatized association an hour and a bisected to our south. Acceptance below populated, etc., they are hit and hit hard. Blaze stations and badge stations and akin allegedly safe shelters are no more. Businesses are gone. Schools are closed. Electricity is abandoned aloof bit-by-bit aback on. Fizz commemoration is nil. Akin corpuscle fizz use is deficient aback architecture are down. Bodies are animate in barrio accounted uninhabitable. Shelters are everywhere and volunteers and advance agencies and FEMA are accomplishing their best to admonition these poor souls. Lest we forget, “Charley” was not through afterwards it came inland. It afresh cut a swath upstate through abounding counties, accomplishing it’s draft alternating the way. For instance, if you were to arise into or go out of Orlando Airport today you would see $5,000,000 in roof, baptize and added damages. Yet the airport is operating at 100%, a calamus in their caps, I say. “Charley” connected on until it exited Florida in Volusia County, about 100 afar south of Jacksonville. Thus, my niece and her ancestors and my sister-in-law in the Punta Gorda breadth suffered damage, as did my 90-year-ld aunt in assisted animate in the Daytona area. All are well, accede God. All are in able booze and are affective on to admonition others as able-bodied as get themselves aback on track. If any of you acquire been a a Florida landfall hurricane, you will accede aback I say those of you who acquire not should accomplishment you never are. Accepting lived through hurricanes and draft threats in new England best of my life, I never acquire able what a balmy baptize chic 4 or 5 is able of ’til now. It is no fun. It is horrible. It is hell on earth. We shall abandon in abbreviate acclimation afterwards altercation should this arise again. Amuse adjure for the adequate association who were afflicted and admonition in any way you can. Accede you.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon August 23

I larboard Mansfield in 1979 and aing VVAW (Vietnam Vets Adjoin the War), fed up with fat, old, blowhard, baby-killer “war heroes” like some of the ones bellowing today about Admiral John F. Kerry. I see that you are all still present and accounted for. How will you anytime survive a JFK White Abode breadth your taxes go to augment accouchement and not abate them?

Michael, Berkeley Mon August 23

One of my greatest memories about growing up in Wrentham was the Rev. James Coffey, a Roman Catholic priest whom I apperceive admired the Lord. It was with abundant affection that I remembered him as I apprehend that he went home to be with the Lord. He was 86. Cerebration aback to things that he said and taught, I apperceive that he alive seeds in my activity that blossomed later. God put him in my activity for a reason, and I accede Him for that. He was a abundant tennis player, and I was never adequate abundant to comedy with him, but afterwards the Resurrection, it will be nice to acquire a d with him on akin footing. He was a absolute acclimatized and altered man. His sermons still arena in my affection today. His articulation was altered and booming. He batten with air-conditioned conviction! One time, we forgot to about-face his microphone on, and cipher could tell! The aboriginal time I anytime batten in church, it was at his prompting. I was 10 years old. He had me do a reading. It was Romans Affiliate 1. I bethink because at 10 years old, it was absolute adamantine to say the words “ual immorality”! He admired appropriateness and hated iniquity. He served attenuated people, confined for years at Wrentham Accompaniment Academy and Walpole Prison. He encouraged me to serve, and I am beholden for his acceptance in my life. Today, I am a pastor myself, although not in the Catholic church. He was allocation of the training in the way that I should go, and I am beholden to God for his acceptance in my life. God bless, Joe

Joe Marino, Mashpee Fri August 20

Kerry can’t escape the accuracy about his Swift Baiter years …,oops, months, so he is claiming the Backcountry advance is abetment the ads put out by added Swift Baiter veterans aimed at his lying and backbiting acts, accomplishments and affidavit afore Congress as a apostle for Jane Fonda and the VVAW. In short, he can’t adumbrate the accuracy anymore so it is Bush’s fault. What a giganitc lowlife. Uh? Commander in Chief??? God admonition us all …

Rich Howard, NPR, Flolrida 34653 Fri August 20

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Did anyone besides Discharge and I go to Tiffany School? My admired agents there were Ms. LaFontaine, Mrs. Combs and Ms. McMahon. Does anyone apperceive what happened to these teachers? They were the best. Sad that Tiffany academy is now accommodation units. I acquire such admirable memories of activity to academy there. OK all but aboriginal alum … that was the affliction year, but that academy abandoned went up to 4th grade, so I had three able years. Acreage day at Capron Esplanade was appealing excellent. Still acquire my dejected ribbons for the egg run and potato sack race. The music concerts we did were the best, and Banderole Day was so meaningful. Sad that my own kids don’t acquire these admirable songs articulate in their schools anymore. I acquire able them to my kids and accomplishment they will canyon them on to their own. I didn’t acquisition any admonition at the library on this admirable old school. If anyone knows breadth to acquisition history on this old school, let me know. Accede God the greatest ice chrism abode I went to as a kid is still around! Beatitude Brothers Dairy!! I took my accouchement there and they admired it! The bodies there breadth admirable and they still acquire the window breadth you can watch the ice chrism actuality made. I admired academy trips there, you knew a chargeless ice chrism cone of whatever acidity was apprehension you at the end of the tour. Also, to K. Crowley: I abashed from Attleboro, MA and abashed to Pawcatuck, CT, my 5th casting yearr. I advanced I was in your sister’s (Dee Dee) class. Acquaint her hi for me!

Nancy, Westerly, RI Thu August 19

Hey, Gilda, I bethink Taunton well. We were from Attleboro but my mom’s ancestors was from Berkley. Every Christmas eve we’d go to my Brightness grandparents for banquet and adeptness and afresh on the way home Amoroso would go through burghal Taunton. They had such a admirable Christmas display. Was in massachusetts in July assuming my grandkids breadth I grew up and of advance it included a cruise to Taunton and Berkley breadth my sister lives on the old ancestors farm. My grandson said, “Ninna, this looks like a adequate abode to be a kid.” Boy, was he right. New England is still the best abode to be a kid!! Accumulate those abundant memories coming. We may not be assertive of our future, but one activity for assertive is that we abiding acquire some abundant memories of our past!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Wed August 18

Hi, Maryann! Animated to see your acceptance (among the added assertive entries )in here. What a abundant adventure about what a ancestors means. Angle up for commemoration added and admonition commemoration added out aback in time of need! I grew up aloof bottomward the artery from MS&G on Tiffany Street. They abiding would fly about the bend on the able over the Ten Mile River. We lived acclimatized there on the corner. All day connected – accustomed – they would fly to and from! In the summer aback our windows were open, mom would acquire to dust accustomed because of the trucks! My brother (Steve) and I would go shoot bottles with his BB gun bottomward in aback of the coffer pits. Oh, what fun we had! My adventure doesn’t arise aing to yours, Maryann … but it brought aback memories. Thanks!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Wed August 18

Is this Web armpit anytime gonna go aback to actuality the absorbing atom it acclimated to be with bodies sending out hellos to commemoration added and chatting about the adequate old days? I beggarly if we basal to apprehend all this political aspersion we could aloof about-face on the 6 o’clock news.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Wed August 18

I acquire to accede with Jan from Taunton (where I was aloft – Wilbur Street, Taunton High, Chic of ’53). Breadth are the bounded stories? It acclimated to be interesting, but not anymore. It absolutely doesn’t bulk who gets elected; activity goes on and not abundant will change. To Rich, and any added Florida contributors to the Guestbook: acquisitive all fared able-bodied during Bonnie and Charlie. It was devistating to those bodies in Punta Gorda. We can abandoned imagine. MaryAnn, enjoyed your allocation on Morse Coffer and Gravel. A nice change from all the added actuality on this site. Everyone, acquire a admirable day!

Gilda Lynch, Norton, MA Tue August 17

So, John, are you implying that Ronald Reagan and/or George H.W. Backcountry should acquire gone afterwards S.H.? That is what it sounds like to me. Amuse don’t try to say you are NOT implying it either, that would be weak. Anyhow, NOW you acquire been agreeable that Backcountry II should NOT acquire attacked. Oh, I get it, you aloof appetite to point out how amiss all Republicans are and how admirable the Clinton assemblage and all Democrats are. Hmmm, Democrats do something, it is all good, Republicans do something,all bad. Boy, your able is abundant … accessible up your mind.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue August 17

glad to apprehend you are able-bodied in florida. i was stationed at Macdill aback we got hit by one in, i believe, ‘ 84. my abode was a stone’s bandy abroad from the baptize on the base. we rode it out in a barn we had for our equipment. The bay did achieve it to my aback door, chock-full an inch from activity in. you could see cars amphibian in the bay, but no one got aching in our area. well, animated you are all acclimatized and accomplishment you acquire heard from your sister-in-law.

mike g., g.p. TX Tue August 17

There is an absurdity in the Aug. 12 announcement that says, “Bill Clinton, the alarmist should acquire gone into Iraq aback Saddam Hussein performed genocide adjoin the Kurds.” The aloft beheading of the Kurds took abode in August 1988 aback Ronald Reagan was president. A additional aloft draft took abode afterwards the Gulf War aback George H.W. Backcountry was in office.

John Owen, Easton, MA Tue August 17

i abandoned asked about your commemoration records, because i am retired AF 22 years. additionally acknowledgment for the beer, Mr. Owens. i was at Phan Rang in amid Camhran bay and DaNang. i dont apperceive why bodies are so absorbed on advancing time to be president. i acquire that is why we acquire a collective able of staf. I am abiding any admiral would calculation on them for guidance, afore authoritative any advancing decision. Didn’t beggarly to alpha any activity in here. Let’s let the bodies in actuality adore their memories.

mike g., G.P. Texas Sat August 14

I acquire a adventure to allocation about Morse Coffer and Gravel, or maybe it’s added about a brother continuing up for his little siblings. It would acquire been about 1967. I was 7 and I had two boyish sisters and two beforehand brothers. One of MS&G’s drivers had a addiction of advancing about our bend appealing fast, so one day Steven (my BIG brother, all of 16, 120 pounds and 5’5″ tall) threw a bedrock at the big old dump truck. The barter chock-full and out jumped a 6’2″, 220-pound driver. He told Steven “I’ll be aback for you afterwards work.” And authentic to his word, he showed up at 5 p.m. My brother told him, “I acquire little brothers and sisters that comedy out actuality and if you anytime hit one of them I’ll bang your a**.” The disciplinarian said, “Yeah, you and what army?” Able-bodied it was afresh that Amoroso stepped out from abaft the old oak timberline and with the anger, aing backbone and authentic adeptness that abandoned the ancestor of 5 can muster, said, “Him and this army!” We all stood there addled at what adeptness arise next! The disciplinarian said ,”Yes sir,” got aback in his barter and accumulating (very slowly) bottomward the road. That disciplinarian never did go over 25 afar an hour ’round our bend again! I afresh heard my dad ask Steven, “Weren’t you abashed he’d aching you?” Steven said, “Nope, I knew you’d be there to awning me.” Gotta acquire I get arrogant appreciative every time I advanced about that day. Rich, I don’t abundant affliction for your opinions but I acquire been acquisitive that you are OK bottomward there in Florida. Acquaint us how y’all are fairing.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Sat August 14

On addition subject: We fabricated it through the storm that was declared to arise beeline up Tampa Bay and bottomward our throats. Adequate for us it fabricated that affecting acclimatized about-face which was abandoned “called” by VIPER and abandoned by best officials. Appropriately some poor souls were beatific INTO counties for assurance and INTO the alleyway of “Charley.” Abounding association bottomward in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte were hit absolute hard. Included in that accumulation is my sister-in-law who is abandoned and she rode it out in her home all alone. She said it was abhorrent but she acquainted her home was able abundant to booty it. We batten to her bygone but acquire not been able to acquaintance her yet today. If any of you acquire lived through a draft blackmail in Florida, you will accede aback I say it is no fun. Aback they adumbrate an 18-foot storm billow up Tampa Bay into the burghal area, that is some alarming stuff. Anyhow, we are safe and will now try to acquaintance my sister-in-law again. Booty care, all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Sat August 14

I’m with Bill on this one. Annihilation will change no bulk who gets in! Backroom acquire become a civic soap opera for bodies like Affluent and John to appoint in amaranthine pissing contests over. The actuality is that the “system” is awry no bulk who is elected.

Spit, Fri August 13

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Do you absolutely advanced annihilation will change abundant no bulk who gets elected? What big changes will booty abode for accustomed bodies like us?

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Thu August 12

Rich, allocution about artificial words! How about if I say, “People who advanced like Affluent Howard are complete idiots.” Is that OK? I am not adage you are an idiot, afterwards all. If you absolutely apprehend what I wrote, you will see that I did not in any way “mince words and advance bodies to acquire I (Rich) said YOU discharge on vets.” And breadth are you accepting this from, “flip-flopping peacenik/warriors like John.” Aback did I anytime present myself as either of these? You acquire been watching too abundant announcement on Fox TV. I don’t apperceive breadth you got the abstraction that I had to acknowledge to every one of your inane pronouncements either. Look, Rich, you’re activity to vote for Backcountry unless he gets angled in bed with Michael Jackson and akin afresh you’ll accusation it on Clinton. You can constitutional on all you want, but I accede with Jan from Taunton, this is accepting boring.

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu August 12

Does anyone acquire any acceptance to allocation about “Moresy’s (sp?) Morse Coffer and Alluvium during the ’50s and ’60s?

Barb Machado-Martin, Corona, CA Thu August 12

It has been absorbing to apprehend all the arguments lately. My dad was a advanced eyewitness with the Fourth Abyssal Division in the Pacific during Angel War II. I didn’t apperceive what that was until a brace of years ago aback a aloft Abyssal told me. I saw my dad in a altered light. He was the bravest man I anytime knew. He cut his basal on a apricot coffer and about absent it, but because he wasn’t “in battle” he banned his Amethyst Heart. Wars are abounding of these kinds of incidents. There are abounding added men out there who allegedly got Amethyst Hearts that for non-battle cuts and scratches who should acquire affronted them down. Who are we to actuate the admeasurement of a man? A blemish to some is annihilation to others. Abhorrence is a able thing. It can exhausted us in a babyish and we don’t apprehend it until it is gone. I acquire no commemoration for John Kerry. He is two-faced. I acquire little commemoration for George Backcountry because of what he did to John McCain in the primary coursing afore the aftermost election. Now, apropos Bill Clinton, the alarmist should acquire gone into Iraq aback Saddam Hussein performed genocide adjoin the Kurds. That is aback we should acquire done something! Instead he let S.H. get abroad with it and larboard it for GW to booty affliction of. If you are affronted at anyone, be affronted at the alarmist who dodged the abstract and became commander-in-chief! Abandoned in America!!!!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu August 12

This armpit has become a absolute ache to read. I anticipation it was all about “Hey, how are ya? Bethink this and that?” Instead it’s a arid affray amid the aloft ole aloft ole. It’s a pity!

Jan, Taunton, MA Wed August 11

Okay, aboriginal of all, I never said John Owen altercation on anyone. I said “people who advanced like John Owen.” And from best of what I apprehend about what he thinks of the Iraq bearings and our president’s acknowledgment to agitator nations and barbarous dictators, able-bodied to me that is the aloft cerebration that brought about the name-calling and spitting and abasement to abounding vets of Nam. Additionally he is the one who fabricated the Vietnam-Iraq comparison, not me. If these flip-flopping peacenik/warriors like John would accompany calm as this country did in WWII maybe we could achieve some adapted to stop these evil-minded s afore any added bodies die. Additionally if our declared allies had aing this activity with us afore we went to Iraq, maybe this would all acquire been over with by now. So, John, you appetite it both ways. You are a vet lover who brought aliment but you appetite us to about-face our aback on anybody who needs us because it is G.W. able the way, thereby relegating the 900 comatose Americans to a atom abundance of abortive history instead of actuality amends genitalia of a movement that may rid the angel of evil. Best importantly, you acquire accustomed to dent words and advance bodies to acquire I said YOU discharge on vets. I never said that and you apperceive it. Acquisition a program, John, and get with it. Stop flopping around. Was there any accuracy in my aftermost entry? You aces a atom and ZOOM. But afresh afresh you acquire consistently done aloof that. And please, John, say some of these things mano a mano. Like the bedrock activity for instance or the “cementhead” activity …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed August 11

Rich, you acquire a abominable addiction of cogent us what added bodies advanced and you achieve up things that they adeptness say. I acquire consistently activate that brainless and annoying, but aback you put words in my aperture you are activity way over the line. Aback you say bodies who advanced like me discharge on abiding Vietnam vets you acknowledge you own declining anchor on absoluteness and your alertness to lie and adapt the accuracy to achieve a point. Did you not apprehend that I brought aliment to the soldiers in Vietnam? Did you absence the point that best of them were munitions? Does that advance to you that I was far from actuality a vet-hating peacenik? I was from the bread-and-er accumulation that beatific its sons to Vietnam and abounding of my accompany served there. I acquire consistently had the greatest commemoration for them. Time for you to clamber aback below the rock.

John Owen, Easton, MA Tue August 10

I accede with John Owen in that some Nam vets acquainted betrayed by the government and the way it ran that war. He bootless to point out that they were betrayed by Democrat Lyndon Johnson. Yes, the war was not fought to be won because it was run by Admiral Johnson and Kennedy afore him. It was a connected war and had “stages.” It began as a accustomed movement in this country. It began with volunteers activity over such as Acclimatized Armament and concluded with accustomed G.I.s actuality discharge aloft by bodies who advanced like John Owen. It was a mess, a noncombatant mess. BUT IT STOPPED THE DOMINO THEORY IN IT’S TRACKS. It has absolute little abode on Iraq. The facts acquire that S.H. is a murdering who bashed and contrarily comatose accoutrements of his own countrymen and would acquire done the aloft to all of us, accustomed the chance. John Owen does not advanced that entails accumulation destruction. No below than retired Accustomed Tommy Franks explains it aloof that way in contempo interviews actuality in the Tampa area. He is annoyed that WMD has not been a “big find” but credibility out that aback we do acquisition sarin gas shells, the media glosses over it. Sarin gas is a WMD, folks. But again, John Owen, I guess, thinks aloof leave bodies like S.H. to do whatever the hell they want. He never comments on the quotes from Clinton, Hillary, Kerry and Kennedy who all said that S.H. was a blackmail to the U.S. and that he had to be stopped. Of course, that was afore the acclamation came up. Now they all bomb to become peaceniks on top of actuality socialists because G.W. had the audacity to angle up to the annihilation adulterated of Baghdad. And whatever G.W. did, has done or will do now allegation accessory to be wrong. Way to abutment the leadership, John …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon August 09

To: “[email protected]”From: Rich. Enlisted U.S. Army Aug. 1961. Entered basal training Oct. 13, 1961. Basal and additional 8 training Fort Dix, N.J. Alien out to aloft backup depot, Oakland Army Terminal, Calif. Alien out to Oahu, Hawaii ,and aing 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks. Served two years Classified Bulletin Center, HQ, 25th Inf Div. Trained on M1 – Expert, Carbine-Expert, 45 pistol-Expert. Trained in P.O.W. training in draft of capture. Trained all-encompassing boscage training and boscage adaptation training. Operated as anarchical adversary during one such exercise which was kinda cool. 25th took allocation in Operation Mahasarakham in Thailand in alertness for aing captivation in Southeast Asia, which they absolutely did. Transferred aback to CONUS in Advance 1964. Served in Ist Army in Cavalcade Hq, Ft. Dix, NJ. Job: Appointment of able enlisted personnel, (E7, E8 & E9’s), advancing assimilate post. Concluded up bushing VietNam quotas from Dept. of the Army during Admiral Johnson’s huge buildup. Seperated from animate assignment 12 Oct, 1964 with a abiding casting of SP5 E5 and transferred to Enlisted Assets for aing three years. Rcvd. Amends Discharge Oct. 1967.

Lost admired brother-in-law in VietNam during Tet in Feb. 1968. (his third tour). My brother additionally served four years in U.S.M.C. in backward ’50s. My accessory died in draft on Oahu during his WWII bender in USMC. His sister served as woman Abyssal during war. My uncle served U.S. Army in WWII. Addition brothe- in-law retired U.S. Navy. Several nieces and nephews all served tours in Marines and Air Force. Aloof a able agglomeration of accustomed assignment from me and abounding others. Aloof like accoutrements of added families. Annihilation adorned but all accommodating to serve and go and in some cases die. I am abiding abounding others acquire abundant added animate acceptance to tell.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon August 09

Your welcome, John, and you’re right, we are absolutely a group

Dan, Mon August 09

Yep, Howard. Aloof like you. Can’t see it, can ya? The ‘ill will’ was directed at your PC accustomed your run-on garbage. Hey, aback was your and W.’s flight to Mars abrogation again? Jan. 1? Cool…

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Mon August 09

Mike G, while you are authoritative a commemoration of who served, actuality are some bodies who did not serve: Dick Cheney, Deputy Secretary for Aegis Paul Wolfowitz, Attorney Accustomed John Ashcroft, Abode Majority Baton Tom Delay, Newt Gingrich, Senate Majority Baton Bill Frist, Aloft Senate Majority Baton Trent Lott, Karl Rove, Phil Gramm, Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, and too abounding added to list. (Look them up below “chicken hawk” on the Web.) And George W. says, he’s “been to war,” although he never got added than Texas. Best bodies my age were in no assault to go to Vietnam. The botheration as I see it, is aback these aloft bodies are acquisitive for war today and accommodating to accelerate addition else’s boyish to activity it. And talking tough, like you apperceive who. (Sorry for all the postings, but you asked.)

John Owen, Easton, MA Sat August 07

Dan, acknowledgment for the articulation to Vietnam Veterans adjoin John Kerry. Here’s a adduce from Sen. John McCain I activate there about Ted Sampley, the architect of that organization: “I am able-bodied accustomed with Mr. Sampley, and I apperceive him to be one of the best abject bodies I acquire anytime had the blow to encounter. I accede him a artifice who preys on the hopes of ancestors associates of missing servicemen for his own profit. He is dishonorable, an adversary of the truth, and acceptance his claims, he does not allege for or represent the angle of all but a few veterans. The abounding veterans I apperceive would advanced it a abasement to be advised a associate or adherent of Ted Sampley.” Sounds like absolutely a group!

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri August 06

I advanced Affluent jumped the gun a bit about not accepting through. He did and I responded to him. To amuse your curiosity, Mike G., I did not serve in the military. Aback I was 21, I did, however, voluntarily go to Vietnam as a merchant seaman (a noncombatant job) on a abode with 4,000 accoutrements of explosives. For this I accustomed a 10% alarming accountability account and a 100% account for the time we spent in a war zone. We delivered 50-caliber circuit and beer (interesting combination) to Cam Rahn Bay which is arctic of Saigon and south of Da Nang. We were escorted into the anchorage by helicopters and gunships as it was accustomed for Viet Cong to lob mortars at the ships. We delivered added armament to Thailand (and from there, US planes abandoned them on bodies in Vietnam — not a nice anticipation from the angle of all these years). I don’t apperceive why this would bulk to you but there it is. I had a aeriform activity cardinal (322, I think) and was never drafted. While I was not absolutely adjoin the war at that time, I was not about to enlist. On addition track, although a lot of bodies acquire to acquire a atramentous anamnesis of those days, I bethink the Vietnam Veterans Adjoin the War and, acquire me, they bore no affinity to Jane Fonda acceptance what Affluent says. They were not flower-carrying peaceniks. Best of them were combat-hardened soldiers who were abounding of acrimony at the government and administering who they acquainted had betrayed them and their boyish soldiers — a alarming bunch. Apprehend about Vietnam and you will see that the bearings bears abundant affinity to Iraq.

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri August 06

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Welcome aback to the Guestbook, Rich, connected time no see. John, accelerate me your abode and I’ll accelerate you 10 bucks so you can go see Fahrencrap 9/11 again.Vietnam Vets adjoin John Kerry

Dan, Fri August 06

Before I animadversion on Mr. Owens and Mr. Howard, I would like to ask them about their time in commemoration and what annex of service.

mike g., g.p. texas Thu August 05

So, John Owen, you advanced the advancing does not, on occasion, accordance out arguable Amethyst Hearts. On that subject, amuse apprehend Stephen Ambrose’s book, “D-Day” in which you will acquisition a adventure about Cpl. George Ryan of the 1st Inf. Div. An administrator doctor was allurement all blood-soaked to accumulate about him for treatment. Cpl. Ryan captivated up his duke and said, “How about this, Major?” The doctor said he could get him a Amethyst Heart. Cpl. Ryan looked about and said that that would be kinda unfair. Guys are all advance up and acquire absent limbs and all I acquire is this little duke wound. He banned analysis and rejoined the battle. You see, if he accustomed analysis he would acquire been accustomed a Amethyst Affection which he did not advanced he deserved. Does THAT complete like John “War Hero” Kerry? Amuse assay and see if I am authoritative this actuality up. Abounding feel Kerry abused Navy regulations apropos his wounds and his Amethyst Hearts. Abounding feel he acclimated that abstruse acclimation in acclimation to cut abbreviate his assignment tour. Appropriately abrogation his shipmates abaft to activity on. Abounding additionally feel his adventuresomeness medals are suspect. If he would acquire to this or prove them wrong, abounding would commemoration him for it. Instead he now spins all of that into actuality this abundant war hero in acclimation to admonition him accretion the presidency. On top of which, he did acknowledgment to accompany a destructive movement that disrespected his boyish veterans and his country’s banderole and it’s government. He did this while our guys were still in bastille camps in N. Vietnam. He did asperse those aloft medals you say he acceptable in glory. He did abode a book abuse all of the above. By accomplishing so he disrespected every soldier who served, got wounded, got captured or absent their activity in Nam. (one of which is my admired brother-in-law). You accumulate anguish on Backcountry but he did none of those things. At atomic Clinton fessed up to actuality a abstract evader at the convention. Actuality a abstract evader is below of a accoutrement than actuality an absolute Hanoi Jane blazon turncoat. Added on the answerable of Amethyst Hearts: I already knew of an M.P. confined in Saigon aboriginal in the war. He was sitting on a toilet, one with the aerial tank, aback an acceptance alfresco the architecture befuddled the catchbasin which fell and afflicted his shoulder. He got a Amethyst Affection for a combat-related wound. You can advanced what you want, say what you appetite and cavalcade what you want, but calling me names and noncombatant that I dness the efforts and decorations of soldiers is barking up the amiss tree. I absolutely commemoration every soldier, war or accordance time, I akin commemoration the M.P. with the toilet anguish because he fabricated ablaze of it himself and he is NOT animate for admiral on it’s merit. I do NOT commemoration anyone who “spins” his enemy-loving accomplishments into admirable commemoration for his own gain. Abounding adventurous souls did not get medals that they acclimatized and abounding do get them below arguable circumstances. No one said the arrangement is perfect. From what I hear, I do not apperceive how Kerry can accessory himself in the mirror. Bethink the aeriform baronial Navy administrator who was up for Secretary of the Navy or some such aeriform cavalcade not so connected ago? He was accused of acid a award he did not acquire and he committed suicide over it. Maybe that was an overreaction, but that is what it meant to him to acquire accidentally besmirched the uniform. I appetite you would angle in avant-garde of me face to face and say the things about me disrespecting adventurous soldiers that you did in the Guestbook.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL Thu August 05

Once afresh I acquire attempted to acknowledge to John Owen through his e-mail. Already afresh it bootless to go through, akin acceptance he has assured me in the able that it would go through. Abstract assured I acquire a acknowledgment and if I cannot get it to him that way, I will cavalcade it actuality in the Guestbook. {The Lynxmaster responds: The Owens abode formed for me.}

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu August 05

Wow, Terry, no ill will in your acceptance huh? Allegation be your well-intentioned adulation for your boyish man that you allocution about, no bulk what their angle are, right?

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed August 04

Hi, Vinny.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL, 34653 Wed August 04

Rich, I had no abstraction that our advancing gave out “phony Amethyst Hearts.” I bet you advanced Kerry’s argent and brownish stars are afflicted too. In case you didn’t notice, you aloof angered every soldier who has anytime won a Amethyst Heart. It infuriates you to advanced that Clinton is a abstract dodger but you are able with the actuality that Bush’s chiffonier is abounding of them, including those chickenhawks, Cheney and Wolfowitz. You acclaim Bush’s Civic Bouncer commemoration yet criticize Kerry’s Vietnam service. Frankly, I don’t affliction who served breadth but it is acid to see bodies like you affirmation that Kerry’s confined in Vietnam was below allusive that Bush’s confined in Alabama. Your opinions would get added commemoration if they were based on argumentation instead of your tired, old prejudices.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed August 04

No, John Owen, you are not alone. It was absolutely nice for about a ages not to acquire to annal over Howard’s hate-spewing garbage. I was acquisitive his PC assuredly abashed on it. More’s the benevolence …

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue August 03


Vinny, Boston Tue August 03

Dear Rich: I’m so animated you are back! You acquire been absent and the summer Guestbook has been so boring! How’s your summer been in FL? How’s your ancestors doing? Never heard aback from you on how your 13-year-old niece fabricated out with her illness. Adjure all is well. Accumulate in abstract and booty care.

Nancy, Tue August 03

Democrats, Republicans, left-wingers, right-wingers. These labels are allocation of the acumen why I abstain any captivation with the US political system. A political activity amalgamation should not acquaint a candidate’s ideas. Individuals acquire ideas, not groups. In the beginning, a candidate’s commemoration would be accustomed by a group, alignment or political party. The commemoration would accordance the activity purpose. Now it’s the added way around. Aback one affiliates with a group, alignment or political party, they accordingly booty on all of those associated labels that go with it. ALL democrats are for adopting taxes, ALL republicans are for acid taxes, ALL right-wingers are affluent white fundamentalist Christian fanatics, ALL left-wingers are boyhood acclimatized absorption tree-hugging abortionists. The two-party arrangement of government is like a abiding apprenticed that has both combatants continuing in their advance staring at commemoration other, while the admirers (taxpayers) adjournment and watch for commodity adequate to happen, acquisitive that one or the added will bethink who they are apery and for what purpose. Aback I declared a bounded baby-kisser to articulation my activity about academy spending practices, although subtle, eventually the answerable of my activity amalgamation came up in the conversation. I asked what that had to do with my concerns, for which I was told “nothing,” and that he aloof basal to apperceive “who he was talking to.” It’s because the alignment is added important to the official than the person. Bush, Kerry, Cheney, Edwards. Do any of them acquire adequate commemoration that can admonition the citizens of this country? That’s all I affliction about.

Spit, Tue August 03

Poor John Owen, I acceptance the accuracy hits home. You appetite me to allocution about Bush’s advancing record? I don’t see any afflicted amethyst hearts in it. I don’t see any tratiorous accomplishments in it. In added venues, I don’t advanced he anytime comatose a babe and got abroad with it. I can’t bethink him authoritative a cine advised to barf abhorrence of an American admiral and not cogent the able story. Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton, H.R. Clinton, to name a few, all fabricated statements that Iraq had WMD and all agreed we had to do commodity about it. Now they say it is all G.W.’s doing???? Get absolute ,John Owen. And don’t acquaint me I abhorrence addition aback I acutely abandoned abhorrence their left-wing cerebration and their circuit of absoluteness for their own gain. In Backcountry I see a guy who served in the Air Civic Guard. Is that bad? In Clinton I see a abstract dodger. In Kerry I see a actuality who has never formed a day in his life, but knows how to acquire his monied women, who affronted his aback on his boyish veterans and his country and his ill-earned medals and whose own shipmates appealing abundant despise. Abounding bodies chose abounding agency to either balk the abstract or to serve on the bounden of the absolute activity forces. I see annihilation amiss with confined but not in combat. Afterwards all, accoutrements do aloof that. But to serve and afresh to apostle the adversary commemoration afterwards you acquire cut abbreviate your assignment and larboard your shipmates application abstruse Navy Regs, to your advantage, that is absolute dirty. Dirtier yet is, years afterwards spinning your commemoration into an act of assignment and dness to accretion the White Abode is abhorrant. Reagan, Backcountry Sr. and Backcountry the present acquire accustomed aback our pride in America and its moral ethics which you and your ilk would abort allocation by allocation in the name of your freedoms. Your gay marriages, your abortions, your over-the-top agreeable abundance programs, your admissible clearing policies, your advancing absolution of prisoners to act afresh and again, your aition of religious behavior in America, to name a few, are my affidavit to allot my energies to re-elect George W. Backcountry and if that adeptness fails, afresh GOD HELP US ALL.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue August 03

Rich Howard, aren’t you the guy who complains about “Bush bashing”? Instead of spewing your abhorrence for Democrats, why don’t you acquaint us about George Bush’s advancing record, or what he has able as president? Frankly, I am annoyed of all of the abhorrence that comes out of right-wingers like you and I’m not alone.

John Owen, Easton Tue August 03

I wrote an acceptance about six canicule ago. It has yet to be shown. Was there a botheration with it? Are you cat-and-mouse untill the accommodation wears off? What gives? Too anti-Kerry? Exposed Teddy K. for what he is? Fabricated Clinton accessory silly? Too analytical of Michael Moore and his dumb-ass movie? Or are you aloof abbreviate of help? Thanks. (The Lynxmaster responds: Abbreviate of help. Apprehend on, Rich, some bodies absent you.)

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FLl 34653 Sat July 31

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healeri, Franklin Thu July 29

So Clinton says Kerry said, “send me.” What he didn’t acquaint you was aback Kerry got aback from his declared ballsy four months at war, he said, spiral them and spiral my medals and spiral my country and all my boyish veterans. Now I am off to accompany Hanoi Jane and her subversives. Acquaint the able story, Bill. By the way, what did Hillary buzz in your ear during that hug? “We are aback on top, Bill, we are the president.” And Teddy, my God you would advanced George W. Backcountry accumulating an innocent babe into a collapsed basin and larboard her to asphyxiate or something. Get a grip, Teddy. You are what is accustomed in accumulated America as a blocker. Footfall a and let some adolescence into that Senate of yours. Go acquire a Dewars and dream of what adeptness acquire been if abandoned you could acquire backward sober. And Michael Moore adage G.W. aria to the American bodies on O’Reilly’s show. WHAT? Does he apperceive what Clinton and Gore and Hillary and Kerry etc. said on the answerable of WMD and Saddam H.? Assay it out Mikey, you may acquire to achieve addition movie.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed July 28

Funky John, calendar day-tripper from Texas, was here. Activate your Web armpit while on an anatomic vacation (surfing while at work). My adventure is to acquisition a way out of my cube afterwards acceptable destitute. Air-conditioned Web site, like your Guestbook.

John, Austin, TX Wed July 28


MIKE G., G.P. TEXAS Wed July 28

Rich Howard, are you OK … absence you.

Barb Machado-Martin, Corona, CA Mon July 26

Hello, all, aloof alternating from a weeklong cruise to Attleboro and the surrounding area. So abundant has afflicted yet so abundant charcoal the same. The bodies of Attleboro are still as balmy and affable as usual. The anchorage still feel safe to drive on. The acclimate (compared to our 101 degrees) still feels like heaven! Friendly’s mollusk basin is still the best. Went to Onset coffer and the alkali air still smells good. Accumulating throught the Dodgeville/Hebronville area. Visited old Finberg elementary. It all comes hasty aback … Mr. Bradshaw continuing on the bend endlessly cartage for the kids to cantankerous the street. Mrs. Mosley, Absence Silva, Mrs. Maclentic, Mrs. Yuknis, Mrs. Holbrook and Mrs. Johnson. Those were the canicule aback agents were extensions of our parents. Breadth they were accustomed to accordance a hug for a job well-done, and a exhausted for misbehaving. We consistently acquainted safe and admired and it acquainted like the agents and Mom and Dad were all on the aloft page. Went by the Dodgeville pool, and paid Mom a “visit” at St. Stevens cemetary. Animate up Thurber Avenue I saw a brace of kids out with their mom diplomacy lemonade at 10 cents a cup. Aloof had to stop and use the aloft bandage I heard abounding times on the bend of Locust and Oakhill aback we awash lemonade, “Sorry I don’t acquire annihilation abate than a dollar so aloof accumulate the change!” Fabricated me feel so adequate to admonition and appreciative of kids still accommodating to acquire their spending money! Yes, Attleboro has afflicted but I don’t advanced in a bad way. Attleboro is and will acquire the home of my adolescence memories and like any city, it isn’t all consistently alluring but to the bodies who anxiety it “home” it is still a appealing acclimatized place.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Mon July 26

I aloof came aloft this site. Man, commemoration through the Guestbook brings aback so abounding memories of the park, the stores, the Accompanying Village pool, and so abounding added places we all went to as kids. Activity was so altered then. Accede you ,everyone, for giving me a adventitious to airing bottomward anamnesis lane!

John Kelly, Carroll, NH Fri July 23

My sincerest condolences to my aloft classmates Jeff Brownell on the casual of his mother on 6/22; Pat Janelle on the casual of her ancestor on 7/6, and Tom McNamara on the casual of his mother on 6/27/04.

John Kelly, Carroll, NH Fri July 23

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I acquire heard a lot about Japanese bristles straightening recently. Maybe you should do a adventure about it.

Mary, Fri July 23

Is the abundance Suzy Creamcheese still around? She acclimated to accouterments Cher. I visited the abundance in 1982. We are advancing aback to Vegas this year and I basal to appointment again. Any info, amuse let me know.

Melanie Grego, Kansas Burghal Tue July 20

Hi Everyone. Karen, are you accompanying to Michael Crowley who accelerating from AHS in 1984?

Shelley R., Attleboro Tue July 20

Brian: No I’m not accompanying to them. My ancestors lived on Northfield Alleyway for a while afresh on Tiffany Artery (Dodgeville end – aloft from St. Stephen’s Cemetary).

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Mon July 19

well it allegation be summer time, not too abounding new entries in here. i accomplishment they acquire the pools up and animate for the children. i bethink cat-and-mouse alfresco the fence in bandage for the eastside basin to open. is that basin still there or acquire they congenital some new ones about town?

mike g., g.p. texas Sun July 18

Mello, are you accompanying to Tina or Celia by any chance?

Brian, Columbia, SC Sun July 18

From the Sun Chronicle: “ATTLEBORO — The new Briggs Basin may not be accessible to accessible until the boilerplate of aing month, which is about 30 canicule afterwards than the aftermost official prediction.” Leave it to Attleboro to be abashed by the abrupt accession of summer. Aloof activate how abashed they will be arise winter and all the plows are appointed for a bounce deployment.

Robin, Jacksonville, NC Sat July 17

Before my ancestor gives anybody a lecture, let’s bethink that the basin was the Accompanying Village basin because both communities of Dodgeville and Hebronville formed together, aloft money and as a association congenital the basin together. The amphitheater was Tilda B. Bean Canonizing Esplanade (although the aftermost time I was there the basketball courts and ballfields were gone). Hopefully I acquire gotten it acclimatized or abroad I’m due a abode from Dad. It was a nice breadth to abound up in, alot of abundant memories as a kid and afresh afterwards as a

worker for the Attleboro Rec Dept. Aback I get aback to boondocks we tend to assay out what has become of the basin and surrounding area. It’s consistently nice to apprehend nice things about our old neighborhood. There were a lot of adequate families in the breadth and I appetite them well. I’ll be abiding to canyon on the affectionate thoughts and mesages to my family.

K. Crowley, Westerly Thu July 15

I’ve been a Sears fan for alternating time. My aboriginal brace of rollerskates came from Sears, still acquire them. It doesn’t abruptness me that they are alleviative the men and women confined this abundant country with commemoration and dignity. What does abruptness me is how few added companies are accomplishing the same. Americans abutment these businesses, they should abutment Americans. Sears has consistently been a appreciative American banderole waver. I’m appreciative I’ve consistently shopped there, as my parents did afore me and my accouchement do now. By the way, my bedmate and I are both Vietnam veterans. He was Army and I was a Navy medic. Accede you, Sears, for authoritative us proud.

Kristian Lecca, Holyoke, Massachusetts Thu July 15

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This is to Karen Crowley. I was commemoration some of the belletrist and saw your name arise up. I do bethink you in the canicule at the Dodgeville Basin aback you were the lifeguard. Those were the days, and I do bethink all of your sisters. I am not abiding what happened to Michael. I bethink him absolute well. He was the sweetest boy at the pool. I bethink arts and adeptness day with him. I spent abounding times at your abode with Jamie and Dana. I am animate in FL now I acquire two boys, Sean, who is 21, he is in the army, and my baby, Nick, who is 14. They are abundant boys, and I acquire a admirable husband, Doug. My mom lives here, too. She is accomplishing great. I would like to get in abstract with Jjamie, so accordance her my e-mail and amuse accumulate in touch. I absolutely adore commemoration about the absolute adequate all days, not this ataxia that some bodies put on here. The Dodgeville canicule were the best.

Jackie( Healey) Mcpherson,Pinellas Park, FL Sat July 10

Hi All ! I was attractive aback over all the old GB entries, aback all the way to the Blithe Cholly’s/Rocky Point Park/Lincoln Esplanade Web site. For those of you who absent it, actuality it is again; but be careful, it will achieve you absolutely feel the breadth of memories, and anguish that it is all gone now: http://home.att.net/~d.bavaro/wsb/html/view.cgi-home.html-.html. And if you absent the genitalia about the T-shirts, Claire’s Casuals in Attleboro has them. Mom is visiting me now in MD, and we went through those pictures, and dredged up some abundant memories! Apprehend the GB there. It’s a hoot! Abnormally about the guy who got taken on the Rocky Point rollercoaster aback he was little, and at 46 has never been on one afresh because of it! Mom remembers all the TI outings there, us freezing by the sea coffer bistro those alarming clamcakes, but never affective out of the wind, akin afterwards all the napkins blew away. Additionally at Cholly’s falling in the baptize at the boats, and those fries! It is all aloof abundant memories now. Like Carroll’s Hamburgers, Ratty’s and now Esplanade Alehouse blademeat.

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Sat July 10

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Karen: I was cerebration about Heather. We abashed out calm about Hebronville – Tiffany Street. I would adulation to apprehend from her. My accordance additionally to you and your ancestors on your loss. I bethink Michael, too. We acclimated to antic about with him and hit some assurance out in the yard. Mike: No, I can’t say as acceptance I bethink accepting a Moe’s sub anywhere about Portsmouth. Nice breadth though. I don’t backbiting you animate in Texas. I aloof got aback from Florida two canicule ago. Too hot for me!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Thu July 08

Hello, Karen Crowley. My ancestors grew up alternating with yours. My brother David was in your class, Heather and I were in academy calm and my sister Christine went to academy with Jamie. I advanced the Cutlers and the Crowleys were two of the bigger families in town. So apologetic to apprehend of Micheal’s passing, he was a agitating kid. Breadth is anybody now? Are any of the assemblage still in Attleboro?

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue July 06

Cyndy, I aloof move from Nashua, N.H. aftermost year. Additionally we were there two years afore that. Appetite I didn’t acquaint our house. Boy, did the accommodation go up the aftermost time we got there. We acclimated to animate in Portsmouth also. Spent 12 years alltogether up there aback I was in the service.Have you anytime had a Moe’s sub, in Portsmouth? I advanced aback we anxiety it quits on all the affective we do, we will end up in Vermont.

My admired activity at Capron Esplanade was Frosty. I acclimated to watch him for hours. Additional abrading the buffulo amid the horns through the fence.

Mike G., Admirable Prairier, TX Sun July 04

Cyndy, not abiding who endemic it, it was acclimatized aloft from Fernandes on South Main. I grew up in Attleboro, from

’55 to 1970, and all I apperceive is I acquire to accede the bodies of that era for a abundant dispatch bean for starting out on the alleyway of my life.

Mike G., Admirable Prairie, TX Fri July 02

Karen: I formed at Attleboro Columnist and Embossing in 1969 and maybe into 1970. As far as absorbing chacters … oh, the acceptance I could tell, both central the architecture as able-bodied as outside. I formed in aircraft and receiving. At times I formed up on the 5th floor. At atomic I advanced it was the 5th. My adherent was animate there so I’d go up to appointment from time to time. At times the guys in aircraft would acquire to go alfresco and over to the architecture aloof aloft the artery breadth J&L apparatus acclimated to be. A P & E animate some accumulator amplitude below this building. It was blasphemous hot bottomward there and the spiders were as big as dogs.

Al, Alkali Lake Burghal Fri July 02

Cyndy, which sister? Heather, Jamie, Dana or Rachel? Amuse let me apperceive and I’ll be adored to canyon it along.

Karen, Westerly Tue June 29

Mike G.: Capron Park! I spent so abounding summers there on the amphitheater and in the pond pool, or aloof below a adumbral timberline with a book on a hot summer afternoon. I bethink that amphitheater actuality loaded with kids – no parents anywhere, it was a altered angel and time. The chaw angle breadth you could get a amber ice chrism cone (Bliss Brothers, of course) or a arctic bonbon bar or popcorn. And Cottage Bakery – breadth all our altogether cakes would arise from. Do you bethink Murray’s Donut boutique in the centermost of town, too? My dad knew the buyer and on Sunday mornings would stop and see him and arise home with a acclimatized activity – a bag of “donut holes” – hot and annoyed with amoroso – chargeless of course, ’cause they were aloof “scraps”!

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C, Arctic Providence, RI Tue June 29

Karen: I advanced it may acquire been your sister I was accompany with. I’d adulation to apprehend from her. My e-mail abode is below (click on my name). Mike G.: Was Cottage Bakery the one the Carter ancestors acclimated to own and run? My brother was accompany with one of the sons (Gary). They lived on Pike Avenue. Mr. Carter additionally formed at AHS in ’70s – comestible arts teacher.

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Tue June 29

In ablaze of all of our soldiers abiding from Iraq and Afganistan, amuse go to www.homesforourtroops.org. This alms builds distinctively acclimatized homes for our acutely disabled soldiers and I saw the adventure on Fox & Accompany and CNN this weekend. It’s a abundant commemoration and a abundant way to say accede you to the troops. Thanks

Dawn, Dighton Sun June 27

In acknowledgment to the Letter to the editor apropos “wounding words,” I ask Mr. Scales and Mr. Andrade, what do the belletrist A.R.C. in your alignment angle for? If my anamnesis serves me correctly, the “wounding word” in canon is adumbrated on your letterhead. With the greatest commemoration and commemoration for the appointment you and your alignment do, I advance you activity us an alternating “word,” or become a little below attenuate skinned.

Brad, Baltimore Sun June 27

Do any of you bethink the Cottage Bakery? Acclimated to airing afar with 6 cents aloof for a choclate doughnut. Bethink benumbed my bike all the way to Norton to bathe and the YMCA day camp. Sledding and ice skating at Capron Park. And allocution about a babyish world, aback I accustomed in Vietnam I met one of the Turcotts abrogation for home the aloft day.

Mike G., Admirable Prairie, TX. Fri June 25

Al, you acquire the Crowleys of Attleboro apprehensive aback you formed at Attleboro Columnist and Embossing and what floor? Best of us spent time there (seven of us) starting in the aboriginal ’70s. We acquire abounding absorbed moments of things activity on out on the street. Absolutely some absorbing characters in the architecture as able-bodied on the outside.

Karen, Westerly Fri June 25

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Congratulations to Larry Fitton, my old acquaintance from Burghal Hall. I formed there in 1973-1974. I adulation the portrait! He consistently had a admirable antic or some badinage to achieve us laugh. He is a abundant guy.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu June 24

Loved your letter, John Owen..

Ina, Mercer, ME Thu June 24

Yes, I formed at Swank’s in the ’60s. I advanced I formed in every abode in town. The Camera Boutique was great. We had the aperture car clue downstairs. Pete’s, the fruitstand acclimatized aing door. Wool worth’s was there also.{Mike: Amuse use basal and lower case belletrist in aing entries to the Guestbook. All lower case belletrist will not fly. Lynxmaster}

Mike G., Admirable Prairie, TX Tue June 22

Gilda and Mike: Acknowledgment for giving me the adventitious to bethink some of those abundant days. Animate so far abroad is hard. I try cogent bodies out actuality about those day connected ago in Attleboro, but all I get are bare stares from bodies that acquire no clue what I’m talking about. Those canicule do about ascendancy a abundant accordance of acceptation to me. I’ll never balloon them or the abundant bodies that I met alternating the way. I accomplishment to move aback someday. Although I’m abiding things will never be the same. It’s nice to apprehend acceptance from bodies that bethink things the way that I do. It was a bigger time, wasn’t it?

Al, Utah Mon June 21

Mike G.: Afterwards aeriform academy in the ’60s I formed at Swank on,(I believe, Fair and Academy Street. Aback I accelerating Swank was the abode to work. I bethink it able-bodied – it was a abundant ancestors atomophere. With an hour for cafeteria we would airing to Gus’s Barbecue already a commemoration for lunch. I bethink it actuality the best abode to eat. Also, on addition day we would go to Bobby’s. Tex Barry’s is still there (Balfour, of course, is gone). Apex time was additionally a time for arcade – London’s, Silman’s, Milady’s, Winthrop’s and the Camera Shop. Aback I aboriginal started appointment in Attleboro there was akin a Woolworth’s and not so abounding banks. Now there is one on every corner. Mr. Howard: Whew! I cartel not comment. Everyone, acquire a admirable day.

Gilda Lynch, Norton Sat June 19

Al: Beatitude Brothers, acclimated to go there afterwards every aborticide in the backward ’50s. Had orange sherbert. Bethink they had aloof the one counter. Grew up on the East Side, brother still lives acclimatized aloft from b.b. Played brawl with Ronnie Blais, Mark Forbes. I apperceive Ronnie has anesthetized away. Knew his ancestors able-bodied aback then.

Mike G., Admirable Praier, TX Fri June 18

John O, I am rolling on the attic laughing! Thanks!

Christine Olson, Chandler, AZ Fri June 18

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Rich, Uncle Keith’s is on the acclimatized ancillary and not the larboard while headed north

Dan, Bounce Acropolis Fri June 18

Coffee milk and Boston chrism pie. Acclimated to acquire that accustomed at George’s Berth acclimatized aing to Balfours. I belive that became Tex Barry’s.

Mike G., Admirable Prairie, TX Fri June 18

Rich, what a letter! Maybe I should be added advanced and admiring like you and I will be abiding to acquisition a abode aing to you in heaven (which of course, is breadth you are headed, as you so about acquaint us). You are acutely abounding with affection and adulation for your boyish man. It aloof pours out in all of your letters. Also, I acquire your accepting commemoration of Admiral Bush. Who does not accessory advanced to his arresting speeches? Such an affecting speaker! He has affiliated this country like never before. Anytime aback he took office, things aloof accumulate accepting better. Abiding he took a almanac surplus and affronted it into a almanac deficit, and the country absent millions of jobs, but already his tax cuts alpha to pay off, boy, we will be rolling in dough! And that war in Iraq. Why don’t liberals acquire that we had to go to Iraq to get those WMD? What, there were none? Well, by WMD I meant Saddam. He is affectionate of like a WMD, right? I am abiding that is what Backcountry allegation acquire meant aback he said WMD. Or maybe we basal to chargeless the Iraqi people. Yeah that’s it. Our abundant adulation of the Iraqi bodies acquired us to cede our boyish men and women and to absorb billions of our tax dollars to chargeless them. Balloon about spending money on our schools. We allegation to apple-pie Iraq! It is the assignment of all of America’s sons and daughters to activity for Iraqi freedom. Is it not? And now that you acknowledgment it in your aftermost letter, liberals do accessory sorta dizzy. How acute of you to notice! You are acclimatized to abuse Americans who absent their jobs below Bush. There are affluence of jobs in China. They should go there. That would admonition the airline industry too! I am attractive advanced to your aing ablaze letter. You achieve aggregate so clear! Who said you were acid blinders? He absolutely is actuality afflicted by the devil.

John Owen, Arctic Easton, MA Thu June 17

Mike G. You bet I bethink WonderChef. Aback in the ’60s I acclimated to appointment at Beatitude Brothers over on Esplanade Street. Afterwards closing, all of us would able out to appointment with Nick. He was a abundant guy. He’d adulation to arise over, sit, absorb time with us, shoot the breeze and akin acquire a chaw to eat. I absence those days. You’re additionally acclimatized on the Gus’s Barbecue thing. That was the best abode to get spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwiches, etc. Above-mentioned to animate for Bliss, I formed at Attleboro Columnist and Embossing, acclimatized aing aperture to Gus’s. I formed there while I was in aeriform school. But already a week, afore I’d go to appointment for the evening, I’d stop in at Gus’s for my spaghetti and meatball dinner. No one abroad in the breadth could akin arise close.

AL, Thu June 17

Rich H.,on SR19 about two afar arctic of Bounce Hill, about to Weekie Watchi (probably 30 commemoration from your house)there’s a abode on the larboard declared Uncle Keith’s Coney Island. The Coney Island dogs are absolutely like Tex Barry’s in Attleboro. Bisected the barter are from Bristol County. And while you’re bottomward this way, Brad’s Seafood in Hernando Coffer has alpha littlenecks. Shipments arise in daily. And for absolute hometown flavor, stop in at the Cumberland Farms for gas and aliment If it weren’t for the admission trees, sun and the acrid breeze advancing in off the Gulf you would advanced you were aback in the Arctic Attleboro/Attleboro area

Dan Cordell, Bounce Hill, FL Thu June 17

THERE YA’ GO, RICH! GREAT ENTRY! I was alpha to anguish that the “mob” was accepting to you. Abominably for the “liberal” souls (and I don’t beggarly that in a political way), Christian advance can not be askance and shaped to fit in breadth it will achieve those bodies “feel good.” And that is absolutely why America came to be, because compromising those advance didn’t appointment 230 years ago, and it won’t appointment now. The accuracy is what it is, it’s absolute … not an abstraction or an opinion, it’s the way it absolutely is … and it adeptness be misinterpreted by abounding adroit and acute people, but it can not be changed. Here’s a canon for everyone…What affidavit do you acquire that a airy angel exists? Affidavit …?

Spit, Thu June 17

So, does anyone bethink Commemoration Chef, and Niki, best meatball sandwiches ever. Gus’s Barbecue a aing second.

mike g., g.p. Texas Wed June 16

After commemoration aloof a few of the opinions accounting in this … forum, if you will … it’s not too difficult to see aloof how calmly wars begin. Booty a assertive bulk of religion, add a little allocation of political badinage and WHAM let’s acquire a war! WHOOPEE!!! The WMD on the Acclimatized will activity the WMD on the Left. In the end all that will be larboard are the bodies that were accepting alternating in the aboriginal place. Those that acclimate and compromise, survive.

Big AL, USA Wed June 16

Politics accordance in the appraisal category. I am absolutely abashed that the editor hasn’t deleted the irritant absolutely from the Guestbook. If you appetite home chow, skip aloft the accompaniment bandage to Kip’s in Pawtucket. Ablution bottomward a assemblage of weiners with a coffee milk! Enjoy.

Mike Brien, Boston Wed June 16

Stephen, the abridgement is global. Get acclimated to it. If your job went off-shore and you absence it, move. Nat, yes, Christ did die for your sins. Advanced about it and get accessible to repent. Oh, and I will acquire assured in my salvation, thanks. Mike G., apologetic you are clumsy to reminisce, acceptance I don’t apperceive why. Aloof do it. John Owen, you of all will apprentice about the devil the adamantine way, I guess. That is your choice. Did Hitler advance us? Did Arctic Korea advance us? Did Arctic Vietnam advance us? Was Hitler a WMD? How abounding does it booty to qualify, John? The Iraq WMD was activate ambuscade in a aperture and you forgot to addrsss the sarin gas comment. And allocution about “spin,” able-bodied accustomed liberals are experets on that. No commemoration you all airing about attractive dizzy. Lastly, this country was founded by individuals fed up with actuality told what they can and cannot do on Christian principles. These bodies went through abundant blow to achieve all that you appetite to breach bottomward in the name of authoritative sin obsolete. If you are all so set on creating this new order, why don’t you jump aboard your own argosy and captain off about to re-start acculturation as you see it and leave America to authentic Americans? Now on to the memories: So ,I was aloof cerebration about Coney Island hot dogs today. Anyone apperceive if you can still get them in your area? Ahhh, Bobby’s and the Accomplishment Club and Frates Dairy and Blithe Cholly’s and The Minuteman Berth on a Friday night or The Red Bedrock Berth and the abundance of home chips on the grill. Those were the days. Lucetti’s Basin Anteroom and The Rome Bistro for pizza on checky table cloths. Does Roy Lockwood still cut bristles in N.A.? The “old” Elks anteroom on Abbey Artery (I got hit by a car on my bike departure the driveway there). I lived acceptance abundant to the agitation of abounding of you. Acclimatized aloft the artery were the duckpin alleys breadth abounding of us bowled in leagues. My associate Wink and I acclimated to sit on the backyard of the old Universalist Abbey in burghal N.A. on a Thursday night and apprehend the aboriginal issues of Mad Magazine. He became a abettor and has his doctorate and I became the nemesis of abounding of you and all due to Mad Commemoration and broiled atom from the Commemoration Bureau. Abandoned in America, folks. Abandoned in America can a actuality allocation his or her memories AND his or her angle on backroom and activity in accustomed and all the “Mike G.s” in the angel cannot stop it. Not in America, my friends, not in America.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue June 15

Mr. Howard, accede you for your activity for my arteries, but they are fine. You absence my point entirely. No one would cartel to abjure you your acclimatized to chargeless speech, myself included. Accessory afresh at the appellation of this page; it is a “Guestbook.” A guestbook is about commodity meant for a few comments, not the editiorials you are so absorbed of. I acquire no adeptness with The Sun Chronicle, more’s the pity; in the aftermost year, I acquire credible below and below entries from bodies aggravating to t up with those from the old hometown, allegedly because they, like myself accessible the folio and see the amaranthine political annotation from you and those who altercate your views, and become exhausted that anyone added than the “politicos” are absolutely commemoration this folio anymore. There are affluence of added Websites out there that can be gone to for political discussion. Again, you absence the PURPOSE of this site. I absolutely animate your acclimatized to chargeless speech, but amuse do so in the acclimatized forum.

C, Arctic Providence Sun June 13

My aboveboard condolences to Patricia Betts on the afterlife of her bedmate Donnie. Donnie was co-captain of the Arctic Attleboro H.S. football aggregation the year I was a apprentice abating the coffer on that squad. He was a adequate acquaintance of my brother Roy and a adept acquaintance of the Howard family, as were his brothers. I acquire so abounding memories of the Betts ancestors and of the Arctic ASttleboro of that era I cannot acknowledgment them all. Acknowledgment to say a adequate man has anesthetized and he will be missed. I aftermost batten to him and Patty aback my brother Roy anesthetized abroad aftermost July. They were accommodating afresh and I will be sending my condolences to Patty now. Abstract in peace, Donnie. God be with you, Patty. Sincerely, Affluent (Dick) Howard.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Sun June 13

First off, I stumbled aloft this Web armpit but afterwards commemoration the postings I could not admonition but allege out. Mr. Howard, I don’t apperceive if you apprehend your Bible or not, but let me recomend Romans 1. Yes, uality is listed as a sin there, so is the church’s accustomed response: adulation them and don’t judge. In fact, we are reminded there that all will perish afterwards faith. Jews, Christians, gays and pagans. Afterwards beleif in Christ the law is worthless. Apprehend it. On a claimed note, these gay bodies that you affirmation to apperceive that chose this life, did they acquaint you that they chose it or are you putting blubbering in their mouths? I am a as able-bodied as a Christian. I apperceive in my affection of hearts that God’s own angelic spirit is love, a adulation that supasses all. I apperceive additionally that Christ died for ME as able-bodied as for you. And anyway, why should you affliction how I or anyone abroad lives their lives? How does it aftereffect you if two bodies acquire to allocation their lives with one another? It is a actuality that a association with abounding abysmal claimed commitments is a safer and happer one. In closing, you and GW Backcountry allegation to get over yourselves and your Bible Nazi, commie applesauce and anguish about your own lives and salvation.

Nat, Andrews, TX Sun June 13

Mr. Howard, I’m apologetic but “trickle bottomward economics” does not actualize jobs and ster the abridgement anymore. Unless, of course, you are talking about the economies of the countries breadth all of our accomplishment jobs acquire been outsourced to. The actuality that Backcountry has a Harvard bulk speaks below about his abilities than it does point out that anyone with the ascendancy to get into Harvard in the aboriginal abode WILL graduate.

Stephen Pierannunzi, Attleboro Sat June 12

Why is it every time I arise into apprehend about attleboro, I end up commemoration one of Mr. Howard’s fiction books. I anticipation this was a folio for bodies to reminisce.

Mike G, Admirable Prairie. TX Fri June 11

Enough, Affluent Howard. This is not the aphotic ages. The problems in the angel are not acquired by the devil. They are acquired by the all-too-human flaws of acquisitiveness and animalism for adeptness and money. (Although you do accessible the aperture for Saddam to use “the devil fabricated me do it” as his defense.) Your letter of June 8 was an advance to “spin” your way out of some air-conditioned statements you fabricated in an beforehand letter. However, words do not beggarly whatever you appetite them to and Saddam’s brutality, while reprehensible, is not a WMD. I had to beam aback you said I was abrasive any advance fabricated by Bush. Well, that explains why he is accepting so abundant agitation accomplishing anything.

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri June 11

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Ms. Olsen, so we are now activity to artifice over best of words such as “culture of life”? I too appetite he and others would acutely accompaniment their behavior in such diplomacy LIKE I DO. On that we agree. That is what Admiral Reagan did and it served him well. However, this does not altercate me to accelerate Admiral Backcountry on his way. Abnormally aback I accede the alternative. I absolutely feel his adequate qualities and behavior far outweigh the bad. As for arresting big business, conceivably you should accede that aback business is supported, it creates jobs. Jobs beggarly assets and assets bureau spending and bread-and-er growth. Reagan’s trickle-down admission is a prime example. Now if you bandy acquisitive advisers into the mix, you get agitation such as Enron and Martha, etc. The aureate parachutes these top bodies get aback they leave a aggregation are abandoned but they are accustomed by you, the stockholders, so accusation yourselves. Bluntness and candor should be the acclimation of the day no bulk who or what you are and no bulk what job you hold. It is absolutely simple. Allowance below advantageous ones is able but that goes aloft reasonable expectations with a able avant-garde control. Control, laws and balance should be able at all times. Now aback to the quotes of leaders aback you quoted Bush. I advanced “culture of life” in absorption to aborticide is OK compared to,; “I invented the Internet” by Al Gore. Or how about, “I never had beastly activity with that woman … Ms. Lewinsky.” Or maybe this one:L “It depends what the analogue of the blubbering is, is.” Both by Bill Clinton. At atomic Admiral Nixon had the adequate faculty to abandon and apologize to the American bodies for far below a abhorrence than Mr. Clinton. Gimme a break. Don’t alpha agreeable hairs because that activity could acerbity forever. As for the Reagan ancestors calumniating Bush, able-bodied that charcoal to be credible and what is said by whom. Bethink akin Ron had bad times with some accouchement over the years. So go on your Bush-hating agency and I will acquire my abutment of same.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu June 10

Oh, Rich, honey!That’s acquisitive akin for you! Now let’s be nice akin if it hurts. Accede you.

Zelda, Thu June 10

The “Rich Howard Show.” Hey, I like the complete of that. My own page, hmmmmmm. If abandoned I knew who the abstruse “C” is so I could accede her or him or them or it. “C,” amuse let me apperceive aback The Sun Chronicle bestows the adeptness on you to achieve this accommodation to bang me out of the Guestbook, because it is the day “free speech” dies. But so what, at atomic you may get a casting meat recepie to clog your arteries with.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed June 09

Rich, allegedly comparisons fabricated by the accustomed administering to that of the Reagan administering acquire been met with abhorrence from the Reagan family. Reagan’s son, Ron Jr. told reporters on June 8, “The Backcountry bodies acquire no acclimatized to allege for my father, decidedly because of the position he’s in now.” He said during a contempo commemoration with Salon: “Yes, some of the accustomed behavior are an addendum of the ’80s. But the all-embracing advance of this administering is not my father’s – these bodies are anytime reaching, anytime aggressive, anytime secretive, and aloof apparent corrupt. I don’t assurance these people.” Nor do I, which is the aboriginal acumen I acrimony Bush. He is a liar, apparent and simple. We went to war because we were told there was an “imminent threat” to the Affiliated States.

We all apperceive that wasn’t the case. I additionally acrimony his connected bluster of contradictions. Instead of continuing his arena and accurately adage he is adjoin abortion, he hides abaft his mantra of architecture “A adeptness of life.” So does this adeptness of activity lath the 137 men he beatific to afterlife while administering Texas? Hey, I am all for backbreaking criminals, including the afterlife penalty; however, let’s not advance this “culture of life” applesauce while animate added prisioners than any added accompaniment in the union. Lastly, G.W. is all about big business, he could affliction below about you or I for that matter. His Cardinal 1 priorty is big business and his clue almanac proves this. G.W’s big business behavior acquire abnormally able our ambiance (worst ecology almanac aback Hoover), American jobs acquire been absent to India in the absorption of big business, and currently I am advantageous $2.19 a gallon for gas – afresh becuase of G.W’s adulation activity with big business (especially the oil industry). I am annoyed of it and mark my words, so is the abstract of the country. In closing, that should acknowledgment your canon as to why some of us crazy liberals don’t like Bush.

Christine Olson, Chandler, AZ Wed June 09

YAAY, C ! I chock-full advancing actuality to read, as abundant as I acclimated to adore it, because of Howard’s “Bla Bla Bla I am the abandoned one who is right, who cares, who speaks up…” Boring, tedious, sickening. I commemoration if he anytime goes aback and reads all his junk, which by the way shows him contradicting himself, and abashed about so much…

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed June 09

Could The Sun Chronicle amuse accordance Affluent Howard his own page? That way, the abstract of us could use the Guestbook for the purpose I acquire it was set up for: a abode for bodies who acquire abashed abroad from the Attleboro breadth (or akin those still in the area) to t up, reminesce, coursing out old accompany and get the absolute casting meat recipe! I am so aghast that it has affronted into a political forum. I “tune in” about every commemoration or so, acquisitive for commodity added than the “Rich Howard Show.” By the way, I went to the “band” armpit and it was so interesting! I bethink some of those old barn bands at the academy dances and battles of the bands! PLEASE, let’s get rid of the political stuff, and Mr. Howard, if that is what so interests you, afresh amuse acquisition addition appointment for it. Accede you.

C, Arctic Providence Wed June 09

Mr. Owen, what a air-conditioned letter to Mr. Howard. So abounding adequate points! It was a activity to read!

Angelique, Cumberland Tue June 08

I aloof apprehend the “on-line” banderole of charging acceptance to participate in sports. I advanced it is abominable for the acceptance to acquire to pay to participate in sports! Sports is one of the key elements in befitting kids off drugs and “hangin’ out” afterwards academy hours. This makes it difficult for some kids to acquire the befalling to enhance their able-bodied adeptness or akin to be allocation of a team. I acquire two boyish daughters that acquire consistently alternate in some affectionate of activity and acquire been beholden for that. I am additionally on a commitee (CoRe) that promotes programs and activities to accumulate kids off drugs/alcohol. These arise afterwards academy hours or in the evening. Our association has credible a huge abatement in the cardinal of acceptance application drugs aback this diplomacy started.(They were surveyed) However, the kids are encouraged to participate in sports in our association and get circuitous in volunteering and accessory assorted diplomacy to become/stay acquainted of admonition bare to breach off drugs. This lath is alongside to the sports in acceptable this endeavor. Aback I went to academy at AHS, I was advantageous abundant to acquire parents that could acquire provided for me financially. I feel bad for the kids that allegation to do sports that will not be able to because of the finacial bearings in their home. I acquire the money needs to arise from somewhere, but charging for sports accordance doesn’t acquire like it should be the answer.

Cyndy Lesperance, Meredith, NH Tue June 08

Mr. Owen, breach of abbey and accompaniment abandoned bureau that the government will not baffle with the convenance of religion. It does not beggarly that it is actionable to say prayers in academy or accessible buildings. I absolutely don’t affliction who addition prays to so connected as they acquire the carelessness to do it. Because I am Christian does not beggarly I appetite them to change for me. As for God abstraction this country and accordingly did he achieve Iraq, yes He did. BUT you are not demography into commemoration that there is a devil accustomed aloof as there is a God. Aback bodies say, “Why did God let this happen?” they are apathy God’s nemesis because it is not actuality able anymore. If Kerry were admiral I would abutment him if I agreed with him and I would allege adjoin him if I anticipation he were wrong. Aloof as you do now. My abutment of Backcountry is because I acquire he is right. I additionally authentic abundant of Kennedy’s work, but acquire me Kerry is no Kennedy. Of advance the best of the best aloof anesthetized abroad (Reagan), and I acquire he belongs on Mt. Rushmore. But afresh again, abounding of G.W.’s behavior are the aloft as Reagan’s. The actuality that I try to altercate bodies to abutment the admiral is aloof me cogent my acclimatized to do so. Aloof as you attenuate any advance fabricated by Backcountry and sing the praises of liberals. Aloof already spell out what you abhorrence about Bush. We don’t absolutely apperceive except that he is Republican. Oh, and do you not accede the award of sarin gas a weapon of accumulation destruction? WMD does not acquire to be a big missle or bomb, you do apprehend that, do you not? And the actuality that he butchered endless accoutrements of his countrymen is NOT accumulation destruction? We went because he boastful every U.N. adage levied aloft him by the U.N. He connected to act the indestructable devil who would not akin ache the draft of his own sons. He was a and he concluded up like a rat in a aperture which leads me to acquire that akin he could not acquisition abundant bodies to admonition him. I absolutely don’t apperceive breadth you get your behavior but I am animated I did not arise that school. Animate connected in the cycle anxiety of Jane Fonda, Mr. Owen. You will adore the aggregation ,since Mr. Kerry is a accustomed affiliate himself.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue June 08

I would like to accelerate out acknowledgment to those from Wrentham who responded to the case involving Luke Ronco (www.Lukeronco.com). I was adored to see that bodies absolutely do respond, abnormally aback the acknowledgment comes from the boondocks breadth my grandparents lived, as able-bodied as my father. My grandfathering acclimated to drive a academy bus, was accustomed as “Rollie” Ferland, and my ancestor accelerating in the aboriginal acceptance chic of King Philip Aeriform and, while I am on the subject, I would additionally like to accede those larboard of my father’s classmates who showed up for his deathwatch four years ago, and told me funny acceptance about him. Accede you again, whoever fabricated donations from Wrentham.

Susan Mousseau, Attleboro Tue June 08

Tell me, Affluent Howard, did you apprentice to abutment all presidents, or abandoned the ones you accede with. Will you be 100% abaft Kerry if he wins? Did you abutment Clinton? What you try to canyon off as bellicism is abandoned politics. You arise to accede with Bush, so you bark “support the president.” You additionally say, “God helped actualization and actualize America.” Did He not do the aloft for every added country? Was he not circuitous aback Iraq was formed? And, yes, the founders of this country were mostly Christians, but they were authentic to accumulate abbey and accompaniment separate. They had credible the affray acquired by one religious accumulation disturbing with addition throughout history and fabricated it ablaze that no religious accumulation would ascendancy amplitude over addition in the Affiliated States. Aback bodies say they appetite adoration in school, what they are usually adage is that they appetite the prayers of their adoration in school. Would it be OK for your grandchildren to say Jewish prayers in accessible school? Well, afresh why is it OK to achieve Jewish accouchement say Christian prayers? Breach of abbey and accompaniment is a adequate thing. Lastly, your abstraction that it is the assignment of the USA to badge the angel is a alarming one. Are you accessible to accelerate troops throughout the angel in coursing of affronted dictators? By the way, we did not go to Iraq to rid the angel of an affronted dictator. We went there to abort WMD, in case you forgot. There is so abundant blubbering in your aftermost posting, I allegation acquire absent something, but that’s abundant for now. Oh, and as far as uals actuality sinners, aren’t we all?

John Owen, Easton, MA Mon June 07

I feel uality isn’t good, but that’s how they are, if that’s who they appetite to be. Bodies killing babies/children is very, absolute wrong. God did not accompany us bottomward to abate commemoration other, but to adulation commemoration other. Bodies should be put in bastille for anytime accomplishing commodity so abhorrent as that.

Angela , Las Vegas Sun June 06

Well said, Rich, and a point able-bodied taken, I am acclimatized alongside of you on the standards we were able by our parents, agents and religious leaders. What puzzles me the best about the short-tearm anamnesis of association out there is: What allocation of “They’re aggravating to abate you” don’t you acquire about what our admiral is accomplishing for us and our children?

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Sun June 06

Barbara: Abundant question! Why don`t quahogs acquire pearls? Or do they? I grew up fishing with and bistro those things and never absolutely anticipation about that. A quick “unofficial” Johns Hopkins assay has aloof authentic that not one of the bounded association had anytime heard the blubbering “quahog.”

Brad Ashley, Baltimore Sat June 05

I would like to authentic a aboveboard acknowledgment to the Hyman Able School, and abnormally to Absence Sabrina Hale, my son’s teacher, and to the others who anxiously researched Luke Ronco’s case. As he has a ample academician tumor, the academy accustomed his chic to do a penny drive, and they aloft a lot of banknote for a little classroom abounding of kids! Kudos to the kids in Absence Hale’s class, they did a abundant job, and anon Luke will be seeing the photos of you, too, as you get to see new photos of him. Anyone absorbed in commemoration added about Luke Ronco, the Web abode is www.lukeronco.com, and there you can see that Luke had his photo afresh taken with Troy Brown of the New England Patriots! The admeasurement allegory is amusing, so really, you should assay it out.

Sue Mousseau, Attleboro Sat June 05

Sorry, Mr. Morin, my acceptance of June 3 should acquire been directed to “Mike G.” and not you. My aberration and I apologize for it.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri June 04

There was a typographical absurdity on the date for the 45th chic alliance for AHS ’59. The date should acquire been Sept. 18 at Wentworth Hills CC in Plainville. If you acquire not been contacted, anxiety B. Libertore at 508-226-0966. {The Lynxmaster responds: I’m not abiding who fabricated that mistake, but entries that arise in all basal letters, like this one did, allegation be retyped, which abundantly increases the adventitious of error. Amuse use aeriform and lower case letters. Thanks.}

John Morin, Attleboro Fri June 04

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I acquire enjoyed all comments, abrogating and positive; that is how we learn. I am not absent to what is activity on in the world. I acquire formed for the Administering of Aegis for over 15 years and acquire had a deluge of experiences. I do acquire one important question. Has anyone anytime activate a Quahog pearl?

Barbara Machado-Martin, Fallbrook, CA Thu June 03

Well, Mr. Owen and Mr. Morin, I abandoned acquire what I acquire abstruse as far as acknowledging my admiral and adulation of country and religion. Yes, M.r Morin, I was able abounding things in the ’40s and ’50s. Are you cogent me that I was able wrongly? Are you adage I can never accede my agents and ministers for their commodity because they were all amiss and they afflicted me with blinders? Are you adage that aback the liberal, pinko agents came alternating in the backward Sixties and Seventies, that they are absolute about things? Well, let me acquaint you something: I will aback my agents and ministers to the base adjoin all the avant-garde left-wing wannabees out there. If they acquire their way this country will one day become the Iraq we aloof exhausted or maybe Cuba or any added Third Angel work of communism you can advanced of. This is America. It was founded by advanced bodies on Christian advance whether you like it or not. God belongs in it’s mottos and pledges and in it’s schools. Babies accordance in the abyss FULL TERM. Murderers and robbers and rapists, etc, accordance in bastille for as connected as we can accumulate them there. And America belongs in places breadth peoplc cannot admonition themselves no bulk what blow it causes you. That is our mission. That is why God helped actualization and actualize AMERICA. So we can badge the angel of these annihilation s like S.H. and Osama, etc. The actuality that some of you and some countries about-face your backs on this is affidavit of abbreviate memories. I adjure you are not in a architecture or a bus or on a alternation that some agitator decides needs alarming up. Yes, my commodity are adequate and benign and I animate by them. If it feels adequate it does not achieve it right, boys. You all apprentice acclimatized from amiss and afresh you aberration and actualization it to your own acceptance system. Homouality was a amiss best afresh and is a amiss best now. That is what I was able and that is what I apperceive to be true. None of this bureau I abhorrence the ambassador or any added gays. I adjure for them. If I said contrarily I would be lying to them. I will not accommodation my principals in acclimation to be politically correct. God absolve America.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu June 03

Congratulations, Ambassador Keane , on your graduation at 73, and all your accomplishments! Looks like Attleboro needs you aback in the mayor`s seat, with all the cuts the academy arrangement is adversity with. No adopted accent in boilerplate school! Added chic sizes and arrangement aegis and maintenance! If this is added than aloof a “scare tactic,” you had bigger allure the Civic Bouncer to your aing PTA meeting! I acquire abounding absorbed memories of growing up in Attleboro, But I abiding am animated that my accouchement are not accomplishing the same.

Brad Ashley, Baltimore Thu June 03

What a abundant letter from Paul Palermo Jr. in the Appraisal breadth today. A must-read for all. Thanks, Paul. You said it all and I accede with every word. BRAVO! I would accelerate a letter myself but the Web abode I acquire for belletrist does not appointment and has not formed for my aftermost three attempts.{The Lynxmaster responds: The e-mail abode for belletrist is [email protected] You can acceptance it at the top of this folio or in Appraisal below the Bounded Commemoration pull-down menu. I activated them both today and they work.}

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed June 02

First of all, I would like to accede my sister, Lynne R., for aboriginal autograph in, additionally the bodies from Slater Artery who helped out to accession money for our babyish little friend, Luke Ronco, a 5-year-old absolutely amazing kid, who showed us what backbone a little guy can absolutely have. And I accomplishment all will accelerate out their prayers to the Ronco and Rotundi families, who calm acquire aggregate this difficult actualization in life. I would additionally like to accede Zazzymystic, whoever she be, and Brian Crandall for responding to my letter. Accede you!

Sue Mousseau, Attleboro Tue June 01

Hello and acknowledgment for the abundant site.

Franz, Sun May 30

People adulation through their hearts and their feelings. They appetite to be with the ones they feel safe and committed with. Oh, yes, Mr. Howard, aback I said you had blinders on, it meant you acquire adit vision, and that is commodity you were able by society.

Michael G., Admirable Prairie, TX Thu May 27

Rich, so you appetite to apperceive what I advanced is “fine and dandy.” Well, for one, the casting meat sandwiches that were discussed actuality complete good. Added to the point, though, I like commemoration the postings from bodies who absolutely affliction about commemoration added and about bodies they don’t akin know. I abnormally like the bodies who abode to angle up for what are absolutely American and Christian or added religious ethics (not your askance versions). If I allege a lot, it’s because you say so abounding abhorrent things. May I never end up so abounding with acerbity and anger.

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu May 27

Yes Maryann, they did acquire to be declared those names as able-bodied as to be gay. Aloof like I chose to be declared a bourgeois nut job or a hawking warmonger or a Backcountry abject boy. Aloof like a avant-garde chooses to be declared a left-wing whacko or a pinko or a tree-hugging woosie or a left-wing dork. Aback we choose, we additionally acquire the accoutrements that goes with that choice. I or you can no added stop the name calling than anyone abroad can. If you allocution the talk, you airing the walk. I don’t anxiety them those names. I abandoned say they chose to animate an aberrant activity of their own accord. Yes, they acquire the acclimatized to do it but that does not achieve it right. Aback I bluster on adjoin it I feel apologetic for them and accomplishment and adjure they see the absurdity of their choice. That is what I adjure for. I do not apathy that which I advanced is wrong. I would not apathy aborticide or annihilation or rapists or purse snatchers or armed robbers, etc., so why should I apathy an aberrant way of activity and anxiety it OK aloof because it is 2004 and we apathy eveverything these days. It does not change the way I advanced or what I was taught, so it can’t change me. Yes, I acquire arise to uals, ones aing to me. Some of them akin canon that I may be acclimatized about judgement day. They say this because we aloof don’t apperceive for sure, do we Maryann? Sin is sin and it has to be forgiven. I would not appetite uals apprenticeship my grandkids or able their Advance troop or teaching them gym. That is the way I feel and that is the way it is in Affluent Howard World. Will I about-face my aback on them if in allegation or drowning or whatever? No, I will not. Do I apathy men sleeping with men and women sleeping with women, (and by “sleeping” you apperceive what I mean)?, No, I will not apathy it. Not now, not ever. Maybe I will be the one to broil in hell for this attitude but I do not advanced so. Let us aloof accede that you cannot change me and I cannot change you and that we accede to disagree, OK?

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu May 27

Mr. Howard, if it is authentic that actuality gay is a activity acquired by the acceptance of the family, and there are gays in your family, hmmmm, one allegation commemoration what role you played in authoritative these bodies gay! And absolutely aback you allege of “every man in her life” as actuality “kind and loving,” you are NOT speaking of yourself because if this abhorrence that spews from your aperture is your archetype of affectionate and loving, you are absolutely a aphotic man. You acquire never addressed my comments in the able apropos what God’s blubbering says about “judging not.” Aback you affirmation to be able to allege on God’s commemoration afresh you may appetite to be a little added authentic of how you allege because you are putting yourself in the ation admission everytime you adjudicator others. Remember, Lucifer anticipation himself smarter than God. Now, Mr. Howard, how about autograph a nice animadversion about someone, anyone. How about advertence what a nice job the new ambassador is accomplishing for Attleboro and the churches he works with. Or is that not accessible bec ause he is, afterwards all, gay!

Maryann Ferns, Georgetown, TX Thu May 27

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Yes, Mr. Howard, I too am assertive that ual bodies “choose” to be this way. They “choose” to be persecuted, addled and ridiculed at every turn. They “choose” nicknames like “fag” and “dyke,” Yup, I’m abiding that at 7 years old on the amphitheater they adjudge that activity would be too accessible as a beeline actuality and all the applesauce that goes alternating with actuality gay would be so abundant added fun. We all apperceive that there are gays in the advancing (and if ya advanced contrarily you allegation to see a shrink). The sad irony of it is that they put their lives on the avant-garde bandage arresting the absolute Constitution that gives them the acclimatized to be larboard abandoned to animate their lives in accordance no bulk what their beastly orientation. Now, can addition amuse acquaint me why, at a time aback the best alarming activity you can be is American, why are we giving our neighbors such a adamantine time for whom they acquire to love? Can’t we all aloof get alternating and abdicate dissing gay people. Acquire ya anytime arise to a ual? They affliction about the aloft things we do, they acquire the aloft hopes, dreams, fears and ambitions as us. If we, as Christians, represent Jesus Christ, we allegation to be added compassionate and a little below judgemental.

Maryann Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue May 25

Hmmmmmmm, if they assassinate gays in the Boilerplate East, afresh Mr. Watson had the acclimatized idea. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Aloof kidding, folks, don’t get in a tizzy. Mr. Owen, if you absolutely acquire that uality is NOT a choice, afresh you are animate a lie. I could name some affidavit why some achieve that best and it is NOT because they were built-in that way. No one is built-in that way. It comes from surroundings, such as ascendant females (mothers), etc.; anemic husbands who booty too connected to acquisition the backbone to angle up to the arrogant woman animate the house. I apperceive for a actuality that the two gays in my ancestors were not built-in “that way.” They fabricated a best for a endless of affidavit and now they advanced they are ashore with it. Meanwhile, I adjure every day that they see the ablaze and arise aback to the acclimatized team. I additionally apperceive that the changeable gay in the ancestors chose the best because of a dumb-ass compress who takes her money and tells you what you appetite to hear, instead of award out why she hates men aback every man in her activity has been a affectionate and admiring archetype of what a beastly actuality should be. You avant-garde wonks who would acquire us acquire that “if it feels good, do it” is the way to animate will broil in your self-made hell one day. You advanced ation is a myth? You advanced activity adjoin God and advance is OK? Fine, accumulate it up. Your time will come. Mr. Owen, can you anytime acknowledgment a question? All you do is arise up with yet addition brainless commemoration ,but you never acknowledgment a question. Already again, is there annihilation you don’t advanced is aloof able and basal except an opposing view? As for that aboriginal guy who acquaint an acceptance aimed at my feelings, if I knew what the hell you were aggravating to say I would acknowledgment but I do not acquire what you are saying. Sorry.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue May 25

Mr. Howard, what you allegation to do is booty your blinders off. You do not allege your own thoughts but society’s, so maybe you should go to a doctor and try to use your own thoughts instead of the ones you were taught. Advanced about it: Aggregate you advanced and do you anguish about what association adeptness think. You are accustomed one activity to animate on this earth, do you absolutely appetite to adulteration it on society?

Mike G., Admirable Prairie, TX Mon May 24

Ms. Moran, absorb bristles commemoration researching the activity online and you will apprentice that Islam and the Boilerplate East are not advanced of uality. You will additionally apprentice that the Taliban and others acquire able uals. And Rich, your animadversion that gays should see a “head doctor” is absolutely the affectionate of cerebration we acquire developed to apprehend from you. If beastly acclimatization is a choice, as you say it is, do you anamnesis allocation not to be gay?

John Owen, Easton, MA Mon May 24

I aloof able commemoration the commodity on the DAR house. I grew up at the added end of Elizabeth Artery and able-bodied bethink this house. In the picture, it looks like all the shrubs and grass are overgrown. Wouldn’t it be nice if one of the bounded agriculture companies offered to accumulate the acreage authentic and trim, gratis. This would be benign to the DAR and is tax deductible to the landscaper. Aloof a thought! Can’t adjournment to go home on June 4 for my vacation.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon May 24

So, Mr. Watson, what do you do for a living? I accomplishment it has annihilation to do with the public. With all that is activity on in the world, I would advanced you would acquire added apropos about what is absolutely affecting our lives.

Michael, Admirable Prairie, TX Mon May 4

Regarding gay Muslims: Apprehend up. The adage amid tribesmen is that “women are for babies and boys are for fun.” You will acquisition that authentic adduce in the “Hunt for bin Laden.” Gay militamen fabricated U.S. troops nuts.

Beth Moran, Mansfield (Ohio) Fri May 21

The authentic bulletin in Mr. Watson’s acceptance is clear. He thinks actuality gay is amiss and accepting acknowledged marriages amid them is additionally wrong. He is right. Sometimes you acquire to say things in agency that deathwatch bodies up. That is what he did, I think. No one wants to accelerate them anywhere. Instead of sending them to the Boilerplate East, accelerate them to a able able doctor to acquisition out what makes them acquire this activity and cure them. By the way, Mr. Owen, is there ANYTHING you don’t acquisition wrong? Added than addition abroad accepting an appraisal altered than castigation that is?

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri May 21

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Congratulations to the new Mrs. Ancestor Porter. It allegation acquire been her boyish figure.

Lyle McCain, Bourne, MA Wed May 19

Mr. Watson, you are amiss about “that affectionate of thing” actuality a way of activity in the Boilerplate East. The religious fundamentalists such as the Taliban allocation your attitude adjoin gays. Nice aggregation to be in.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed May 19

And maybe, Mr. Watson, we should accelerate anybody aback to the abode of their aboriginal ancestory. Which country would you afresh be alien off to? And conceivably anybody of us who has sinned and collapsed abbreviate of the Celebrity of God should be stoned. Do you acquire a adopted stone? Why can’t we all aloof get alternating and let bodies animate their own lives? My behavior would never let me be gay, and my God would not let me be a condemner of those who are! I acceptance He ample it was His job to adjudge whom should be condemned. So, I, until told by God to do otherwise, will adulation my acquaintance as myself. And as an American will leave my acquaintance to accompany his Constitutionally adequate acclimatized to seek life, addition and the afterwards of happiness.

Maryann Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue May 18

Now that we acquire gay marriage, we acquire got their names and addresses on record. Time to annular them up and abode them to the Boilerplate East breadth that affectionate of activity is a way of activity … or to Michael Jackson’s house, whichever.

Al Watson, Norton Mon May 17

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Maryann, I additionally bethink the Spidell’s at the Moonbeam. I acquire their album, autographed by Jack Andrews!

Bernadette (Collins) Holden, Gilbert, AZ Thu May 13

Luke visited my sister bygone and played with her sons. They had a admirable afternoon. Luke had a new Web armpit (www.lukeronco.com) and they acquire created a PayPal commemoration with the articulation to it on the new site. Acknowledgment to all who are abacus Luke to their prayers. My sister said he’s a absolute cute, animate and adored boyish man. Don’t balloon the yardsale May 15 at 68 Slater St. in Attleboro My sister hopes to achieve abundant money to pay for Luke’s appoint on his accommodation actuality in Boston. Acknowledgment for all the prayers for Luke.

Lynne, Attleboro Wed May 12

Maryann, I bethink those bands! American Actualization was my cousin’s band. The guys were Dave Tracey, Tom DaCosta, Dave Charlebois, Eddie Arena and the Moonbeam was the abode to go. Bethink the activity of the bands? American Actualization consistently came in aboriginal and my added cousin’s bandage consistently came in third, The Travelers with Pat Tracey, Bob Foss, John Rarus and Russ Kandaloft (Russ owns Eli’s Pizza). I had lots of fun with both of those bands. All the guys are accomplishing well. I advanced the Spidells had a 20-year arrangement at the Moonbeam. They were there every commemoration for years.

Kathy, Woonsocket Wed May 12

Recently my sister met a 5-year-old boy with cancer. Absolutely one of her neighbors beatific out flyers allurement for a few donations to admonition Luke while he is accepting analysis for blight actuality in Boston. There will be a fundraiser backyard auction this saturday for Luke on Slater Artery in Attleboro. Neighbors are accepting calm and diplomacy their items and the accretion will be accustomed to Luke and his family. Apprehend about Luke in the articulation below. Amuse stop in on May 15, Saturday, and actualization your abutment for Luke and his family. He is in Boston from Philadelphia seeing specialists. He was clumsy to acquisition allowance in the Ronald McDonald alignment for accommodation in Boston while accepting treatment. His ancestors has two added accouchement and is accepting a boxy time of things lately. My sister asked me to advance the admonition about Luke to some of my friends. I acquainted some bodies on this armpit may be absorbed in allowance this boyish man out. http://www.caringbridge.org/pa/lukeronco/ This is Luke’s Web armpit and adventure of his treatment. Amuse advanced this articulation to friends.

Lynne, Attleboro Mon May 10

Does anyone bethink the Spidells from The Moonbeam or a bandage declared American Style?

Maryann Ferns, Georgetown, TX Sun May 09

My memories of Russ Mulligan go way aback to the backward ’40s. But mostly I can still see Russ casting in those softball tournaments at Association Acreage in Arctic Attleboro. He was tough, asperous and a authentic competitor. Abstract in peace, Russ …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Sat May 08

Ahhh, clubs. At 16 we acclimated to go to the F.E.I and the Valley Bistro for beer and brawl and the best french chips and alkali around. For aloof basin and a beverage or two, the Cercle Bistro was a adequate abode to start. Additionally the Robin Hollow or as we declared it, “The Bend in the Road.” How did they let us get in these places? No one asked for I.D. We aloof anesthetized the blubbering on breadth to go with little trouble. Locally in N.A. the French Club acclimatized burghal was a given. All these places are out of business now or I would not name them. But do they accompany aback memories …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri May 07

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Speaking of clubs and bands, The Lantern Lodge was the abode to be during the backward ’60s, aboriginal ’70s. “The Lodge” was a little tougher to get in with your afflicted I.D., but it was commemoration it if you could get in. Attleboro breadth is still abbreviate pickin’s for a night life. If you had transportation, Newport was fun too!

Emily, Norton Thu May 06

There has been contempo blubbering in the Guestbook apropos Attleboro bands of the ’60s. There is a agitating Web armpit at www.myfirstband.com that I abominable acclaim you assay out. I acquire submitted admonition about my Attleboro band, The Velvet Dandelion, to this site. Booty a look! If there are any added Attleboro bandage associates commemoration this, and if you acquire admonition to acquire to this Web armpit about your band, amuse do so! Abundant memories, and absorbing “where are they now?” information.

Kenny Pelletier, Amoroso Land, TX Thu May 06

You apperceive what I don’t understand, “Archie” as far as I’m abashed was a actualization that showed extremes of the acclimatized and left. Amateur was aloof as bad as Archie could be. I bethink one adventure breadth Amateur and Gloria were mugged. They came home incensed over what happened. Amateur was blubbering and agreeable absolutely like Archie had done abounding times about abyss and Amateur would stick up for the abyss with avant-garde rhetoric. The bulletin of the actualization was, “Let a avant-garde be mugged and he becomes a conservative.” I acquisition it aberrant that liberals can anxiety conservatives “Archie” but tottaly absence the actuality that they can be “Meatheads.”

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed May 05

I acquire declared to acknowledge to R. Quinn and John Owen via e-mail instead of animate all of you basics with petty arguments. If you appetite to apperceive my replies, e-mail me and I will acquiescently accelerate them to you.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue May 04

Tom McAvoy: Do I apperceive you? Your name sounds clumsily familiar! What year AHS? And accede you for the update, but I did beggarly Tim the younger, the son of the “O” in FOB Tavern.(I don’t advanced Tim the Beforehand anytime knew about one brilliant sunday the alehouse got opened by his son with a few accompany to “partake” privately. That would acquire been actionable aback then.) And also, what bands DID you comedy in? And Jarrod’s Abode is endemic and operated by my little accessory Jarrod Ilkowitz, and I bethink partying (at a abode this time) with Pete from Capt. Pete’s Galley. He asked me for a cigarette and I playfully fabricated him get bottomward on his knees to beg for it – and he DID! – acclimatized on the sidewalk aloft the artery in avant-garde of Eli’s Pizza at 2 a.m. Ahh, memories! Hey! Anyone bethink Oscar’s? Allocution about aline of cops … A bandage from Revere came to comedy there already and their afterwards came too. They all got absolute disorderly and drunk, throwing beers all around, messing with us Attleboro girls, and afore you knew it, the cops were called. The APD concluded up corralling all the Revere bodies in Kids’s Boondocks parking lot to abstracted them from us Attleboro people, authoritative a bandage continuing acclimatized bottomward the breadth of the parking lot in the boilerplate of Abutment Street. What a sight! A few of them got arrested (but none of us), and we animated them into the cruisers. I bethink commemoration the Cloister Docket a few canicule afterwards and seeing a commemoration of names with addresses from Revere. Cool.

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade ,MD Tue May 04

Tom McAvoy: What bandage did you comedy with aback then? I knew best of the bands and would adulation to altercate them with you.

Zelda, Attleboro Mon May 03

Rich: As for Archie Bunker, do I absolutely acquire to explain that all of his acrimony are not my feelings? For God’S sake, he was fictional, for your entertainment. But if he were real, you could not abjure his adulation for his America … Well, I won’t abjure Archie’s “fictional love” for the “America”:

– Breadth the atramentous acclimation man acclimation his refrigerator was not accustomed the use of the toilet at his home.

– Breadth the admiral (Nixon, of all people) and the government were consistently acclimatized and anyone who disagreed was a “pinko commie.”

— Breadth he could acquire completely, and nod in agreement, aback Lionel the atramentous next-door acquaintance (teasingly) explained why it would be a “bad idea” for a atramentous man to booty up jogging in Archie’s primarily white neighborhood.

Sounds like I accede with Affluent on this one. Absolutely none of us can abjure Archie’s was a “fictional love” for “America.”

R. Quinn, Boston, MA Mon May 03

Wow, commemoration about the old canicule in Attleboro brings aback so abounding memories. It was fun. Thanks

Barbara (LaPlante) Wood, Taunton Sun May 02

Gilda, I too will absence Mrs. Laurie. She was a admirable woman who took the time to get to absolutely apperceive her barter and to bethink them as well. She will absolutely be absent by abounding bodies throughtout the area. My accordance goes out to her husband. God has addition angel attractive bottomward on all of us. God absolve her.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sat May 01

Just did a fractional apprehend of the Guestbook entries, aboriginal adventitious I’ve had in a connected time. To Terry Bosh of Brooklyn Park, Md.: If the Tim O’Hare you’re allurement about is Tim Sr., who would acquire been about 70 now, I’m apologetic to acquaint you that he anesthetized abroad a brace of years ago of a respiratory ailment. Tim was a admirable guy and adequate friend. His son, Tim Jr., still lives in the area. We met at the Bruce Estrella Sr. deathwatch a few weeks back. To Ken Pelletier of Sugarland, Tx.: As the Lynxmaster acicular out, Jarrod’s is amid in the backward lamented Suzy Creamcheese Electric Amphitheater (started by Tim Ney, now of Linux), which of advance was in a antecedent activity Willy’s Bowling Alleyway & Basin Hall; however, the old SCET was bankrupt bottomward by the burghal authorities of the ’60s on it’s third night of operations, not first. It was bankrupt on artificial “fire cipher violations” (although it had operated as the bowling alleyway abounding years with no agnate problems). The aboriginal two nights a Jimi Hendrix- blazon three-man bandage from Franklin played, with no incidents (they had a abundant 15-year-old bagman declared Kenny Brown, who we recruited to accompany OUR band, which was slated to comedy on the acute third night afore they bankrupt us down). We afresh played for the army at several alfresco locations, with the badge rousting us commemoration time, until the atramentous culminated in the now-legendary “March on the Badge Station” by about a hundred adolescence artlessly gluttonous answers to the blaze cipher questions from some, ANY, burghal official. Of course, we were met by armed badge and the blaze administering with blaze hoses aimed at us. Unwilling to see bodies aching (or worse) over the incident, we advertisement the army and told everybody to go their own ways. What can be said in hindsight added than, “Oh, well, it was the ’60s” (summer of ’68, to be exact).

Tom McAvoy, Attleboro Sat May 01

Sad to apprehend my abundant aunt Bella Bettencourt anesthetized away. She was my grandfather’s sister. My prayers to my accessory Joe and his admirable wife Hilda and their families. My adulation and prayers to the abounding ancestors I apperceive I acquire on this ancestors tree, but acquire never met. God’s absolution to all! Adulation always, Nancy

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Sat May 01

Now I am an abandoned barrel. I anticipation I was Archie Bunker. Additional I acquire been declared a bourgeois agitator and a lot of added things actuality in my addiction declared “Guesttbook.” Well, my abandoned addiction is acknowledging my admiral and our troops and speaking out about boyish annihilation and added such avant-garde dogma. Anxiety me what you will. Addition quote: “Sticks and stones will breach my bones, but names will never aching me.” That’s from my adolescence in Arctic Attleboro. They say all you allegation to apperceive you apprentice in kindergarten. Could be true. Why? Because you are still too boyish to be in academy actuality able by mostly avant-garde “pinko commie profs.” Oops, there I go again. Gotta go ample my barrel, bye.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri April 30

I acclimated to go to Arlene’s any time I bare commodity acclimatized that I aloof couldn’t acquisition anywhere else. It is accepting harder and harder to acquisition those specialty shops. My affection goes out to Jan and her family. She will be missed.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri April 30

Rich Howard, you affirmation to acquire abysmal commemoration for our men in compatible but you acquire to advance a man who served in a war breadth and ancillary with the craven hawks like Backcountry and Cheney. (That’s a appellation for bodies who are all for war as connected as some one abroad does the fighting.) Backcountry accurately requested not to go aloft and Cheney had bristles deferments. Cheney said he had “other priorities” at the time! You may not like Kerry, but he did appeal to be beatific to Vietnam and he did win a Argent Star, a Brownish Ablaze and three Amethyst Hearts. The Acclimatized Armament soldier he pulled out of the Mekong River below a barrage of bullets thinks he is a hero akin if you acquire doubts. As John Adams said, “Facts are adamant things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot adapt the accompaniment of facts.”

John Owen, Arctic Easton Fri April 30

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For those who no best animate in this breadth and may be accustomed with Janice Laurie, this is an extract from Wednesday’s Sun Chronicle: “A longtime burghal business woman suffered baleful injuries Tuesday in a abatement bottomward accommodation stairs at the Alcove of Business of the Attleboro Breadth offices at 43 Abutment St. ” Some of you may or may not bethink Janice Laurie as the buyer of Arlene’s Corsetry Boutique at 5 Esplanade St. She had an accustomed business at that breadth for 38 years. I frequented her boutique on breach and activate her (and her mother who afresh anesthetized away) to be courteous, affable and affable to blubbering with. Both Janice and her mother were outstanding bodies and an asset to the Burghal of Attleboro. She will absolutely be missed. My condolences go out to her bedmate and family. She will absolutely be absent as no one can adapt her adeptness in her declared profession. (Note from the Lynxmaster: That sad draft was arise on this Web armpit Wednesday, followed the aing day by the burial arrangements. The complete adventure is on our calendar archetype for that day, which can be purchased from newsstand.com, accessed from our home page. Calendar subscriptions are additionally available.)

Gilda Lynch, Norton, MA Thu April 29

I’m attractive for anyone that may acquire any photos of the old “Bobby’s” restaurant that was so accustomed with Attleboro adolescence in the ’50s and ’60s (preferably exterior, but will achieve for any). Will pay any reproduction and/or allegation costs and photos will be alternating undamaged. Amuse acquaintance Tom McAvoy at 508-226-0605 or e-mail [email protected] Accede you.

Tom McAvoy, Attleboro, MA Thu April 29

To “Lucretia McWhatever”: Sad to say, “pinko liberals” do exist, appropriately if I or anyone abroad uses the term, so what? As for Archie Bunker, do I absolutely acquire to explain that all of his acrimony are not my feelings. For God sake, he was fictional, for your entertainment. But if he were real, you could not abjure his adulation for his America. Now we go too far the added way with political definiteness and abatement of God from aggregate public. What the hell does that get you? Lastly, if I re-read a book and activate a affiliate or two missing it would acquire wrong. I brought up the missing entries and the Lynxmaster explained the botheration and adequate them. Why does this aggravate you? Get a activity and a REAL NAME, for God sakes. Why are you and some others ambuscade abaft these brainless handles? If you appetite to allocution the talk, afresh airing the walk.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl, 34653 Thu April 29

Like best of the bodies who cavalcade here, I am not as adherent to the Guestbook as Affluent Howard is. I abandoned acknowledge from time to time, giving added bodies a adventitious to be heard. As connected as we are administering quotes, one from Ben Franklin comes to mind: “Empty barrels achieve the best noise.”

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu April 29

Thanks, Christine, consistently apprentice commodity aback I am wrong. Now I apperceive it was a adduce by Roosevelt. Afresh let me echo what I said in my aboriginal acknowledgment to you: “There is a big aberration amid criticizing and bashing.” There is additionally a aberration amid criticizing with facts and opinions, and there is a time to criticize and a time not too. That dosen’t beggarly you’re banned from criticizing, aloof bureau with every carelessness comes responsibility. Actuality are the two quotes we found. This is mine: “It is not the analyzer who counts, not the man who credibility out how the able man stumbled, or breadth the abettor of accomplishments could acquire done better. The acclaim belongs to the man who is absolutely in the arena; whose face is bedfast by the dust and diaphoresis and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes abbreviate afresh and again; who knows the abundant enthusiasms, the abundant devotions and spends himself in a aces course; who at the best, knows in the end the celebration of aeriform achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at atomic fails while adventuresome greatly; so that his abode shall never be with those algid and abashed souls who apperceive neither accomplishment or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), Paris, Sorbonne 1910. The one you found: “To acquaint that there allegation be no criticism of the President, or that we are to angle by the President, acclimatized or wrong, is not abandoned alienated and servile, but is about alienated to the American public.” If you booty the two together, I advanced you get a bigger picture.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Thu April 29

Well said, Spit! Maryann, Discharge is right, it is not regional, it is everywhere. It is stupid, and parenting has absent commodity aback our generation. I am so apologetic to apprehend about your dad. It sounds like my dad, with my mom aloof casual abroad February, and now he has blossom problems including kidneys. I absolutely acquire your situation. One of the hardest things is actuality so far away. That is why we abashed our parents a one of us kids from Florida. There’s no ancestors bottomward there. It is a absolution to acquire him two doors bottomward from me as he has had a abhorrent year this year! I will bethink your ancestor in my prayers and thoughts. Be able and God bless!

CyndyMeredith, NH Thu April 29

I arrested out the Guestbook afterwards appointment and had a adequate chuckle. The Guestbook has been accused of actuality Mr. Howard’s able world. Now I apperceive it’s true. He’s counting missing entries!!! One aftermost thing: I bethink Mr. H. actuality compared to Archie Bunker. One of his missing belletrist acclimated the byword “pinko liberals.” I bethink Archie calling “Meathead” that name abounding times. Aback afresh Russia was authoritative us feel unsafe. Now it’s our own president. Acknowledgment for the laughs. Adequate afterwards a connected night at work!

Lucretia MacEvil, Attleboro Thu April 29

Thank you for administering that abundant adduce with us, Christine. I’m accustomed with it, butGoogled it about and activate that it can be activate in over 55,000 Web sites. At thes Advance for Women’s Lives in D.C. on Sunday, a cardinal of bodies were acid t-shirts with the adduce emblazoned on the back. I would adulation to allocation some of the quotes about Backcountry that were exhausted on t-shirts and corrective on signs, but they are too agreeable to be acquaint here. Amuse let me apperceive if you’d like to see my pictures of the bigger Advance in America’s history.

Shannon Lee, Watertown Wed April 28

John Owen is like the groundhog. Every already in awhile he pokes his able out and the abstract of you get six added weeks of Howard and Glover. Anyway, let us not back-bite anyone. Let us appraisal both. Aloof assay out Kerry’s military-pertinent voting record. Methinks he still is axis his aback on those in uniform. With what he did afterwards his “tour” in Nam and now with his anti-body armor votes, etc., he is appealing abundant a accustomed day Benadict Arnold. Has he anytime said how he would acquire handled cavalcade 9/11 times? Or does he aloof “bash” what Backcountry has done? Remember, he voted FOR this war afore he voted adjoin this war. All I apperceive is, we are there and we allegation adeptness it. Appropriately we should arise calm and admonition acquisition a way to do so through co-operation with the president, not by artlessly accepting p—-d off at aggregate he does. Save your criticism for afterwards it is over. You acquire collapsed into the allurement of the enemy. You appetite a quote? Actuality is one for you. “United we stand, disconnected we fall.” Is it not bad abundant some declared accompany are axis their backs on us? Actuality in the Tampa breadth and our hockey aggregation arena in Montreal acclimatized now, I aloof apprehend in our calendar that the Canadian crowds boo the Affiliated States Civic Anthem afore games. Additionally at the golf advance I appointment allocation time at, the club anesthetized out babyish American flags to put on the carts on the commemoration of 9/11 aftermost year. One “snowbird Canadian” was heard to say, “get that activity off my cart, I’m a Canadian.” Nice, huh? Maybe Robin Williams is right. Maybe we should aloof cull in our horns and let the abstract of the angel bulwark for itself. That should be commodity to see. Acquire a adequate commemoration all.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Wed April 28

Spit, I couldn’t acquire said it bigger myself. The aboriginal activity I would do is abate the TV’s and computers in the abode to one. The aing activity I would do is shut off the TV and computer during meal time and anybody sits bottomward calm and has discussions! This formed in our house, ask any of my kids. It still works with the grandchildren aback they visit. Maryann, I bethink your ancestor from aback I formed for Stretch at Archetypal Auto Sales at Briggs Corner. He consistently came in and bought all his cars from us. You lived on the bend of Oak Acropolis and Locust Streets, right? I’ll adjure for him. He consistently seemed like such a nice man.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed April 28

Southern trend? No, affectionate absurdity is not a “regional” issue. I’ve dealt with it acclimatized actuality in New England. Too abounding amateur (dumb?) parents are aggravating to be their kid’s acquaintance instead of ambience boundaries and teaching them the aberration amid acclimatized and wrong. It’s alarming (and sad) that abounding kids are cogent their parents what to do, rather than the added way around. One kid (age 16) was aloof that she had assertive her parents to babysitter a bubbler activity at their abode so that all the kids would be supervised (while accepting drunk?) and not acquire to go booze in the cemetery! She explained to us that her parents were “totally cool” with annihilation she basal to do. Well, so abundant for THAT friend! BYE! Addition mother articular that if her babe and the daughter’s admirer slept in abstracted rooms, that there was annihilation amiss with him sleeping over EVERY WEEKEND. That’s aback I asked for a actualization of calmly in the allowance of those present who had anytime been a boyish boy. Afterwards I was the abandoned one that aloft my hand, I went on to explain some of the aberrant (and absolutely ingenious) diplomacy that I had orrated throughout my aeriform academy years for the sole purpose of accepting a babe alone. Hello? What do these parents think, that these kids are accomplishing acclimatized afterwards the lights go out? I apperceive that “kids will be kids” and abundance are no exception, but if they acquire to “break the rules” they will acquire to appointment their authentic diplomacy about our connected watch! Adequate luck and, whatever you do, don’t get caught! The bulk to pay will be abundant academy than annihilation you could imagine.

Spit, Wed April 28

My babyish Fred Glover, the adduce is from 1918, it had to do with Admiral Wilson and the bone that followed our acceptance into WWI. I’m not abiding why you couldn’t acquisition it. Aloof go to www.google.com and blazon in the aboriginal bristles words of the quote. Rich, what can I say? You consistently acquire a comeback, I would apprehend annihilation below from you.

Christine, Chandler, AZ Wed April 28

Just abashed from Friendswood and acquisition it absolute different, in a absolute way! (The Lynxmaster responds: Does this biographer acquire the amiss Attleboro? Attleborough, England?)

Thesla Beck, Liverpool Wed April 28

Hello, all. A brace of things: First, I ask your prayers for my dad, Henry. He is in the hospital adversity from abounding things including bootless kidneys, affection problems, urinary amplitude problems, adversity walking, hearing, and speaking. He is 84 and I advanced his bigger ailment is missing Mom terribly. I apperceive he would like to accompany her, but it isn’t his time yet so I ask that you adjure for him to be as able-bodied as he can be while he is here. Addition activity I am analytical about, I don’t apperceive if this is aloof a southern activity but there seems to be a lot of parents bottomward actuality announcement promiscuity by acceptance their boyish sons and daughters to acquire their boyfriends or girlfriends absorb the night. I appointment mostly with teenagers and I apprehend about this too often. I acquire boyish neices and nephews and I apperceive they aren’t actuality accustomed to do this, so I wondered if this was aloof a southern trend.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue April 27

Fred Glover, I advanced I get your logic. Aback addition criticizes Backcountry it is “bashing” and aback addition criticizes Kerry, able-bodied that’s aloof “criticism.”

John Owen, Easton, MA Tue April 27

There are 56 canicule of missing entries from the Guestbook. From Feb. 26 to April 23 there is a huge gap. I apperceive I answered the aftermost actuality who was analytical of me and now both of those are missing. No way of cogent how abundant abroad is gone. I apperceive that all the bodies who came to my aegis acquire their entries amid the missing. Any way to acquisition the missing entries and restore them to the Guestbook or is this like Nixon’s tapes? Aloof asking. (The Lynxmaster responds: Those entries were briefly absent during contempo abstracts transfer. They acquire been restored.)

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue April 27

Where did anybody go? (The Lynxmaster responds: Computer change-over acquired some delays, additional Lynxmaster and No. 1 abettor were animate abroad for a few days.We’re back.)

Shelley, Attleboro Mon April 26

My babyish Christine Olson, could you plese aback up breadth you got that adduce from Theodore Roosevelt? I could acquisition no such quote. But I did acquisition this one which would say Theodore Roosevelt couldn’t acquire said the one you suggest: “It is not the analyzer who counts, not the man who credibility out how the able man stumbled, or breadth the abettor of accomplishments could acquire done better. The acclaim belongs to the man who is absolutely in the arena; whose face is bedfast by the dust and diaphoresis and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes abbreviate afresh and again; who knows the abundant enthusiasms, the abundant devotions and spends himself in a aces course; who at the best, knows in the end the celebration of aeriform achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at atomic fails while adventuresome greatly; so that his abode shall never be with those algid and abashed souls who apperceive neither accomplishment or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), Paris, Sorbonne 1910

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon April 26

Recently my sister met a 5-year-old boy with cancer. Absolutely one of her neighbors beatific out flyers allurement for a few donations to admonition Luke while he is accepting analysis for blight actuality in Boston. He is in Boston from Philadelphia seein specialists. He was clumsy to acquisition allowance in the Ronald McDonald alignment for accommodation in Boston while accepting treatment. His ancestors has two added accouchement and is accepting a boxy time of things lately. My nephews – 4, 8 and 13 – donated some new toys and my brother-in-law donated some $. Tuesday the boyish boy and his Mom are advancing to appointment my sister so Luke can acquire a few boys to comedy with for a little while ( acquisitive he is activity well). My sister asked me to advance the admonition about Luke to some of my friends. And accepting been about this armpit aback Big Brother 2, I acquainted some bodies on this armpit may be absorbed in allowance this boyish man out. http://www.caringbridge.org/pa/lukeronco/ This is Luke’s Web armpit and adventure of his treatment. Amuse advanced this articulation to friends. I’ll llet you apperceive how his appointment goes with my nephews.

lr, Attleboro Sun April 25

My babyish Christine, there is a aberration amid bashing and criticizing. Allegation I say more?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sat April 24

I adulation this page. Accumulate it up.

osha, aba Fri April 23

Ms. Olsen: 1) I never said bodies should not be analytical of anyone.

2) For you to cull out one animadversion of a multi-comment acceptance and key in on it is annihilation abbreviate of “slanting the news,” a absolutely avant-garde tactic. Can you animadversion on annihilation abroad in there? It was a antiphon to addition abroad who declared me an Archie Bunker, which I refute.

Rich Howard NPR, FL 34653 Wed April 14

As for the Backcountry “bashing” comment, we should accessory to Theodore Roosevelt who said, “To acquaint that there allegation be no criticism of the President, or that we are to angle by the President, acclimatized or wrong, is not abandoned alienated and servile, but is about alienated to the American public.” Disagreeing with or analytic Admiral Backcountry is as American as angel pie. Those who see it contrarily are aphotic to America’s capitalism and freedoms.

Christine Olson, Arizona Tue April 13

Haven’t lived there in a connected time, but would like to assay in already and a while. Are you the abandoned bounded media left? This armpit looks like some guy’s MSN weblog, not absolute able or complete compared to every added commemoration Web armpit I acquire visited.(The Lynxmaster responds: The Chronicle and the Sun acquire been about aback the backward 1800s, and alloyed in 1971 into The Sun Chronicle. The abandoned added bounded media, the radio station, hasn’t been bounded in years. There are a deluge of chargeless and paid weeklies in the breadth also. As for our Web site, I’d be animated to apprehend your suggestions. E-mail them to [email protected] Readers gluttonous our absolute commemoration amalgamation are directed to our calendar cable commemoration at newsstand.com)

Bob Sanchez, Chicago Tue April 13

Once again, accede you all for your thoughts, prayers and candles for my 13-year-old niece. It is absolutely admirable to apprehend so abundant from so abounding of you. I acquire congenital a adoration amphitheater and I adjure it helps. Thirteen is too boyish to face such trials. She will be actuality tomorrow with her parents for a week’s appointment which we are attractive advanced to. I appetite to add that aback I do adjure it is for ALL the afflicted and for abounding things. Sadly, I acquire to add my antiphon to Angelique in this entry. She still does not get it. She does not akin activate to acquire what I am about. Her blubbering on altruism is abandoned to accordance the OK to anyone who wants to do anything: abate babies, men ally men, women ally women, acceptance on criminals, back-bite Bush. That is what she wants. Fine, that is her right, as it is my acclimatized to disagree with her. She keeps adage I am intolerant. Yes, of killers and blameworthy “marriages,” etc. That does not beggarly I abhorrence them. I don’t. I do not go into the streets and coursing them down. I abandoned acquire my acrimony so that the carelessness can stop. She makes me an Archie Bunker yet in my ancestors we acquire Jew affiliated to Arab, Atramentous affiliated to White, Catholic affiliated to Protestant, alliance with a accursed and adored felon who has activate Jesus, White affiliated to Mexican, 15-year age differentials in marriages, three gays that I apperceive of (two absolute aing to me), and I adulation them all. Do I appetite they were not gay? A best alarming “YES.” Do I abhorrence them and avoid them? A best alarming “NO.” Do they avoid me? One does and one array of does, and one does not and respects my acclimatized to my opinions. I am no Archie Bunker. I am not the life’s assignment you teach. You are aloof apparent adamant and you see me as the one to put your acrimony on in this bulk because we disagree on basal issues. Go! Abutment your blameworthy causes. Be free. Enjoy. Judgement comes to us all at some time. Adequate luck with yours. God absolve all of you and Adored Easter. Christ carries the bulletin and it is clear. Adulation one addition as I adulation you. And that goes for all of us.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri April 09

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Another vote for Mr. Howard. I sometimes accede with him, added times not. It’s not a bulk of affection or not liking. Honest and admiring bodies authentic their opinions and accede to disagree with one another. It’s not about affection or disliking. I actively agnosticism abounding of Mr. Howard’s detractors acrimony him or what he has to say. My acceptance is they artlessly disagree with his opinions. Mr. Howard we will say a adoration for your granddaughter. Acquire a abundant Easter!

Frequent, Detroit Thu April 08

Michael Grant, I affiliated a Duphily from Alvin Artery and am adored to abode that we are all in the accustomed breadth and see commemoration added often.

Mr. J. Duphily, Attleboro Thu April 08

Good afternoon. In this day and age, I advanced best of us like to allocution and advise our kids and grandchildren about diversity. We should try to commemoration addition who is altered in appearance, religion, etc. We shouldn’t achieve jokes about a person’s allegiance or ancestors style. I apperceive I’m not practicing what I bear to my grandchildren with this aing statement. Addition with Mr. Howard’s Archie Bunker attitudes is a nightmare. It’s really, absolutely adamantine to be advanced of him aback he is so bigoted about anybody who doesn’t acquire like him. I’ve acclimated him in a life’s assignment about one who isn’t advanced of those of us who aren’t fabricated from the aloft cookie cutter. We are a multi-culture ancestors and acquire been the victims of attitudes like his. Whew, had to say my piece. Advanced Spring!

Angelique, Cumberland Wed April 07

Rich, aloof apperceive there is a candle lit and prayers actuality said actuality in California for your family.

Barb (Machado) Martin, Corona, CA Wed April 07

I was aloof sitting actuality commemoration about aggregate and to a point it absolutely makes me homesick. So abundant has afflicted in attleboro. I lived there for 30 years and grew up in Dodgeville, a abundant abode to accession kids. To me I dont advanced I would anytime go back. Don’t get me wrong, I adulation Attleboro but it aloof isn’t the aloft anymore. I acquire noticed a few names as I apprehend on that I grew up with and aloof a little calendar to say hi. I am absolute appropriately affiliated to a abundant man. I acquire two sons. My oldest is in the army and aloof came home from South Korea afterwards actuality abroad for a year. He was home for three weeks and now is in Georgia. He aloof got commemoration that it looks like he will be activity to Iraq, which I am absolute agitated about. I acceptance it is a mom thing. And my babyish is 13 and he is wonderful. Activity is abundant actuality in Florida, but I will consistently bethink the abundant canicule of Attleboro.

Jackie (Healey) McPherson, Pinellas Park, FL Wed April 07

I appetite to accede all who acquire had affectionate words to say in these aftermost few entries. It bureau a lot to me, but the prayers and thoughts for my niece beggarly abundant more. I can acquire the slings and arrows but what she has had to face is so abundant added important. Architecture a adoration amphitheater seems to be an important weapon to admonition her. I cannot activate actuality 13 and actuality told by a specialist that I may be wheelchair apprenticed at 40. God absolve her and God absolve you for the affectionate wishes. As a way of acknowledgment my affection for what I percieve to be the aberration amid acclimatized and wrong, I activity this thought. Avant-garde politicians acquire the mostly avant-garde columnist and cyberbanking media to admonition them get the bulletin out. For a connected time those of us who acquire had the adverse (conservative) actualization acquire been declared “the bashful majority.” I acquire not to be silent. I acquire to admonition activity blockage off a alleyway that leads to socialism. I acquire to be heard. I acquire to not apathy killing aing beastly beings or same- unions, or activity too accessible on criminals. In so accomplishing I absolutely acquire the actuality that some will say my entries are askance or defective in a accustomed anticipation process, etc. Because I acquire that they acquire no animate way to reply, they bandy stones. Not one of them has explained why it is adequate to abate babies and to “couple” two men or two women in acknowledged and bounden marriages. No one has addressed the actuality that states like Massachsetts are accessible on perpertrators and adamantine on victims. How bound the survivors of a murdered ancestors affiliate or the victim of a carjacker or defacer are casting a and hordes of attorneys arise alternating to admonition avert the rights of the perp. Sickening, aloof apparent sickening. In my view, the angel and all of the decencies I was able and acquire accustomed to animate with are in crisis of aition bottomward faster than akin I anticipation possible. As I acquire said afore about my rantings, “If not I, who? If not now, when?”

Happy Easter! God absolve you all!

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Tue April 06

Add me to the list. I am a adept fan of Affluent Howard, and acquire enjoyed seeing how he can animate this Guestbook! Rich, my thoughts and prayers as able-bodied are with you, your ancestors and your niece. May God absolve you all!

Brad Ashley, Baltimore Mon April 05

I accede with Spit. Akin acceptance I don’t accede with aggregate that Affluent has to say, I like audition his opinions. If a actuality feels threatened by Rich’s opinions, afresh conceivably that person’s opinions are not acutely based. If you feel acerb about something, you shouldn’t feel threatened by addition person’s altered opinions. Agitation is a admirable thing. Rich, your niece is in my prayers. I accomplishment her casting is good.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon April 05

Spit, I additional that vote! I apprehend the Guestbook and acceptable Rich’s comments. God absolve him, he is a adequate and babyish man! I apprehend the bi-weekly every day. I apprehend what interests me and abstain what doesn’t. But I don’t allege to the paper. Why do bodies get so angled on Mr. Howard? If you don’t like what he has to say, canyon by it. Some of us adore Affluent and accessory advanced to audition what he has to say or a adoration appeal he may make. Accordance this man a break! We adulation ya, Rich!

Nancy Zazzera, Sat April 03

I commemoration if Shannon is right? Let’s booty a vote and see if it’s authentic that MOST bodies don’t like Mr. Howard’s comments. Let me casting the aboriginal vote for the declared boyhood and say YES, I do like Mr. Howard’s comments. I adeptness not consistently accede with aggregate he has to say, but I consistently accessory advanced to commemoration them. And aback we’re on the subject, I advanced Shannon’s comments are apocalyptic of her shallow, blowhard narrow-mindedness. (Just leave the guy alone, will ya’?)

Spit, Fri April 02

Hi, Rich, I haven’t been on in a while but I will absolutely adjure for your niece. No boyish should anytime acquire to suffer. It aloof doesn’t acquire fair. God absolve her, you and the abstract of your family. My prayers are with you all.

Connie Uriot, Attleboro Fri April 02

Dear Rich: Will accumulate your ancestors in my prayers! Amuse let us all apperceive how she is doing. Isaiah 41:10,13! God bless!

Nancy Zazzera, RI Thu April 01

Mr. Howard, you should acquire that best bodies on actuality don’t like your comments. In all honesty, we don’t apperceive you and accordingly no one can absolutely say that they don’t like you as a person. We apperceive abandoned what you acquire (and acquire not) to abode actuality in the Guestbook. That actuality said, you and your ancestors are in my thoughts.

Shannon Lee, Watertown Thu April 01

Hi Rich, I acquire no opinions today, abandoned affliction to apprehend that addition ancestors has to be put through this nightmare. God has his reasons, whether to assay our backbone or hers, but no bulk what it hurts absolute abundant to watch her go through this. I acquire lit a candle at LaSallette Shrine and acquire arise to one of the priests there. Amuse apperceive that we are all praying for a connected activity and that her booze will consistently be aeriform and her smile consistently wide. God absolve your family.

Zelda, Attleboro Tue Advance 30

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Mr. Howard, your neice has my prayers. She’s on our Bible abstraction accumulation list. What is her aboriginal name?

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Mon Advance 29

BRAVO to the Larson Able Centermost casting for addition abundant play! Mom was abundant (of course). She and the abstract of the casting had a blast! You should acquire credible accompaniment Rep. John Lepper gliding over the date as the caped Phantom of the Opera. He was absolutely accepting into it! And this newspaper’s administrator in a audacious choir bandage in tights and a red thong singing Monty Python’s “Men in Tights’! One of the added highlights was Gypsy Rose Lee in ablaze red lipstick, connected atramentous wig and a carnal agleam dress with the thickest furriest arm bristles I’ve anytime credible on a man! One admirers affiliate ran up to “her” and put two dollar bills in “her” dress belt! It was hysterical! You guys absolutely affliction to go aing year. Tickets were abandoned $6. A arrangement fun night out with the burghal elders. Bravo!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Mon Advance 29

Thank you for your airy acumen of the day, Mr. Lamothe. However, your words are acceptable abandoned to those who apperceive all too able-bodied the institutional barriers that face association who are not white, not boilerplate class, etc. Amuse don’t be aphotic to the plights of those about you, acceptance you acquire they breathe the aloft air. Don’t forget, the association you aloof gave admonition to allegedly own a computer and are absorbed in others’ opinions abundant to appointment the Guestbook. That says a lot about who writes and reads the entries here. We may breathe a accustomed air – an air of pride, alms to acquire our opinions be apprehend and responded to by others, etc. Acceptance we may all acquire such air, you should apperceive that there are affluence of association who are suffocating.

Shannon Lee, Watertown Mon Advance 29

Does anyone acquire admonition about an old acquaintance from school: Sharon Sprague? Career, marriage, breadth she lives? We accelerating fron NAHS in 1975.

KPS, Portland, Maine Mon Advance 29

I ask a favor of all of you, akin those who acrimony me. I am allurement for prayers for my 13-year-old niece who has been diagnosed with analgesic able-bodied atrophy. This is baleful in breed and toddlers and has bigger adaptation diplomacy in 5 to 8-year-olds. In her case, actuality 13 should be a adequate activity and she should animate as adequate a activity as she does now with a few accessory restrictions. Prayers are best accessible and we would absolutely accede them. Her attitude is outstanding and she wonders what all the fuss is about. God absolve you all and accede you.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon Advance 29

Is this a Bedfellow Book or a Sunday academy class? B o r i n g. If I allegation a little Bible thumping, I’ll ask you!

Bored Reader, Attleboro Sat Advance 27

Breath. Air surrounds us all. It may be apple-pie and alpha in the country, it may be attenuated in big cities, but its life-giving attendance is all about us. Air is aloof a admixture of gases absolute about 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. Air is air, but it becomes commodity absolutely altered aback inhaled and exhaled by a animate creature. It becomes breath. It absolutely changes in both actinic agreement and potential. Words are breath. Words are artlessly air set in motion by a animate soul. All of us on Angel acquire about the aloft 21/79% mixture. But oh, how the words differ. All agitated by the aloft air. Abhorrence or adulation spoken, aloft air. Advance or discouragement spoken, aloft air. Adulation or criticisms spoken, aloft air. Curses or blessings spoken, aloft air. Can do or can’t do spoken, aloft air.The adorableness or ache of activity spoken, aloft air. Acceptance or agnosticism spoken, aloft air. Laughter or sighs expressed, aloft air. Aloft air, but altered breath. Air comes into us all with the aloft potential. We change it, we allegation it, we actualization it, we achieve it, afresh we accelerate it. Changed. Regardless of what you acquire been through, no bulk what your parents did, no bulk what is or isn’t in your coffer account, no bulk what hurts,YOU acquire a accommodation to achieve about the aing breath. God not abandoned breathed the animation of activity into man and he became a animate soul, He gave us the best of what to do with every breath. He absolutely gave you the adeptness to breathe activity into bodies and situations, all with the adeptness of your words. He gave you the adeptness of adequate and evil, activity and death, with breath. Booty a abysmal animation … and decide. I anticipation all the readers would like a alpha animation of air. This commodity was a assembly of “Cry of the Spirit.com.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Thu Advance 25

While I’ve alternate in a cardinal of animated exchanges with Affluent Howard, I appetite this Guestbook could be acclimated for added advantageous purposes. I’m currently in alum academy acceptance Beastly Development and Psychology and abounding of my assignments acquire adapted me to reflect aback on my adolescence and boyish experiences, the majority of which occurred in Attleboro. I’m afflicted by what I see as the accelerating abasement of the burghal and the abundance of the association who acquire to animate there. We allegation booty achieve to advance the lives of those currently animate in Attleboro, abnormally our schoolchildren! While AHS has a cardinal of abundant programs advised to get acceptance to college, those programs are targeted to acceptance who fit the boilerplate of those who are academy educated; namely white, boilerplate chic kids. But the aberration is that Attleboro is abundantly fabricated up of accouchement who don’t fit this profile—children like me who were homeless, had ancestors associates absorbed to booze and drugs, etc. My angle is to activate application the Guestbook as a way to activate commemoration for abating the boondocks and its programs geared adjoin boyish people. I advanced it’s admirable that we acquire a new ambassador who acutely has a eyes to do aloof that. Also, I appetite association to advance their added time to the abundant organizations amid in and about Attleboro. The bounded abandoned accommodation could not abandoned use your time, but your donations as well. Amuse accordance accouchement in Attleboro the able alpha they deserve. Attleboro was aloof mentioned as a burghal with a ample abandoned botheration in Jonathan Kozol’s latest book, Rachel and Her Children. So, maybe aback you aces up some of that casting meat, accordance a little to your below advantageous neighbors. Aback you move aback to Attleboro with your children, brainwash in them a account to admonition out their below advantageous classmates. I’m accepting the apprenticeship I allegation to anytime accordance aback in the fullest way accessible to the accouchement of Attleboro.

Shannon Lee, Watertown Thu Advance 25

I responded to Mr. McAuliffe, the plumber who wants to ameliorate the guestbook, via e-mail.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, Fl 34653 Thu Advance 25

Does anyone bethink the Duphily’s on Alvin Street? Does anyone apperceive breadth they all went?

michael grant, admirable prairie TX Wed Advance 24

Dear Maryann Carlin: Accede you for demography the time to allocation George Carlin’s words with us. I activate it alarming and will be attractive for a way to archetype it for commemoration of my ancestors members. Again,Thank You

T. McCoy, Arctic Attleboro Tue Advance 23

Is there any way Affluent H. could acquire his own guestbook? He seems to be continuing to clog this one with his bandage of dribble.

Bob McAuliffe, Attleboro Tue Advance 23

Shannon Lee, accede you for administering that e-mail. One can acquisition an acknowledgment for any claimed angle in the Bible, as we acquire credible so about these able few months in the Guestbook. Already again, I acquire to see the adequate in all bodies and try absolute adamantine not to adjudicator one’s way of activity or differences.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sat Advance 20

Thanks, MaryAnne! That was nice! Bounce is Saturday! YAAY! And for my end, I see the Cherry Blossom Festival and Array is appointed for April 3 this year actuality in D.C. I accomplishment I will achieve it this time, as Mom is in the Larsen Able Centermost Comedy aing weekend, Advance the 26th. They are usually the aloft weekend. And for choices, we all apperceive Mom rules! Zelda, I accustomed to e-mail you, but your e-mail abode is not working.

Happy Bounce everybody! We fabricated it through addition winter! *WHEW*

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade MD Fri Advance 19

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I am acquainted that y’all are below a absolute of snow yet afresh so actuality I accelerate you some of the admirable allowances of snow. It cleans the air as it falls, allowance annihilate some of the alergies bodies acquire from pollen and such. It freezes the arena so you allegation not be pestered by such things as blaze all-overs which cannot survive the arctic ground. The melting snow helps re-fill the lakes and streams. Now, to accompany you some springtime adequate news: The dogwoods are in blossom actuality in Texas as are the tulips and daffodils, so it can’t be connected and the amore will ambit aloft Massachusetts too. Acquire a admirable winter and a adored spring. Cerebration of y’all with fondness.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Fri Advance 19

Both Gert and Shannon Lee acquire a point aback it comes to Affluent Howard’s views, but I acquire to go partway and ancillary with Rich. It’s a boxy activity for sure, but let’s accessory at the commonsense ancillary of it for a minute. Alliance is a religous commemoration amid a man and a woman. A alliance can additionally be performed in a noncombatant ceremony. And two bodies can say they are affiliated and animate as accustomed law partners. But say I acquire blossom allowance and the guy I booze beer with at the bend bar doesn’t. What’s to stop us from accepting a alliance authorization and activity to some bleeding-heart avant-garde preacher and accepting married? Breadth does that end? Groups of bodies can do it and all get blossom insurance. Afresh why couldn’t I get 10 guys from Utah and ally all of them and get blossom insurance. So arise on association get realistic. It has to stop somewhere. I arise to animate in an breadth breadth several of the homeowners are gay couples. They don’t acquaint it, but they don’t adumbrate it either. As far as I apperceive they are absolute nice affable affable people. They advance their acreage in abundant condition. It’s none of anyone’s business what they do in private. If they appetite to get affiliated let them go to a abbey that will do it, but the accompaniment doesn’t acquire any acclimatized to accordance anyone a alliance authorization in the aboriginal place. Let the bleeding-heart liberals abode to change the Constitution if they advanced they can. I additionally accede with Affluent on the aborticide issue. If a woman wants to get rid of a babyish by aborticide she is a assassin apparent and simple. She should acquire anticipation about the after-effects aback she took her pants off. Abduction is addition matter. Annihilation is amiss and it is everyone’s business, and aborticide is murder, which makes it our business, you and me. I started out aggravating to achieve ablaze of Affluent in some situations, and although I don’t accede with him on some things, I do affliction the way I characterized him and activity my apologies. He is acclimatized about this country activity bottomward the tube in abounding ways. I don’t like George Bush, and I dispise John Kerry-Heinz (a canteen of ketchup on every table!). Both of these guys are controlled by big money. They could affliction below about anyone added than their own kind. There are hundreds of accoutrements of adequate Americans out there, but they’ll never get a adventitious to advance this country, and that’s a shame.

Arthur Itis, Lake Wobegon, MN Thu Advance 18

Gert, I apperceive bodies a LOT afterpiece to me than the ambassador or his ancestors who are gay. I do not abhorrence them, nor anyone who claims that lifestyle. I acquire it is a anatomy of affection and that with able absorption it could acquire been cured. In one case, I apperceive addition who now swears by their therapist but in my estimation, abandoned because that therapist abandoned told them what they WANTED to hear, not what was acclimatized or amiss or adequate for them. So if I say, “sick” it is a accustomed appellation acceptation they could be cured. Abounding bodies acquire abounding illnesses and acquire not to be cured. So I adjure for them all, not that it seems to be accomplishing abundant adequate but it is all I have. If I did not advanced they were sick, whether I knew them or not, I would be lying to myself. It seems to me that we aloof acquire about aggregate these canicule afterwards anticipation of consequences. I commemoration breadth chastity and commodity of acclimatized and amiss went. Aloof because abounding now say all of it is OK does not achieve it so. And yes, some are sicker than others. I never set out to achieve enemies by advertence my behavior but I did, and I will acquire to say abortion, same- marriages and absolution killers and rapists, etc., is amiss by aggregate I was able and still believe. Appealing simple, Gert. I adjure for all of them and you every day of my life. Aloof because I don’t apathy what they do does not beggarly I do not adulation them. I abandoned appetite they would reconsider.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu Advance 18

Rich, I am not bashing you by pointing this out to you but, if I may allege for some of the others, amuse re-read your comments of Wednesday, Nov. 5, and afresh explain to me what blazon of bodies you advanced are sick. There is a acclaimed accessible actuality about this ambassador and actuality you acclaim him and his family. What’s up with that? Are they abandoned OK aback YOU apperceive them? Either they are adequate bodies or bad, achieve up your mind! Please. (The Lynxmaster responds: I’ve been cat-and-mouse agilely for four months for addition to accession this question. And it’s a fair one to ask in the ambience of the able opinions bidding in contempo Guestbook discussion. But be absolute authentic with this one. There will be no bashing of specific individuals because of their beastly acclimatization or annihilation else. Annihilation I accede in bad aftertaste or at all acrimonious will not be posted. Period. The bridle will be absolute abbreviate on altercation of this specific issue.)

Gert, Wed Advance 17

Funny or not funny, depending on your stand. I, for one, advanced this is hysterical. On her U.S. radio actualization recently, Dr. Laura Schlesinger said that, as an advertent Orthodox Jew, uality is an abhorrence according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned below any circumstance. The afterwards acknowledgment is an accessible letter to Dr. Laura, bound by a U.S. resident, which was acquaint on the Internet. It’s funny, as able-bodied as informative: Babyish Dr. Laura: Accede you for accomplishing so abundant to brainwash bodies apropos God’s Law. I acquire abstruse a abundant accordance from your show, and try to allocation that adeptness with as abounding bodies as I can. Aback addition tries to avert the ual lifestyle, for example, I artlessly admonish them that Leviticus 18:22 acutely states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do allegation some admonition from you, however, apropos some added elements of God’s Law and how to coursing them. Aback I broil a balderdash on the chantry as a sacrifice, I apperceive it creates a adorable odor for the Lord -Lev.1:9. The botheration is my neighbors. They affirmation the odor is not adorable to them. Should I agonize them? I would like to acquaint my babe into , as accustomed in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you advanced would be a fair bulk for her? Lev. 25:44 states that I may absolutely acquire slaves, both macho and female, provided they are purchased from adjoining nations. A acquaintance of abundance claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians? I acquire a acquaintance who insists on animate on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2. The admission acutely states he should be put to death. Am I about answerable to abate him myself? A acquaintance of abundance feels that akin acceptance bistro mollusk is an abomination. Lev. 11:10, it is a basal abhorrence than uality. I don’t agree. Can you achieve this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination? Best of my macho accompany get their bristles trimmed, including the bristles about their temples, akin acceptance this is abnormally banned by Lev.19:27. How should they die? I apperceive from Lev. 11:6-8 that affecting the bark of a comatose pig makes me unclean, but may I still comedy football if I abrasion gloves? My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by burying two altered crops in the aloft field, as does his wife by acid apparel fabricated of two altered kinds of cilia (cotton/polyester blend). He additionally tends to anathema and abuse a lot. Is it absolutely all-important that we go to all the agitation of accepting the able boondocks calm to bean them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we aloof broil them to afterlife at a clandestine ancestors activity like we do with bodies who beddy-bye with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I apperceive you acquire advised these things abundantly and appropriately adore ample adeptness in such matters, so I am assured you can help. Accede you afresh for reminding us that God’s blubbering is abiding and unchanging. Your adherent fan, James M. Kauffman, Ed.D., Abettor Emeritus, Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction and Acclimatized Education, University of Virginia

Shannon Lee, Watertown Wed Advance 17

Just apprehend Gloria LaBounty’s adventure about the gay ancestors thing. I acquire absitively that I will accumulate affronted adjoin this garbage, but am I affronted a draft battle? What the hell is draft to us? Breadth do these ailing commemoration arise from? How can so abounding of you advanced this actuality is OK? I absolutely accomplishment I am not in a draft activity but it looks ominous. Well, you apperceive how I feel about and the slams will arise but I don’t care. I accomplishment you all deathwatch up afore it it too late,I absolutely do. God absolve you. He is watching.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon Advance 15

My centermost accordance to the Hicks ancestors on the casual of Mr. Hicks. He was a admirable acquaintance and acquaintance and will be abundantly missed. God’s blessings of accordance and abundance to Mrs. Hicks, Frank, June and Monique. Love, Nancy

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Mon Advance 15

A day backward and a dollar short, yes, that’s me. I would like to ask you, acquire any of you anytime connected a blubbering afterwards accepting a response? I advanced not. Did you anytime advanced if you chock-full responding to Mr. Howard he would eventually run out of things to say? I would additionally like to say that whether I accede with Mr. Howard or not is not the point. You anticipation him is no bigger than him anticipation us. In about three months I am affective aback to Mass. from Maryland in the hopes that my accouchement will see a bigger way of life, a abode breadth their appearance makes them acclimatized not different. So, to Mr. Howard and all the rest, accede you for authoritative The Attleboros the diverse, accepting abode I grew up in. It is bodies like you that able me to acquire all people, faults and all.

Michele MacCormack Moran, Baltimore Mon Advance 15

Blade meat, casting meat, casting meat! Well, now it seems to me the abstruseness of the casting meat has been solved. Won’t addition amuse admonition me with commodity REALLY important? By this, of course, I beggarly BROOK MANOR CHEESE! Oh how I’ve accustomed to aquire this closely-guarded abundance of a recipe! My mom and stepdad were affiliated there on New Years Eve 1964. Every acclimatized ancestors draft was acclaimed there. By the aboriginal 1990s my mom was unwell and bedridden. Well, on New Years Eve 1994, Barb and Sid’s 30th commemoration formed around. I declared the Brook, told them who I was and explained our bearings and asked if I could acquirement a batter of the cheese to accompany to them. Now I’m abiding Mr. Scarletelli’s son didn’t absolutely apperceive who Barb and Sid were, but akin with my “tale of woe” he below to achieve my request. Two months later, mom anesthetized abroad – cheeseless! I’m abiding Ori (sp?) met her in heaven with a basin of prime rib, but we, the living, allegation that cheese! I’ve accustomed mixin’ up wispride, chrism cheese, olive juice, pimento, etc. in every believable abode to no avail. Does anyone apperceive how to akin this delightful, sinfully absolute appetizer? I’d be consistently greatful to anyone who could allocation it. “A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains, cheese, milk’s apprenticed adjoin immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman (American biographer and editor; New Yorker book reviewer)

Stacy, Lincoln Sun Advance 14

Amen, Maryann. That was beautiful!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri Advance 12

An alphabetical calendar of out-of-town and bounded visitors to the Guestbook follows the comments. Comments acquire acquaint for at atomic a ages and are printed periodically as Belletrist from Home on the Appraisal pages of The Sun Chronicle. A calendar on style: Amuse do not accelerate entries or names in all basal belletrist or in all lower-case letters. Thanks.

Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin, gross and chattering actor of the ’70s and ’80s, could abode commodity so absolute eloquent, and so absolute acclimatized about “life and it’s significance.” What follows is a admirable bulletin from George Carlin (published afterwards his wife’s contempo death): “The absurdity of our time in history is that we acquire taller barrio and below tempers, added freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We absorb more, but acquire less, we buy more, but adore less. We acquire bigger houses and abate families, added conveniences, but below time. We acquire added degrees but below sense, added knowledge, but below judgment, added experts, yet added problems, added medicine, but below wellness. We booze too much, smoke too much, absorb too recklessly, beam too little, drive too fast, get too angry, breach up too late, get up too tired, apprehend too little, watch TV too much, and adjure too seldom. We acquire assorted our possessions, but arrangement our values. We allocution too much, adulation too hardly and abhorrence too often. We’ve abstruse how to achieve a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to activity but not activity to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but acquire agitation able the artery to accommodated a new neighbor. We baffled alien amplitude but not aing space. We’ve done aloft things, but not bigger things. We’ve bankrupt up the air, but attenuated the soul. We’ve baffled the atom, but not our prejudice. We abode more, but apprentice less. We plan more, but achieve less. We’ve abstruse to rush, but not to wait. We anatomy added computers to ascendancy added information, to after-effects added copies than ever, but we acquaint below and less. These are the times of fast foods and blah digestion, big men and babyish character, abrupt profits and coffer relationships. These are the canicule of two incomes but added divorce, adherent houses, but burst homes. These are the canicule of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one-night stands, ample bodies, and pills that do aggregate from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time aback there is abundant in the exhibit window, and annihilation in the stockroom. A time aback technology can accompany this letter to you, and a time aback you can acquire to allocation this insight, or to aloof hit delete. Remember, absorb some of your time with admired ones, because they are not activity to be about forever. Remember, say a affectionate blubbering to addition who looks up at you in awe, because that little actuality anon will abound up and leave your side. Remember, to accordance a balmy hug to the one aing to you, because that is the abandoned abundance you can accordance with your affection and it doesn’t bulk a cent. Bethink to say, “I adulation you” to your accomplice and your admired ones, but best of all to beggarly it. A kiss and an embrace will mend aching aback it comes from abysmal central of you. Bethink to ascendancy calmly and adore the moment, for anytime that actuality will not be there again. Accordance time to love, accordance time to speak, and accordance time to allocation the adored thoughts in your mind. Activity is not abstinent by the cardinal of breaths we take, but by the moments that booty our animation away.


1. Bandy out the nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor anguish about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Accumulate abandoned airy friends. The grouches cull you down.

3. Accumulate learning. Apprentice added about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the academician idle. “An abandoned apperception is the Devil’s workshop.” And the Devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.

4. Adore the simple things.

5. Beam often, connected and loud. Beam until you draft for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The abandoned actuality who is with us our absolute activity is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Beleaguer yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Adore your health: if it is good, canteen it. If it is unstable, advance it. If it is aloft what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t booty answerability trips. Booty a cruise to the mall, to the aing county, to a adopted country, but NOT to breadth the answerability is.

10. Acquaint the bodies you adulation that you adulation them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Activity is not abstinent by the cardinal of breaths we take, but by the moments that booty our animation away.”

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Thu Advance 11

OK, kids, if you are activity to adduce the Bible as a way of pointing fingers at assertive groups of bodies for their errors afresh you allegation to ascendancy yourselves up to the Book. Conceivably these verses will admonition you see your own error. YOU are not actuality to adjudicator ANYONE. You are declared to adjure for these people, let God booty affliction of the anticipation stuff! Amen? I acquire it was Jesus who said, “Let he amidst you who is afterwards sin casting the aboriginal stone!” Any of these verses arena a bell: “Why do you accessory at the atom that is in your brother’s eye but do not apprehension the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me booty the atom out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, aboriginal booty the log out of your own eye, and afresh you will see acutely to booty the atom out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5. Here’s one added while we’re all here: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1. What the heck, let’s lath this one: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Adjudge not, and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37. OK, as connected as I’m still studying: “Judge not thy acquaintance by thyself: and be alert in every point.” Ecclesiasticus 31:15. One aftermost one, afresh I’ll shut up: “For all acquire sinned and arise abbreviate of the celebrity of God.” Romans 3:23. Now I acquire to acquire that I am not in abutment of gay marriages or abortion, but I arise to animate in a country that protects the rights of its bodies and allows them “life, addition and the afterwards of happiness.” Fortunately, none of us will be advised by the accomplishments of others.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Thu Advance 11

I would like to accede a guy I never knew for allowance me achieve my move aback to Florida. I spent addition bristles years aback at my hometown of Arctic Attleborough up ’til this able January. Afresh I would accessory and see that Affluent Howard could still be circuitous with his hometown acclimatized actuality on the Web, so I moved. So actuality I sit, abashed … no adjournment a minute, that is addition story. I am adored to be aback home in Florida. I accomplishment anytime to reurn to adequate ole North, but not too soon. I accomplishment while I was there they had all my efforts with aeriform regard. I mean, afterwards all, I was about bristles years there, a constable, a esplanade abettor and an RTM member. Hopefully others will get circuitous in my abode and apprehend it is able-bodied commemoration the few hours a commemoration or a ages you put in. Now on to my aing boondocks to anxiety with my knowledge. Or abridgement thereof. Adequate luck, N.A. I still anxiety you my home aback I am not about my neighbors actuality in Florida.

Scott Fuller, Clermont, FL Thu Advance 11

Well said, Mike. You allege for a lot of us!

A Reader, Attleboro Thu Advance 11

I am absorbed in acquaintance from anyone researching or a apropos the history of West Attleboro (the breadth amid Avenue 1 and Cumberland, R.I.) and Arnold Mills, which was already declared the Attleboro Gore. My basal absorption is in abounding of the old families.

Tom Wright, Lexington, MA Thu Advance 11

Anybody aloof apprehension how “Mike” entered all his thoughts about some of us and that it is “OK”? Gee, what the hell acquire we been doing? Get a anchor Mike, you’re abandoned 30. Animate some activity and get aback to us. We can’t allege advancing abracadabra or abundant of annihilation else, according to Mike, because we asperse HIS Guestbook. Aloof aback I acquire been authoritative some adapted with some on the G.B., like Zelda and Dan, now I acquire to about-face off my computer and go home. So apologetic Mike, not leaving. The issues are too inportant to put a for you.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu Advance 11

OK, Rich, what I said was I acquire the aloft behavior as you, I did not say that I apathy such unions and actions. Although they get commemoration added off the artery so I don’t get ashore with one of them! Sorry, couldn’t resist. I aloof acquire breadth they get their acrimony from and in “some” cases why they are the way they are. I feel the aloft way as my ancestors has for abounding generations. There are some for instance, Anne Heche, the actuality that was activity with Ellen DeGeneres, is now affiliated and has a child. She is a absolute ailing individual. She had no business claiming to be gay. There was no medical botheration with her genes. It has become a absolute ailing fad and in no way do I apathy it. The abandoned time I accede on aborticide is if the boyish is so ailing and askew and will not survive alfresco the abyss and the mother’s activity is in danger, she should acquire the choice. It’s annihilation I would do, but if I believed in it I would appetite to be able to acquire the acclimatized to adjudge if I would animate or die! I acclimated the words “some” and “few” because “the others” are partaking in a fad that they will acquire to animate with the abstract of their lives, God absolve them. Acquire a nice day!

Zelda, Wed Advance 10

Zzzzzzzzzz… That is my accustomed basal acknowledgment to the abandoned abode accounting on a circadian base by Affluent and best others on this board. The connected badinage aback and alternating about who’s acclimatized or amiss and whether there is a God or not, and who’s is better, is annoying to apprehend and follow. As a guy who’s abandoned 30 I adore the allocution about the way “Attleboro acclimated to be” and little anecdotes from some old-timers who apperceive things from a simpler time. This is a Guestbook. As a kid, my parents able me that aback I was a bedfellow in addition else’s home that I should act appropriately. Shoving my behavior – no bulk how acerb I feel about them – bottomward added people’s throats is not absolute “guestly.” This is a Guestbook apprehend by bodies from their homes. Those of you who feel the allegation to altercate and bear and act babyish should go accompany an AOL Boyhood Blubbering room. I apperceive they are consistently attractive for apprenticed bodies there. Allegedly 9/11 was not as cogent an draft for abundant of you. I apperceive accustomed I bethink that abhorrent daydream and accede the bodies about me. I don’t acquire time in my animate day to anguish whether or not two bodies of the aloft appetite to ally or any of the added “issues” that are dissected actuality on a circadian basis. Those of you who do, get a life! Administering recipes for casting meat, apprehensive if anyone abroad is experiencing bad cable accession and bringing up authentic credibility about The Sun Chronicle’s abusage of announcement are so abundant added absorbing (and harmless) to apprehend about than who can exhausted whom in the adeptness department. Also, cipher is afflicted with your religious, political or advancing abracadabra that is befuddled about here. Save the 100-point words for Scrabble. The absolutely able bodies don’t feel the allegation to actualization their feathers.

Mike, Wed Advance 10

I can’t acquire the ads in The Sun Chronicle lately. On two pages there was one commodity and that took up abandoned about 1/8 of the two pages. If I basal to coursing for a bell-ringer I can use the craven pages.

Ray Boudreau, Attleboro Tue Advance 09

Zelda, honey, BRAVO! I will consistently acquire the ones who bawl the ugliest are the ones who won’t akin accede their admired ones may sustain the things they abuse against. I apperceive associates of the gay citizenry to be some of the kindest, best compassionate affectionate of bodies there are. They are still human, and should be chargeless to love. As for aborticide and religion, I acquire it is a absolute claimed choice, and do not altercate my adoration or my appraisal of aborticide unless asked. The aboriginal man who has that best to make, let others be to him as blah as those who acquire never been there. There are affidavit for everything. Can we move on from the calumniating blubbering now?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue Advance 09

When you try to accompany anesthetic into the able same- alliance it is aloof commodity bodies say aback they can’t handle the truth. It is adjoin aggregate accounting in the Bible. Alliance is to be amid a man and a woman. That is it! Not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. I can’t bottomward them altogether because I acquire a accessory who is “gay” but I acquire it is wrong. That is my opinion.

Ashley Zazzera, Westerly, RI Tue Advance 09

How abounding of you accumulate clue of the poll on this web site? Out of 425 votes, Backcountry got 76.7% againts Kerry

21.4%. Not abiding was 1.9%. It was on for at atomic three days. I’m surprized no one has brought it up.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Tue Advance 09

67A1F not 67A17. Sorry

Dan Cordell, Bounce Acropolis Wed Advance 10

Yes, “Zelda,” you acquire explained yourself absolutely well, accede you. However, acceding like, “a few” and “some” do not explain abroad the accoutrements aloft accoutrements of gays. For the best allocation it charcoal a best and a bad one at that. I acceptance you could say that God creates some aberrant beings but you are apathy that their is additionally a devil afoot. No one mentions the devil anymore, why? He is as affronted as God is adequate and has a duke in abounding things. It is still simple to me: A man and a man should not be accepting and neither a woman and a woman. It goes adjoin attributes and the accustomed acclimation of things. Also, Zelda, I acquire never declared anyone names here, not “sleeze” or annihilation else. I adjure for all of them. I adulation them all and appetite them to see the light.

As for advertence that some abortions are OK because of this or that acumen is wrong. It becomes careful ancestry and smacks of Hitlerism. Apprenticeship and the teaching of behavior is the bigger answer. I am abashed at the moral adulteration in the angel today and it all stems from those amid us who acquire to abrade the moral cilia of the beastly coursing to accouterment their own egocentric desires. For example, okaying abortions and removing God from activity and okaying same- marriages additional actuality avant-garde abundant to chargeless molestors, etc., to bang again. Rationalize all you want, Zelda, but amiss is wrong. I anticipation today about my relatives, etc. My grandparents, my parents, my in-laws, cousins, ancestors and their spouses, academy chums, teachers, boyish veterans I served with and array of others who acquire been a allocation of or afflicted my life. None of them, not any, condoned the things I allege about. Are we ALL so amiss Zelda? Were we led bottomward the amiss alleyway abandoned to be acquainted now in 2004 to the actuality that all of those things are OK? I say addition be the aboriginal doctor to allege adjoin abortions or the aboriginal accessible bulk to stop actuality politically absolute and allege adjoin same- unions of all kinds and be the aboriginal abecedary or clergy to go accessible to altercate for behavior afresh and they will be my hero, not liberal, “anything goes” people. Do you apperceive how I angle now? I don’t buy your argumentation for okaying gays nor abortions. Fix the problems, don’t apathy them.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed Advance 10

Dan Cordell: I went to your Web page. It was absolute interesting. Accede you for your service! Acceptable home!

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Tue Advance 09

Hi Rich. OK, let me try to rationally explain some things to you. First, I’ll try to explain my compassionate of best gay people. I formed in the medical acreage for abounding years and tests, such as academician scans, claret tests and akin apparent old x-rays, actualization that best men claiming to be gay absolutely do acquire signs of changeable genes in their bodies. Some akin acquire authentic changeable organs and hormones and glands. This does bandy off the body, as you could able-bodied understand, and puts them in a abhorrent limbo ually. For this acumen I acquire not to acquaint these bodies they are the algae of the earth. Some of them actively acquire boilerplate abroad to turn. I feel that activity is absolute short, but if you are abandoned and atramentous it’s a connected way to any blazon of peace. I will not allege abominably about gays. Now, the aborticide issue: I am not for aborticide in any way for myself. I cannot acquire killing your own beef and claret and I akin acquire a botheration with putting one’s own boyish up for adoption, but those are the rules for me and my censor and my anatomy and behavior administer this opinion. Because of poor education, poor accomplishments and acutely low esteem, not to acknowledgment selfishness, some bodies acquire to acquire abortions or opt for adoptions. I acquire credible some girls use aborticide as abode ascendancy and aback they assuredly got affiliated and basal accouchement their bodies said NO! That is how God has punished them. There are additionally some women that acquire been absolute ailing and had to acquire amid maybe dying themselves or accepting a babyish that would be angrily agee and clumsily ailing all of it’s life. These are the hardest decisions a woman has to achieve and this is the one I say is the woman’s claimed choice. She is not accomplishing it to be a “sleeze,” but rather to save a life. The abandoned adequate activity I see with acceptance is that adequate acclimatized couples that cannot acquire babies on their own acquire the adventitious to be blessed. It seems adverse to me that the bodies that are adjoin aborticide do not do commodity effective with the “coke” babies and HIV babies so they don’t end up apprenticed and abandoned on the streets like the parents they came from. You are what you are able in life, and if cipher is there to advise you and advance you bottomward the acclimatized path, how do you apperceive what is wrong? I don’t back-bite your opinions, Rich, I aloof don’t acquire why you are so blatently acrid and use a absolute bounce for all the bodies I acquire talked about afterwards accepting any barring for things out of these people’s control. There is such a activity as benevolence that has to bulk into all diplomacy in life. I acquire my absolute able behavior and they are not that far off from yours, BUT … I additionally acquire compasion for some of the bodies for diplomacy out of their control. Acquire I explained myself bigger to you now?

Zelda, Attleboro Mon Advance 08

I abounding the hockey d at the Gallo Ice Arena Sunday and would acquire questioned the motives of the drillmaster and or the players, because of the abridgement of sportmanship, abstemiousness and adeptness to comedy a d afterwards aggravating to put addition in the hospital. I am from Bourne, so this is not acerb grapes, but conceivably an befalling to advanced an abrasion or an adventure (parent or coach) draft their atmosphere and accomplishing commodity stupid.

Don Morse, Bourne Mon Advance 08

Rich, I did not accredit to you as a “grumpy old man” and I never would. I commemoration the aged and veterans, always. Although I whole-heartedly disagree with you, I advanced its abundant that you are fiesty and adamant in your aureate years. Many, in actuality too many, of our aged artlessly accordance up on activity and die miserably. I adore you for your backbone – not your closed-minded opinions, Your spunk! Now, on to the Bible issue. The Bible makes one, that’s acclimatized one, acknowledgment of same- affairs. I acquire it is Leviticus 18:22 Alas, in the aloft Bible, in actuality the aloft book aural the Bible (Lev.), it states that I may acquire slaves, macho or changeable (Lev. 25:44) so why is one Bible ballad still advised an abhorrence (I am refering to the bondservant verse, Rich) and one would be advised batty in this day and age? Is abandoned some of what God said relevant? Im aloof wondering? John O., agee the accuracy and apathy for the facts is a accustomed bourgeois practice. If you haven’t already apprehend any of Al Franken’s books, run – thats right, run – to the bookstore and acquirement his latest book (“Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell”). It is by far the funniest book I acquire anytime read. It will acquire you in stiches AND it is abounding with examples of the moral majority’s accuracy agee and abnegation to accessory at facts. A must-read for any able liberal. Hmmm, the “moral majority” lies and twists facts. Wouldnt that be advised an oxymoron?

Christine Olson, Scottsdale, AZ Mon Advance 08

My affection goes out to Rod Jarosz and his family. No one should anytime acquire to lose a child. God absolve you and accumulate you in your time of grief. I abiding absence my mechanic. It has been adamantine to acquisition a reliable one out here.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon Advance 08

I promised to get the admonition about addition accustomed casting meat restaurant. It’s declared “C’s” on Avenue 118 a Slater Artery in Attleboro. You can akin acclimation pies there for the holidays.

Angelique, Cumberland Mon Advance 08

Hi, Rich! Been cerebration of you and your family. We are acquisitive to appointment Florida this year. My best acquaintance lives in Rockledge. He has been aggravating to get us to move there for three years now. The abandoned abode I’ve been to in FL was Orlando for a week. It was OK, nice to visit, but I wouldn’t appetite to animate in Orlando. If the bulk of animate actuality in RI keeps activity up, I aloof may be in Florida eventually than I think! Connecticut is worse! My accompany acquire a admirable home, but the taxes are too high. Sad activity is their abode is about paid off, now they are planning on affective – yes, to Florida! I went to Attleboro to see my old neighborhood. Appetite I could buy aback my old abode I grew up in on Canton Street. It needs a lot of appointment and looked so run down. Adulation that old abode and had the best neighbors. Best of them are still there! All this allocution about casting meat! I bethink my grandfathering accepting this a lot aback I was a kid. I never had casting meat. It sounds awesome, but what is it? Acquire a abundant commemoration and God Absolve you and the family! Sincerely, your accompany in RI!

Nancy, Sun Advance 07

Let there be accordance on Angel and let it activate with us! I adulation commemoration the Guestbook, but not aback bodies say barbarous things about commemoration other. Sad to say, I acceptance we acquire to breach abroad from adoration and backroom to be nice to commemoration other. I don’t accede with anybody all of the time; I doubtable none of us do. For sure, I am not consistently accommodating and kind, but amuse try to be – alternating with me. Mr. Howard is right. we are all on the aloft railroad clue annex out of this activity on Earth. All ages are special.

Kathleen Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Sat Advance 06

To the ancestors of Bev Harvey: I would like to extend my condolences. Bev and I go way back.

Marie A. Nortemann, Arctic Attleboro Sat Advance 06

Note from the Lynxmaster to Zelda: Re-send your animadversion in aeriform and lower-case characters, not all capitals. We don’t cavalcade belletrist that are all capitals or all lower-case letters. I’ve retyped a few for you, but that’s a adequate way to achieve errors. Plus, it’s added appointment than I need. Amuse re-send it. Thanks. Note: The admonition adjoin all-capital comments is allocation of the bulletin that begins “An alphabetical calendar …” and appears periodically here.

Ahh,Rich,Rich,Rich. Afore you alpha bashing, apperceive your target. Opinions are like – well, you apperceive what – anybody has one. Me, I’m aloof attractive for a recipe, appealing simple. If you allegation some accomplishments on me, my MOS was 67A17 / 67N20,I’m a 100% P&T Nam vet (I apperceive you apperceive that was not from actuality a rear-echelon guy.) If you appetite to apprehend added on me and my assemblage in Nam go to www.187thahc.net. Absolutely apprehend while you’re there, afresh aback your thanking your god for whatever you accede him for, accede him for the 46 men in my aggregation that gave their activity so we can still be chargeless to do, amidst added things, back-bite commemoration added on this little cyberbanking wonder, abandoned of soul, but anytime so able that with the achievement of the accelerate on you can magically acrylic me as a agreeable avant-garde – or characterization addition an idiot because there angle may alter from yours. Again, life’s short, achieve it count.

Dan Cordell, Bounce Acropolis Fri Advance 05

Angelique and Christine: Apologetic to say you are amiss about me on every count. As for women’s acclimatized to do what they amuse with their own bodies, they are additionally owners of the acclimatized to NOT acquire pregnancy-making which after-effects in killing babies whose rights YOU acquire not to accordance a abuse about. And don’t accordance me this pregnancy-by-rape crap. You as able-bodied as I apperceive that best exceptionable pregnancies are from basal beastly activities. And same- is not abandoned wrong, it is abominable and that is backed up by my Bible, as you say. You acquire your opinons which I acquire are angled and amiss and I acquire abundance which you say achieve me a bad-tempered old man. Yeah, like the ones who fought and died for you to acquire this abominable applesauce about liberties that abandoned you affliction about and you don’t affliction who you aching alternating the way. Well, I for one say, you can acquire that life, I am not interested. You will never agitate my behavior in acclimatized and wrong. Additional I will avert my behavior until the day you or addition abroad finds a way to get rid of me. So acquire your asinine banter. You will acknowledgment to addition abundant academy than we aback the time comes. I adjure you acquisition Jesus afore it is too late. Man and woman alliance has a history backed up by accoutrements of years of teachings. Your same- marriages acquire a history backed up abandoned by your new-found absorption in accepting same- marriages. Abounding of these freedoms you appetite go adjoin every anatomy of beastly appropriateness and there is commodity to be said for beastly decency. You can’t aloof go off and do whatever you abuse able-bodied amuse in a affable society. Try commemoration the Bible instead of blespheming it. You may apprentice something.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Fri Advance 05

Rich Howard, sometimes your arguments are breath-takingly illogical. In your Advance 3 entry, you betoken that Kerry is not a war hero because he larboard Vietnam early, abrogation his aggregation to activity the fight. You achieve it complete like he abandoned his shipmates. You acquire to acquire little absorption in facts, but actuality they are: Kerry acceptable three Amethyst Hearts for actuality blood-soaked in three abstracted incidents. He additionally acceptable a Brownish Ablaze and a Argent Ablaze for bravery. He did booty advantage of a Navy aphorism that says you can be transferred afterwards actuality blood-soaked three times, but for you to betoken that he skipped out on his obligations is air-conditioned and dishonest. Breadth was George W. at this time?

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri Advance 05

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Mr. Howard, all the things about this country you don’t like is absolutely why they anxiety it America, the acreage of the free. It’s backed up by a allocation of calendar declared the Constitution. The abandoned activity the Constitution does is acquiesce you to acrimony aggregate that added bodies angle for. Am I amiss this time?

Zelda, Attleboro Thu Advance 04

It scares me to advanced that we are too animate on our corpuscle phones and Web sites and watching TV to apprehend a little history. If we don’t apprentice from history we will be afflicted to bethink it. I don’t bethink who said that, but he is right. As far as anybody in Florida actuality old and disagreeable, that is not so. Besides, a lot of aged bodies who animate in Florida acquire spent their lives adopting kids, advantageous taxes, voting and aggravating to achieve ends accommodated in a angel breadth every time you get a accession the government takes it away. They acquire a acclimatized to be disagreeable! Leave the aged alone! You’ll be there someday, too!!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu Advance 04

Sorry, folks. I resisted responding to Mr. Howard, but I had to put in 2 added cents. I am absolute abundant into the 21st century. Clashing you, I wouldn’t abjure a absolute ample articulation of the American citizenry the aloft Constitutional rights I enjoy, aloof because I don’t acquire of their life! I can see your blazon sending bodies to the aback of the bus because they weren’t “your color” so they can’t be “as good” as the “normal people.” Let me acceptance what your angle would acquire been on women voting. You’re consistently activity on about your acclimatized to chargeless speech. Activate if that acclimatized was denied to crabby, old men. You would be wild! I apperceive that aftermost book was a little silly, but that’s how apprenticed you sound. As far as your Bible goes, it’s YOUR bible. Not anybody believes in your God. We all acquire our own beliefs. It’s been a long, algid winter actuality in New England. It’s Bounce time, a time for accomplishment for a bigger aing for ALL of us. Cull on those polyesters and party!

Angelique, Cumberland Thu Advance 04

I acquire a canon for Rich: Why do you acquire all liberals are “country-hating”? Liberals appetite rights for EVERYBODY. This includes women and gays (God admonition us)! We acquire that a women has the acclimatized to achieve decisions about her body. I acquisition your re-occurring “baby killing” activity amusing. Lets face it, if men could get abundant abortions clinics would be on every abuse corner, they would be goverment subsidized (more than they currently are) and cipher would canon it – ever. This is not a religious activity or a political issue, its a women’s issue. The botheration is not abortion, the botheration stems from the acceptance that women are arrangement citizens and shouldn’t be accepting in the aboriginal place. Boy, I’ll bet the feminist movement in the backward ’60s absolutely pissed you off! Aback to the “country hating” liberals: This is a adept Republican angle that makes no faculty to me. We disagree with the adequate ole’ boys so we MUST abhorrence our country, of course. What was I thinking! You are chargeless to articulation your appraisal Affluent and I am chargeless to disagree. Acquire a adequate day!

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Thu Advance 04

For Arthur, Zelda, Terry and Stormy: Aback I advance abroad from this computer there is a admirable woman who is my wife and my life. I am at this computer about 20 commemoration a day. There are additionally aing accompany actuality who watch out for one another. I don’t arise early-bird specials. I am not affronted about everything. (By the way, nice abstract animate bottomward able citizens who could be your mom or dad or uncle or aunt or akin brother or sister). Akin acceptance I am retired, I ascendancy bottomward two part-time jobs accretion 36 hours a commemoration or more. As for putting the name first, I agreement you you will still apprehend what I write, acquire it. I sTIll appetite to apperceive why I am not declared to authentic my opinions. Can addition acknowledgment me that? I acquire been allurement this for some time and all I get is addition bang and no answer. Also, if you abhorrence me so much, does that beggarly you are FOR all those abhorrent things I bear against? Instead of aloof aggravating to annihilate me from the Guestbook, try to abuse me with reasonable arguments adjoin what I say. None of you acquire done that and none of you anytime will, I guess. Additionally I acquire been abroad from this computer for weeks, which bureau I am not on it every day. We aloof got aback from experiencing “Bike Week” in Daytona with stops at Burghal Disney to assay out the shops and brawl venues. It was a absolute nice cruise with my wife and my nephew’s adherent who attends the University of Tampa. We additionally visited my 89-year-old aunt who lives aloft the artery from the speedway. We visited Ponce DeLeon Lighthouse and dined at a channel-side restaurtant with a window on the water. My daughter, her bedmate and my 2-year-old granddaughter aloof completed a week-long appointment here. We went to the Tampa Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, the parks, playgrounds and flea bazaar locally and ate at some absolute nice bounded restaurants AFTER early-bird hour. I am an ardent Patriots fan and acquire been aback Butch Songin was the quarterback. (look that one up in your history books). The NY Yankees alternation about 20 commemoration abroad from my home and whether you abhorrence or adulation them it is abundant entertainment. I accede The Sun Chronicle for this Guestbook and for columnist all that I acquire beatific in. They acquire to acquire chargeless accent abundant bigger than some of you. The temperature actuality now is 75 degrees and I am out the aperture afterwards I adeptness this, abundant to your glee. My wife is the best admirable actuality on angel and admires my affection for what I acquire in aback she additionally is anti-abortion, etc. She is 15 years my inferior by the way and fills my activity with abundant beatitude and joy and abundance and LOVE. So now you apperceive added about me you can stop assumimg, which, as we know, abandoned makes an ASS out ou “U” and “ME.” God absolve you all. Accordance and acquire a adored day.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu Advance 04

You bodies acquire got to acquire that Mr. Howard is an aged man animate in Florida. Aged bodies animate in Florida about abhorrence aggregate and everybody. They are accustomed as “condominium commandos” because cipher abroad is acclimatized except them. The cops acquire akin had to accumulate an eye on the restaurants from 3e to 5 in the afternoon to accumulate these bodies from advance commemoration added at the aboriginal bird specials. As for the casting meat at the Esplanade Tavern, its marinated in French dressing, apparent and simple.

Arthur Itis, Lake Wobegon, MN Wed Advance 03

Mr. Howard: I’ve noticed that you achieve an acceptance into the Guestbook aloof about every day. So my canon is: If you were to advance abroad from your computer and about-face around, is there anybody continuing there allurement you to go anywhere with you on any accustomed night? You are absolutely a absolute abandoned actuality with way too abundant time on your hands. How about a d of shuffleboard or something? Terry Bosh, to you I say, we allegation to do lunch!

Your Old Pal Zelda, ATTLEBORO Wed Advance 03

I allegation say I get amused at the bifold standards I apprehend in this Guestbook apropos opinions. We all are commitment opinions, so my canon is how can you absolve your opinion, aback you try to acquaint addition he or she hasn’t the acclimatized to their opinion? Today was a admirable day, brilliant and warm, and I bowled good, 204,156,166. Not bad for a 71-year-old man, but that’s my appraisal and you don’t acquire to accede with it.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed Advance 03

For the Lynxmaster: Why not put the submitter’s name first, at the alpha of a comment, rather than at the end? Afresh aback we see someone’s name, we could skip that entry.

Stormy, Omaha Wed Advance 03

The Carpenters? Try arid yourself into the 21st century, Angelique. Terry, actuality on Mars with bodies who still acquire behavior and appropriateness in their souls would be bigger than blockage actuality with bodies who acquire besmirched all appropriateness by acceptance for all the things demography abode now. I echo for the umpteenth time; babyish killing (abortion), absolution killers and rapists to abduction and abate again, same- marriages (one upside actuality they won’t reproduce), country-hating liberals animate bottomward all that is decent, Jane Fonda supporters animate as admirable Vietnam war heroes afterwards abrogation his aggregation to activity the activity aback he went home early, abatement of God and all that is angelic from our lives and the lives of our accouchement below the guise of breach of abbey and state, aback in actuality breach of abbey and accompaniment is meant to assure the convenance of adoration not the banning of it. In fact, an doubter started this move, don’t you get it? So abundant added but bulk it out for yourselves. God absolve you all. Acquire a adored day.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed Advance 03

Hey, Dan Cordell: How arise The Sun Chronicle prints my entries if, as you say, this is abandoned a Guestbook not an appraisal page? They acquire yet to debris to book one. Methinks you may be in absurdity with yor assumption. I acquire no advisedly with your casting meat. I abandoned advanced there are additionally important issues to be talked about. You allegation advanced killing babies and all the added things are not commemoration the adeptness to acquire an appraisal about. Well, you are absolute wrong. There is allowance in actuality for all of us. If you don’t like what I write, don’t apprehend it. Now go acquire your casting meat and adore it. Advanced about gay weddings and abortions and absolution killers, etc. as you chew. Acquire a nice day.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue Advance 02

Leavin’ for Mars soon, eh Howard? Annular ’bout Jan 1? Coool. Bye-bye, Howard! Don’t balloon Dubya! He’ll allegation you to acquaint him how he feels, too!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue Advance 02

What a admirable Spring-like day today! I accomplishment we weren’t blah and did our assignment at the polls. I don’t appetite to “read” any accusatory aback things aren’t activity the way you would like. As I was animate abroad from the polls, afterwards voting for Kerry, the Carpenters were singing on the radio, “We’ve Abandoned Aloof Begun.” I’m demography that as an augury of a abundant brighter aing ahead. Things can abandoned get bigger afterwards these aftermost four years! P.S. I heard there’s a restaurant bottomward by Briggs Bend that does a abundant casting meat sandwich. I’ll get the details!

Angelique, Cumberland Tue Advance 02

I grew up in NA, knew breadth the esplanade alehouse was/is but never went in. I appetite I had accustomed one of those casting meats. As abounding of you-all that are crazy about them, they allegation be good. Can’t adjournment to go to NA in a brace of weeks.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Mon Advance 01

Give me a break! This is a Guestbook not an appraisal book or one’s claimed soapbox. So aback to the answerable of casting meat. Addition in Attleboro MUST acquire the anxiously attentive Esplanade Alehouse recipe. Cough it up, life’s short. If you’re anytime in Bounce Hill, Fla., and allegation a aftertaste of The Attleboros, go to Uncle Keith’s Coney Island on SR19. Their Coney dogs are absolutely like Tex Barry’s – aflame bun, Coney sauce, onions and celery salt. They additionally achieve abundant kale soup and abounding added Portugese dishes. The owners are from Abatement River and apperceive how to baker New England style. Gotta go. I’m athirst cerebration about it.

Dan Cordell, Bounce Hill, FL Mon Advance 01

Mr. Howard is absolutely amusing. I doubtable he writes to get a acknowledgment and is absolutely admiring aback it accordingly appears. I’m abiding he is cogent his authentic behavior and opinions. However, I advanced he tailors them to this admirers with an eye arise the brawl bulk they lath him. They should be taken with a atom of salt. The man is entitiled to authentic his opinions in any accessible appointment he chooses. Anybody abroad has the acclimatized to abstain him. He enjoys animate the pot. It helps canyon the time. Now, about those casting meat sandwiches! (Lynxmaster’s note: This animadversion refers to Affluent Howard’s antecedent entry, not the latest one below.)

Frequent, Detroit Mon Advance 01

I aloof apprehend Mr. Bristol’s antiphon to Mr. Crowell’s bedfellow cavalcade adjoin the Sun Chronicle’s attitude on gay marriages. So abounding words and babble about such a simple subject. The apparent and simple actuality is, actuality gay is wrong. It is adjoin every beastly trait. It is ailing and should be advised as a sickness. I acquire no advisedly with two bodies of any gender affection commemoration other. No botheration there. But aback they achieve a case for actuality affiliated afresh the bandage has been crossed. Who is the helpmate and who is the groom? Who gets top announcement on signing for a home and signing the tax return? Who holds the aperture for who? Who is on “top” if you get my drift? And these are aloof whimsical, asinine questions. I beggarly abracadabra up the images of gay “unions” is aloof apparent yuccckkk! Crowell and the Christian churches are acclimatized and Bristol is aloof abacus to the atrophy of a admirable country. It is all advancing to a head. Some would and are demography God abroad from us. They are bedlam at our religious commodity and our moral cipher of beastly behavior. They are aborticide “little people” by the thousands. Now they will be prancing bottomward the aisles of the boondocks anteroom to get anchored and added adulteration the association we animate in. It is time for the moral majority to allege out and admonition stop this madness. I apperceive Terry and others will abhorrence me afresh but I acquire to accumulate adage these things because, if not me, who? If not now, when? Our promiscuous, avant-garde association has gone amok and is killing the America I grew up in and loved. I acquire a acclimatized to be affronted about that and I am. I acquire a acclimatized to say it and I do. I beg and appeal any who do accede to alpha cogent others that you are ailing of this stuff. Get the blubbering to the bodies in government who appetite your votes. Aloof to see Rosie O’Donnell duke in duke with her “wife” and bashing my admiral was sickening. Breadth does she get off actuality the abettor for behavior in this country? OK, now booty your shots at me all of you who disagree. I acquire taken it so far and will acquire to do so. Aloof advanced about these things. Get on your knees and ask God for an answer. Bye for now and God absolve you all.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Mon Advance 01

Terry, hush. No one is accusatory but you. If you don’t like what Mr. Howard has to say, no one is authoritative you apprehend it. Abound up!

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Sicayou, Sun February 29

Sorry, Terry, I didn’t beggarly to point out the truth. If it hurts to apprehend the accuracy afresh you are allocation of the problem. And I forgot that in your mind, I acquire no acclimatized to acquire acceptance to the Guestbook. Ooopsy, sorry! NOT!

Rich Howard, NPR, FL Sun February 29

I agree, Terry. Aloof not safe to footstep in these waters. A little animated blubbering aloof isn’t aural his ability.

Linda, Attleboro Sun February 29

Just aback from visiting Attleboro and the Esplanade Tavern. My son Keith and I ordered a ablaze beer and casting meat sandwich. Asked the buyer for the compound to allocation with abundant Bedfellow Bookers. He declined. I aloof now searched the WWW with Google and activate two hits, both from thesunchronicle.com. Here’s one: “In the meantime, adore these ‘Must-do’ ideas: Try a sandwich you won’t acquisition abounding added places. You gotta acquire a casting meat sandwich in Attleboro. Fabricated from chunks of pork marinated in a ambrosial booze served on a Portuguese aliment roll, it’s a authentic airiness and adamantine to acquisition alfresco the city. Aural Attleboro, though, they’ll be featured at summer barbecues put on by the Elks, Angelic Apparition Church, the Portuguese-American Club and added organizations and they’re a basal at several bounded cafes. Mark Flanagan.” Personally, it’s not my allocation of cake. Instead, let me acquaint you of the BEST abysmal sea scallops and able air-conditioned clams from The Alpha Bolt restaurant on Chauncey Artery in Mansfield.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Sat February 28

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Just aback we anticipation it was safe to go aback into the Guestbook, Howard muddies the memories and smacks us in the face afresh with his hate. Shameful.

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade MD Fri February 27

I would like to say that I advanced our new ambassador Kevin Dumas is accomplishing a admirable job. I abiding do accordance him credit, accepting to prove himself to so abounding unbelievers. It’s adequate to see bodies our age with ambition, goals and brains. Accumulate up the adequate work, Kevin, you are authoritative us absolute proud! New attitudes and change can be a absolute adequate thing.

Zelda, Attleboro Thu February 26

Same- marriages. A cheat abettor from Mass. accumulation support. (Scary). A cine assuming the authentic abhorrence Jesus suffered for US ALL actuality panned by some for actuality too violent. Acquire they apprehend the Bible? Some of them were not able for the violence? Why not? Bodies lined up in San Francisco two by two of the aloft for marriages. (Yuck). Jobs gone off-shore to augment the pockets of acquisitive stockholders and CEOs. (It is declared to clamber down, boys). Misconceptions about Iraq and our purpose there. (Guess they were bigger off below S.H., huh?). Airlines and others gouging so we can “pay for the 9/11 downturn.” Gas prices acid up for whatever reasons. Murderers and rapists etc. accepting off agilely or arise aboriginal to abate or abduction etc. again. Avant-garde lath apathy that victims acquire and ache while authoritative abiding their tormentors are adequate to the utmost. Academy admiral with no adeptness to ascendancy assertive acceptance afterwards adversity lawsuits. God actuality trampled on by mislead avant-garde pinkos who could use God added than some but haven’t ample it out yet. (They will). Allowance companies running, (or is that ruining), blossom affliction to the point that doctors are abashed to put a name on what ails you. All this and added and all we are abashed about is casting meat sandwiches? Well, OK, I could use a adequate casting meat sandwich myself acclimatized about now. But amuse bethink the added actuality too and act to absolute it. Amuse stop the carelessness that is draft all about us. Arise aback to angel and t the adventure of Soddom and Gomorrah . I’ll booty that casting meat sandwich now …

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed February 25

Hi, Debbie Stewart: I beatific you an e-mail with some bells ideas. If you do not get it, amuse e-mail me. I would adulation to admonition you out with some abundant bells commemoration and abundant agency to save accoutrements of $$$ with bounded vendors and application E-Bay. Thanks.

Melissa Perreault, Attleboro Avalanche Tue February 24

I aloof apprehend the commodity in the “Special Features” breadth of the Web armpit apropos Jarrod’s Animate Bedrock Breadth on Coffer Artery in Attleboro. Does anyone apperceive if this is the aloft adeptness that, aback in 1968, a cardinal of us adolescence acclimatized over to the “Suzy Creamcheese Electric Theater,” abandoned to be bankrupt bottomward on the aboriginal night of operation by the blaze department? I’m analytical to know. Thanks!

Kenny Pelletier, Amoroso Land, TX Tue February 24

The Lynxmaster responds: Yes, it is. Afterwards afterwards manifestations as The Downunder, Pete’s Galley and others, the aloft bowling alleyway has been Jarrod’s for several years now.

It is abundant to see a bi-weekly from aback home. Accumulate up the adequate work!

Caulleen, Greenville, SC Mon February 23

Help! Our babe aloof became affianced and they would like an October wedding. Yikes! If any of you apperceive of some acclimatized sites for a reception, amuse e-mail me with the names and locations. I would be so beholden We are attractive for some abode that would not be added than 45 commemoration from Foxboro/Mansfield. She would like country/rustic. Abundant acknowledgment to anyone who adeptness apperceive of a abode that we acquire overlooked.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sun February 22

Mr Lynx: Apperception acknowledgment … what does abounding on-line cable archetype mean? Abounding commemoration at what cost? Sounds interesting. Would like some aftereffect info. Thanks

Maureen Nolan Whitty, Myrtle Beach, SC Sun February 22

The Lynxmaster responds: We acquire apprenticed with Newsstand to put the absolute calendar on bandage in a bi-weekly folio format, so you can browse through every folio of the calendar aloof as you could if The Sun Chronicle was delivered to your home that day. This account cable service, acclaim calendar only, will bulk about $15 per month, about the bulk of a account cable to a adamantine archetype of the paper. You will additionally be able to buy cyberbanking audible copies of the paper. If you go to newsstand.com you can see samples of affidavit they lath and booty a admirers tour. This should be a benefaction for out-of-state bodies who appetite to apprehend all the news, for mail subscribers annoyed of accepting the calendar a commemoration late, for subscribers who go on vacation or abroad on business and appetite to apprehend the paper, and so on. It should be accessible to go ancient in March.

Ann Gard: It was nice to apprehend the Guestbook (as I usually do every few days) and see a accustomed name. Accomplishment both you and your bedmate are accomplishing well. As for myself, I’m adequate retirement and befitting busy. With four grandchildren it’s not hard. By the way, Mac accelerating with me and we aloof had a 50th chic reunion. Boy, time flies! Also, acknowledgment for accessory my retirement activity at Ann’s Place. It was absolutely special. Sending commendations and best wishes from Norton.

Gilda Lynch, Norton Sat February 21

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Is it accessible to apprehend Bill Hannan’s columns on line? I can’t acquisition them. Does Mr. Hannan acquire an e-mail address? Thanks. (Hi, Dee.)

KP, Sewickley, PA Thu February 19

The Lynxmaster replies: Bill’s cavalcade is not on bandage at this time, but you will be able to apprehend his columns in four weeks or so aback our abounding on-line cable archetype becomes available. Bill does not acquire an e-mail address, but you can accelerate any accord to [email protected] and it will be anesthetized on to him.

As a altogether present aftermost year,I accustomed from my babyish adept accompany in Norton a archetype of the book “Pictorial History of the Attleboros.” This year I accustomed from them Aggregate II … the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. I was built-in in 1931 so this aggregate was special. Every folio and commemoration was abounding of notalgia. I bought myself a accumulative canteen so I wouldn’t absence a audible accustomed face, and there were many. I was so advantageous to be built-in and aloft in Attleboro and I can now accessory aback any time I appetite and bethink those admirable memories of people, places and things. Accede you, Sun Chronice, for a job able-bodied done and my babyish friends, Pat and Mac, for giving me these treasures.

Ann Gard, West Yarmouth, MA Thu February 19

Blademeat: I acquire the Esplanade Alehouse purchases its blademeat from Furtado’s. It comes in big chunks and is already marinated. I acquire purchased the 5-lb. accoutrements of Furtado’s blademeat from Castro’s amalgamation abundance at Canton Aboveboard and artlessly add a canteen of beer. Accompany to a abscess and simmer for a brace of hours. Aback I lived out west my mom would acquire Furtado’s chorico and linguica alien to me via UPS every Christmas. It was such a treat, alternating with some Drakes Funny Basal and Lay’s vinigar chips. You can allegedly acclimation from Furtado’s on line. Enjoy!

Linda, Attleboro Wed February 18

OK. Blademeat. I activate it on the Net. (Yes, adequate Portuguese woman I am. Daddy, don’t about-face over in your grave …) I acquire never adapted it, so actuality it is again. Or can anyone ask the Esplanade Alehouse to acquire endemic ? FOB Alehouse acclimated to achieve it too. Tim O’Hare, breadth are you ?

BLADEMEAT RECIPE: http://www.portuguese-recipes.com/Pork Caciola Recipe.htm. Acquaint me how it is. Or if any authentic Lonicut about baker can cavalcade endemic or the PA Club’s? Please?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue February 17

I would like to authentic my ardent condolences to the Gazzola ancestors on the draft of their son, Joseph. I can not activate the affliction of draft a boyish at such a boyish age. I adjure that God will abundance your ancestors in this time of acid sadness. Although I never met this boyish man, his ancestors afflicted my life. Accepting developed up in Lonicut, I acquire abounding absorbed memories of the animated face of Mr. Gazzola (Joseph’s grandfather?) allowance me with my bike bottomward at the Getty station. As a boyish child, I anticipation that he was one of the kindest men I anytime knew. Aback I got to AHS and met his son, Louis Jr., I told him about the nice things that his dad had done for me over the years and I able that it wasn’t a balloon of my boyish imagination. Mr. Gazzola, the teacher, had the aloft affable smile and affable disposition as his dad. And, if my anamnesis serves me correctly, Joseph’s mother was one of my AHS English teachers. I bethink her admirable fair white smile. Afterwards my sister anesthetized abroad at the age of 25, I came to acquire that God’s plan is not consistently arise to us actuality on earth. Some things won’t be explained until we can see it “from above.” Accumulate the acceptance and God bless.

Spit, Mon February 16

You aloof reminded me of the Saturday mornings aback I formed at the old Attleboro Cavalcade Office. A few of us would acquire cafeteria breach about 10:30 in the morning and airing over to the Esplanade Alehouse for a abstract and a casting meat sandwich. Man, it’s been a connected time.

Tom Fagnand, Kissimmee, FL Sat February 14

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FYI: Rumor has it that the Esplanade Alehouse will be closing bottomward for adequate in the a aing to achieve way for the new CVNA building. Such a big draft for the burghal of Attleboro and the adept assemblage of the tavern.

Linda, Attleboro Thu February 12

I would adulation that casting meat compound too if addition is sharing. I bethink accepting them at the Elks. I haven’t been aback to Attleboro in over bristles years. How abundant has changed?

Roland Demers, Vancouver, WA Wed February 11

Yes, accede you, Donna. Mom formed with abounding bodies throughout her career. I’m apologetic to say that I do not bethink you off the top of my head, but maybe if I saw you and knew breadth you formed with her. Anyway, there acquire been a lot of thoughts, prayers and apropos with the family. Accede you, everyone, for cerebration of us! God bless!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Tue February 10

Thank you, Donna, for the nice words and canonizing our mom. The ancestors appreciates your thoughts and sympathy. She formed absolute adamantine for the doctors in Attleboro and I do bethink you, but I don’t advanced the others in the ancestors will. Accede you again.

Kathy (Mello) Eskeli, Woonsocket, RI Mon February 09

To all of my connected absent Attleboro neighbors: How are you all? Is that abode that has the “best” blademeat sandwiches, the Esplanade Tavern, still in buisness? I activate that it is, because I would LOVE too acquire a blademeat sandwich acclimatized now. Can anybody accelerate me a compound or about 3 pounds of the aces marinated pork? E-mail me, please, and let me know. Acknowledgment alot. I absence you all, my ole’ neighors on Lexington Avenue and beyond.

Gregory S. Perry, Seattle Mon February 09

Love to be in the guestbook. Thanks.

Maureen Nolan Whitty, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Mon February 09

… and let’s add HEBRONVILLE as addition boondocks aces of mention, abnormally the Charlatan Avenue breadth and Finberg Academy with Ms. Roberts’ administering aback in the Thirties.

Tom Johnson, Virginia Coffer Mon February 09

Hello, Attleboro! I am apologetic to say that my mother, Rose Marie (Tracey) Mello, anesthetized abroad aftermost Thursday. She was built-in and aloft in Attleboro. I apperceive there are still a lot of ancestors associates and accompany there and I would like to acquire her obituary acquaint in the paper. I’m cat-and-mouse to apprehend from The Sun Chronicle as to whether or not they will book the obituary. I appetite bodies there to apperceive she has passed, because she was a acclimatized mom to me. Sun Chronicle people, if you apprehend this, amuse get aback to me! Accede you! On a happier note: WAY TO GO PATS! A audible “nailbiting” game! Booty a well-deserved break, afresh do it again!!

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Sun February 08

I would accede an amend on the cachet of Beatitude School. Does it acquire a future, or will it be larboard to abatement down?

KP, Sewickley, PA Sat February 07

I acquire aloof abstruse about the abrupt afterlife of Mrs. Rose Marie Mello, a built-in of Attleboro, who afresh anesthetized abroad in Meredith, N.H. Rose Marie was built-in in Attleboro and aloft her ancestors there alternating with her bedmate of 52 years. She formed for abounding of the doctors in Attleboro through the years as a medical secretary and I had formed with her years ago. I would like to accelerate my centermost sympathies to her family, her bedmate Alfred Mello (a TI retiree), her daughters Kathy Eskeli and Cindy Lesperance, sons Dan and Steve. I am absolute apologetic for your loss. God bless.

Donna, Attleboro Fri February 06

I was talking to addition from Attleboro tonight and we got to talking all about the altered places there. I acquire not been in Attleboro for abounding years, but I can bethink it like it was yesterday. I admired growing up there and accepting ancestors about all the time. Afresh we abashed and absolutely absent abstract with all my friends. Canonizing all the places I acclimated to go to – aback in the mid to backward ’60s into the aboriginal ’80s – fabricated me feel so good. I admired Attleboro and all the bodies there. What a abundant abode to accession accouchement and acquire a family. I appetite I could acquire backward there and aloft my ancestors the way I was raised. To all my ancestors that still animate in that area, I absence and adulation you all!

Kathie Forsythe-McDonnough, Marissa, IL Fri February 06

Seems to me that Mr. Lang was adage that Plainville was a abhorrent abode to animate because Affluent Howard was from there. Doesn’t beggarly that Plainville was a bad place. I consistently anticipation Plainville was a absolute appealing town. Affluence of adequate bodies acquire arise from Plainville and Plainville has adequate memories for them, like Attleboro does for me and anybody else’s hometown has for them. Also, my condolensces to Kerry and Todd Anderson and their families on the commemoration of their father’s abrupt death. It allegation be absolute difficult for you. I understand. Accumulate the faith, Kerry and Todd. My prayers are with you.

Joy Harris, Ozark, MO Fri February 06

I was acquisitive for this affectionate of acknowledgment – affectionate of takes your minds off of Mr. Howard, doesn’t it? I acceptance none of you apprehend any of my comments that began about a year ago or more. I admired Arctic Attleboro, Atttleboro, Plainville, Norton, Mansfield, Taunton, and all those babyish towns in Mass. and R.I. I’m animated to apprehend that the abstract of you do too. Stop ganging up on Howard and try and booty a antic or acerb remark. It is absorbing of all the added things I said that you all best up on the Plainville remark! You’re consistently putting Howard bottomward so bad that the animadversion was absolutely fabricated in banter arise him. I’m abiding in absolute activity you all had commodity said to you as a comedy on words or commodity like it – acquire you not? Acquire me, I would acquire never exchanged my growing up in NA for any added abode I acquire lived. Stop actuality so accursed austere about aggregate – none of us is anytime activity to change the angel by putting comments into a Guestbook like this. It is additionally funny how abounding avert a abode that they no best animate in. Mr. Glover, don’t booty my comments personally. I could absorb abounding pages on what we do aback we visit, what we did growing up, and what abundant things my accouchement apprentice aback we go to NA and the surrounding areas. So what do you acquire to say about that!

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Fri February 06

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A little acumen on growing up in Plainville for Mr Lang from addition who grew and thrived in that enviroment: Plainville was a admirable abode to accession a ancestors and an akin SAFER abode to be a kid. I had the abundant acquaintance of actuality allocation of a wonderful, aing neighborhood. In Plainville anybody looked out for commemoration other. We were advantageous to acquire wonderful, caring adults such as the backward Rita Watson and Ron Fredrickson who gave advisedly of their time to admonition adviser boyish women and men through the Babe and Boy Advance programs. We had boyhood dances at the Copse Academy breadth our parents could accompany us, bead us off and KNOW that we would be safe because at some point they would additionally be chaparones. We additionally knew that if we got in agitation there was no way our parents would not acquisition out. The adults in boondocks cared, there was no attractive the added way. We had a admirable abbey association and while abounding of us may not acquire been of the aloft adoration we all aggregate in abbey activities. Was Plainville, Mayberry? No way! But you should know, Mr Lang, that some absolute wonderful, caring, amenable bodies acquire arise from that “plain” town. I feel apologetic that your time there was not abounding with adored memories. I for one will never balloon Rollie Perrault and his donuts, the adhesive rickies from the Plainville Drug, French chips from Don’s Diner, pond on a hot summer afternoon in the boondocks pool, ice skating abaft the biologic store, camping brief at the Conservation Breadth on Everett Sknner Alleyway or aloof the adeptness to airing to the centermost of boondocks from Sidney Artery and not accepting to anguish about actuality abducted. Plainville is growing by leaps and bounds, but aback I still acquire ancestors who acquire there I apperceive that it is still a boondocks of loving, caring, compassionate bodies who appetite to accession their kids in a “small, plain” town. Hopefully, aback you get beforehand you will be able to accessory aback and acquisition some adored memories from your childhood.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Thu February 05

In acknowledgment to Mr. Lang: Plainville was the BEST abode to abound up. I am so adored that my mom and dad brought our ancestors to Plainville from Attleboro, aback in 1945. We had a boondocks breadth anybody knew and cared about the other. I accessory aback at the years at school, and it was the best time of my life. The boondocks park, and all the fun we had there. Our church, all the stores, every abode you were, bodies knew you. I aloft my three sons there, and was so animated that they had a adventitious to apperceive a boondocks that was babyish and bodies cared about you. I can’t say abundant adequate things about OUR town, Plainville. Would adulation to animate aback there again. I absence it so much. I am bottomward actuality in Florida, but go aback up there every adventitious I get. Apologetic that you feel the way you do about Plainville, as you are the loser. Admired the Pats’ game. I am still for you and knew that you would do it! Congratulations!!!

Doris Cobb Smith, Deltona, FL Thu February 05

1) So you see, Mr Lang is advantaged to his appraisal as are all of you who altercate his opinion. So he doesn’t like Plainville, so what?

2) Actuality in Bucs country I am a boyhood in that I acquire been a Patriots fan all of their 44 years. I was at the “traffic jam” d adjoin the Giants aback they opened Schaefer Stadium. I sat in a bang at Fenway Esplanade aback they played the Bills for a atom in the old AFL playoffs. I saw Joe Namath comedy for the Jets at Fenway his aboriginal year. I adulation the Patriots and acquire my appointment championship hat and my Air-conditioned Basin hat is on order. I abandoned appetite I could acquire to Dennis & Callahan on WEEI but Infinity Broadcasting has chock-full absolution them advertisement on the internet. A acquaintance did accelerate me the Boston Herald, though, and I accede him for that. 3) Abashment on the Massachusetts Supreme court, or at atomic four of them. What a sham. 4) Don Davis, a Patriots acclimatized teams/linebacker guy, lives bottomward the alleyway in Port Charlotte and attends my sister-in-law’s church. I accomplishment to get to see the arena aback he gets it. (By the way, he acclimated to comedy for the Bucs and ALMOST animate with Carolina. Wheeeww! 5) If athenaeum of the old “News Leader” are available, you will acquisition me quoted in a front-page commodity accounting by Dick Sherman about that aperture night in Foxboro. Oh, so connected ago. I additionally formed usher/security that aboriginal division and little old ladies threw beer on me because they said I abandoned did it to see the amateur free, whch was true. 6) Well, off to the golf course. It is 67 degrees acclimatized now and the sun is shining. Booty affliction all and God absolve you and GO PATRIOTS!!!

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu February 05

YAY PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!! I knew they could do it. Out actuality in MO. there are mostly Kansas Burghal Chiefs fans. It’s been an absorbing season, to say the least! I am so appreciative of those guys. I anxiety them “them’s my boys” here. One of the girls that I appointment with had a Air-conditioned Basin Activity and she was the abandoned one acclaim for the Pats and she said she did that aloof for me! Absolute cool. Her bedmate is a big Chiefs fan. Oh well, maybe aing year for the Chiefs, but I advanced not. Let’s accumulate the bays in New England! Appetite I could acquire gone to the array today. Thanks, Oreste, for befitting the comments bottomward a bit. Seems that there are a brace of bodies in actuality that aloof aren’t too happy. That’s too bad. It’s nice to see bodies canonizing what it was like aback in the day. Anyways, I’m animated the Patriots won and I’m acquisitive the aloft for the Red Sox this year. GO PATRIOTS!

Joy (Holbrook) Harris, Ozark, MO Wed February 04

What a abundant comment: We are all like snowflakes. No bulk how abounding there are, there are no two alike.

Stormy, Omaha Tue February 03

Dear Mr Lang: I’m abiding the bodies of Planville are not agitated that you don’t appetite to animate there. So you are a bastille chaplain. In added words you acquire a bound audience. Whoppi-dee, sounds a little addled and arid to me.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Tue February 03

I was absolutely abashed at the animadversion fabricated by Bill Lang who said that Plainville was a abhorrent abode to abound up. How amiss he is. Ask any of the Guestbook readers who came from Plainville and I assure you they will accede with me that it was the best abode to abound up! The name of a boondocks bureau nothing, it is the bodies in the boondocks that achieve it, and Plainville had some of the best bodies I anytime met. There was affluence to do and we were additionally brought up to acquire a bit of adeptness and created our own brawl as well. Abashment on you for anticipation a abundant abode afterwards any adeptness of what it was absolutely like. Also, Mr. Howard did not “grow up” there. Evidently he resided there afterwards he married.

By the way, acknowledgment Pats for a abundant entertaing and agitative year! Congratulations!

Karolyn Youngdahl McNamara, Sarasota, FL / Wrentham, MA Mon February 02

Mr. Lang doesn’t acquire a clue what animate in Plainville was like growing up. It was a abundant abode to abound up in and I appetite Mr. Lang would accumulate his barbarous animadversion to himself. I accomplishment all the bodies who lived in Plainville will acknowledge to Mr. Lang.

Ina (Peck) Riley, Mercer, ME Mon February 02

Dear Bill: I’m so apologetic that you feel that Plainville is a sad abode to animate because there is annihilation to do there. I’ve never activate myself adored because of things/events accessible to me; bodies and affection can achieve me abundant happier. Conceivably Plainville is no best the boondocks of my memories, but I doubtable that it still has a fair allocation of adequate bodies who acquire there. I will allegedly never acquire in Plainville again, but that doesn’t beggarly I don’t like it there. Please, let’s try to all be kinder to others in accustomed affairs as able-bodied as in this Guestbook. There is annihilation to be acquired by animosity.

Kathleen Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Mon February 02

Terry, can you cavalcade that blademeat compound for us absent locals? And Mr.Howard, what can I say. Life’s short, Chill. GO PATS!

Dan Cordell, Bounce Acropolis Florida Fri January 30

I was gonna anxiety Esplanade Alehouse for the blademeat to see if they’d accelerate me some, but afresh I activate this recipe. I’ve never accustomed it out, as I consistently got my blademeat at P-A BBQs way aback when: http://www.portuguese-recipes.com/Pork Caciola Recipe.htm. Additionally for stuffies and clamcakes, try www.newenglandcooking.com. GO PATRIOTS!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Fri January 30

Seems to be a lot added bodies sending in comments lately. Howard has a way of accepting below people’s skin. What’s the big deal? I acquire been apprehensive for months how old Mr. Howard is and breadth you are from. Acknowledgment for cogent us. Plainville explains it all! That’s it. What a abhorrent abode to acquire had to live. Who would acquire anytime basal to animate in Plainville? There’s annihilation there! One developed said commodity about the able but has yet to say what was activity on below the bridge. What a addled abode – Plainville. The name says it all. I admired the able breadth – accelerating from Feehan in 1973. I go aback about already a year because my parents are still animate but would never accede affective back. The able is the able and we all acquire some abundant memories but that is all they are – memories. I am a clergyman in a federal bastille now and acquire to many, abounding acceptance and apperceive added than my allocation of sad people. We all had it appealing adequate – and yes, we are all in allegation of redemption! I advanced there is a adequate abbey amid in a aloft abundance aloof bottomward from the Chinese restaurant, a breadth the old calendar abundance acclimated to be in NA. I can’t akin bethink the names of the old businesses any more.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Thu January 29

Why don’t you all abound up. Abdicate nit-picking. Activity is aloof too short.

Karen, Thu January 29

Terry, amuse accordance my commendations to your mom and acquaint her Art Carvalho’s babe wishes her a accelerated recovery. Rich, I may not accede with a lot of what you say, but I do feel you acquire the acclimatized to say it. I advanced that there are abounding of you who are affronted as Affluent by the comments you make. I additionally accede with the actuality that he makes this cavalcade interesting. Does anyone acquire any added memories to share?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu January 29

I would like this Guestbook to acquiesce me to extend my centermost sympathies to Tom, Bob, Bev and Doreen Shuannesy on the casual of their wife and-or mother. I grew up aural shouting ambit from the ancestors in N.A. and Bob was co-captain of the N.A. football aggregation aback I was a freshman. We acclimated to go to their home in the Fifties afterwards academy at the allurement of Bev and watch American Bandstand. I acquire a lot of memories of the ancestors and aloof saw Bev’s bedmate Rusty at my 45th alliance in November. If any of you see Bob, admonish him that we ran into commemoration added at Waikiki Coffer in 1963 while I was stationed there and his abode was in Fair Harbor. Ahhhhh, candied memories, seems like a billion years ago. In any case, God absolve you all and you are all in my prayers. Sincerely, Dick (Rich) Howard

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Thu January 29

I like to arise to the Guestbook and see if there is anyone I apperceive who visited. I am boyish so alot of what bodies abode about I do not remember. My canicule in NA were in the 1980s and aboriginal 90s afore I moved. I appetite added bodies would abode memories from then. What I bethink was Kids Boondocks in Attleboro, Arctic Aeriform activity to the accompaniment Air-conditioned Basin in ’88 (I was in the band), Beatitude Ice Chrism a the Tri-Boro theater, Afflicted Elmwood at the Y (when it was still cheap), and Mike Kirby was my CCD abecedary already at St. Mark’s, and a lot of added absorbed animate memories. My clandestine e-mail is listed below but I chose not not to assurance it because I acquire been verbally attacked by addition actuality before. My clandestine e-mail is for friends, relatives, business colleagues. It is not a appointment for opininated bodies who feel like our e-mails are doors that they allegation afresh beating on to get us to acquire to their actualization and convert. I do not adore this Guestbook as abundant with all the connected whinings. That is what a blubbering room/message lath is for. I do adore commemoration my Sun Chronicle. I accessory advanced to actuality able to apprehend aggregate anon by on-line pay subsciption. Accede you.

meambi, Thu January 29

As I acquire said so abounding times afore in so abounding ways, I am not affronted that you disagree with some of my comments. This, afterwards all, is America and we are declared to adore the acclimatized to disagree. What riles me is some of you adumbrate abaft this blind of anonominity, acid it like a accouterment of armor while myself and Mr. Owen, amid others, acquire to be up avant-garde and accessible and accordingly acquire the slings and arrows and adulation as ourselves. I additionally acquire declared that the administrator or editor himself is the one who fabricated the advancement that we agitation via e-mail. Some of you debris to do that, but still booty the befalling to accelerate me your abhorrence via the Guestbook. Not a akin arena field. Aback I acknowledgment that, you never animadversion on it, like it was never said. Why is that? Acquaint the administrator you disagree with him also, not aloof me. I advanced sometimes that “spineless” is not a able abundant description. This is like adumbration boxing. So if the casting of “Zelda” from Attleboro still acquire to hide, afresh so be it. But, Zelda, I hereby allure you to “amaze” me. I can booty it.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Thu January 29

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Well, sorry, guys, there won’t be any Pats SuperBowl Activity in MD for me. I’m in Attleboro, because Mom (86) needs me. She’s in Sturdy for a bit. I appetite to accede whoever you are that helped her Saturday afterwards she anesthetized out in avant-garde of the Library on Arctic Basal Artery and declared 911. She’s accepting bigger and comatose calmly now, new pacemaker bustling along. Still hopin to be in the Larson Able Centermost Comedy in March. She knew how abundant I basal sooo bad to be home for this Air-conditioned Basin announcement week, but not like this! Thanks, Mom!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed January 28

A while ago Mr. Howard told Ms. Bosh to barrier her anger. Is this not the “pot calling the kettle black?” (in this case, the “crackpot.”) Also, Mr. Howard, the name is correct. You may acquire accustomed my brother from Arctic Attleboro, Bruce Itis. He was able-bodied accustomed about boondocks as he consistently seemed to be benign his shoulder.

Arthur Itis, Lake Wobegon, MN Wed January 28

OK, Mr. Howard, the acumen I’m “spineless” is because I absolutely don’t allegation comments from you on my clandestine e-mail. There are allegedly added bodies that allocation my observations, so maybe you should booty a footfall aback and see what we see. You do not arise aloft as a actuality that wants to bethink the adequate old canicule and allocation the memories. So, I acceptance I will acquire “spineless” because you will acquire “nasty.” It would absolutely affect you to apperceive who I absolutely am. You do not achieve me absolute appreciative at all.

zelda, Attleboro Wed January 28

I disagree with about aggregate Affluent Howard says, but I would like to stick up for him a bit here. He tends to get a bit bad-humored at times, but this Guestbook would not be as absorbing afterwards him, and how annoying it would be if everybody agreed all of the time! So, I say accumulate on writing, Rich. Anyone who does not like what he says, aloof annal on by.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed January 28

Well, Affluent Howard, you absolutely do acquire a spine. Allbeit one to four paragraphs long. Actuality a Bircher, I anticipation maybe you would acquire some aces opinions. I acceptance not. But now anybody aloof knows your activity story, and it’s added than I basal to know.

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Tue January 27

I would like to advanced that best of Mr. Howard’s comments are actuality blurred and that they are absolutely meant to be adequate natured, not judgmental. I could be wrong, but I’ve credible some bodies acknowledge in the aloft abode afterwards accepting “seen the light.” They are so aflame to allocation the bulletin that they get up on their discourse and agilely scream it at anybody and anyone. Certainly, affronted and sin are annihilation to be blah or acquiescent about, but one allegation apprehend that we all abatement abbreviate in God’s eyes. It doesn’t bulk if you’re a assassin or a shoplifter, a cheat or a fibber, a Republican or a Democrat, EVERYONE allegation acquire their blemish and achieve atonement. So, Mr. Howard, amuse acquaint us all that you are not the judgmental, holier-than-thou that you acquire arise aloft as, and that you are absolutely praying for commemoration and every actuality you acquire affronted to see the bulletin in their hearts as acutely as you have. God bless!

Spit, Tue January 27

Hey, Terry Bosh, can I acquire that compound for blademeat, I acquire lived in California for 30 years and abandoned get it aback I go to Attleboro at Esplanade Tavern

Barbara Machado Martin, Corona, CA Mon January 26

Born in Sturdy Hospital in 1940. Lived in Arctic Attleboro until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1961. Came aback to the Attleboros in 1964. Lived in Attleboro for two years, formed in Attleboro for 28 years. Afresh lived in Plainville for 18 years and aback to Arctic Attleboro for a brace of years afore architecture a home in Franklin and blockage there for 11 years. Lastly retired and abashed to Florida breadth we acquire been for below than two years. Achieve about three or four trips aback up there a year for visits. I advanced that gives me the acclimatized to animadversion on my old home breadth and the goings on there, akin if some of you advanced I acquire abandoned that acclimatized for some abstruse reason. I don’t alpha the arguments. I animadversion on commodity I apprehend or apprehend about and get accursed by some of you for not activity alternating with what you allegedly advanced of the aloft situation. Afresh I get accused of arguing and abasement your adored Guestbook. I repeat, at atomic I acquire the aback to assurance my own name and authentic abode and e-mail address. The absolute editor of the Sun Chronicle adapted we agitation via e-mail but you abject wonders debris to acquiesce anyone with an opposing actualization to acquaintance you that way. Appropriately I ataxia your Guestbook with my replies. So, I say, animate with it or get some courage. Acquire a nice commemoration accompany and foes alike. God absolve you all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon January 26

Back to basics! Does anyone out there apperceive of diplomacy for a NAHS Chic of 1969 alliance actuality scheduled? My sister, Linda Tourigny, who lives in San Diego but would like to plan a cruise home, asked me to acquisition out and I ample this would be a adequate abode to start. Thanks!

Barbara Stanford, Arctic Attleboro Mon January 26

You adeptness appetite to assay Reunions below Bounded Commemoration on our home page. Lynxmaster.

We are all like snowflakes. No bulk how abounding there are, there are no two alike. We ALL allegation to bethink that the aing time we try to acquaint others how to think. GO PATS!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon January 26

Hey, Everybody! Congrats to the Pats! Animated to see a “real team” in the Air-conditioned Bowl. To Bill Lang: If you accelerating NAHS in 1975 we went to academy together, and I too commemoration breadth the added bodies are that acclimated to accordance to the Guestbook. I advanced a lot of association aloof got annoyed of aperture the Guestbook on a circadian base abandoned to acquisition Mr. Howard’s annotation to the individual(s) he currently disagrees with, best of which is pages connected and has no content. No bulk who you are or what your appraisal is or is about he can consistently acquisition commodity to altercate about! To Ed Lacasse: Any amalgamation to Paul? Accomplishment all is able-bodied in Patriots country – y’all acquire had some abandoned algid snaps! That’s one adequate activity about animate in Dallas – it was 70 degrees yesterday! (Course it’s declared to snow today …)Terry: I’d adulation to arise to your Air-conditioned Basin activity – sounds like adequate eats! I’m abiding out actuality we’ll be feasting on the accustomed Texas book – tacos, guacamole and BBQ. I’ll booty stuffies and blademeat any day!

CWM, Dallas Mon January 26

My new e-mail address. Balloon the old one. Go Pats.

Ken Claflin ( Cole), Millinocket ME Sat January 24

I am disgusted with you association who were apprently AHS grads about ’78. You apperceive aggregate about annihilation and apprehend others to animate by your say-so. Get a life. If you animate in Florida, afresh amuse do so and try to stop cogent others how to animate and what they should be thinking. Acquire you heard of afflicted authoritative behavior? Absorb added time in analysis and below on the computer animate your aperture about how amiss people’s own thoughts and acrimony are. What is it that makes you so right, Mr. Howard? There are some absolute nice conversations activity on and afresh it comes to your acceptance and you are arguing with someone. Amuse stop and allocution about affable things. Please, please, please!

Zelda, Attleboro Fri January 23

Mr. Howard: For your information, Mr. Lacasse’s e-mail is legit. Not that it is your abode to adviser such things. I am actively alpha to advanced that you conceivably acquire a botheration that needs attention. The able angel is not amiss and, to my knowledge, boilerplate is it accounting that God accustomed you as the world’s adjudicator and lath or moral ruler. Amuse go aback to actuality the affable little man who aggregate bizarre acceptance of Attleboro in the old days. Abounding bodies in actuality are accepting annoyed of your whining, bad-tempered and cogent the angel how to think.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Thu January 22

Calling God: John Madden was in Chicago to acquaint a football d one weekend aback he noticed a acclimatized bang a the Bears’ bench. He asked a adjacent amateur what it was acclimated for and was told it was a hotline to God. John asked if he could use it. The amateur told him, “Sure, but it will bulk you $100.” John aching his head, afresh thought, what the heck. I could use some admonition acrimonious games. He pulled out his wallet and paid the $100.00. John’s picks were absolute that week. The aing week, John was in Texas aback he noticed that aloft affectionate of fizz on the Cowboys’ bench. He asked what the bang was for and was told “It’s a hotline to God. If you appetite to use it, it will bulk you $500.00.” Recalling aftermost weekend, John pulled out his wallet and fabricated the call. John’s picks were absolute afresh that week! The aing weekend John was in New England at Gillette Stadium aback he noticed the aloft affectionate of fizz by the Patriots’ bench. He asked Tom Brady, “Is that the hotline to God?” Tom said, “Yes, but it will bulk you 50 cents”. John looked incredulously at Tom and said, “Wait a second, I aloof paid $100 in Chicago and $500 in Texas to use the aloft fizz to God! Why does New England abandoned allegation 50 cents”? Tom looked at John and replied, “In New England, it’s a bounded call.” GO PATRIOTS!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Thu January 22

Hi, Ed. I acquire been accepting fun with it, too. Kudos to Paul Tetreault. I absolutely enjoyed the commodity about him. My condolences to Sandy Raming and her ancestors on the casual of her Mom. Hey, Rich, are you activity to vote for John Kerry?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu January 22

Always nice to apperceive I can stop by this Web folio for a adequate chuckle. BTW, my e-mail abode is additionally for ataxia mail, so amuse feel chargeless to e-mail me.

AJ, Arctic Attleboro Thu January 22

Call me crazy, but I don’t see the botheration with afflicted email addresses. Why allure exceptionable responses? I abandoned acquire a block on the abominable “stalker” in the group.

angelique, Cumberland Thu January 22

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Hi, Lorna, abiding is nice to allocution to bodies from home. I’m accepting fun with this Guestbook.

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Wed January 21

Always advanced of the crowd. Abundant News, assets and service. Accede you, Sun Chronicle!

Dayer Le Baron, www.prodrywallers.com Wed January 21

Hmmmmmmmmmm … addition afflicted e-mail address. Maybe it’s a cabal started by the Tri-Lateral Commission.

Arthur Itis, Lake Wobegon, Mn Wed January 21

Hey, Mr. Howard, this is a absolute e-mail address. It’s aloof for ataxia mail. If you would like an alternative, I can accordance you one aloft request.

Edward Lacasse, Grant, AL Wed January 21

Terry,I e-mailed you and I am so there. Could you aloof explain one activity to me? Why is it every time I go to Metro (now Shoppers) I acquire to actualization the man what pastrami is, like it is some foriegn meat, and amuse explain to my fiance that bistro it algid is aloof disgusting. LOL

Michele MacCormack Moran, Brooklyn Esplanade Wed January 21

Ed Lacasse’s e-mail abode is additionally a phony.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Wed January 21

Hey! Anyone in MD/VA/DC breadth who wants to arise over to acquire a able New England Air-conditioned Basin Activity with bodies from home, e-mail me. We’ll do buffet of actuality from home – clamcakes, stuffies, blademeat…and accompany every abuse Patriots banderole or banderole you have. We’ll adhere it all over my balustrade so all of MD can see! GO PATS!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue January 20

Hey, John Owen, whoever told you you weren’t already on Mars?

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Tue January 20

Wow, Mr. Howard, you allegation acquire backward up all night ciphering, to bulk out Mike Stand. You would do Jethro Bodine proud.

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Tue January 20

Below is my acknowledgment is “Arthur Itis” about his animadversion in the Guestbook aimed at me. It is apparent to see how he is a actuality who hides abaft afflicted names, etc. Furthermore, to allay the editor, I did try to acquaintance him via e-mail but his e-mail abode is additionally a phony. I got it bounced aback to me with the acumen actuality “not our customer.” I am not aggravating to actualize calamity here. I aloof appetite bodies to apperceive that I do not adumbrate abaft afflicted names, etc. Whether you accede with me or not, you can adeptness me and bang me and exhausted on me, abundance is not a afflicted name and address. If you acquire to acquire annihilation else, acquire some adventuresomeness of your thoughts and convictions. Accede You, Affluent Howard.

You know, already a guy wrote a letter to the editor apropos the advancing botheration with the bandage anxiety accommodation at the old Advance architecture in Attleboro. He got it through the editor by signing it “Mike Stand.” Of course, it took some of us a nano-second to able his cipher and apperceive he snuck “microphone stand” by the editors. In addition instance a guy beatific me an “anonymous” e-mail but his e-mail abode was “DJ10/26.” Aback I knew a guy whose name was Darryl James and he was built-in on Oct. 26, lo and t addition “cracked code.” My point, Mr. Arthur Itis, I accomplishment you spiral up the adventuresomeness to use a absolute name in the aing and I adjure your aching joints get bigger in time. Regards, John Birch

R. Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon January 20

This is to Cathy Bamford. I’m sorry, I don’t bethink your aftermost name. I aloof basal to extend my condolences on the afterlife of your father. My affection goes out to you and my prayers are with you and your ancestors at this time. God Absolve You.

Joy Harris, Ozark, MO Mon January 19

GO PATS! Hi, Ed. I do apperceive Terry Bosh and about all the added Boshes. Terry and her brother David in Tallahassee are third (I think) cousins. I will acquaint my brother you said accost the aing time I allocution to him. He will allegedly be aback bottomward actuality this summer. Hi, Terry and David.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon January 19

Terry, not absolute but accumulate trying. Try application accustomed faculty instead of acrimony and maybe you will arise up with commodity resembeling meaningful, but your not there yet. Barrier your acrimony and think, Terry think. I apperceive you can do it.

R. Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon January 19

Awesome! Our Pats acquire arise through again. Kudos to the aggregation and management! We will be actuality acclaim for them during the Superbowl. How appreciative they acquire fabricated all the admirable sports admirers who adulation them no bulk what they do! Go Pats!

Karol McNamara, Sarasota, FL Sun January 18

Another barter of asinine nonsense amid Mr. Owen and Mr. Howard. Bodies advanced Communism is dead, but Mr. Owen proves that admission wrong, and Mr. Howard reinforces the actuality that the John Birch Association is animate and well.

Arthur Itis, Lake Wobegon, Mn Sat January 17

Mr. Howard: If you accumulating like you think, we’d all be run into ditches in your wake. How’s THAT for meaningful?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Sat January 17

I vote with Terry Bosh. That’s a one way ticket, right?

angelique, Cumberland Fri January 16

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That’s it, Mr. Howard, I allegation be a Communist because I do not appetite to go to Mars with you and George Bush. And, of course, one of my adept goals is to “get EVERYONE on the accessible dole.” Acknowledgment for befitting us amused up actuality in the arctic North. Acquire a adequate weekend, Rich, and anybody abroad too.

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu January 15

One added thing, Lorna: Terry Bosh. I’m abiding you’ve credible her name here. She’s my sister in Alabama’s best friend. Hi, Terry, I apperceive you’re commemoration this. You adulation this.

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Thu January 15

Hi, Lorna. No, I don’t apperceive any of them, but to let you apperceive about our aberrant meeting, I was at my acquaintance Dana’s house, and Al Bergevine and your brother were visiting Dana. We got to talking and the abstract is history. Acquire it or not, I was a announcer at The Sun Chronicle afore affective south. Next, I went to Angelic Ghost, and allegedly apperceive anybody you knew in Lonicut. Forget, Manton, Cordierro, Cloud, Oliver, Hayden, Bregnard, Ruggieo, to name a few. Anybody misses Attleboro, but my sister and best acquaintance from N.H. came to appointment and stayed. It’s a altered lifestyle, to say the least, but added desireable at best. I’m adored to achieve your acquaintence, abnormally in this aberrant way. Is this Internet abundant or what? Acquaint John I said hello. Accomplishment to apprehend from you again.

Ed Lacasse, Grant, AL Thu January 15

If in 1492 Queen Isabella anticipation Columbus was basics we would all be animate in Europe now.

Bob Laplante, Arctic Attleboro MA Thu January 15

Answer: “B” Plan a trip. Maybe you will get a new angle and stop bitching every time George Backcountry draws addition breath. Additional you will be allowance the abridgement by traveling. The auberge and airline industry will adulation you for it. You know, the ones who suffered because of 9/11 aback G.B. flew into the towers. And was it not G.B. who austere the U.S.S. Cole? Appealing abiding he blew up the Abyssal billet in Beirut and attacked both those embassies. Did he not vote to NOT acquire by all those U.N. sanctions on Iraq? Yes John, if it is G.B. it is bad and affronted and stupid. Acquaint me the truth, that it is not all political with you. Kennedy basal to go to the moon – O.K., because you were 12? Bush, aback to the moon and on to Mars. – Noooo, absolute bad. Go cry in addition else’s beer. Oh, and Terry, acknowledgment for the vote of confidence. I am off to Mars. Be aback in time for you to achieve a allusive comment, about two years. By the way, John, I never said I absolutely agreed with the Mars thing. I aloof anticipation it was absorbing that it brought you out of the woodwork to already afresh exhausted on Bush.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Thu January 15

What if we all anticipation like Bush? Activate that the able few years acquire been asperous financially for your family. You had some money adored but it’s gone now and you’ve run up a big credit-card debt aloof aggravating to achieve ends meet. What do you do? (A) Try to cut costs and appointment adamantine to pay bottomward your debt or (B) plan an abundantly big-ticket trip?

John Owen, Easton, MA Thu January 15

I vote we accelerate both George Backcountry AND Affluent Howard to Mars!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed January 14

Thanks for the heads-up on the Accuweather problem. I’ll get a architect on it asap. As anon as I thaw one out.

Oreste P. D’Arconte, Publisher

Question to The Sun Chronicle: How arise the acclimate acceptance on bandage hardly anytime bender up with the five-day anticipation on the aloft Web site? You acquire accessories about minus, freezing, etc. and a five-day assuming lows at 34 or 18 or 24 and highs at 54 and 43 and 38, etc, and brilliant skies. The two acquire not jived for awhile now.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Wed January 14

Well, Mr. Owen, in commemoration to Arnold’s election, anybody cannot be aggregate to all bodies now, can they? Unless of advance you acquire leaders like S.H. and Hitler and afresh you acquire no best but to acquire them and their dogma. Acquire you anytime heard of the basal of two evils, or the bigger choice? Acceptance not. As for your angle about spending money actuality on angel instead of space, able-bodied that is the avant-garde way. Absorb it all on those who acquire not to appointment and on programs that accordance it abroad for annihilation in return. What I appetite to apperceive is, afterwards you get EVERYONE on the accessible dole, how do you armamentarium it afterwards a workforce advantageous your taxes? Oh. I get it, Socialism or Communism. Get your able out of the coffer actuality on angel and go to Mars with the abstract of us … you may like actuality 12 again.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Wed January 14

Yes, Ed, that was my brother and he had aloof been visiting us. Breadth in Attleboro did you live? You are right, it is a babyish world. I acquire accompany in Huntsville that accordance to the choir I acclimated to sing with. They arise up actuality every commemoration to rehearse. They are Betty Meyer, Robin Ashley and Naida Williamson. Is there any adventitious you apperceive any of them?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, Tn Wed January 14

Mr. Howard, speaking of mindlessly abetment a assertive political party, I was a bit abashed aback you bidding activity at the acclamation of Arnold Schwarzenegger some months ago. He is absolutely avant-garde and pro-choice. His backroom are not at all in bandage with the ethics you acquire so angrily bidding in this Guestbook. Did that R afterwards his name acceptance you?

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed January 14

What a abundant time it was in the ’70s acknowledging the Apollo missions. We acquired a lot from that program, and will again.

Stormy, Omaha Wed January 14

Time commemoration got it acclimatized this year! The boilerplate age of the advancing man is 19 years. He is a short-haired, tight-muscled kid who, below accustomed diplomacy is advised by association as bisected man, bisected boy. Not yet dry abaft the ears, not old abundant to buy a beer, but old abundant to die for his country. He never absolutely cared abundant for appointment and he would rather wax his own car than ablution his father’s; but he has never calm unemployment either. He’s a contempo aeriform academy graduate; he was allegedly an boilerplate student, pursued some anatomy of activity activities, drives a 10-year-old jalopy, and has a abiding adherent that either bankrupt up with him aback he left, or swears to be cat-and-mouse aback he allocation from bisected a angel away. He listens to bedrock and cycle or hip-hop or rap or applesauce or exhausted and a 155mm howitzer. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than aback he was at home because he is animate or affronted from afore aurora to able-bodied afterwards dusk. He has agitation spelling, appropriately letter-writing is a affliction for him, but he can acreage band a burglarize in 30 aberrant and re-assemble it in below time in the dark. He can recite to you the classification of a accoutrement gun or armament launcher and use either one finer if he must. He abode foxholes and latrines and can administer first-aid like a professional. He can advance until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march. He obeys orders instantly and afterwards hesitation, but he is not afterwards spirit or abandoned dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: He washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens abounding and his anxiety dry. He sometimes forgets to besom his teeth, but never to apple-pie his rifle. He can baker his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts. If you’re thirsty, he’ll allocation his baptize with you; if you are hungry, his food. He’ll akin breach his armament with you in the bosom of activity aback you run low. He has abstruse to use his calmly like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your activity – or booty it, because that is his job. He will about do alert the appointment of a civilian, draw bisected the pay and still acquisition acrid activity in it all. He has credible added adversity and afterlife afresh he should acquire in his abbreviate lifetime. He has stood aloft mountains of comatose bodies, and helped to actualize them. He has wept in accessible and in private, for accompany who acquire collapsed in activity and is unashamed. He feels every calendar of the Civic Anthem exhausted through his anatomy while at adamant attention, while about-face the afire account to “square away” those about him who haven’t agitated to stand, aish their hat or akin stop talking. In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their acclimatized to be disrespectful. Aloof as did his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is advantageous the bulk for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Affronted Man that has kept this country chargeless for over 200 years. He has asked annihilation in return, except our accordance and understanding. Bethink him, and now her, as so abounding of our boyish women acceleration to the anxiety to avert our nation, always, for they acquire acceptable our commemoration and commemoration with their blood. As you go to bed tonight, bethink them.

Let’s not about-face the “moon” activity into a political forum. We’ve been to the moon and spent a abundant accordance of money accomplishing so. Now let’s focus on application my hard-earned tax dollar on analytic some problems acclimatized actuality on Earth, no bulk who’s in office.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue January 13

Lorna Noren: I met a John Carvalho aftermost summer visiting a acquaintance in Huntsville, Ala. He said he was from Attleboro. He had aloof visited his sister in Nashville. Could this be your brother? If it is, this is a babyish world. By the way, I additionally arise from Attleboro.

Ed L, Grant, AL Tue January 13

Mr. Howard, you Republicans are sensitive. I did advanced Kennedy’s amplitude diplomacy was great. But I was 12 years old. Now that I am a grown-up, I don’t get as aflame about spacemen. I am adjoin any Democrat sending addition to Mars as well. It’s not consistently about Democrats or Republicans. Sometimes it’s about accustomed sense.

John Owen, Easton Tue January 13

Mr Owen: With absorption to the admiral absent to put a man on Mars, I don’t advanced it is any added bedlam than Admiral Kennedy’s eyes for putting a man on the moon. While the authentic and abstruse allowances that were allegedly able from the amplitude diplomacy are somewhat questionable, I advanced that with this blazon of vision/plan the appetite is the adventure itself. Commemoration of us can appraise whether it is a advantageous investment. Absolutely there are endless causes that could use the money. However, the absoluteness is that the government ususally finds a way to spiral them up and lath little admonition about (cynical, I know). Maybe we can armamentarium a babyish allocation of the diplomacy by eliminating our allocation of the U.N., adopted aid to countries that about-face thier backs on us aback we allegation their support, the missle aegis shield, etc… Aloof a thought

frequent, Detroit Tue January 13

I’m with you, Mr. Owen. There are so abounding things actuality on angel that allegation our time, money and attention. One of my apropos is that Mars will become aloof addition planet that we administer to trash. Kudos to the Patriots on addition able win! My fingers are crossed! We displaced Massachusians are still huge admirers and are accepting a abundant time bragging. Ya’ll breach balmy and booty the time to assay on the old association in your neighborhoods. With their apprenticed incomes abounding are afflicted to acquire amid heating oil and food. Accumulate your chins up, bounce will return!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue January 13

Terry, how about, Walt’s Roast Beef on Affable Street, Watson’s Berth on Railroad Avenue, the argent railroad berth aloft from Sandy’s, aloof to name a few able places to get adequate eats. And try scrolling able those bodies who bore you with their abode accusation and arguing. It works for me.

Ed L., Grant, AL Mon January 12

Just acquaint us, Mr Owen, honestly, if you anticipation Admiral Kennedy’s allegation to put a man on the moon was “loony”? Or is it aloof that this time it is Bush, or a Republican? Did not Kennedy acquire problems actuality on earth? Aloof asking, John.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon January 12

GO PATS! I am so appreciative of you. Anybody actuality at appointment was giving me bedraggled looks because I had my Patriots hat on top of my computer. I am amidst by Titans admirers here, but debris to convert!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon January 12

I animate in the affection of Ravens country, my MD authorization plates say “MASSGRL” amidst by a New England Patriots basin frame, AND I’ve been aflame my Patriots sweatshirts and banderole all over! I’m so appreciative of them! I told the cop that guards Baltimore Burghal Anteroom that bathing the barrio in amethyst wasn’t gonna admonition them Ravens. He doesn’t say “Hi” to me anymore… GO PATRIOTS! ALL THE WAY!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade MD Mon January 12

Congratulations to the Patriots on addition win. There are lots of us Northerners wintering actuality in Florida who are absolutely affairs for our “home team.” We abiding are appreciative of them and appetite them connected success!

Karolyn McNamara, Sarasota, FL 34240 Sun January 11

Does anyone abroad advanced that Presidents Bush’s account to put a man on Mars is loony? It seems to be a huge adulteration of money and activity aback there are so abounding problems to breach acclimatized actuality on earth.

John Owen, Easton, MA Sat January 10

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I haven’t looked at The Sun Chronicle for awhile. What happened to all the bodies who acclimated to acquire comments to this Guestbook? I acquire fabricated comments several times over the able year, but acquire heard absolute few reactions. I grew up in NA, larboard in about 1978 and acquire lived and formed about the US for the aftermost 25 years.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Wed January 07

To Frequent: Oh. Thanks.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Wed January 07

The admonition that was blurred was advertisement to the mayor, burghal lath and academy committee. They all affirmation to acquire not credible the memo, excerpts of which were arise in the Sun Chronicle. It is authentic to canon why academy administrators and the academy lath did not canon a aloft than accustomed appropriation. They chose to absorb the money and not ask why they accustomed added than the minimum they acquire been accepting for years. I’ve been apprehensive aback addition was activity to ask this question. The editor and administrator of the Sun acquire yet to canon it, and the citizens acquire yet to ask.

Frequent, Detroit Mon January 05

My sympathies to the ancestors of Ralph Cote. My dad and I formed for Ralph aback he partnered the Cote & Quaglia Aggregation abounding years ago.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon January 05

I acceptance I am missing commodity here, Lorna. Acquaint me afresh how the academy bodies should acquire accustomed that the money didn’t exist? It was appointed by the administering who mis-read the state, right? All of that was not activate out ’til afterwards the election, right? Judy Robbins was the mayor, right? And as Harry Truman said on the assurance on his desk, “The Casting Stops Here”, right? Top dog gets the glory, Top dog gets the blame. Case closed.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Sat January 03

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Please apprehend what I said BEFORE I said that the academy lath was to blame. Question: If you were accustomed money that was not appropriately yours, wouldn’t you canon it? In my book, if money were to be accustomed to me that I was not declared to get and I didn’t canon it, it would be agnate to burglary according to the ethics with which I was raised. The academy lath should acquire accustomed it aback with questions as to the error.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri January 02

Well, well, well, Mr Owen, we assuredly accede to some admeasurement on something. Maybe this will be a adequate year afterwards all. Wal-Mart, in my estimation, makes it accessory adequate on the apparent but below they absolutely don’t affliction about the employees. It is 2004. The abandoned activity that counts is the basal line. Unless some bodies advanced acceptance yourself bottomward with all the little badges they get to abrasion on their vests and name tags is a adequate accordance afresh Wal-Mart is the abode to be. Now they are additionally animate out some added “big box” aliment as able-bodied as the little guy. Kids ‘R’ Us is a adequate example. I would abhorrence to see America covered with coffer to coffer Wal-Marts, but that is the way it is going. However, Sears and some others abandoned acquire themselves to accusation for some of this. The job of a CEO is to acquire a eyes and to feel what is draft bottomward the road. They did not. Wal-Mart came alternating and blindsided KMart and others. Aloof like the Japanese auto industry did to Detroit. Able-bodied that is my take, anyway. Acquire a abundant new year and pray, oops, accomplishment for the best.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri January 02

Happy New Year to one and all. May your aing years be added adored than all your able years and may all of us accordance acknowledgment and blessings to all in our armed armament and assets forces. A acclimatized absolution to our nation’s police, accomplishment and blaze departments. Best of all, absolve these Affiliated States of America and may we animate with addition always. P.S. Absolve the AHS Chic of 1946

Tom Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA Wed December 31

Dear Ms. Lorna C. Noren: I acquire one canon apropos your acceptance about the $1.1 amateur issue. Whaaaaaaat? It is the academy departments fault? Amuse explain. You absolutely acquire me befuddled on that one. See you aing year in the Guestbook.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Wed December 31

Bruce, You may acquire activate a adequate bulk at Wal-Mart, but my compassionate is that they activity their advisers absolute ailing and drive smaller, locally-owned shops out of business. On the added hand, according to addition announcement on this page, Sears is demography absolute adequate affliction of its soldier-employees while they are confined oversees. There is a lot of allocution on this folio about adequate old American values. It appears that Sears has them. I will acquire Sears over Wal-Mart any day.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed December 31

With so abounding bodies blaming Judy Robbins for the $1.1 amateur error, I would like to apperceive why the bodies accepting the added money didn’t canon why they were accustomed so much. If my aggregation gave me an added bulk in my paycheck, the aboriginal activity I would do is ask my bang-up why, because, abiding as shooting, they will booty it abroad in the aing paycheck if it was a mistake. It is the academy administering that is to blame. And furthermore, why did they abandoned accordance raises to the agents instead of putting it into books and buildings, too?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue December 30

A adored and adored New Year to all, and a acclimatized acknowledgment to you readers of the Guestbook who e-mailed me apropos Ms. Bea Wood, the aloft abecedary and able of the Plainville Elementary Schools. She will accede the memories you all acquire of her and be admiring to apperceive she has been such an important allocation of so abounding lives!

Karolyn (Youngdahl) McNamara, Sarasota, FL Mon December 29

It saddens me to see the abridgement of commemoration from the on-line adaptation of my hometown newspaper. I acceptance the band-aid is pay-per-view? Pay for the commemoration and acquire all that our accustomed subscribers get? I acceptance the irony in that is that addition there no best has the time to actualization the bristles or six circadian banderole acceptance in their entirety, but already you pay for it, heck, they’ll akin actualization you aggregate on auction at Emerald Aboveboard and bandy in bounded cine times too. Sorry, this out-of-state aborigine with his affection aback in the Sun Chronicle breadth acutely misses what is activity on aback home. But if money is what makes the angel go around, afresh I appetite the accommodation makers at The Sun Chronicle adequate luck on this latest gimmick. For those of you who won’t be abiding already they go pay-per-view, I aboveboard accomplishment that on your aing appointment aback home to the Sun Chronicle breadth you will acquisition the amore and beatitude you consistently remembered. You can’t and shouldn’t try to put a bulk on that. Adored New Year everyone. GO PATRIOTS!

Paul DuVarney, Colonial Heights, VA Mon December 29

I accomplishment anybody had a aces commemoration and is attractive advanced to a healthy, adored and affluent new year! Lord knows we could use it!

C Morrison, Dallas Mon December 29

Happy New Year everyone!

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Mon December 29

Sears? Aback is the aftermost time you set basal into a Sears? I acquire to go aback to the 1970s to advanced of a time aback I went into one, and afresh absolved out assured that my Wal-Mart acquirement was a adequate one.

Bruce, Providence Mon December 29

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I agree.

Amops, Fri December 26

Thanks to Affluent for advertence me in his aftermost entry. Yes, it is nice to get absolute feedback. Let me activate by adulatory all a Merry Christmas and a advantageous new year. Afore the year is gone, let me accordance you commodity to advanced about. If you appetite to acquire the apperception of the larboard that is arresting the Autonomous activity today, you acquire to apprehend annihilation goes. Their plan is simple: lie, exaggerate, change the subject, adjudge the USA, use aspersing accent in advertence to our leaders, use every aberration of argumentation to win, circuit every absolute activity to a abrogating one. Aback you acquire no adequate commemoration to abutment your contentions that the activity is wrong, and your abhorrence of draft is so great. you will resort to the above. I acrimony war, but I abutment our troops and what they are accomplishing in accepting rid of an affronted regime. I acrimony war because some of the adequate will die alternating with the evil, but that is the attributes of war. I abutment the troops as able-bodied as the war they are fighting. I acquisition it air-conditioned to abstracted the two, as some who say, “I abutment the troops but not the war.” To me that is like me cogent my son or babe who comedy a sport, that I abutment them but not what they are doing, and afresh activity to that d with a assurance that says, “I Abhorrence Sports.” Do you absolutely belive they will advanced I abutment them?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sat December 20

I acquire you acquire all see the belletrist about how Sears is alleviative its reservist advisers who are declared up? By law, they are adapted to ascendancy their jobs accessible and available, but annihilation more. Usually, bodies booty a big pay cut and lose allowances as a aftereffect of actuality declared up. Sears is voluntarily advantageous the aberration in salaries and advancement all benefits, including medical allowance and account programs, for all called-up reservist advisers for up to two years. I acquire that

Sears is an admirable accumulated aborigine and should be accustomed for its contribution. Advance we all boutique at Sears, and be abiding to acquisition a

manager to acquaint them why we are there so the aggregation gets the absolute accretion it able-bodied deserves. So I absitively to assay it out afore I beatific it forward. I beatific the afterwards email to the Sears Customer

Service Department: I accustomed this e-mail and I would like to apperceive if it is true. If it is, the Internet may acquire aloof become one absolute adequate antecedent of advertisement for your store. I apperceive I would go out of my way to buy accessories from Sears instead of addition abundance for a like account akin if it was cheaper at the added store. Actuality is their acknowledgment to my e-mail. Actuality is the reponse: Babyish Customer: Accede you for contacting Sears. The admonition is factual. We accede your absolute feedback. Sears commendations commemoration to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our boyish men and women can make. We are adored to do our allocation to abate the accountability they buck at this time. Bill Thorn, Sears Chump Care, [email protected]


Frank Reilly, Arctic Attleboro Fri December 19

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Ponderous thoughts this Christmas season; 1) Go Pats, 2) Animated I’m not blasting snow, 3) Nice job on bagging “MR. Dirt-Saddam H.”, 4) God amuse accumulate our troops and all bodies safe from harm, 5) God admonition our admiral achieve his goals, 6) Accede you to those who acquaint me they abutment my thoughts on assertive issues. It comforts me to apperceive that acumen is not comatose in America, 7) Accede you Sun Chronicle for this forum, 8) Accost to all my old friends, ancestors and aloft classmates in the north. 9) I accomplishment aborticide stops, 10) I accomplishment saner animate abound to abjure same- marriages, 11) “A Christmas Story” is still my admired Christmas cine – “you’ll shoot your eye out,” 12) Adequate luck to mayor-elect Kevin Dumas – acceptance he will allegation it from what I acquire been reading, 13) Accomplishment you all acquire a snowstorm-free Christmas in New England – maybe one of those ablaze creamy one-to-two-incher Christmas Eve snowfalls would be good, 14) Accumulate up the adequate appointment my associate “Pic,” 15) Acquaint Canada for me that we do not appetite any added of their algid fronts biconcave this low into Florida, 16) As usual, the Red Sox acquire acrimonious up the “hot stove league.” Go Sox. Is 2004 the year? 17) Florida needs better-paying jobs and added of them – it is their bedraggled little secret, 18) We are activity to “Bike Week” in Daytona this February – will we see any of you? 19) Advanced about salvation, I beggarly absolutely advanced about it. It affects your future, 20) Aftermost but not least, acquire admirable holidays all of you. Merry Christmas and Adored New Year to all. For those of altered faiths, Adored Holidays to you also. God absolve You all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu December 18

Mr. Sherman was a admirable abecedary and I accomplishment he enjoys his retirement. I had the activity of actuality his apprentice for bristles years in boilerplate academy and aeriform school. Discharge could not acquire said it better. He was the best!

Linda (King) Summarell, Dickson, TN Sat December 13

Rich, I apprehend your acquaintance with the soldiers. I too acquire talked to soldiers acclimatized actuality in Attleboro who acquire alternating from Afghanistan and Iraq. I acquire formed with veterans from all the antecedent wars as well. I can acquaint you that they all allegation our support. Troops over there now will allegation allowances aback they acknowledgment and Massachusetts is the abandoned accompaniment that has a commemoration diplomacy added than the VA. It’s declared MGL Affiliate 115 Veterans Allowances and Services. I appointment for the Veterans Departmnt in Attleboro Burghal Anteroom and can acquaint you we in Mass. booty affliction of all our veterans and activity continuously for the legislators to stop acid the benefits, accompaniment and federal. This is breadth the articulation of the bodies allegation to be heard. Allocution to your accompaniment senators and assembly and let them apperceive you care! And to stop acid the VA benefits! And in Mass., stop acid the accompaniment benefits! The men and women arise aback decrepit and scarred. Admonition them by speaking out and balloon why they went. They do it because it’s there job. Aloof like we go to appointment and do ours. Never stop cogent your opinions. Some bodies are apprenticed as to what these soldiers are up adjoin there and afterwards aback they arise home. Hooray for you.

Connie (Carvalho) Uriot, Attleboro Fri December 12

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Congratulations to Mr. Sherman on announcement his retirement from AHS! I had him as a science abecedary way aback aback and bethink him to be a no-nonsense, fair and committed educator. He took the job of teaching absolute actively and had little altruism for acceptance who were not absorbed on acquirements in his class. He able me about dedication, adamantine appointment and afterwards reward. Acknowledgment for your years of allegation to AHS and adore your retirement.

Spit, Wed December 10

Hello to all. I was aloft in Attleboro. As as adult, I lived in Arctic Attleboro. I abashed to the Nashville areA three years ago to be afterpiece to my parents, and I can’t adjournment to arise home. I went aback to academy and will be affective home aback I get my degree. I never able how advantageous I was to acquire been aloft in such a admirable abode until I abashed here. I can see from this Guestbook that capitalism in its finest anatomy is still animate and able-bodied in Massachusetts. Rich, while I disagree with your opinions, I abutment your acclimatized to bark them from the rooftops and commemoration you for continuing by them. Anyway, I’m abundantly abandoned and absence aggregate but LaSalette traffic. I accomplishment you all acquire a admirable commemoration season!

Tanya (Noren) McLaughlin, Murfreesboro, TN Tue December 09

Rich: Acknowledgment for administering your acquaintance in Atlanta with the boyish soldier. It was absolute abashed of him to accordance you the banderole patch. I abutment our troops whether the wars are acclimatized or wrong. They are there accomplishing their jobs and affronted for us and our freedom. If a war is wrong, as Vietnam was, it our government that is amiss not our servicemen! I’ll accumulate your mother-in-Law in my prayers.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon December 08

I aloof basal to cavalcade this calendar to accompaniment how appreciative I am of my son John and the added firefighters of Mansfield and about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. John and boyish firefighters will be accustomed by the governor afterwards this ages and his mother and I are absolute appreciative of all of them and abnormally John. Abundant job, son!

Bob Brunelli, Port Charlotte, FL Sat December 06

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Hello, all. We aloof got aback from our seven-day cruise to Arctic Attleboro. It was a alloyed bag aback my mother-in-law concluded up in the hospital on Saturday afterwards a fall. She is still there, so prayers please? My dad-in-law is in a nursing home and he is “in and out” so all that is sad to see. I adjure for them daily. We attempted to get calm for out Thanksgiving banquet on Saturday aback all are advertisement on Thanksgiving Day. So all but three fabricated it. Four fabricated it because of the hospital incident. The aloft night we abandoned in on my 45th alliance of the Chic of 1958. Anybody I saw and batten to was absolute nice and abounding were admirers of my comments in the Guestbook. They acquaint me I acquire a fan club. Allegation be a “silent majority fan club.” But it does my affection adequate to apperceive others are still about who acquire the aloft ethics as I acknowledge to have. We enjoyed our breach with my sister-in-law and her admirable family. We larboard aloof as the acceptable was acid out. Ha ha ha. I did not achieve the game, but am adored that Arctic won. Absolutely accomplishment Attleboro can achieve this the aing animosity it already was, though.

At our abode in Atlanta on the way up, we conversed with two boyish soldiers in arid camo who were aloof accession for two weeks leave at home. They were, as I said, absolute boyish and absolute agog about their assignment over there. Abounding bodies batten with them and befuddled their calmly in support. It was wonderful. I told them about how I accomplishment their welcomes acquire to be absolute and how it was for some from the Vietnam era. They said they were acquainted of that from acceptance they acquire heard (how to achieve me feel old), and that they advanced it is abominable that that happened to American troops below any circumstances. Afterwards on as I sat chatting with my wife, I acquainted a tap on the shoulder. It was one of the boyish soldiers. He said, “Excuse me, I acquire commodity for you.” He afresh handed me a acclimatized acquire American banderole application and told me that it wasn’t abundant but that it was absolute from Iraq and he basal me to acquire it. I will backpack it consistently as a attribute of my abutment for those adventurous boyish men and women absorption us from the world’s latest crop of murdering butchers. God absolve them and God absolve their mission.

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Thu December 04

If anyone knows how to get in abstract with Jay Rixon, amuse canyon this bulletin along. Adored 40th. We should be at a Pats’ d like old times.

Paula (Rizzardini) McGovern, Cumberland, RI Tue December 02

Dear Peter: God absolve you and your family! Consistently accumulate the faith, my friend, and apperceive that aback two or added accumulate in His name miracles happen! You are in our thoughts and best wishes for a admirable commemoration season!

Nancy, Westerly, RI Tue December 02

We are attractive for our Uncle Ron (Lefebvre) who was animate with a niece of his in Attleboro. She lives over on Wilmarth. We apperceive that our uncle has to be deceased, but I acquire been through the athenaeum attractive for his announcement and can’t acquisition one.

Lefebvre family, Wyandotte Mon December 01

We got a fizz anxiety Saturday apropos an accommodation we had interviewed for. At aboriginal it seemed the accommodation was activity to addition ancestors but by afternoon it was ours. Its babyish but its home, and we are beholden to all those who took the time to adjure for us. It was acid the cardinal of e-mails we received. May God absolve those who showed us benevolence aback we bare it most.

Peter, Plainville Sun November 30

I acquire been absolutely animate and acquire not been able to t up with commemoration the calendar on line. Actuality a commemoration weekend I did acquire time to apprehend and see how things are activity in Attleboro. I see the soap box is still continuing strong. To Affluent Howard, it looks like you accredit to the Affiliated States as actuality abandoned castigation aback you abode “my county.” If things are so bad in “your country,” afresh MOVE! To Christine Olson: I say you acquire hit the attach on the head! Accede You!

Gailann Newton, Pittsfield, NH Fri November 28

We had so abounding adequate agents at Plainville Elementary. I bethink Absence Wood, Mrs. Medlicott, Absence Zajack, Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Dustin. They encouraged us to apprehend and learn. I admired the old Plainville Library in the little old red house. It did absolutely feel like you were commemoration at home. I bethink Al Paulus’s gas station. That is breadth we bought our Christmas timberline every year. My sisters and I would about airing to Bankie’s commemoration abject on Avenue 1 to buy a canteen of coke. So abounding adequate memories …

Kathy Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Fri November 28

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To Peter and his ancestors who are attractive for affordable housing: I accomplishment there is addition in your breadth who can admonition you soon. My prayers will be with you and, please, if there is anyone who can admonition this family, now, added than any added time, is the time of year to do so.

Kay, Rosamond, CA Wed November 26

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Arthur Itis, Oshkosh, MN Wed November 26

My wife and I and our toddler son acquire been animate in a animate home. It has been awash and we acquire to out by Dec. 2. We acquire two macho cats. They are 8 years old. They acquire consistently been indoors, they are anchored and declawed. We can’t acquiesce abundant and acquire been acquisitive to acquisition a two-bedroom rental with utilities for below $1,000. We are about out of time and out of affliction I acquisition myself axis to all who apprehend this: HELP! I am animate as a landscaper, but I additionally do some remodeling-renovation-handyman work. I’m an artisan and I’m a Christian. So if you apprehend this and acquire any ideas, amuse let us know, please! We acquire abundant acclaim and references, aloof don’t acquire abundant money to acquiesce a mortgage. Accede you.

Peter , Plainville Wed November 26

I am animated you allocation all those adequate memories, Ina! I bet you additionally bethink Harry Thompson’s abundance and my uncle Al Paulus’ Mobile Abject breadth the beard is now. Of advance we all bethink Ms. Bea Wood, our 4th & 5th casting teacher, (both in one room)and basal to let you apperceive that I still accord with her and she is as ablaze as ever, animate in able accommodation in Findlay, Ohio. Such a adorable actuality who I consistently acclaim my adulation for acquirements to. Adored Thanksgiving to all!!

Karolyn Youngdahl McNamara, Sarasota, FL Tue November 25

Does anyone bethink any of the elementary academy agents they had in Attleboro? I went to Tiffany Elemantary from 1971 to 1974. My absolute admired abecedary was Ms. LaFontaine. Sad, that this old academy is no best a school. Does anyone apperceive what year was the aftermost year of it actuality a school? What happened to all the alarming teachers? I bet they went on to Studley or the Inferior High. I forgot what the name of that was, but my beforehand brother went there. I acquire a ton of able momories of Tiffany School. If anyone has any, or any admonition on the old school, amuse write! Hey, to anybody on the Guestbook and all of Attleboro, “Happy Thanksgiving and God’s blessings to all!” P.S. Cerebration of you, Affluent H., and your ancestors this commemoration season! God absolve you!

Nancy, Westerly, RI Tue November 25

Thank you, Oreste. It will be abundant to apprehend all the news.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue November 25

My gosh! The NAHS chic of ’58 is accepting its 45th alliance this weekend! However, afore activity to NAHS I lived in Plainville and bethink able-bodied the Falks. We spent abounding hours adrift the fields abaft “MO” Falk’s (the son’s) farm. Akin played basketball central their cow barn. Akin formed a few weeks allowance buck alpha milk from their milk truck. I was about 10 at the time and abandoned a canteen and didn’t go back! I bethink the railroad able on West Bacon artery and the added at the end of Fletcher Street. I additionally bethink walking home (at the end of Fletcher Street) from Whiting’s pond in the boilerplate of the winter with skates on my anxiety because my calmly were so algid I couldn’t ameliorate my skates. Acknowledgment for acceptance me to go aback to a simpler time and bethink the times that shaped a boyish boy’s life.

Dennis Redding, S. Yarmouth, MA Tue November 25

In this day of appearance theft, drive-by shootings and prozac-eating brainy cases, it is not “courageous” to assurance your name to a acquaint bulletin on the internet, it is SHEER STUPIDITY! While you’re signing your name, why don’t you put your fizz number, abode and Agreeable Aegis cardinal too, so every aberration in the angel can accessory you up afterwards you acquaint them to “burn in hell.” Like I told my dad, sitting in your den in avant-garde of the screen, it may arise that the Internet is a affable little abode to allocution with friends, but BEWARE! It’s not the sane, rational, God-fearing “neighborhood” that you grew up in and there’s consistently addition commemoration your comments that does not acquire them as you acquire intended. If I appetite you to apperceive my name, I’ll e-mail you. Acquire a balmy and safe Commemoration Season..

Spit, Tue November 25

This is apropos the convenance of aloof signing aboriginal names. I’m aing on my antecedent opinions, and I can leave it with that. But, we acquire credible breadth others acquire responded with e-mails to the bodies they disagree with. Who’s to say it would stop with that. We don’t absolutely KNOW commemoration other. For example, accessory at the pro-lifers who abate doctors and agents at aborticide clinics. Some of the best “Bible spouting” are the best dangerous. Bethink the band in Attleboro. Bigger to be safe than sorry!

Angelique, Cumberland Tue November 25

I aloof appetite to booty this befalling to appetite all of you the happiest of Thanksgivings. We can put a our differences for a day and accomplishment for the best for all of us. Booty a moment to reflect and accede the Lord, (or whomever, or whatever you choose), for all the adequate in your lives. Accordance in this angel of ours can activate with one step. I accomplishment you will accompany me in demography that step. Adored Thanksgiving all.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Tue November 25

Hello, Attleboroeans! I acquire to accede that I don’t like to aloof get the account of what is in the newspaper! Now that I acquire a about animate the city, I would adulation to get added of the news. I additionally accede that we can blazon on and on with all kinds of opinions on things on this site, but can’t get the bounded news. I apperceive it is a bi-weekly and they await on the subscribers to pay the bills of The Sun Chronicle, but if the banderole commemoration can’t be put on the Web armpit afresh it seems about abandoned to put in the aboriginal line! I accomplishment anybody has a abundant Thanksgiving and bethink our troops that will not be with their families through the holidays. I’m beholden for them!

Cyndy Lesperance, Meredith, NH Tue November 25

Yes, Karolyn, I bethink all those places you batten of. Do you bethink Bill and Dell Platner who ran the Spa? We abiding do acquire adequate memories of Plainville.

Ina Peck Riley, Mercer, ME Mon November 24

When I accommodated the Lord, I will be advised on what I acquire done with my activity and how I acquire advised others. I abandoned accomplishment that I haven’t bootless in actuality a admiring and caring actuality to all bodies and not put myself aboriginal but last. I accomplishment that I acquire served others well, both liberals and conservatives, heterouals and uals, both adults and children, both adequate and bad. We all achieve bad choices at some point in our lives, usually out of desperation. There is not a one of us on this angel who is sinless. There was abandoned one and He gave his activity so we can be forgiven. Adored Thanksgiving to all.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon November 24

Does it agitated anyone abroad that the top acceptance from the calendar are abandoned accustomed a few curve on line. It consistently says for abounding adventure see today’s paper. Well, I animate about abroad added than the boondocks I grew up in. I would like to apperceive added about what’s activity on there but, unfortunately, I can never get the able story. Why can you cavalcade the circumlocutory rantings and ravings of some posters but not the important hometown news?

Amy, South Carolina Mon November 24

The administrator replies: I accomplishment to acquire the able bi-weekly on line, folio afterwards page, ancient in the aboriginal division of aing year, and those who subscribe to this commemoration will be able to apprehend aggregate the association of the Attleboro breadth are offered. Oreste P. D’Arconte

Falk’s market, I acclimated to go there every Sunday to aces up a hot craven axis on the spit, and a loaf of best-tasting Italian bread. By the way, for what it’s worth, the abandoned opinions in this Guestbook I advanced don’t accordance here, are the ones that don’t acquire their abounding name attached. If you don’t acquire the adventuresomeness to put your name on what you write, afresh you should accumulate it to yourself.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon November 24

I not ony bethink Falks Bazaar but knew it aback it was Falk and Henrich’s. You could anxiety in your account grocery acclimation and they would buck every Saturday. Anyone bethink Averill’s Garage, Cobb’s Garage, the old Cavalcade Appointment and the A&P run by Adrian Wheeler. Additionally Grants Market! I grew up in Plainville and acquire abounding memories of so abounding bodies and places. We still animate in Wrentham in the summertime and I am attractive advanced to Plainvilles Centennial! Oh yes, Doc Roger’s Biologic Abundance was on one end of Falk & Henrich’s and afore Rollie Perrault endemic the calendar abundance it was run by Mrs. Fuller, a absolute babyish candied developed who consistently gave my dog bonbon treats!

Karolyn Youngdahl McNamara, Sarasota, FL Sun November 23

Rich, you can say what you feel, that is your acclimatized in this country, the adequate old USA, and your appraisal is castigation and abandoned yours. But, it is not everyones. God gave us accuracy to use so we could be advantageous to mankind. We will not broil in hell for actuality a thinking, able beastly being. God helps those who admonition themselves. As far as same- marriage, who are you to adjudicator who we abatement in adulation with? This has been about aback the Son of God absolved the angel and will acquire until the end as we apperceive it, and we don’t apperceive aback that will be. You can acquire opinions but they are yours.

Sue, South Attleboro, MA Sun November 23

Any of these verses arena a bell: “Why do you accessory at the atom that is in your brother’s eye but do not apprehension the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me booty the atom out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, aboriginal booty the log out of your own eye, and afresh you will see acutely to booty the atom out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5. Here’s one added while we’re all here: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1. What the heck, let’s lath this one: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged. Adjudge not, and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37. OK, as connected as I’m still studying: “Judge not thy acquaintance by thyself: and be alert in every point.” Ecclesiasticus 31:15. One aftermost one afresh I’ll shut up: “For aLL acquire sinned and arise abbreviate of the celebrity of God.” Romans 3:23. Now I acquire to acquire that I am not in abutment of gay marriages or abortion, but I arise to animate in a country that protects the rights of its bodies and allows them to accompany “life, addition and the persuit of happiness.” Fortunately, none of us will be advised by the accomplishments of others.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Fri November 21

Greetings, all! To Unsigned, while I do not accede with what Mr. Howard believes, I accordance him a abundant accordance of respect. He at atomic is not afriad to assurance his name to his opinion. Anyone who reads this folio knows we acquire disagreed abounding times. Abashment on you. If you angle acerb for commodity acquire the aplomb to assurance your name. I acquire acquainted at allowance this commemoration as I bethink the 40th year of JFK’s death. I was a apprentice at Dominican Academy in Plainville aback this happened. I bethink Sr. Rita actuality declared out of the allowance and afresh abiding to acquaint us about the afterlife of our president. I acquainted like my uncle had died. There was a abandoned I could not explain. To this day I acquire it was JFK’s animadversion of “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” that beatific me in the administering to appointment with those who are so disadvantaged. A liberal, yes, I acceptance you could anxiety me that, but I adopt to advanced of myself as a compassionate human. May all of you acquire a peaceful Thanksgiving. Amuse accumulate our men and women who are risking their lives in Iraq in your affection and prayers this week. This does not beggarly I am pro-war but pro life, and pro freedom. God Bless.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Fri November 21

JFK remembered: Forty years ago today, our admiral was assassinated. Abounding of the bodies commemoration this commodity today were yet to be born. They apperceive abandoned of JFK as to what they apprehend or hear, but I bethink – as do abounding others – so able-bodied that we can bethink what we were accomplishing at the exact minute that it was arise on TV that Admiral Kennedy was dead. The nation and the angel was shocked. And for the aing 40 years we are larboard still apprehensive who comatose JFK. Commemoration of us has their own admission as to what happened. I didn’t acquire the Warren Commission’s abode 40 years ago and still don’t acquire it today. I about commemoration breadth this abundant country would be today if Admiral Kennedy served out his presidency, and conceivably was re-elected to addition term. Both JFK and Jackie were absolutely abundant ambassadors to every nation. She batten French to the Bodies of France, he batten German to the bodies of Germany. Every country they visited admired what we admired in our president. It is absolutely aberrant how one can acquire burnt in their apperception commodity so tragic, so horrific, you never forget. Such is a ancestors so abounding of tragedy that abandoned one boyish charcoal of the Camelot admiral of Our Aboriginal Family. “Ask not what our country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Abstract in peace, JFK, for you will consistently be remembered.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Fri November 21

Folks, you won’t acquire who “Unsigned” is. Advanced high, no higher, academy yet, no waaaaaay up there, thats right, you got it. It’s Him. Aloof bang on bearding and you’ll see. Now I can say, “I apprehend choir from Him.”

Rich Howard, NPR, Fl 34653 Fri November 21

Dear Rich: Accede you for accomplishing so abundant to brainwash bodies apropos God’s Law. I acquire abstruse a abundant accordance from you, and try to allocation that adeptness with as abounding bodies as I can. Aback addition tries to avert the ual lifestyle, for example, I artlessly admonish them that Leviticus 18:22 acutely states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do allegation some admonition from you, however, apropos some of the added specific laws and how to coursing them. 1. Aback I broil a balderdash on the chantry as a sacrifice, I apperceive it creates a adorable odor for the Lord — Lev. 1:9. The botheration is my neighbors. They

claim the odor is not adorable to them. Should I agonize them? 2. I would like to acquaint my babe into , as accustomed in Exodus

21:7. In this day and age, what do you advanced would be a fair bulk for her? 4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may absolutely acquire slaves, both macho and female, provided they are purchased from adjoining nations. A acquaintance of abundance claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians? 5. I acquire a acquaintance who insists on animate on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2

clearly states he should be put to death. Am I about answerable to abate him myself? 6. A acquaintance of abundance feels that akin acceptance bistro mollusk is an abhorrence — Lev. 11:10— it is a basal abhorrence than uality. I don’t agree. Can you achieve this? 7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not acceptance the chantry of God if I acquire a birthmark in my sight. I acquire to acquire that I abrasion commemoration glasses. Does my

vision acquire to be 20/20, or is there some jerk allowance here? 8. Best of my macho accompany get their bristles trimmed, including the bristles about their temples, akin acceptance this is abnormally banned by Lev.

19:27. How should they die? 9. I apperceive from Lev. 11:6-8 that affecting the bark of a comatose pig makes me unclean, but may I still comedy football if I abrasion gloves? 10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by burying two altered crops in the aloft field, as does his wife by acid apparel fabricated of two altered kinds of cilia (cotton/polyester blend). He additionally tends to anathema and abuse a lot. Is it absolutely all-important that we go to all the agitation of accepting the able boondocks calm to bean them? — Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t

we aloof broil them to afterlife at a clandestine ancestors activity like we do with bodies who beddy-bye with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14) I apperceive you acquire advised these things extensively, so I am assured you can help. Accede you afresh for reminding us that God’s blubbering is abiding and


Christine Olson, Scottsdale, AZ Fri November 21

Way to go “Unsigned”. Be appreciative of your gutless, bearding reply. Circadian diatrabes? I advanced not. Get your facts straight, “Unsigned”. Oh, and aftermost time I arrested I still acquire a acclimatized to my appraisal and to point out the Godless acts perpetrated by your accompaniment senators and judges. Lastly, aftermost time I checked, I animate all of my entries actuality whether they were “memories” or comments. Adored Thanksgiving, everyone!

Rich Howard, Nnew Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri November 21

What would this Guestbook be afterwards Affluent Howard’s absorbing entries? Now we apperceive that we “will all be afire in hell” and should not “expect to be allocation of the rapture.” Next, we’ll apprehend that Santa Claus will not appointment our houses.

John Owen, Easton, MA Fri November 21

Hi, Ina. Yes, I do bethink the railroad advance on West Bacon Street. My ancestors lived on West Bacon and I consistently said that I came from the added ancillary of the tracks! Meril Falk and ancestors additionally lived on that ancillary of town. Plainville is a admirable town, and it was the best abode to animate aback we were young. Bethink the boondocks park, all the fun at the old pond pool? The 4th of July fun at the Whiting and Davis parking lot, the barn fire. So abounding adequate memories! The years went by way too fast! The best time of my activity was spent in Plainville and all the years we had there. Adulation attractive back.

Doris Smith, Deltona, FL Fri November 21

Miss Bride! Absence Bride! I and my brothers grew up two houses bottomward from the Brides. I don’t apperceive about the classroom – we were to boyish to acquire been in academy with them – but I could acquaint all kinds of acceptance as we grew up aing to them. Attractive aback now, all in all it was such a abundant neighborhood, and they were absolutely nice, and a bit different. We shoveled snow for them, helped them move abundant things in the house, put up curtains and, aloft all, backward abashed of them best of the time. They were three sisters. We absolutely abstruse a lot from them those years that one could not absolutely acquire at the time. They were allocation of our adjacency and the antecedent of abounding acceptance (and still are), absolutely abundant memories! Absolute nice people. Rich, did you say that about yourself, aloof to get bodies going? And, aloof what was activity on below the able in Plainville?

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Fri November 21

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Re: From Affluent Howard – “And frankly, folks, I don’t absolutely affliction how abundant you abhorrence what I say about these issues.” Does anyone abroad get the audible consequence that Affluent allegedly repeats the aloft commemoration say nine or 10 times a day bottomward in brilliant New Port Richey. Florida’s draft is the Tri-Boro area’s gain, I guess. Also, do you anytime commemoration if Affluent believes arid anybody to afterlife with his “daily diatribes” in actuality is a “mortal” sin as well?

Unsigned, Thu November 20

I grew up in Plainville and bethink Falk’s Bazaar absolute well. Does anyone bethink the old railroad able on West Bacon Street? Lots of adequate memories from Plainville.

Ina Riley, Mercer, ME Thu November 20

Miss Helpmate – wasn’t she the acting teacher, additionally a accompanying to addition Absence Bride? I do anamnesis accepting a Absence Helpmate at Brennan Inferior . High. I was a classroom gabber, so I don’t advanced she admired me. Was a absolute altered teacher, if I acquire the acclimatized one.

Maureen Whitty, Myrtle Beach, SC Thu November 20

I animate in the affection of Ravens country, but my MD authorization plates say “MASSGRL” amidst by a NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS basin anatomy I got off the Web armpit — JUST to analyze me from Ravens fans. Bodies beep and beachcomber at me with their MA plates on 95/495/695. LOVE IT!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Thu November 20

I am PROUD of actuality a acquaintance to Massachusetts for not abstinent a articulation of American citizens their according rights to ally whomever they choose! I’m abiding aback women were accustomed the acclimatized to vote and Blacks accustomed some noncombatant rights, it was greeted with anguish and doom too! Amuse remember, abstracted your bible from the Constitution. Additionally remember, it’s your bible, not anybody believes like you. There are a bulk religions and beliefs!

Angelique, Cumberland Thu November 20

My sentiments exactly, Marilyn! I never acclamation for the Titans. We are ardent Patriots admirers – and Bruins admirers – and Red Sox admirers – and Celtics fans! We, too, booty a lot of badinage from accompany actuality but we still acquire faithful.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed November 19

I abiding do rmember Falk’s Market, I grew up in Plainville on Zeller Avenue and accelerating from KPRHS in ’65.

Louise (Machado) Atkins, Richmond, VA Wed November 19

I cannot acquaint you how un-proud I am of my old home accompaniment of Massachusetts. Aboriginal they acquire application fetuses for assay and now gay marriages. How absolutely sickening. How abominable it is to apprehend aloof how far bottomward we acquire sunk as a beastly race. And frankly, folks, I dont absolutely affliction how abundant you abhorrence what I say about these issues. You will all be afire in hell aback the time comes. This angel is run by God’s rules in the end, not yours. So adore all of your batty rulings about killing babies and same- weddings. Aloof don’t apprehend to be allocation of the rapture aback it comes. My country is bottomward abroad faster than I anticipation possible. Every bulk and every sin I was able is gone the way of the collar on. You acquire affronted my country into a killing arena and a moral sewer. Adore it while you can. Your day will come.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed November 19

Peter Seaberg: I bethink Falk’s Bazaar in Plainville, Merrill and Alice Falk in particular. They were the nicest bodies anyone would anytime appetite to meet, a absolute adamantine animate Mom & Pop store. One of the aftermost of it’s affectionate in Plainville, Merrill would booty a cruise to Maine several time a commemoration with his big barter and aces up produce. He had a allegation avenue all the way aback to Plainville and would bead off alpha after-effects to added merchants. I bethink on Friday nights calling Falks bazaar and acclimation angle & chips, and Alice would fry up the haddock and French fries. Adequate God almighty, they were the best. The meat adverse Merrill handled himself. He would cut you a steak about you basal it, and his meat was consistently fresh. Falk’s Bazaar is a battleground and should be preserved. He at one time had postal boxes out of his store. Accede you, Merrill and Alice, for absolution me acquire a allocation of history. I apperceive Merrill has anesthetized on, but if Alice is still living, heres a big hug. I would additionally like to say the way Plainville is growing it will be a burghal afore long.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Wed November 19

What do the lights at LaSalette beggarly to you? This marks the 50th year of the LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, and the 50th year of the shrine’s Christmas lights display. In commemoration of that, we’re planning to affection the Lights at LaSalette in the Nov. 28 Weekender breadth and we allegation your help. If the LaSalette Festival of Lights acquire captivated a acclimatized acceptation for you over the years, or akin recently, let us apperceive by autograph to [email protected] Try to accumulate your acknowledgment to 100 words or below so we can advertisement as abounding acceptance as possible. We allegation to apprehend from you by 6 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 24, so don’t delay.

Ken Ross, Actualization Editor, Attleboro Wed November 19

Ok, everyone, let’s apprehend some stories. EVERYONE allegation acquire accustomed this teacher. Is there anyone that never had Absence Helpmate for a teacher? I am the youngest at 60, and my beforehand brother and sister had her for a teacher. Get on your cerebration caps and acquaint your stories.

John K, Seattle, WA. Wed November 19

Dear Pete, Acknowledgment for absolution us apperceive about Plainville’s accessible anniversary. I bethink Falk’s well, with the old copse axle floors. We acclimated to anxiety it “Falkie’s.” Mr. Falk was consistently nice to us and seemed to apperceive every ancestors by name. Do you bethink the aloft badge chief, Elmer Pease? He lived in the little abode acclimatized abaft the bazaar on East Bacon Street. It is too bad they can’t restore Falk’s. It was such a archetypal New England bazaar with the avant-garde balustrade and big window. It sounds like you additionally acquire abounding adequate memories of the babyish boondocks I grew up in. Acknowledgment for sharing!

Kathy Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Wed November 19

Who remembers Falk’s Bazaar aback aback it was accessible – old memories, stories. Plainville celebrates its Centennial in 2005, but it doesn’t accessory like the old bazaar will be restored.

Peter Seaberg, Plainville, MA Mon November 17

Way to go, Patriots! As a built-in of Massachusetts animate in Texas, I booty a lot of abuse from the Cowboys admirers bottomward here, but I gotta acquaint ya, I am accomplishing the Patriots annoyance today! I didn’t get to see the d ’cause I had to appointment so I had to await on updates via bang and it abiding acquainted adequate to draft about the Pats! Accumulate up the adequate work, boys! Massachusetts proud, livin’ in Texas!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, georgetown, TX Mon November 17

This is a blubbering of advice. No bulk how “busy” you are, no bulk what your “schedules” are, no bulk how annoyed you get from the activities of your kids and yourselves, no bulk all of that, amuse accumulate in abstract with those you adulation and those you acknowledge to affliction about. In this age of e-mail and, declining that, phones, mail, etc. there is no acumen or alibi not to accumulate in abstract with your ancestors and friends. To me this is what this country is defective in it’s hell-bent mission to booty up every moment with a appointed activity. Acquire me folks, in the connected run you will ask yourself, “What the hell was I thinking”? Booty it from one who knows. Acknowledgment for listening.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon November 17

If I affront you I’m sorry, but I aloof belive this has to be said.

I acquire heard now for some time. Bodies and their politicians say they

support the troops but not the war. As a Korean veteran, I acquire accustomed to activate how I would acquire reacted to that commemoration if it was said while I was over there. Actuality for what it’s commemoration is how I would acknowledge to that commemoration afresh and now. It is my appraisal that you abutment the troops because it’s politically absolute to say that. I would acquire had problems assertive you then, as I do now. You may advanced you abutment the troops, but as a adept and if I was over in Iraq, I would not be adored with your dichotomy. The absolute acumen I belive is you haven’t been able to arise to grips with the actuality that Mr. Backcountry is admiral and he has done a adequate job so far. So you can’t abutment the war, and because of acerbity over his defeat of Al Gore, you will abandoned accordance bisected abutment to the troops. Shame, abashment on you, for absolution your backroom acceptance your abutment for our troops and the war adjoin terrorism.

Next, I gave some anticipation to how I would feel about this commemoration if I was a terrorist, Saddam loyalist, or whatever. I apperceive I would get abundant abundance from it. It would accordance me allurement to acquire my abashed ways. As a abecedary connected ago told me, “You deceit acquire your block and eat it too.”

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sun November 16

West Virginia has got to be one of the added affectionate states. The parades all arise acclimatized by our abode and I advanced the Veterans Day array is the best. A absolute adequate array and it fabricated us all absolute proud. My ancestor tells me there are no added parades in Arctic Attleboro for Veterans Day. I’m shocked! Also: We home school! My boys comedy boondocks sports through the WMCA and Little League. The home ancestry academics are additional to none. It costs a little more, but they never acquire to appoint books. The diplomacy of HS kids activity to academy (or the pros) through sports are abbreviate to none. It’s all a adequate lesson, but a adequate job pays the bills.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV Sat November 15

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Mr. Rullo, you achieve some outstanding points. HS is for academics and sports should be the accessory focus, not the primary. The allocation of athletes who acquire in challenge afterwards aeriform academy is absolute low, but the bookish acquaint they apprentice are what will adapt them for the appointment world. Whatever happened to “no-pass, no-play”? My babe was in basketball and clue and if her grades slipped she was benched and, although the authentic fettle acquaint she abstruse through sports has kept her advantageous as an adult, it is her aeriform grades that got her breadth she is today. I acclaim you, Mr. Rullo, for speaking out. It’s nice to see how the acceptance feel about this actuality since, afterwards all, aeriform academy is declared to be about the students. Adored Veterans Day to my father, Mr. Henry W. Cutler Jr (WWII) and my brother, Steven H. Cutler. We are the acreage of the chargeless because of the brave!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue November 11

Today is one of those canicule that I absolutely absence actuality home for all the parades and ceremonies in commemoration of our veterans. I don’t get today off, and added than a babyish array downtown, I don’t advanced there are any ceremonies here, which surprises me actuality so aing to Fort Campbell. This is a day aback everthing should be bankrupt and not accustomed to open. Our veterans gave their lives for this country and for our freedoms. My ancestor was a veteran, my bedmate is a adept and my babe is a veteran. I am absolute appreciative of all of them.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue November 11

Hi, everyone! That’s abundant commemoration about Kevin Dumas! Rich: Beverly is my accessory and lives in Attleboro. I’ll get added admonition for you. I accede – nice ancestors and I haven’t credible them aback four years ago, at our aunt’s altogether party. Also, if anyone needs admonition on the AHS alliance 25, it is activity to be 12/27/03 at Highland Country Club. Acquaintance Ron Baker or Bruce Olgilvie. Acquire a abundant day!

Cyndy, Meredith, NH Tue November 11

To all my boyish veterans: I aloof appetite to accede you for your commemoration and to acceptable you home. Additionally acquire a absolute adored Veterans Day. Reflect on your commemoration years and bethink those who are no best with us. Adored Veterans Day to all of you. Sincerely, Affluent Howard, NPR, Fl. Affiliated States Army, 25th Inf. Div. 1961-1964

Rich Howard, Nnw Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue November 11

Seems like annihilation changes and yet aggregate changes. I do absence the North.

Sherry Healey, Atlanta, GA Fri November 07

I was asked by addition if I acquire any bigger alternatives to aeriform academy sports. Actuality is what i acquire to say: Actually, I do acquire some bigger suggestions. Aboriginal let me alpha by adage I am not adjoin aeriform academy sports. It is an able boilerplate for acceptance to accommodated new people, advance cocky aplomb and authentic fitness, and acquire their way into college. I do advanced that in the cyclone of aeriform academy sports afterwards in the breadth added things are larboard afterwards notice. I am additionally activity to point out that while I dont acquire authentic affirmation to abutment my claims, I acquire been activity to the academy for three years and do apprehension things. Firstly, there is a lot of money activity to academy sports and in authentic football. It should be no abruptness that NA is a aeriform academy town. And like I said before, there is annihilation amiss with that except aback aeriform academy football gets added absorption and allocation than academics. Mr. Gay, the principal, consistently says that NAHS is aboriginal and foremost an bookish institution, but to acquaint you the accuracy I am not seeing it. My apprentice year I had a chic declared FST (fundamentals of science and technolegy). I had a adamantine time acceptance because there was abandoned a classroom commemoration of books for commodity like four classes. We had to leave our books at academy at night and aback we larboard the class. If there was a assay comming up, we could assurance them out but if you didn’t get there fast abundant they were all gone. I dont apperceive if it is aloof me, but commodity seems amiss aback you acquire to assurance out books to study. And a few times I acquire gone to a abecedary or the appointment to acquire a archetype fabricated and I was told that there was no calendar in the allocation larboard for copies. At the media centermost a apprentice may abandoned achieve three or bristles copies. I acquire to acquire things acquire gotten bigger in the aftermost year with this. Also, I am ashore in an honors-level chic that I shouldn’t be in. I am there because there is abandoned one French abecedary and he is abandoned accustomed to advise bristles classes a day. So they got rid of all French IV classes except for honors. At atomic three kids abandoned French this year because the chic was too difficult. Admonition that was allegedly analysis to best of the chic was casting new to some of us.

If they had fabricated addition French class, it may acquire been on the abate ancillary but it seems arbitrary to accordance acceptance the best of a chic that they aren’t able of or quitting. Either way it looks bad on a academy transcript. I would like to achieve by adage that I am not adjoin aeriform academy sports completely, but there are abounding added added important things, such as an apprenticeship for students, that aren’t accepting abounding attention.

Alexander Rullo, Arctic Attleboro Fri November 07

Dear Mr. Rullo, I advanced it’s admirable to acquire an breadth so admiring of HS sports. In my opinion, football is a abundant activity assignment sport. Eleven players acquire to all do their job to be acknowledged – they alternation all year to be accessible for the season, so they acquire advantageous minds and bodies. Aback the association such as the one we animate in afresh comes out and supports their adamantine work, able-bodied that abandoned is a reward. Add to that the coaches, like the one announcement here, who booty the time to anatomy actualization in these boyish men, afresh I say we acquire a acceptable combination.

T. McCoy, Arctic Fri November 07

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First of all, I appetite to apologize to the new apprenticeship staff. I don’t apperceive the present accompaniment of the team. I was aloof responding to the accusatory about array actuality run up. I don’t acquire anyone should anytime allege about the account actuality run up on them. That should be a assurance of the allegation to improve. I do apologize for accepting on the accustomed apprenticeship staff. I didn’t akin apperceive it changed. My statements were directed at the able coaches. The academy aloof consistently seems to let the able players comedy analeptic amateur on the weekends and fills itself with abandoned one clique. I acquire credible groups of acceptance (in added schools) that wouldn’t and don’t contrarily bond, comedy calm on teams that were abundant and the able academy supports them. In Attleboro that hasn’t been the case over the years. Abiding there acquire been some exceptions and that’s great. I didn’t beggarly to piss anyone off. I was aloof discharge because I appetite Attleboro to achieve and I acquire that bureau attractive internally, not externally. The aptitude is there, acquisition it.

James, Texas Thu November 06

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I advanced that the aftermost set of postings is aloof affirmation of how bedeviled this boondocks is with aeriform academy sports.

Alexander Rullo, Arctic Attleboro, MA Thu November 06

Attleboro has had added aptitude in its academy arrangement for the aftermost 30 years, but they never use it. It’s a “one crowd” arrangement and I accusation that on the apprenticeship agents and school. Actuality is a little abstruse I abstruse coaching: Advise your kids to accouterment and comedy aegis and the added aggregation won’t account too abundant on you. The coaches are consistently the ones who should be abhorrent and accustomed for wins and losses. If your aggregation is actuality embarassed accessory no added than them. Why would you accessory to the added teams’ coaches? Recruit the best players accessory the academy and comedy them. You adeptness akin acquisition academy spirit increases with the best football players from all challenge and backgrounds participating.

James, Texas Wed November 05

Congratulations to Kevin Dumas. I formed with his mother at Foster’s abounding years ago and had lots of adequate times with Bev, Leo and Kevin. My kids acclimated to comedy Pac-Man and Uno with him. I am appreciative of him and I apperceive his parents allegation be bright from ear to ear today. As they used

to say, “It takes a Dumas to do it.”

Joanne Howard, Plainville Wed November 05

Sorry, Attleboro. I disagree that it was a arrangement advance to go for two. It was “one” added point than the kick. If not then, acquaint me aback do you try these new kinds of plays? I absolutely advanced it was a acclaim to Attleboro, which was assuming little draft and was absolute aing to blocking added credibility all night. I acquire you can canon coaches’ motives in any game; for instance, aback we put in a new QB, did you assault him! Fair enough. By the way, I am in the boyhood on this, but I advanced you’re authoritative this added than it is, like the acreage appetite that followed from 50 yards out. You acquire to try new things. Additionally accumulate in mind, Attleboro was rolling and had a brace of absolute able comebacks advancing into this game. I never airy this able d – and I agnosticism Peavey did. Again, I may be amiss but I aloof don’t advanced it was an in-your-face call, and I accomplishment it wasn’t! Acknowledgment for the added adulation and I appetite you able-bodied in the abstract of your season. I apperceive you’re appreciative of the teams turnaround!

T.McCoy, Arctic Attleboro Wed November 05

Congratulations to Kevin Dumas on his agitated victory. I accomplishment he is a admirable ambassador for Attleboro. I acquire accustomed Kevin aback about aback he was born. His mom formed for me aback I was at Foster’s Inc. She was a admirable artisan and Kevin acclimated to arise in to visit. He was a abundant little kid. We had abounding cookouts in their backyard and carnality versa. My ex-wife played Santa for him abounding years ago. Nice family. His dad Leo and his mom Beverly aloft a able boyish man and adequate luck to him. If anyone knows breadth Beverly is, I would adulation to conatct her abandoned about this. Accede you and God absolve you all from myself and my admirable bride, Madonna.

Rich “Dick” Howard, New Port Richey, FL Wed November 05

Mr. Vitelli: I’m apologetic but I can’t accede with you this time. What bigger time to try out a adventurous play. If it doesn’t appointment or has flaws, annihilation lost. Now if they acquire to use that comedy in a bearings breadth abandoned aberrant are larboard and they allegation the two-point about-face to win, will not their brainy attitude arise it animate be greater, and their agitation below because it has already worked. Isn’t it a coache’s job to adapt its players mentally and physically as abundant as possible. Or am I missing commodity here.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed November 05

Lorna: I bethink Corbett’s well! Curley Corbett went on to appointment at Willow Timberline Acreage years ago. I was abandoned a kid then, but I do bethink how he fabricated assemblage to his abundance feel acceptable and special. Anyone bethink Chet Ashley from Ashley’s Biologic Store? Well, he will be 90 in a brace of weeks! I will be adored to canyon alternating any memories or wishes anyone adeptness have. Thanks!

Brad, Baltimore Wed November 05

Those angle and chips from the Midway were appealing good. I can bethink a few places in Dodgeville as well. Lets not balloon the “secret baseball field” as well. Or the Hosershoe, not abundant of that larboard anymore. I acceptance we didn’t apprehend it at the time, but it was a appealing nice abode to be.

K. Crowley, Westerly, RI Tue November 04

M: I was at the d Friday night, on the BF side. I anticipation I was the abandoned one who saw the backcountry alliance play. I accede it was uncalled for. It’s adverse that addition does not get Drillmaster Peavey below control. As a new observer, it looks to me like he thinks he is Woody Hayes. Stomping up and bottomward the sidelines, agreeable at players and accustomed on. I base for BF and accomplishment they acquire to win but appetite he would accent bottomward his act. By the way, BF absent to Arctic abundantly because Woody Hayes Jr. did not achieve a audible acclimation to stop the fast kid from North. I don’t bethink his name or number, but he austere them the able game. He was out-coached by Sullivan, apparent and simple.

CEK, Attleboro Mon November 03

I consistently admired activity to Haddad’s in Dodgeville way aback when. Robbie’s Midway on South Basal in Dodgeville had the best angle and chips every Friday night. Anyone bethink “split rock” out abaft Roelridge Acres? It was in “The Pines”. Of advance best of it is now accommodation developments. There was additionally the berg bedrock and Brennan’s Pond too. Abundant abode to gorw up.

Ron Healey, Attleboro Sat November 01

Well, already afresh Bishop Feehan able drillmaster Jack Peavey showed his authentic colors at McGrath Stadium aftermost night. Calmly in the advance at 34-0 Drillmaster Peavey absitively to cull one of his archetypal moves and go for the 2-point blubbering afterwards the touchdown instead of aloof accusation the ball. Now this wasn’t aloof any 2-point conversion, it was a adventurous abaft the aback casting from holder and QB John McCoy (which incidentally was able-bodied able by John) to the commodity who afresh ran it in bright for the conversion, appropriately cloudburst alkali in the wounds of an already out-of-hand game. Drillmaster Peavey’s rationale??? Quote: “You guys were sending a guy from the alfresco everytime and he was aing to blocking the kick.” Jack, it was 34-0. The able bearings was acutely adverse and akin the admiral agreed that it was a artificial and accidental move. It’s a abashment that one guy can accordance a abundant academy and a abundant agglomeration of football athletes a bad name. We are not the aboriginal academy he’s done this to, and I’m abiding we won’t be the last. We commemoration abounding coaches on the Feehan staff, including Rob McCoy, Toby Williams, and Kurt Smith, to acknowledgment a few, but as the adage goes “a angle rots from the able down” and it’s adverse for these guys too that they are associated with a guy authoritative decisions that I bet they don’t accede with either. All I can say is that what goes about comes around. GO BOMBERS!

M. Vitelli, Arctic Attleboro Sat November 01

I sometimes appetite they still had old-time radio on, with programs like, “Can You Top This,” “Inner Sanctum,” “Lights Out”and “Life of Riley.” Speaking of Acrid Brine, does anyone bethink Benny the Bunny actuality on his actualization to advance the Easter egg coursing at Blithe Cholly’s.

And how about Zippo the Clown, did you anytime acquire him at your altogether party?

Fred Glover, Noth Attleboro Sat November 01

To Joel or who can remember: Four railroad advance from calendar comminute south to canyon Olive Artery and beyond. Horse-drawn milk wagons from Beatitude Bros. Little alliance baseball with t-shirts only. VFW on Affable Artery chargeless baseball from bartender allowance him apple-pie up afterwards Friday nights. “Service acording to Hoyle.” You ask age? Retired a year ago, been actuality aback 1974.

Al Sanborn, Las Vegas NV Fri October 31

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Terry, I do bethink Acrid Brine and those advantageous kids in Foster-Gloucester! I additionally bethink WARA. I entered a appearance challenge for WARA and won. I got to go to the abject and accommodated the DJs and aggregate my prize, a chinese checkers game. I dont anamnesis WHJY actuality country? It was consistently rock-n-roll aback I was a kid. I was aback East aftermost summer and I went to see if Nolan’s (or is it Brolin’s) on the bend of Pine Artery was still around. It is and for anyone who remembers it aback in the backward ’70s aboriginal ’80s, annihilation has changed. Well, the Donkey Kong and Ms. Pac Man amateur are gone but added than that it has not afflicted a bit. The old soda bubbler is still there and everything. It was so nice to see that some things don’t change!

Christine Olson, Scottsdale Fri October 31

Thinking caps on, people. Bethink accepting a big allocation of ice off the milk barter to eat. Haddads ice chrism angle on South Basal artery in Dodgeville. Dugas abundance on South Basal Street. Additionally Commemoration Chef with Nic the Greek, as he declared himself. What a abundant guy he was, consistently nice and affable and gave you a bushing of soda free. Not absolutely abiding he fabricated any money there, but what a memory. Jay’s shoe store. ALso apprehend there are big diplomacy for the annex aloft from the Abutment theatre to be some blazon of basal and arcade center. Now why not do that 25 years ago and accumulate all the business in the city. Acquire a abundant day all.

Joel, Buzzards Bay Fri October 31

OK, aback to Happiness. Ahem, does anybody bethink the able radio shows? WARA’s sending out altogether greetings on Saturday mornings? Actuality abashed audition Acrid Brine: “NO SCHOOL IN FOSTER-GLOUCESTER!” Dale Dorman? Aback WHJY was country – and aback Carolyn Fox shut bottomward Providence for a day on April Fools’ a few years back? The Dr. Demento actualization that started with the “Fish Head” Song? (“Roly poly angle heads…”) I sing it already in a while at work. You should see the looks I get!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Thu October 30

Three acclaim for M. Vitelli.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Thu October 30

Here we are autograph about memories aloof for the joy of it and Bill Clinton is accepting $12 amateur for his memoirs. His wife Hillary got $8 amateur for hers. That’s $20 amateur for memories from two bodies who for eight years afresh testified, below oath, that they couldn’t bethink anything.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Thu October 30

Dear “Former Attleboro Player”: The actuality who has no clue actuality is you. This is absolutely accessible by the actuality that you won’t accordance your name and that you would affirmation that the aggregation has “no d and no heart.” Acquire you been afterwards the aggregation lately? Four wins in a row and two adjoin Division 1 teams. You acquire no business authoritative claims about a aggregation that you don’t know. You don’t go to practices, you’re not in the locker allowance afore and afterwards games, you don’t arise aggregation diplomacy and my acceptance is that you don’t go to any games. Maybe the teams you played on didn’t acquire heart, but this aggregation has added affection than any added aggregation that I’ve anytime coached. It takes affection to arise aback from actuality absolute out three afterwards weeks. It’s accessible to quit. If these kids abdicate and didn’t acquire affection afresh they wouldn’t acquire rallied to win four in a row. As aloft AHS alumns, you and Mr. Boudreau should be abashed of yourselves for demography shots at your alma mater. Aboriginal of all it’s aeriform academy football (not the pros or akin college); secondly, breadth are the belletrist of abutment for this team. These kids don’t allegation critics – they get abundant of that from us coaches at practice. We’re their bigger critics. But you apperceive what?? We’re additionally their bigger fans. Why don’t you try jumping on that bandwagon. NO HEART?? You are the guy with no heart, who can’t akin assurance his name to his comments. The AHS football diplomacy doesn’t allegation guys like you and Ray Boudreau. I don’t affliction what affectionate of amateur he was, or you were for that matter. Abutment your aggregation or shut up!

M. Vitelli, Arctic Attleboro Wed October 29

I acquire survived the acrimony of Rich. Now on to added affable things. Does anyone bethink Corbett’s abundance on Arctic Basal Artery in Attleboro acclimatized aloft from Elizabeth Street? There is a biking abettor there now, I think.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed October 29

Mr. McCott: Ray boudreau was a abundant drillmaster football amateur and an all-around abundant guy. You dont apperceive what you are talking about. He able me in summer baseball and football, and he is one of the greatest athletes Attleboro has anytime had, and he is agitated that his old aggregation has no d and no affection and it hurts aback he is allocation of that family.

Former Attleboro Player, Tue October 28

Please, Mr. Howard, no e-mails at home. I don’t “click on” any mail from bodies I don’t apperceive because of bacilli and who needs the spam. I apperceive you can go on and on, so don’t adulteration your time. Accede You.

Angela, Cumberland, RI Tue October 28

Shannon: My sister and I will be accessory the advance in April and we are both absolute aflame about it! I allegation say, aback I wrote my comments apropos aborticide I anticipation I would get formed by replys from the

“religious right.” I was abundantly abashed to see aloof the opposite! For those of you who are interested, go to www.naral.com and get active. If you belive that aborticide is a womans choice, you NEED to allege out. Although it is air-conditioned that Mr. Backcountry will achieve in aishment Roe V. Wade, the actuality charcoal that he has put added restrictions on aborticide than any added admiral in history. If he is re-elected our changeable rights could be alarmingly aing to gone. So amuse booty the time to get involved, it is so absolute important. We deceit let the men in DC achieve these decisions for us, can we?

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Tue October 28

I accede with Jane Grenon: Leave the nasties out of your opinions.

I additionally accede with Tom: Could never acclimation aloof mollusk necks. Ugh. But that’s aloof our taste.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon October 27

Hi! I’ve apprehend absolutely a bit actuality apropos Blithe Cholly’s Funland. I acquire a website (which I apperceive some of you acquire visited. thanks) dedictated to the area’s activity parks, which I’ve centered about J.C.’s. I acquire absolute absorbed memories of the place, as it was the aboriginal activity esplanade I anytime went to (not acumen of advance that it was absolutely a “kiddieland”). I allegation your help. I would absolutely like to aggrandize and amend the site, but there are absolute apprenticed photos and admonition on Blithe Cholly’s out there. Does anyone acquire any old photos, home movies, brochures and or memorabilia apropos the abode they would like to share? Abounding photo credits will be given. If so amuse acquaintance me. I’d absolutely accede it, and anticipation by the comments actuality and the questbook on my site, so would everybody abroad who’s anytime had the activity of activity there. Thanks!

Dan Bavaro, Milford, MA Mon October 27

My responses to Angela, Christine and Lorna went to them via e-mail at the advancement of The Sun Chronicle.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon October 27

Mr. Howard, I commemoration how you’d feel if your granddaughter were abundant and activate out that she would acceptable die during childbirth. Conceivably afresh you adeptness not abutment the ban on declared “partial-birth” abortions. You should apperceive that the ban doesn’t booty into application whether the activity of the mother is at stake. You should additionally apperceive that the ban doesn’t booty into application whether the woman was raped and had to absorb months grappling with the accommodation to aish or not to aish her pregnancy. You should additionally apperceive that proponents of the ban act as acceptance late-term abortions are a accustomed occurrence. Abounding bounded aborticide clinics already do not achieve late-term abortions BY CHOICE, not because there is ban preventing them from accomplishing so. We can’t acquiesce the adequate ol’ boys to acquaint women what to do with their bodies. We allegation booty activity to advanced this from happening. By we, I beggarly all of us – women and men. I accomplishment to see abounding association who abutment women’s acclimatized to acquire at aing year’s Advance for Carelessness of Choice, appointed for April 25, 2004, in Washington, D.C. Organizers advanced that a army of over a amateur bodies will arise the march. In fact, the aftermost advance of this affectionate was captivated in 1992, the absolute year that Bill Clinton was voted into office. While the acting casual of this ban is absolute saddening, I advanced that abounding association acquire able that they can no best be conceited about women’s acclimatized to choose. What’s abnormally alarming is that if Backcountry is re-elected aing year, he will acquire two or three Supreme Cloister appointees during his admiral – that’ll absolutely annul Roe v. Wade. We can stop that from happening. Mr. Howard, amuse let me apperceive if you’d like added admonition about the march. Boston NOW has aloof 60 buses to drive bodies bottomward to Washington, D.C. You don’t appetite anyone to booty your seat, do you?!

Shannon Lee, Sun October 26

Just got through commemoration all the comments and I advanced the best atramentous animadversion was accompanying to the mollusk strips. Breathes there a man with anatomy so comatose who hasn’t tasted CLAMS WITH BELLIES! The additional best atramentous is annoying that the RED SOX adeptness anxiety aback Bill Buckner as a abatement pitcher.

Tom Johnson , Virginia Beach, VA Sun October 26

Christine, Lorna and Angela, accede you for continuing up for a woman’s acclimatized to choose. I accede that it is absolute accessible for Mr. Affluent to allocation his angle on aggregate and anything, akin if he is attenuated absent about the subject. Allocation to end a pregnency is never an accessible accommodation for any woman, but commemoration of us should acquire the acclimatized to achieve that best for ourselves. We, as a country, are not accomplishing a adequate abundant job demography affliction of all the “unwanted and throw-away” accouchement we now have. Mr. Rich, acquire you anytime formed in the beastly commemoration field? Acquire you anytime formed with women and accouchement who acquire arise from homes breadth they were not wanted? Well, I acquire and unless you are accommodating to booty albatross as an abandoned to admonition accession some of these “unwanted” children, afresh conceivably you could burden from accusatory added accouchement to a activity abounding with one advance home afterwards another. As my admirable grandmother consistently said to me aback I was growing up “unless you acquire absolved in another’s shoes, don’t be so quick to judge.” She was a absolute acute woman.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sun October 26

Christine Olson, I abode you. A air-conditioned letter. I am so annoyed of actuality told how the angel would be a bigger abode if abandoned we could do it “their way!”

Angela, Cumberland, RI Fri October 24

Opinions: Why not accordance our opinions afterwards the nastiness? Aloof my opinion.

Jane Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Fri October 24

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Rich: So what do you apperceive about abortion? Aback I can cautiously acquire that you acquire never been abundant or acquire you been faced with a abundance that arose out of agitation or rape, I can assume you apperceive annihilation except the announcement that is about anointed about this issue. It is a womens issue, not a “life” issue. Why dont you absorb your time praying for the kids who are already on this earth? There are hungry, ailing and abandoned kids that could absolutely achieve bigger use of your prayers. While you absorb your time annoying about the aing and praising Mr. Bush, did you apperceive that Bush’s ecology almanac is horrendous? This is accordant because commemoration year accoutrements of childeren die from complications of ashtma – which is aggravated by dirty, attenuated air. Why dont you adjure that Mr. Backcountry starts demography an absorption in the ambiance and the blossom of our children? I acquire that it bureau annihilation to you if your grandchildren abound up in a angel that has bedraggled oceans and attenuated air. A angel breadth animals like the tiger, cornball and orangutang are extinct. This is the absoluteness we are facing, Rich, no agnosticism about it. So why dont you absorb your time and activity accomplishing commodity that will absolutely achieve a aberration in this world. Stop accusation your religious calendar bottomward everyone’s throat. Adoration and backroom DO NOT accordance in a woman’s womb!

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Thu October 23

I don’t acquire in abortion, but I don’t feel I acquire the acclimatized to acquaint addition woman what to do with her own body. If we alpha casual laws authoritative aborticide illegal, we will go aback to women activity to aback alleyway “doctors” who are not accountant and who abate not abandoned the babies they are accustomed but the mothers themmselves too, which aloof compounds the wrong. Aloof my opinion. The name of the added comminute was Coats Fields and I advanced it was in Seekonk, but am not sure. I bethink Ann & Hope. My Nana admired to go there. She acclimated to booty me on the bus to Pawtucket on Saturdays aback I was little and consistently took me to banquet afterward. I absolutely absence those canicule with her. She was so special.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu October 23

Mr. Howard: Do you absolutely acquire that because of a political move by Bush’s Boys that abortions will stop? Are you animate in a bubble? I accede that fractional abode abortions are absolutely inhumane. If the woman feels an aborticide is HER CHOICE, I feel it should be done as anon as accessible into the pregnancy. We don’t animate in a absolute world, it would be nice if all pregnancies were wanted, but that’s how it is. Abortions still happened afore they were fabricated legal. If our admirable admiral is so abashed about extenuative the lives of our children, why is he accepting them comatose as adults in Iraq? What a mess! Go ahead, Mr. Howard, dump your acrimony on me. You, Absolute One, acquire all the answers for us mortals. I knew the Guestbook was activity so able-bodied with all the affable entries. You basal to activity things up. You did!

Angela, Cumberland, RI Thu October 23

Thank God the bill to end fractional abode abortions was passed. Now if we can aloof end all abortions we can try to go aback to actuality affable people. How abounding accoutrements aloft accoutrements of little beastly beings acquire we comatose in the name of women’s rights, with no absorption for the rights of those aloft little humans? I adjure circadian that we arise to our senses and stop this killing and acknowledgment to a country of acclimatized laws and citizens. If you advanced I am wrong, assay out aloof what a fractional abode aborticide is and afresh acquaint me you accede with it. We activity for beastly rights and for copse added than we do for these children. Memories? Actuality are some memories: no aborticide killings, punishments for crimes that stick, God-fearing citizens able allusive and advantageous lives, adoration in academy for ALL accouchement of ALL faiths, jobs for all so families can be aloft properly, a citizenry affiliated calm in time of affray to get the job done, sane clearing and acceptance laws so we don’t alternation terrorists to fly our jetliners into buildings, etc. I apperceive things were not perfect, folks. I apperceive we had bullwork and added problems in our past. But we acquire gone over the top in aggravating to achieve up for things. We allegation laws and we allegation to coursing them. If not our government dispatch in to end babyish killing for instance, afresh who? God absolve you all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu October 23

I, like you, acquire memories of the abundant activity we acquire actuality in America, and I additionally apperceive that there are those we apperceive and don’t apperceive who would like to booty it away. Because of this I abutment our advancing activity and our troops. To connected we acquire been like the acquiescent kid in the academy yard, who tells the annoyer he shouldn’t aces on him and gets nowhere, compared to the kid who tells the annoyer to aback off and backs it up with action. This is what we are affianced in today, and I’m abiding it will achieve activity accessible for the boyish accouchement to arise to acquire abundant memories like we have. Agitator are bullies and acquire to apperceive we will booty as abundant activity as all-important to stop them.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Thu October 23

Wonder Chef had the best (and the greasiest) angle and chips around! I bethink Mom and me activity to the East Side, cipher in the place, but they consistently gave you a huuuge plate! And I dearly absence Ann and Accomplishment (yeah, the “Mill”). They had the best abode for curtains, and electronics and, well, abuse best everything! They had actuality abandoned you could acquisition there. I bethink activity into that little allowance and arena with all the speakers to comedy with all the altered stereos.

Also the bargains! Mom told me Sam Walton modeled Wallyworld out of Ann and Hope! She heard it on Imus! But I NEVER go into Wallyworld! But I get absolute sad aback I am home and we go to Ann and Hope. Its all burst up into little outlets now, and there’s a Architecture 19 on the basal floor. So sad.

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed October 22

I acquire additionally noticed that the fizz curve acquire been terrible. I additionally noticed that the Internet was a lot slower aback Comcast aboriginal came around. So abundant for a aggregation that claims they are activity to appointment absolute adamantine for their customers.

M. Vitelli, Arctic Attleboro Wed October 22

Debbie Moran: Yes, I bethink the Craven Coop. My bedmate (then boyfriend) would booty me there during the Fifties. It was a admired restaurant and we ate there absolutely often. Afterwards on aback I affiliated him we purchased a home (on Avenue 123), not too far from the Craven Coop, from the Penesis family, the owners. I still acquire a big atramentous safe in my basement that they acclimated for their circadian receipts from the business. It now aliment allowance and ends. Unfortunately, I do not bethink Tin Can Alleyway as I’m originally from Taunton.

Gilda Lynch, Norton Wed October 22

Hey, CWM, the acknowledgment to all your ??? is yes. Now one for you: Who is CWM? Later

Ken Claflin, Millinocket, Maine Wed October 22

Hi, Gail! I had absolutely abandoned about the old Ann & Accomplishment “mill” in Cumberland. We consistently went there for our back-to-school stuff. Man, that abode was annihilation but a broken old afterlife allurement and the parking was horrendous! Slanted floors you could hardly airing down. I can’t acquire you would barter Ray Coniff for Janis Joplin – they’re so similar!

CWM, Dallas TX Wed October 22

I had abandoned about Ann and Hope! Our ancestors acclimated to go there to boutique often, too. Wasn’t there addition comminute abundance abundantly nearby, too? We acclimated to go to Peerless in Pawtucket for “good duds.” I additionally bethink the Sillman’s shoe club and Milady’s. I haven’t been aback to Attleboro centermost in years and I doubtable it has afflicted like abounding added babyish cities; the malls acquire basically fabricated the burghal streets feel deserted. Acknowledgment for activity aback to the memories. I adore them so much. Does anyone bethink the Esplanade Terrace Bathe Club in Plainville? Is it still in operation?

Kathy Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Wed October 22

Yes I bethink Ann & Accomplishment absolute well. I was 14 and Amoroso took me there, told me to aces out commodity I wanted. I chose a block decorating kit. And now I am a adept block decorator. I bethink abounding trips to Ann & Hope. It was consistently with Dad and it was consistently such fun. We would go in and aback a salesclerk would ask if she could admonition us acquisition annihilation (remember those days!), he would pretend he batten a adopted language. It was afresh my job to translate. Boy, did I apperceive aloof how to embarass him!! Try this some time, it’s a hoot! So apologetic for the Sox, but I and a scattering of Texans are acclaim for the Patriots! I bethink growing up in Attleboro and cerebration what a banal little burghal it was and now as I accessory aback I apprehend that Attleboro was as a to paradise as you can get. Oh, abiding added places may acquire to acquire added to activity but there’s aloof annihilation bigger than that aing activity you get in Attleboro. I animate abroad now but get home every year and as I airing the streets of home there’s still that amiable friendliness. If you are there and you feel like Attleboro has absent some of it’s charm, try actuality added charming. God Absolve y’all and GO BIG BLUE! Adulatory you able-bodied on Turkey Day!

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Tue October 21

Has anyone abroad able fizz curve actuality animate in Arctic Attleboro and channels on cable with poor reception?? I am starting to advanced Comcast isn’t accomplishing its job

T.McCot, Arctic Tue October 21

Burger Chef was by far the best fast aliment burger alternation of all. It baffles me how they bootless and “McSwill’s” goes on and on. “Burger Chef a nickel and a dime, Burger Chef gives you added every time, a nickel and a dime will get, French air-conditioned potatoes, big blubbery shakes, and the juiciest, tastiest hamburgers yet.” Actuality is a tip for those of you who appetite a abundant burger at abundant prices and are not accustomed with Arctic Smithfield, R.I. Go to “The Beef Barn” in Arctic Smithfield. Get admonition and try it, you will not be sorry. Roast beef sandwiches, burgers, craven pattie sandwiches, salads, shakes, fries, birthmark shortcakes, etc. additional table service. You can sit in the silo or the henhouse or whatever. A endemic and the best of all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL Tue October 21

Just my two cents to the homesickness apropos administering stores. I’m abashed no one has mentioned Ann & Accomplishment in Cumberland, R.I. It seems like we were there every Saturday as children. I bethink in the backward Sixties, as a “young adult,” diplomacy my albums there for $3.98. I bought a Janis Joplin anthology there one time, accumulating home to comedy it and abundant to my horror, the annex had amid a Ray Coniff anthology in the anorak accidentally. Needless, to say, I flew aback and exchanged it. Our ancestors consistently declared it “the mill.” I don’t apperceive if anyone abroad did. For our out-of-town friends, Ann & Accomplishment is disconnected now into altered stores. No added air-conditioned annal there. Now I aloof boutique at the children’s aperture for the grandchildren!

Gail, Attleboro Tue October 21

Sure acquire enjoyed commemoration the Guestbook entries, all the adequate memories. I grew up in Norton. Does anyone bethink the craven coop? Or skating at Tin Can Alley?

Debbie Morin, Bridgecity Tx Tue October 21

Ken: Your wife is Jean Pelchat? Any amalgamation to Marge Pelchat? Marge was a absolute adequate acquaintance of my mom way aback when. She had a son David Pelchat that was about my age.

CWM, Dallas TX Mon October 20

TV commercials I dislike: The kids that say they don’t appetite their mother to bead them off in a abject wagon. If they were abundance they would walk; the anti-drug one with kids adage they appetite to go aback to school. Way to afflicted to adeptness kids on drugs. Would be a lot bigger if they had an beforehand actuality adage this: I had a biologic botheration aback I was young. I was biologic to abbey on Sunday morning. I was biologic to abbey for bells and funerals. I was biologic to ancestors reunions no bulk the weather. I was biologic to the bus stop to go to academy every weekday. I was biologic by my aerial aback I was aweless to adults and

teachers. I was additionally biologic to the woodshed aback I abandoned my parents.

Those drugs are still in my veins, and they affect my behavior in

everything I do, say and think. They are stronger than cocaine,

crack or heroin, and if today’s accouchement had this affectionate of drug

problem, America adeptness be a bigger place.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon October 20

Hi, all. I bethink the little cafeteria boutique there in Fernandes. We acclimated to go there during the break at Dyer-Martin Animate Academy for adhesive rickeys. My brother, Dave, formed at Sunnybrook Farms there on Canton Street. Mom and I acclimated to accompany him supper every night. He acclimated to appointment at Tubby’s, which originally was at the bend of Affable and Peck Streets, breadth the coffer is now. Anyone bethink that one? Acknowledgment for the memories. Vote me #1, too.

Joy Holbrook Harris, Ozark, Missouri Sat October 18

I bethink Sandy’s clearly!!! It sat aloft the artery from Blithe Cholly’s and it was accustomed for its checkerboard checkerboard logo – and I’m abandoned 42! We’d stop there, afresh get to go to Burger Chef if we were good! Sannie’s was a abundant little abundance in Mansfield that bankrupt 10 or so years ago.

AJ, Arctic Attleboro, MA Sat October 18

Fred Glover: I was talking to my wife about the Guestbook and you. She says she formed with you at Mason box. Do you remenber her? Beginning name was Pelchat, affiliated name Bourgieos, aboriginal name Jean. She was divoced abounding years ago, and is now affiliated to me.

Ken Claflin, Millinocket, Maine Sat October 18

It was Rattey’s (further down, able the HoJos) that affronted into aperture car antagonism …

AJ, Arctic Attleboro Sat October 18

Reading all the entries of backward absolutely fabricated me coursing the anamnesis banks! This is what I remember: Grants, Sandy’s (I advanced the logo had a babe in a kilt and a Scottish dog, commodity like that) and I advanced “Sannie’s” was in Mansfield off 106 – abundant abatement place. I bethink the Cottage Bakery by the able in Attleboro – abundant broiled goods. Amid the Cottage Bakery and the Kozy Kitchen it’s no commemoration I was a porker as a kid! What I ate afterwards academy depended on whether I went to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle to appointment my brother who formed there (and hit Cottage Bakery on the way home) or my sister at Godditt & Boyer (hit Kozy Kitchen for French chips and was absurdly in adulation with the owner’s son, Leon). Does anyone bethink the Commemoration Chef or was it the Jiffy Chef? I don’t anamnesis the Aureate Cue at all. I do anamnesis aphotic at Friendly’s Ice Chrism all through aeriform academy in Arctic Attleboro. I bethink those abundant Thanksgiving Day Amateur adjoin Attleboro-playing at the old NAHS acreage on Washington Artery and Drillmaster Bob Guthrie. That was aback Arctic Attleboro had aliment downtown, Baldwin’s, Vigorito’s, etc. Is L’il Acceptable still there? Way aback aback …

CWM, Dallas TX Fri October 17

I able brawl at the Alden Harrison Brawl Centre in Seekonk aing to Benny’s. I bethink a Kerri Harrop and an Erin Harrop. Did you booty acquaint there aback you were in elementary school? I may acquire you abashed with addition else. If I do, I apologize.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri October 17

Just to ablaze up some old abashing – Sannie’s was the accouterment abundance on Arctic Basal Artery in Mansfield founded in 1935 by Santino Farinella (my uncle)and run by him and his brothers, Frank, Anthony and Charles. The abundance bankrupt in 1991 aloft the retirements of my ancestor (Tony, who anesthetized abroad in 2001) and Charles. Abounding bodies still acquaint me that they absence the store, and their absorbed commendations are abundantly appreciated.

Mark Farinella, Attleboro Fri October 17

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Mrs. Noren, amuse brace my memory. I am accepting a adamantine time remembering. Will acquire to anxiety my mom aback in the states to acquire her admonition jog the memory.

Kerri Crauder, Gelnhausen, Germany Fri October 17

Wasn’t it ‘Sannie’s’ with big orange belletrist on dejected or gray block backgrounds? I advanced I bethink it from 2 year-old eyes. Also, Carroll’s Hamburgers a Blithe Cholly’s, right?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Thu October 16

Does anyone bethink the Coffee Breach restaurant on Pine Artery in Attleboro, in one of the little storefronts aing to Zip’s Amalgamation Store? They had the best angle and chips and algid coffee. I acclimated to eat there every Friay afore the Pope let us eat meat. If you ask for an algid coffee in the south bodies accessory at you as if you are nuts.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu October 16

Wasn’t Sandy’s on Avenue 1 afore it was King’s?

Jane Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Thu October 16

Sue, for some acumen Sandy’s I acquisition adamantine to recall. I apperceive there was one and the name is familiar, but I deceit commemoration what it looked like. The Aureate Cue I remember. Wasn’t it run by a guy declared Charlie and if my anamnesis serves me, wasn’t it affronted into some affectionate of aperture car racing?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Thu October 16

Spent lots of time at the Aureate Cue. Charlie Parker was abundant with the teenagers. Managed to get to the hop every week, too!

Rita L’Herault, Jacksonville Wed October 15

Congratulations to Kerri Harrop on the abode of her son, from Mrs. Noren, who acclimated to advise brawl for Mr. Harrison in Seekonk. Bethink me? I bethink the Aureate Cue. I acclimated to go there and comedy basin with my brother. I had a big accumulating on a attractive albino guy declared Tom.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed October 15

Fred: I would adulation to see the pictures you acquire of St Mary’s. I too spent eight years there. I anticipation I remembered the ramps as actuality of authentic – cement. Do you bethink the penny sales they had? I acclimated to adulation actuality on the balustrade attractive down.

Jane Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Wed October 15

I bethink Grants. I formed in the composition administering nights 6 to 10. Afresh it was Sandy’s. Does anyone bethink the Aureate Cue aloft the artery from Blithe Cholly’s or the Arctic Hop, I absent the aftermost alliance they had. Accomplishment they acquire another. Those were the best of times.

Sue, South Attleboro, Accumulation Tue October 14

The added day I was accustomed a bender of the old Saint Mary’s Academy on Broad Artery in North. I spent eight years there in the 40s. Allocution about memories. I was in one of the apartments that had a breach level. The aeriform akin was the date in the auditorium. I acquire photos of the alfresco as able-bodied as inside. If anybody is absorbed I’ll accelerate them to you via e-mail. On the boys’ side, the aboriginal admission you went up is still there, but covered with a rug. The ramps were all tiles aback it was a school, and on backing canicule you bare the railings, that are still there, to advanced you from bottomward and falling. Sisters Annett, Anselem, Anita, Joseph, Dinta, Raphael, Clement and the abominable able who could grab your on and agitate the h__l out of your head, Sister Maculator, who we nicknamed Sister MC U Slaughter, were all brought aback to activity as I absolved through the old school.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Tue October 14

Gelnhausen, Kreikenhaus, Wednesday, Oct. 8: A BOY, Nathanial Logan-Harrop, to SPC Benjamin and Kerri Crauder of Gelnhausen, Germany Grandparents are Laurin Harrop Sr. of Norridgewock, Maine, and Judith Silverstein of South Meriden, Conn., and David and Nancy Crauder of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Kerri Crauder, Gelnhausen, Germany Tue October 14

I’m with you, Fred. Those are all adequate things. Abandoned aberration is our acclimate is in the 80s.

Rich Howard, Nnewe Port Richey, FL 34653 Sun October 12

Dear Mr.Boudreau: Did you see Attleboro’s array – two big wins. Activity a little bad now?? Again, I appetite them wins in every d but one. Go, Shamrocks!

T. McCot, Arctic Sat October 11

P.S., Ray: As a sidenote, our kids acclimated your apprenticed comments as activity in the locker room, so I acceptance we should accede you for that. Also, what a abhorrent affinity adage that we should bead football and booty up lacrosse. Aboriginal off as a academy lacrosse drillmaster the able account I’ve anytime credible was 20-3 in eight years of apprenticeship and lacrosse is a bounce sport. If you are activity to criticize and advance to belittle the team, at atomic acquire a clue. Your inaccurate departing shots aloof achieve you complete like added of an ass.

Mike Vitelli, Arctic Attleboro Sat October 11

It allegation be difficult actuality a affiliate of your ancestors or a acquaintance of castigation (if absolutely you acquire any) and animate up to your aeriform standards. Aboriginal off, do you absorb all or best of your time afterwards so religiously the AHS football team, and does it achieve you lose a lot of beddy-bye and not achieve at your job because of it? Every year acclimatized about this time you arise out about in the newspapers and rip the players and the staff. It’s absolute accessible to jump on a aggregation aback it’s down. You allegation acquire been the guy who kicked the kid in a activity aback your buddies had already done the damage. Our agents and kids apprehension their s every day on that acreage to put a champ out there on Friday nights. We do it for them, and they do it for themselves. We don’t do it for pompous, brain jerks like yourself. Why don’t you arise to one of our practices and acquaint us face to face. Everybody is a boxy guy abaft the pen or the keyboard at home. Breadth are your belletrist of advance aback we exhausted teams. One of the aloft problems in this burghal is the abridgement of support. Aback we are accepting abutment from Arctic Attleboro bodies (thanks T. McCot) that’s abominable and you should be abashed of yourself. These kids are aeriform academy kids and this is aeriform academy football. Get a life!

Mike Vitelli, Arctic Attleboro Sat October 11

Grants? Kings? Heavens … does anyone bethink aback Kings was “Sandy’s”? My mother still has a few knicknacks about the abode formed on the basal with the aboriginal bulk tag with Sandy’s printed on it! A little agency bottomward on Avenue 1, breadth DiAngelos’ now stands was a “Big Joy” – a hamburger angle – acknowledgment for the walks through anamnesis lane!!

Debbie Anderson (DaCosta), Mansfield Fri October 10

So are the Sox activity to get their *&%# calm tomorrow or what??

Lola, Norton Fri October 10

Could addition amuse acquaint me: Isn’t that “Wheaton” academy in Norton? And is it “sister” to the Wheaton academy in Illinois? You can e-mail me direct. Amuse put “Wheaton” in the answerable slot. Accede y’all!

Maryann Ferns, Texas Fri October 10

Maryanne: Accede you for the admonition (and the acclaim – I appetite it captivated authentic for today!) I will absolutely acquaintance Ron and see what’s activity on. I accumulate in acquaintance with three added classmates all the time; I’ll allocation the info. Too bad you can’t achieve it, but I apperceive what its like to acquire a lot activity on at once. Adequate luck with your sister’s 40th!

Cyndy, Meredith, NH Fri October 10

Fred, I bethink bringing a potato captivated in antithesis to the Mud Aperture and putting it on the blaze so that aback I was able skaing I could eat a nice, hot broiled potato! I was in NA aftermost week, had a abundant time, admired the weather. Was additionally re-introduced to Sky Bars. Don’t advanced I’ve credible them in Florida.

Rita L’Herault, Jacksonville Fri October 10

Personally, I advanced its a abashment that the courts actuality in Arizona upheld the ban on gay marriage. Animate and let animate – we should all animate by that philosophy.

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Fri October 10

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I bethink Grant’s. I admired K-Mart better, though.

Sonny, Arctic Attleboro Fri October 10

Things that amuse my fancy: Arnold won overwhelmingly; a poll that shows the media is absolutely slanted too the larboard (far left); that things in Iraq are up and animate bigger afresh afore the war; ban on gay marriages upheld by Arizona court; all the horns and after-effects the bodies who ascendancy signs and flags get in Attleboro every Tuesday amid 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. in abutment of the troops and the war in Iraq; that Mrs. Goodchild, who’s babe was on one of the planes that comatose into the accompanying towers, has been there captivation a assurance with the rest, aback the war began; the birds singing aboriginal every morning; 70° acclimate in October. There are added things, too …

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Fri October 10

Cyndy Lesperance, I bethink you well, so pretty. Here’s is the admonition I acquire on the reunion. November 29th at Lucianos Lake Pearl, banquet and a DJ as far as I know. For added admonition acquaintance Ron Baker at [email protected], or anxiety him at appointment 508-576-9370 xt 202. It doesn’t accessory like I’ll be there. My babyish sister turns 40 in February and there isn’t time to do both things. If you apperceive breadth any added classmates are, canyon this admonition on so it will be a abundant reuniom.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Texas Fri October 10

I got one for ya. Anybody bethink Grant’s? (where the Shaw’s in Attleboro Avalanche is now) and their cafeteria with the ‘all you can eat’ mollusk strips on Tuesdays? Mom bought a Grant’s casting toaster there and it musta lasted 30 years. Also, King’s Administering Store? AND – aloof sos ya apperceive – I accumulate bustin all my NYC admirers with ‘GO SOX!!’ – akin from Baltimore!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed October 08

Christine Olsen: Yes, you additionally helped some memories arise amphibian back. The blueberry muffins broiled at Fernandes little dining breadth were awesome! My grandmother (Rose Tracey) alien those to me! I was absorbed on them!! Mars was a abundant arrangement abundance to run bottomward to to get commodity you bare for academy or whatever. I admired Mars too. Acknowledgment for those memories. MaryAnne (Cutler) Ferns: I was bribery through my yearbook, and lo and t – there you were! With such a ample chic (over 500) its no commemoration we balloon some bodies from H.S. I absolutely anticipation I accelerating with your brother David but, no, it’s you I accelerating with! Acquire you (or anyone abroad out there) heard annihilation about a chic alliance for AHS ’78? This is our 25th year, and I haven’t heard anything. If addition has info, amuse aloof let me apperceive through this Guestbook and afresh I’ll accordance added acquaintance information. I was activity through some old photos the added day too, and came aloft a commemoration of “Rocco” from Saltzmans! He abounding my sister’s bells in 1973. There he was continuing there in the pew of St. John’s Church! Later.

Cyndy (Mello) Lesperance, Meredith, NH Wed October 08

Dear Joel, that absolutely depresses me to apprehend this actuality was a abundant amateur – how connected ago? And did he comedy football? Maybe he’s abandoned the time and affection players put into this game- amateur or advance team, they appointment hard. Also, maybe he doesn’t acquire the abstraction of arena up, which is what Attleboro has done this year and THEY SHOULD BE RESPECTED FOR THAT, NOT BASHED. I still appetite them able-bodied in every d but one this year – GO SHAMROCKS!

T. McCot, Arctic Wed October 08

Dear Discharge and Rich: Do you both bethink a little berth declared Morin’s? I acclimated to anxiety it the “M” restaurant. They acquire advertisement and acquire a patio bistro now too. It looked absolutely nice. I anticipation I knew Attleboro like the aback of my hand! I absolved in the walk-a-thon, that started at Capron Esplanade and able there too. The able 20 afar that acquainted like 200! I still acquire my “I absolved the acclimation of the aged boot” patch. Also, I was aggravating to bethink the name of the able guard, the one a the bend of Castro’s. Acquire a abundant abstract of the commemoration all!

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Wed October 08

Times do change … Does anyone bethink the ice skating at the Mud Aperture at night, and the ample fires we had on the ice a shore. We entered the pond from West Street. And Mr. Precourt, whose abode was on the pond, and in his applicant accommodation he acicular ice skates. Was absolute handy. Afterwards you got your skates done he accustomed you to airing through his backyard to the pond. Commemoration what would arise today if fires were lit on the pond for skaters to get broiled up? There would be added afresh 50 or added bodies there at night. This was afore TV.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed October 08

I don’t apperception the criticism, but I vote that some of you stop application that “p” blubbering aback you cavalcade your entries. What a abominable way to anxiety anything. So amuse try to arise up with bigger adjectives aback you vote me off the island. Thanks. P.S. I abandoned cavalcade opinions aback I advanced it is necessary. I adulation the old memories too and acquire contributed many. But I wont stop the “other” if I advanced it is necessary. You all acquire to balloon that I am abandoned reacting to added people’s postings. So how arise I get all the abuse for all of it?

Rich Howard, Nnew Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue October 07

Spit! I do bethink Mars & Fernandes! My mom acclimated to go aliment arcade at Fernandes and leave my sister and I in the little berth that was to the acclimatized aback you absolved in. I bethink the azure and chrome spinning stools and the broiled blueberry muffins they acclimated to serve. Aback afresh it was safe to leave your kids while you shopped. I additionally bethink aback Eli’s opened. That was the hang-out for AHS afterwards school. What year did you graduate, Spit? Bethink the English-style pizza abode declared Ruggles? I advanced the Appointment Lounge is there now. It was abandoned accessible for a abbreviate time, but the pizza was great. Anybody bethink Jerry’s Closet? The aroma of incense, tie-dye t-shirts and huge posters of Jim Morrison. Spit, you accompany it all aback like it was yesterday. Acknowledgment for the airing bottomward Anamnesis Lane.

Christine Olson, Scottsdale AZ Tue October 07

F.Dohring, you got my #1 vote.

Danny Cordell, Bounce Hill, FL Tue October 07

Whatever others choose, I acceptable assortment of thoughts, opinions and acrimony in the Guestbook, as connected as they are in a noncombatant manner, no claimed attacks. Whether or not I accede with them or not. I acquire no account to animate in a vacuum. Oh, for the record, I spent 10 commemoration of my animate day putting this in the Guestbook.

Fred Glover, Arctic Atttleboro Tue October 07

MR. McCot, that actuality you are talking about was one of the best athletes Attleboro Aeriform anytime had. Get your facts beeline afore you speak.

Joel, Buzzards Bay Mon October 06

Every Saturday morning, my mom would booty me and my two sisters to Fernandes Supermarket to go aliment shopping. I bethink aback you aboriginal absolved in the door, the bakery was acclimatized about the bend to the absolute left. “Ma” consistently bought one of those calendar accoutrements abounding of amber dent accolade that were fabricated alpha acclimatized in the store. It had a cellophane window on the avant-garde of the bag and the accolade were SO BIG! Afterwards shopping, we went to the Aboriginal Bristol Canton Civic Coffer aing aperture to do her cyberbanking and get all of us kids a lollipop and afresh absolved aing aperture to Mars Bargainland! The 45 annal were in the alleyway beeline advanced afterwards activity in the aperture … a HUGE affectation on both sides. If we had behaved in Fernandes, commemoration of us could aces out a record. I advanced they were like 59 cents. I don’t apperceive apperceive what happened to all those 45s, but I had a bunch. Aback I was that young, I anticipation Mars was the ONLY administering abundance in the breadth because it seemed that we bought EVERYTHING there! Nancy, that’s funny you would acknowledgment 45 annal and Mars Bargainland in the aloft sentence! I anticipation I was the abandoned one. LOL. I would adulation to get that pic of Tiffany School! Amuse email me afresh so I can accelerate you my allegation address. Do you bethink aback Eli’s Pizza opened? I advanced you were still in the breadth then? I bethink aback it was still a Sunnybrook Farms store. Anyone abroad remember?

Spit, Mon October 06

I kept tabs of Tiger Wood’s win, the abstruseness at Fenway and had to assay the Patriots advance on bandage yesterday. Additional there were some added blood-tingling amateur to watch also. Now tonight I acquire the Bucs vs. Indiana acclimatized bottomward the alleyway at “The Ray J.” All in all, absolutely a weekend in sports. I additionally heard from a babyish and old acquaintance of abundance who lives in Nova Scotia and anguish up her U.S. vacation with a absinthian cruise and 10-foot swells aback to Nova Scotia out of Portland, Maine. She accustomed safely, accede God. She additionally abounding me in on the actuality that all our old parking spaces and farmland in N.A. are abounding with developments now. She did calendar that it would be funny if those old parking places could talk, the bodies animate in them would get an earful. Our temps are captivation in the 80s during the day and aeriform 60s at night. Appealing nice weather. Activity is adequate actuality in brilliant Floida and I accomplishment castigation is as well. So thats my acceptance for today. God absolve you all and acquire a abundant week.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon October 06

I vote #1.

JK, Seattle Mon October 06

What a abundant commodity today (Sunday) by Mark Farinella. All breadth coaches should cavalcade it in the locker room. What a abundant d on Friday. I can still see Kiley aeriform by me – what a gamer. Additionally aloof apprehend that arrangement acknowledgment about Attleboro’s football team. Allegation be addition who has never put on pads before. It’s declared re-building and I accordance them a lot of acclaim for scheduling such adequate teams to play. It’s accessible to accurately allocution from the stands. Abundant commemoration on their win this weekend and I appetite Attleboro able-bodied in every d but one in the of the season.

T. McCot, Arctic Sun October 05

Spit: Amuse apathy my aftermost acknowledgment to you in the Guestbook. I reacted to actuality a bit affronted at the criticism. All of us are advantaged to opinions and as connected as we all try to bethink that, the bigger off we will be. Aback to the memories. God absolve you all. I see the Rocketeers were “stung” by the Hornets. They can’t win’em all I guess. I still bethink to this day arena adjoin Dick Blandori at Mansfield and we absent 7 to 6 in a boxy game. That was 45 years ago. By the way, for those of you who do not know, Dick Blandori was a bedrock solid mountain. Ahhh, those were the days.

Rich Howard, Nnew Port Richey, FL 34563 Sun October 05

I am a accustomed affiliate of the bashful majority but cannot be bashful any longer. I acquire been reading, and at one time enjoying, this Guestbook, but we acquire a few bodies who are accusation it up. I enjoyed commemoration the entries from old friends, ie. Bruce Brockway and John Kandarian, but the accent of backward has affronted South. Affluent Howard, if our founding fathers had accustomed you they would acquire adapted the chargeless accent commodity – they would acquire belted the quantity. Carelessness of Accent can be abused and can be misinterpreted. Several weeks ago addition wrote in and adapted you “get a life.” My absolute anticipation was, sir, I advanced this is his life. Fred Glover, if our founding fathers had accustomed you, they would acquire collapsed comatose autograph and breadth would we be today? Do you absolutely advanced your arguments on arguments are interesting. I would rather apprehend the dictionary. OK, anybody is a analyzer and no one offers solutions. I acquire a suggestion. We animate in a democracy, so let’s advance the autonomous activity to dness this issue. I doubtable there are hundreds out there that feel as I do, but don’t booty the time to write. We allegation to apprehend from you and to accumulate it simple aloof log in and casting a vote. The vote actuality to accelerate a bulletin to Rich, Fred and others. I, for one, will acquire by the after-effects of the vote and further,I accede not to actuality the Guestbook box. To accumulate it simple, the acclamation options are: 1. Stop (meaning stop the pissing contests and the boyish B.S.), 2. Acquire (in the draft I am in the bashful minority).

F. Dohring, Anchorage Bluffs, Largo, FL Sat October 04

Dear Spit: Do you bethink Mar’s Arrangement Land? I bought my aboriginal 45 almanac there – 45s, man does that date us or what? I took my kids to the old Beatitude Bros. Dairy. It was so able to see my kids adore a abode from my past. The bodies at Beatitude were so admirable to my kids and akin showed my son how the ice chrism was made. It was a admirable cruise seeing Attleboro. I saw my old abode too. It wasn’t in the best actualization and looked so small?! I bethink it actuality so huge! I acquire that commemoration of Tiffany for you too. My best to your ancestors and accumulate in touch!

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly Sat October 04

Well, it’s friday. Hi to all …

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Fri October 03

Hello, everyone. It is abandoned 74 degrees actuality in brilliant Florida today. Aloof basal to pop in and say accost and we absence all our accompany in New England. Oh, by the way “Spit,” nice name and that “pissing” advertence is aloof wonderful. Accumulate up the admirable comments. God absolve all! Ahhh, now isn’t that better, aloof nice abandoned blubbering and hellos afterwards all the fussing which, of course, Fred and I started. Oh, acceptance what, I advanced G.W. is appealing adequate and I advanced Nixon was one of our bigger presidents. He “just got caught.” Bethink how you said that about Clinton aback his “cigar” was in the amiss holder? “He aloof got caught.”. Abundant guy that Clinton, and his “hubby” Hillary is nice too. Buh-bye now.

Rich Howard, Nnew Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri October 03

An alphabetical calendar of out-of-town and bounded visitors to the Guestbook follows the comments. Comments acquire acquaint for at atomic a ages and are printed periodically as Belletrist from Home on the Appraisal pages of The Sun Chronicle.

Spit: I acquire no diplomacy to booty the Guestbook off of our site. I apprehend it consistently and don’t like the accent it has of late, either, but I am abiding you who use it can appointment it out. It’s absolute accessible to adjudge not to apprehend assertive guests or assertive entries, or not to acknowledgment to them. I doubtable you all apperceive aback you’re acceptable repetitive and boring, and your adequate faculty will prevail. A blubbering of advice: If all you appetite to do is endlessly assault about backroom and freedoms and God, booty it off the Guestbook and acquaint anon with commemoration added through claimed e-mail. That works, is added to the point and I animate it. As for auspicious altercation actuality in acclimation to anatomy Web armpit traffic, I don’t allegation it. We had added than 178,000 visitors to thesunchronicle.com aftermost month, not all of them, of course, to the Guestbook. An educational footnote: The carelessness of accent is an absorbing topic, and one I frequently apprehend biased here, and in the bi-weekly and on the streets. The Aboriginal Alteration to the Constitution forbids Congress to achieve laws abbreviating the carelessness of accent and the carelessness of the press, amid added things. That means, in its purist sense, that the federal government cannot achieve a law cogent you what you can or cannot say, or what I can or cannot advertisement (and advancement a Web armpit is a anatomy of publishing). This is a accord amid Congress and you, and Congress and me. But there is an adumbrated and assured responsibility. While Congress may achieve no law, you are amenable afterwards the actuality and can be answerable to acknowledged action, arrest and fines for what you say, and I for what I publish. Thus, the accommodation of what to advertisement or what to advertisement is the sole acclimatized of the administrator or broadcaster. No one can stop me from publishing, but they can absolutely abuse me afterwards through our courts of law. Added chiefly to this on-line discussion, no one has an inherent acclimatized of acceptance to a bi-weekly or a Web armpit below the Aboriginal Amendment. The Aboriginal Alteration aloof does not say that. I assurance we are all responsible. I apologize for actuality so windy. You won’t apprehend from me often.

Oreste P. D’Arconte, Publisher

I stop in actuality every now and afresh to see how all the kids are acting, and I noticed absolutely a bit of altercation on the conduct (or misconduct) of the Clintons. Afore activity any further, I am a Republican and not abashed of it until Goerge W. came into office, and I aloof acquire agitation assertive he is his father’s son. However, aback to the Clintons: Am I the abandoned one animate that remembers Nixon? What Clinton did doesn’t ascendancy a candle to his abasement while captivation the appointment of Admiral of the Affiliated States. So why doesn’t anybody achieve aback and accessory aback at history and abdicate this absurdity on a armpit developed for, I think, for bodies to acquisition or allocution too old accompany and allocation memories of times past.

Dave Mccarthy, Smyrna, TN Thu October 02

Just for the record, I admired the “Jolly Cholly’s” altercation better!

There acclimated to be addition bounded “guestbook” that I acclimated to enjoy, but it didn’t booty connected afore a babyish accumulation of bodies (who acutely had added time on their calmly than most) bankrupt it for anybody by axis it into a circadian fight, which seems to be draft actuality lately. The added calendar allegation acquire admired it at first. Although it was acid to abounding readers, the calendar admired the controversy. As added bodies became incensed with the connected bickering, the postings added and the calendar best acceptable acclimated the added cartage to acquaint added announcement on their Web site. Eventually it backfired because all of the animate bodies chock-full accusatory to the calendar aback they saw that the botheration was accepting worse and they didn’t arise aback to the site. Aback the calendar able that the “guestbook” had become a “posting board” for about a dozen “shut-ins” circuitous in a abiding pissing challenge about the SAME THING over and over, with no end in sight, it took the lath off of their site! So, Sun Chronicle, ANY COMMENTS????

Spit, Thu October 02

Terry, you aloof don’t get it do you? How is it you aim your animadversion to abandoned us? How about John Owen, for instance? If you abandoned ask us to shut up, you are demography candor out of the blueprint and acutely absolution addition you accede with off the angle you appetite us on. Plus, who are you to acquaint us to shut up or to acquaint us what we can say and not say? It is consistently those of you who disagree with us who acquaint us that. Sorry, but I will acquire to avert myself adjoin the casting of John Owen/John Anon or whatever the hell his name is. So get acclimated to it, Terry. By the way, I THOUGHT YOU DIDN’T READ US. God absolve all of you. I acquire aboveboard yours, Affluent Howard (Born in the U.S A. breadth I acquire the acclimatized to say what I say).

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu October 02

Jean says, “Terry,David and John: Anytime heard of ‘freedom of speech?’ How about if you can’t say commodity nice, say annihilation at all! Bigger yet, abound up!” I ask, “Why aloof Terry, David and John? Why not everyone, Jean? Are they special?” Abound up yourself.

Maura, Attleboro, MA Thu October 02

Very sad aback you use the Guestbook of a bi-weekly over 1,000 afar abroad from your home, to get your point across. No one alert in Florida? I commemoration why?

Gailann Newton, Pittsfield Thu October 02

Talk about agee things around. Mr. Owen allegation be appealing dizzy. He won’t allocation the WHOLE agreeable of my e-mails to him which, by the way, HE STARTED, abandoned baddest words to achieve his askance point. Old trick. I apperceive you all don’t affliction but he keeps noncombatant and I acquire to avert myself. That is why I adapted we go mano a mano in altercation NOT in combat. And abstract assured he declared me all that I said he did. I acquire all the emails to prove what I say is true. I apologize to all of you that this actuality is in the Guestbook, but I do not apologize to him. I do adjure for him and all of you. I do that circadian as a bulk of course. That does not beggarly that he cannot acrimony me. That seems to be his intent. Already again, apologetic for the accessible altercation and God absolve you ALL.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu October 02

Terry,David and John: Anytime heard of “freedom of speech”? How about if you can’t commodity nice, say annihilation at all! Bigger yet, abound up!

Jean, Wed October 01

Here are two web pages that may admonition restore noncombatant behavior to the Guestbook: http://www.jedzplace.com/Archives/Opinion on Opinions.html and

http://www.johnfishbein.com/princ3.htm. Appraisal on opinions: Well, it’s the political season, and anybody with any faculty is befitting their animate low and their mouths shut. So that should acquaint you commodity about all of those we’re audition from on a accustomed basis.

Here at CNE, we best absolutely acquire our own opinions and acrimony (yes, there’s a VERY audible aberration amid the two) on assertive matters. But those are OUR feelings. To advance this appointment as a advertisement casting would be arbitrary and demography advantage of what should be an contrarily aloof forum. So with that in mind, I’m gonna lath my opinion, about OPINIONS. He he he … As the old adage goes, “everybody has an opinion,” etc. etc. And best people’s are about as acceptable as an abdominal obstruction at a gourmet luncheon. But we are all advantaged to our own, and absorb VAST amounts of activity and pretzel argumentation to explain and avert them. But what consistently seems to get absent is the actuality that they are OUR opinions/feelings, and we’re advantaged to them, REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY MAKE OTHERS FEEL. OK, you’re MORE than advantaged to acrimony the way I feel, or what I adeptness angle for. But cipher is advantaged to abase or advance anybody because they disagree. All we acquire the acclimatized to do is accompaniment our feelings, and that is that.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed October 01

Everbody get along, will you please.

Joel, Buzzards Bay Wed October 01

Howard/Glover: I REPEAT: YOU TAKE UP TOO DAMN MUCH SPACE. STOP TORTURING US PLEASE!! We do not adore you two demography up a welcome, acceptable appointment for innocent helos from out-of-towners who absence their hometown, and bushing it up with antogonistic blathering, authoritative it your soapbox? Abashment on you! SHAME ON YOU!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade MD Wed October 01

A correction: I did array of anxiety Affluent Howard a “lunatic.” I wrote, “You are erfingers of administering an able discussion. Instead you bluster and babble like a lunatic.” Not absolutely the aloft thing. I could not acquisition any abode breadth I declared him a “whiner,” but I don’t abandon the thought. Accomplishment that’s it from me for a connected time.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed October 01

Can you acquire the array that the Attleboro Aeriform Academy football aggregation is accepting baffled by? Maybe they should bead football and booty up lacrosse.

Ray Boudreau, Attleboro Wed October 01

Rich Howard, as accustomed has askance things around. Apparently, he does not apperceive that “mano a mano” bureau duke to hand. If he did he would acquire the blackmail of saying, “Anytime you appetite to face me and go mano a manois able with me.” He adeptness acquire meant commodity abroad but accustomed the crazed accent of his letters, it articulate like a blackmail to me. He makes it complete like his e-mails to me were abounding with restrained, reasonable logic. Anyone who reads what he writes actuality would acquire acumen to agnosticism that. In fact, he wrote me two belletrist that were abounding with abhorrence and acrimony and, yes, lots of name calling. In one sentence, he was calling me a “” and in the next, he was cogent me god loves me and he was praying for me. I did not anxiety him a “whiner” or a “lunatic.” (Rich has agitation with facts.) He is a bit of a “whiner” so that is OK, but I never said “lunatic.” I did anxiety him an “obnoxious windbag” (am I abandoned in cerebration this?) and said he was “mentally unstable” but abandoned afterwards he wrote me two belletrist in which he was absolute calumniating and breathless (the God loves you, you , I adjure for you, go to hell thing). I apperceive abounding bodies who apprehend this Guestbook are ailing to afterlife of Affluent assertive these pages, so absolve me for this posting. The hot air will accumulate alarming up from Florida, but amuse accumulate me out of it.

John Owen, Easton, MA Wed October 01

So, Fred, if she doesn’t apprehend you and none of her accompany apprehend you, how did she apperceive you wrote anything? Hmmmmmmm …

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed October 01

My gosh, are you abiding you don’t apprehend us, Mr. Bosh?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro, MA. Wed October 01

Glover – I do not apprehend you, I skip you like my accompany do. You two booty up too abuse abundant space. Beating it off.

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade Tue September 30

Fred, your comments reminded me of a adventure I already heard in Texas. It goes like this: A connected time Republican agriculturist was dying and aback the doctor told him that he acquainted that it would be a bulk of a few canicule afore he anesthetized on, the agriculturist asked, “Are you 100% sure?” The doctor regrettably accustomed his statement. The agriculturist afresh affronted to his babe and said, “Honey, get my pants I appetite to go to the Courthouse!” Aback she asked why, The agriculturist said, “I appetite to annals as a Democrat!” Bewildered and confused, the babe said, “Dad, you acquire been a allegiant Republican all your life, why now do you appetite to change your party??” The old agriculturist replied, “Because aback I die, that will be one added &$#% comatose Democrat in this County!”

David Bosh, Tallahassee, FL Tue September 30

John Owen aka John Anon, a detractor of abundance in the Guestbook, has, in e-mails, taken it aloft himself to advance me with a name-calling diatribe. He has in the aftermost two canicule declared me an “obnoxious windbag,” a “lunatic,” a “whiner” and “mentally unstable.” Accepting accustomed to acknowledge to his rantings, I told him I was accommodating to accommodated him mano-a-mano and altercate our differences. He in about-face e-mailed me and said, “How cartel I accelerate him a aggressive letter.” I acquire asked him, “What threat?” This is what happens aback ambiguous bodies get angled up in things and go off the abysmal end. I acquire I do additionally at times, but I absolutely try not to. But aback I am declared the things he has declared me with no recourse except this Guestbook or e-mail I will resort to both. On the one duke I now say he is a alarmist to do what he did the way he did it (I acquire all the e-mails to prove what I say, by the way). On the added hand, abounding of you who disagree with what I say and breadth I say it may acquire activate yourselves a leader. Lastly, bethink God loves you all and I adjure for all of you daily. God absolve America. God absolve chargeless announcement of commemoration and beliefs. Acquire a adored day all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue September 30

Thanks, Louise, for your acclaim of the account workers allowance to get adeptness aback to all those who are adversity from storm damage. I appointment for the aggregation that abounding of the account companies acquirement fire-retardant accouterment from. I allocution to these men every day. Aback the storm was affronted through the the eastern states they were acceding their orders while they were cat-and-mouse for blubbering as to breadth they were actuality sent. We allegation to be beholden for these men because they put their lives on the bandage every day animate on adeptness curve and should be accustomed for accomplishing so aloof so we can acquire our conveniences.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon September 29

Thank you, Terry Bosh. I am admiring to apprehend you apprehend Mr. Howard and myself faithfully, and accede your abounding accompany also. My gosh, what abroad can I say.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro, MA. Mon September 29

I accede with Terry Bosh. These run-on editorials complete like a pissing challenge of who knows Attleboro better. There should be a absolute as to how abundant applesauce others should acquire to read. Started out good, but somehow things got lost.

Gailann Newton, Pittsfield Mon September 29

You’re right, Tom. I should acquire said “some” rather afresh “all.” As far as Affluent goes, the accustomed facts about Hillary would acquire to say she hasn’t abundant arena to angle on. BUT … a claimed advance is committed aback a actuality substitutes calumniating animadversion for affirmation aback advancing addition person’s affirmation or claims. This bandage of “reasoning” is beguiling because the advance is directed at the actuality authoritative the affirmation and not the affirmation itself. The accuracy bulk of a affirmation is absolute of the actuality authoritative the claim. Afterwards all, no bulk how abhorrent an abandoned adeptness be, he or she can still achieve authentic claims.

Not all ad hominems are fallacious. In some cases, an individual’s characteristics can acquire a abode on the canon of the accuracy of her claims. For example, if addition is apparent to be a dissection liar, afresh what he says can be advised to be unreliable. However, such attacks are weak, aback akin dissection liars adeptness allege the accuracy on occasion. As far as I know, fallacies of argumentation are not able in school. I never heard of them ’til I aboriginal apprehend about them in a book, afterwards I was out of school. Let me leave with this: None of us is perfect. I advanced best of us actuality are able of acceptance aback we are wrong. We all acquire opinions and feelings, but they are not necessarily facts. We are able of actuality noncombatant in our disagreements. That is a best we make.

Fred Glover, Arctic ATTLEBORO Mon September 29

Mr. Howard and Mr. Glover: A few of us (well, absolutely a few of my accompany who I accumulate in abstract with from Attleboro, who now animate in Alabama, Florida, Texas, California, Virginia and actuality in Maryland, that apprehend this Guestbook faithfully), appetite to know: DO YOU TWO HAVE LIVES?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Esplanade Sun September 28

Fred Glover, I activate your admonition on argumentation interesting. Accede you. However, it’s odd that you acclaim Affluent Howard’s letter which is annihilation added than an ad hominem advance on Hillary Clinton. His bulletin was that he did not like Mrs. Clinton and that she had no acclimatized to criticize Admiral Backcountry because she and her bedmate were, in his opinion, not nice people. Affluent is advantaged to his opinion, but his announcement acutely did not put alternating any analytic argument. You additionally allege “Hillary, Teddy, Frank and ALL the avant-garde Democrats” of ad hominem attacks adjoin the president. But doesn’t your commemoration lath one of the analytic fallacies on your commemoration – a “hasty generalization”? It does not booty a abundant compassionate of argumentation to apperceive that statements that lath “all” are usually untrue. For example, to say, “all liberals are bad,” is as casuistic as saying, “all conservatives are good.” I accede with you that not actuality able to atom an casuistic altercation can commemoration bodies to be “fooled.” What about bourgeois analyst Ann Coulter? She said that, “ALL Democrats are traitors.” Unfortunately, some bodies abridgement the acumen adeptness to see the beguiling argumentation abaft such an air-conditioned statement. Let’s accomplishment analytical cerebration is actuality able in our schools so that aing Americans are able to advanced for themselves rather than blindly coursing one political baton or another. Fred, I’m with you in adulatory for added argumentation in the postings that arise here, but my expectations are low. Argumentation takes anticipation and discipline. It is so abundant easier aloof to cascade opinion.

John Owen, Easton Sun September 28

Mr. Semple, do I ascertain the Accusation Bold here? As you allegation know, you are the abandoned one amenable for your “lot in life.”. It’s too accessible to accusation an academy for your abridgement of ambition. Many, abounding bodies acquire arise from AHS and added accessible schools and gone on to adored and acknowledged lives. Akin if you didn’t acquisition your alcove in aeriform school, there are affluence of choices out there for adults, too. Booty a accessory at some of the association colleges. Addition aing to me is centermost through nursing academy in her fifties! I apperceive some will use abridgement of money as an excuse. Aback my two kids basal college, they formed and went to school. The admonition attorneys were very, absolute accessible accepting us the admonition we bare to acquisition scholarships and banking aid. You complete like you acquire a faculty of activity and maybe you were aloof “putting us on.” Either way, you are amenable for you.

Gail, Attleboro Sun September 28

Hello. everyone. I aloof had to put in autograph how beholden we actuality in Virginia are for the electric account linemen that you acquire beatific bottomward actuality to admonition us get our lives aback to normal. As you estimated by now, I acquire electricity but 800,000 added bodies in the breadth still do not. Draft Isabel devastated our area. No electricity for 14 canicule for some people. No baptize or attenuated baptize only! Copse on houses … I could go on and on, but I won’t. Aloof got able talking with a lineman from Walpole and had to say a absolute big “thank you” to commemoration and every one of them! A abundant accordance of areas actuality are accepting to be rebuilt, not repaired. These guys are animate 16-hour days. Additionally they are not acclimated to the calefaction and clamminess we acquire actuality and I apperceive it allegation be a absolute cesspool on them physically, not aloof emotionally. Our burghal and the surrounding counties acquire done a admirable job accepting us bottled bubbler baptize and ice. FEMA on the added duke has been a altered story. Accede you all for your manpower!

Louise (Machado) Atkins, Richmond, VA Sat September 27

Frank Semple, I don’t beggarly to complete cruel, but I don’t buy that story. Addition should acquire told you connected ago that activity is like a box of chocolates. You had the aloft agents that every Attleboro academy kid had, your profession is an amends profession, your apprenticeship did not acquire to stop with the Attleboro academy system. Akin today it’s not too backward to added your education, and acceptance what – there are grants from the federal government that will pay for them. I animate you to accessory into furthering your apprenticeship no bulk how old you are, or how abounding credits you acquire or allegation to get into a night academy chic or a vo-tech academy that teaches a trade. There is admonition out there for you. Adequate Luck, Frank.

Rom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Fri September 26

God absolve Anna Demarinis of Arctic Attleboro. I aloof apprehend her letter in the Appraisal section. Accede God there are added of “me.” She said all that I feel. God absolve Admiral Bush.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri September 26

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More adeptness to the academy lath chairman’s accommodation to cull his own kid from the accessible academy system! Every ancestor should coursing his lead. I am a convalescent victim of my Attleboro accessible academy “education” which larboard me extemporaneous to do annihilation added than bang a press. It has been a lifetime of acquirements what the Attleboro Accessible Schools never able … like, oh, speling and, for a third thing, math.

Frank Semple, Seattle Thu September 25

CALLING ALL OLD FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES OF JULIE CUTLER, AHS CLASS OF ’82! I am Julie’s beforehand sister. Julie turns 40 in February and we are throwing the activity to exhausted all parties. We are gluttonous old photos (copies of course), any belletrist or addendum from the old assemblage to appetite her able-bodied and admonition us achieve her big 4-0 memorable! If you’d like to accelerate a note, photo or video draft they can be beatific to me, Maryann Ferns, 808 Rockmoor Dr. #105, Georgetown, TX 78628. We will put your addendum into a anthology and achieve a video of the clips you send. Admonition her bethink the “good ol’ days” with acceptance of the fun! Acknowledgment for your help.

Maryann (Cutler) Ferns, Georgetown, TX Wed September 24

Rich brings up some adequate credibility about the bashing of Admiral Backcountry by, of all people, Hillary, Teddy, Frank and all the avant-garde Democrats.

What they are accomplishing is application one of the fallacies of argumentation the Greeks declared ad hominem or advance the actuality rather afresh the issues to prove the issues are wrong. The afterwards is taken from a armpit declared fallacies (http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/. The commemoration of fallacies is as follows. Some may arena a anxiety with you. Ad Hominem

Ad Hominem Tu Quoque

Appeal to Authority

Appeal to Belief

Appeal to Accustomed Practice

Appeal to After-effects of a Belief

Appeal to Emotion

Appeal to Fear

Appeal to Flattery

Appeal to Novelty

Appeal to Pity

Appeal to Popularity

Appeal to Ridicule

Appeal to Spite

Appeal to Tradition


Begging the Question

Biased Sample

Burden of Proof

Circumstantial Ad Hominem


Confusing Commemoration and Effect


False Dilemma

Gambler’s Fallacy

Genetic Fallacy

Guilt By Association

Hasty Generalization

Ignoring A Accustomed Cause

Middle Ground

Misleading Vividness

Personal Attack

Poisoning the Well

Post Hoc

Questionable Cause

Red Herring

Relativist Fallacy

Slippery Slope

Special Pleading


Straw Man

Two Wrongs Achieve A Right

DON”T GET FOOLED BY THIS KIND OF FALSE ARGUMENT. Actuality is the description of Claimed Attack: A claimed advance is committed aback a actuality substitutes calumniating animadversion for affirmation aback advancing addition person’s affirmation or claims. This bandage of “reasoning” is beguiling because the advance is directed at the actuality authoritative the affirmation and not the affirmation itself. The accuracy bulk of a affirmation is absolute of the actuality authoritative the claim. Afterwards all, no bulk how abhorrent an abandoned adeptness be, he or she can still achieve authentic claims. Not all ad hominems are fallacious. In some cases, an individual’s characteristics can acquire a abode on the canon of the accuracy of her claims. For example, if addition is apparent to be a dissection liar, afresh what he says can be advised to be unreliable. However, such attacks are weak, aback akin dissection liars adeptness allege the accuracy on occasion.

In general, it is best to focus one’s absorption on the agreeable of the affirmation and not on who fabricated the claim. It is the agreeable that determines the accuracy of the affirmation and not the characteristics of the actuality authoritative the claim.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Wed September 24

So, now the connected accessible “Do Not Call” commemoration is blocked by a blockhead in Oklahoma. So all 50 amateur of us can accessory advanced to actuality inundated with hundreds added brainless telemarketing calls. This will acquire to acquiesce acid bodies to access your aloofness electronically for who knows how abundant longer. I acceptance this adjudicator is in alliance with the bozos who appetite “under God” removed from the pledge. WHERE DO THESE IDIOTS COME FROM? Sometimes I advanced the able terrorists acquire built-in these declared authorities into our country aloof to affect us to death. Already again, boyhood rules. I aloof don’t get it. Can we amuse arise to our senses? Abode your congressmen and senators and G.W himself. We acquire to angle and be counted. One abstraction is to accelerate the telemarketer calls adopted breadth the jobs went. Maybe those animate Mexicans and Canadians, etc, can acquiesce to buy into the applesauce actuality shoved bottomward our throats by these idiots. Yeah, I am mad. How could you tell?

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed September 24

Anyone out there go to academy with Julie (Cutler) Carlstrom, chic of ’82? Amuse don’t acquaint her that I am attractive for her but her 40th altogether is advancing up and I am attractive for her schoolmates. You can e-mail me at [email protected] I am attractive for pictures of her aback then, or if you would like to accelerate me a little calendar to canyon on to her. Watch for added admonition from Maryann Ferns – the added sister.

Christine Rullo, Arctic Attleboro Wed September 24

Oh, Rich, you acquire hit on it again. I am so animated that there are others out there that can see and apperceive the draft the Clintons acquire done. I did not vote for him, and was ailing aback I knew that he had been put in. I anticipation that the Amrican bodies were added able than to put some one with the casting of “Billary” in allegation of this admirable country. So apologetic that he and his wife had the adventitious to booty our country bottomward the way they did. I am animated that some bodies acquire God’s word, and what took abode in the White Abode at that time abiding did achieve God absolute sad, and we will pay for all the mistakes. I do accede God for Admiral Backcountry and adjure for him and his ancestors everyday.

Doris Smith, Deltona, FL Wed September 24

I noticed a nice tidy banderole aback I went into Channel 10 on-line saying, “Hillary Clinton Bashes Backcountry Administering During appointment to Rhode Island”. How nice. I acceptance she thinks Backcountry was allocation of that “great acclimatized addition conspiracy” that was afterwards her and her beastly predator husband. These are bodies who acquire never had to acknowledgment for the crimes they perpertrated during their eight-year administering of larboard addition crappola. Her bedmate is a guy who acclimated the egg-shaped appointment as a bordello with one boyish intern that we apperceive of. To say annihilation of his many, abounding added dalliances. His/Her administering cut the advancing to shreds. The commemoration of actuality they pulled is a mile connected and they acquire NO censor about any of it. Who the hell is she to back-bite anybody. Please, addition altercate her to booty a teaching cavalcade at Wellesley and leave us alone. I am so ailing and annoyed of her and Kennedy and Kerry and Meehan and Barney, etc. Aloof go away. What would acquire any of them done if they were in allegation afterwards 9/11! Akin if they did abduction Saddaam or Osama animate and confined them, they would let them out afterwards a year on adequate behavior. Is there no end to Hillary and Bill? If she EVER assets the White House, I will acquire to accede abrogation this country. That should achieve a lot of you happy. God, how I abhorrence to alpha the day seeing a Hillary headline. Uggghh! Yuccckkk!!!! Acquire a nice day all … if you can.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, Fl 34653 Tue September 23

I’m abiding there will be added opinions bidding here, and I for one accomplishment so. I additionally accessory advanced to those who acquire arguments adjoin the comments made. If we coursing the rules for arguments as follows, we all acquire an oppertunity to apprentice something. Absolute briefly, an altercation consists of one or added bounds and one conclusion. A apriorism is a commemoration (a book that is either authentic or false) that is offered in abutment of the affirmation actuality made, which is the cessation (which is additionally a book that is either authentic or false). There are two basal types of arguments: deductive and inductive. A deductive altercation is an altercation such that the bounds lath (or arise to provide) complete abutment for the conclusion. An anterior altercation is an altercation such that the bounds lath (or arise to provide) some bulk of abutment (but below than complete support) for the conclusion. If the bounds absolutely lath the adapted bulk of abutment for the conclusion, afresh the altercation is a adequate one. A adequate deductive altercation is accustomed as a authentic altercation and is such that if all its bounds are true, afresh its cessation allegation be true. If all the altercation is authentic and absolutely has all authentic premises, afresh it is accustomed as a complete argument. If it is invalid or has one or added apocryphal premises, it will be unsound. A adequate anterior altercation is accustomed as a able (or “cogent”) anterior argument. It is such that if the bounds are true, the cessation is acceptable to be true. A aberration is, absolute generally, an absurdity in reasoning. This differs from a absolute error, which is artlessly actuality amiss about the facts. To be added specific, a aberration is an “argument” in which the bounds accustomed for the cessation do not lath the bare bulk of support. A deductive aberration is a deductive altercation that is invalid (it is such that it could acquire all authentic bounds and still acquire a apocryphal conclusion). An anterior aberration is below academic than a deductive fallacy. They are artlessly “arguments” which arise to be anterior arguments, but the bounds do not lath abundant abutment for the conclusion. In such cases, akin if the bounds were true, the cessation would not be added acceptable to be true.

Frederick Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon September 22

We aloof accustomed our archetype of “A Pictorial History of The Attleboros Aggregate II. The 1940s,’50s,’60s & ’70s.” For anyone who grew up in the Attleboros during those years and has abashed away, it is an able investment. Cheryl and I both enjoyed all the pictures and memories and are abashed to allocation the book with our children. Acquire a air-conditioned day everyone.

Bruce Brockway, Old Town, ME Sun September 21

WAY TO GO BIG RED. Afterwards commemoration the newspaper, it looks like you had an agitative win over Bishop Feehan. Adequate Luck aing week

Kerri Crauder, Gelhausen, Germany Sun September 21

Lorna, you are so right, this was the affliction “HATE” abhorrence we anytime endured. It was adequate to see America arise calm and be united, and it was a adequate activity that this country had a admiral that shouted out “and the bodies amenable for bringing these barrio bottomward will apprehend from all of us.” And he fabricated adequate on his promise. I am appreciative to say I am an American, a Christian, I abutment our troops, I commemoration others’ religions and beliefs. You are not an idealist, you are a decent, caring American. I would be appreciative to angle with you.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Fri September 19

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Thank you, Jane. Accede you absolute much.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu September 18

Thank you, Fred, for your admirable piece. It brought tears to my eyes. I appointment with a woman actuality in Nashville that is from Connecticut. She formed at the WTC with her aunt, uncle and cousin. She abashed actuality 11 months afore the tragedy. Her aunt died in the rubble. Her uncle died in a hospital a few weeks later. He was activate through a commemoration that was posted. Her accessory watched it all arise from the bridge. She was backward for appointment and couldn’t get through. My acquaintance absent abounding accompany alternating with those ancestors that day. The babe from Attleboro who was on the aboriginal akin went to academy with my son at Bishop Feehan. While I was not anon afflicted by this tragedy, abounding about me were. Addition developed that I appointment with has a babe who would acquire been comatose by the akin that hit the Pentagon if she had not been out of town. This was the affliction abhorrence abhorrence imaginable. We all acquire our complaints and opinions and we all allegation to articulation them whichever way we can. It is how we accumulate our acumen and how we acquire human. I like to advanced that we Americans can acquire that, and that aback advance comes to boost whatever our differences we will angle calm as brothers and abutment commemoration other. Anxiety me an idealist but I advanced that is the authentic assignment that the Lord is aggravating to advise us whatever your acceptance may be.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu September 18

I’m not too captivated with the new rules for the Exhausted Fearless contest. If I exhausted THE MAN, you won’t akin advertisement my name in the calendar anymore? Are we accepting abbreviate on space? That’s allegedly the acumen that best bodies enter, is to see their name in print. You don’t advanced that we acceptance because a scattering of bodies get a t-shirt, do you? I acquire baffled Mark a cardinal of weeks, over able NFL seasons, and haven’t akin gotten a detect of the t-shirt. Go aback to putting the winners’ names in the calendar – all of them; not aloof the two envelopes that you cull out of the barrel! Accordance us addition acumen to buy your paper…

Mark Ambrose, Attleboro Thu September 18

Fred, accede you so abundant for administering the e-note beatific by the 9/11 widow; it was very, absolute touching.

Ina Riley, Norridgewock Wed September 17

CLAP, CLAP, CLAP and acclaim to you, Fred Glover, Affluent Howard and Tom LaMothe.

Jane Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Tue September 16

To abashed Mom: I animate in Florida so I cannot admonition accessory for the bike. However, I am in animated hopes that you acquisition it and the culprit and that he/she is fabricated to pay for the crime. Aloof addition archetype of poor accomplishments and abandoned moral codes in the home. Oh, and putting it in the Guestbook is a adequate abstraction no bulk what some others may think. Acute move to use this appointment for admonition and admonition as far as I am concerned. Acquaintance allowance neighbor. That is America.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue September 16

Fred Glover: Excellent, absolute alluringly written. I apperceive your abysmal adherence to acknowledging our troops, and for this I say “thank you” on commemoration of my family, and anybody who has advancing confined in our armed forces. Aloof animate there are bodies like you out there is advantageous to their efforts. God absolve you Mr. Glover and God absolve America

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Mon September 15

My son’s bike was baseborn ancient amid 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. Friday night-Saturday morning. He is a Sun Chronicle carrier and had bound his bike acclimatized to our avant-garde bannister. Some bend cut the anchor line, abashed the handlebars from the abstract of the bike and took off with all but the handlebars. If anyone knows of addition that has afresh acquired a “new” red BMX-style bike afterwards handlebars, we’d abiding accede animate about it. It has been arise to the police, but I apperceive there are a lot of NA bodies who apprehend this and anticipation it adeptness admonition to put the blubbering out via the Guestbook in hopes that my son can balance his bike. Thanks.

Concerned Mom, Arctic Attleboro Mon September 15

Fred, I am so animated you put that in the Guestbook. Able-bodied done. We all acquire to bethink and apprentice adamantine acquaint from all that horror, because sometimes it seems as if we didn’t apprentice from Hitler, etc.

It did sadden me though, over the weekend, to apprehend what Johnny Depp is adage about the admiral and this country over there in Germany. Additional to apprehend that “Hanoi Jane” will activate authoritative movies again. Additionally that Clinton has emerged to avert Grey Davis in California. Abandoned in America … abandoned in America… God absolve the president, his agents and God absolve America.

Lastly to all who say, “go aback to the old memories and stop bickering. Accumulate in apperception that abounding of the old memories are of the WWII era. Additional the Korea era. The balmy memories we adjure up are built-in out of times this country came calm in abutment of adequate over evil. The accurateness in neighborhoods. The administering of what we have. The animate commemoration acquaintance and dupe them to watch your kids and assure your house, etc. All came from times aback we did absolutely affliction for commemoration added and showed it. Afresh Vietnam came alternating and some of us absitively the hell with America and her aegis of freedoms. Let us discharge on the adept and broil the banderole and acclaim Jane Fonda and breach up the campuses of America in the name of “we abhorrence the system.” Don’t beggarly to put a damper on things, but devil’s apostle I am, I guess. What this country needs now is abutment for the president, abutment for the troops, jobs brought aback “on shore,” administering of profits with the workers and co-operation from all. Stop bad-mouthing and do commodity positive. Booty a assignment from the 9/11 blaze and badge persons. Booty a assignment from the men and women who go and avert us with all their being. Booty a assignment from veterans who actualization love, assignment and commemoration for America and her beliefs. Booty a assignment from God and adjure that we breach safe from affronted and that we achieve our goals to casting out affronted dictators and terrorists who appetite to abate us in the name of their askance adaptation of religion. Acquire a abundant commemoration folks. May bigger times lay ahead.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon September 15

On 9-11-03 I abounding the candlelight rememberance at Barrows Esplanade at 7 pm. I had 100 of the folowing printed up and anesthetized them out to anybody there: Christy Ferer is a 9/11 added who afresh was a affiliate of a accumulation of

celebrities (including Robert DeNiro and Kid Rock, amid others) that took

an Armed Armament Brawl Appointment and USO-sponsored cruise to Iraq to show

support for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines still over there.

Following is an e-note she beatific her escorts about the experience. In her

cover note, she said she intends to acquire it to the NY Times for

publication: Aback I told accompany about my crusade to Iraq to accede the US troops,

reaction was underwhelming at best. Some were blunt. “Why are YOU going

there?” They could not acquire why it was important for me, a 9/11, widow

to authentic my abutment for the men and women stationed today in the Gulf.

But the acumen seemed ablaze to me – 200,000 troops acquire been beatific halfway

around the angel to balance the affectionate of adeptness that breeds terrorists

like those who I acquire began Angel War III on September 11, 2001. Reaction

was so affably abrogating that I began to agnosticism my role on the aboriginal USO

Tribeca Institute bender into anew animate Iraq where, on average, a

soldier a day is killed.

Besides, with Robert De Niro, Kid Rock, Rebecca and John Stamos, Wayne

Newton, Gary Senise, Lee Ann Wolmac, who bare me?

Did they absolutely appetite to apprehend about my husband, Neil Levin, who went to work

as administrator of the New York Port Ascendancy on Sept. 11 and never came home? How

would they chronicle to the two added widows traveling with me? Ginny Bauer, a

New Jersey homemaker and the mother of three who absent her husband, David, and

former abyssal Jon Vigiano who absent his abandoned sons, Jon, a firefighter and

Joe, a policeman.

As we were choppered over chastening that looked like albino aliment crumbs I

wondered if I’d feel like a artery hawker, casual out Port Ascendancy pins

and baseball caps as I said “thank you” to the troops. Would a hug from me

mean annihilation at all in the attendance of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and a

Victoria’s Abstruse model?

We accustomed at the aboriginal “meet and greet.” It fabricated me weep. Why? Armed with

M16s and saddlebags of baptize in 120-degree calefaction the soldiers swarmed over

the stars for photos and autographs.

When it was arise that a leash of 9/11 ancestors associates was additionally in the

tent it was as if a analytic cork on an affecting dam was popped.

Soldiers from every bend of New York, Connected Island and Queens rushed toward

us to authentic their condolences. Some basal to abstract us, as if they needed

a authentic affiliation to our affliction and for some animate affidavit for why they

were there. One mother of two from Montana told me she animate up because of

9/11. Dozens of others told us the aloft thing. One boyish soldier showed me

his metal armlet engraved with the name of a victim he never knew and that

awful date none of us will anytime forget.

In actuality at every appointment with the troops a billow of reservists –

firefighters and cops, including abounding who had formed the bits of Ground

Zero – came to barter a hometown hug. Their burnished eyes still do not

allow anyone to access too far central to the abode breadth their affliction is

lodged; the affliction of a abashing far greater than anyone who hadn’t been

there could akin imagine. It’s there in me, too. I had afflicted my way

downtown on that abominable morning, assertive that I could acquisition Neil below the


What I was not able for was to acquire soldiers actualization us the Angel Trade

Center memorabilia they’d agitated with them into the streets of Baghdad.

Others had acutely been captivation in acceptance of claimed 9/11 tragedies which

had fabricated them enlist.

USO handlers abashed us from one bend to the aing so anybody could accommodated us.

One blaze army plucked the 9/11 accumulation from the crowd, alteration us to

their firehouse to anxiety on those who had to angle bouncer during the Baghdad

concert. It was all about affecting us and activity the acumen they were in

this hell. Aback at Saddam Hussein airport Kid Bedrock affronted a “meet and

greet” into an ad-lib concert in a mild airport aerodrome afore 5,000


Capt. Vargas from the Bronx bankrupt me on the back. He enlisted in the Army afterwards some of his wife’s best accompany were absent at the Angel Trade

Center. Aback he glimpsed the allocation of recovered metal from the Architecture that I

had been assuming to a accumulation of soldiers he grasped for it as if it were the

Holy Grail. Afresh he handed it to Kid Bedrock who anesthetized the adored metal

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through the 5,000 troops in the audience. They lunged at the befalling to

touch the animate that adumbrated what so abounding of them acquainted was the purpose of

their mission – which puts them at draft every day in the 116-degree calefaction and

not animate if a assassin was activity to bang at anytime.

Looking into that sea of biscuit gave me chills akin in that baking heat.

To me, those troops were there to avenge the annihilation of my bedmate and three

thousand others. Aback I got to the microphone I told them we had not

made this adventure for condolences, but to accede them and to acquaint them that

the families of 9/11 advanced of them every day. They lifts our hearts. The

crowd disconnected me with chants of ” USA, USA, USA.” Abounding wept.

What happened aing larboard no agnosticism that the troops drew afflatus from our

tragedies. Aback I was aboriginal asked to allege to accoutrements of troops in Quatar,

after Iraq, I wondered if it would feel like a “grief for sale” spectacle.

But this time I was agitation because I was to present the recovered WTC

steel to Accustomed Tommy Franks. I quivered as I handed him the icy

gray block of steel. His abundant broken eyes welled up with tears. The sea of

khaki fell silent. Afresh the appreciative four-star accustomed was clumsy to ascendancy back

the tears which streamed bottomward his face on centermost date afore 4,000 troops.

As this bang-up man affronted from the spotlight to achieve his accord I

comforted him with a hug.

Now, aback do I return?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sat September 13

Our accordance to the Ro-Jacks family. I too bethink the aboriginal Ro-Jacks as a absolute little girl. I bethink Jack handing me a alpha acceptable to eat while my parents shopped. He was a admirable man. Who knew 25 years afterwards my bedmate from Arizona would be a grocery administrator for this able ancestors market! My bedmate had admired this aggregation and still drives by his old store. Sadly, it bankrupt in June of 2002 in East Greenwich, R.I. Commemoration about babyish Jack brought aback years of abounding admirable memories for me and my bedmate acquainted a abundant draft for a bang-up he anticipation the angel of. Ro-Jacks authentic our son who has Downs Affection and gave so abundant to the DSS Associate Airing commemoration year. I can never accede this ancestors abundant for all the adulation they acquire accustomed me. God absolve them all with this abundant draft and abundance them with the aloft abundant abundent adulation they gave to us all.

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Sat September 13

I would additionally like to authentic my aboveboard accordance to the ancestors of Jack Hagopian. His casual is a draft for not aloof his family, but additionally for the absolute Attleboro area. I don’t advanced I could name an abandoned (or family) that has done added for the association than the Hagopians. Aback it comes to advertisement authentic American heroes – I advanced we can add Jack’s name to the top of the list. He has formed for abounding years to achieve activity bigger for all in the Attleboro area. May God absolve you, Jack!

Brad Ashley, Baltimore Fri September 12

Uhhh, duuuhhh, Melissa. I advanced Tom Lamothe and I mentioned 9/11. I could be amiss though, but I am appealing abiding we did. Additionally addition nice developed gave her thoughts on terrorists. Try commemoration a bit added carefully. Aloof kidding, but we did acknowledgment 9/11.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri September 12

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Well said, Mr. Tom Lamothe, absolute able-bodied said. I am with you a hundred percent. God absolve America. Those who accusation God for these things balloon about the actuality of the devil. Affronted lurks and has to be fought off with the will of God. I vividly rememnber continuing in avant-garde of a babyish b&w TV at the appointment breadth I formed and watching the barrio crumble and thinking, “I may be 60 years old but I am accessible to go, the angel has aloof changed.”

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri September 12

WOW! I acquire been peeking in actuality already or alert a commemoration for absolutely some time now aloof to get a adequate beam on this soap opera actuality activity on in here. Afresh this guestbook would achieve a abundant TV sitcom. Today I WAS aloof abashed that all anybody in actuality could do was basically complain. Not one actuality mentioned annihilation about 9/11 – which should acquire been the abandoned activity discussed or commented on yesterday. So, let me. I would like to say God absolve everyone, the men and women who did not survive, the ones who did and the air-conditioned men and women who helped during this adverse ordeal. I will never balloon and I accomplishment you all never balloon either.

Melissa Perreault, Attleboro Avalanche Fri September 12

Hi, CWM: The Big Angel is still, indeed, in Wrentham. It is an commemoration cruise that my ancestors makes to get all the aliment that they acquire there. It is a girls’ day abandoned from the newborns up to the oldest, who is myself at this time. My mom acclimated to accessory advanced to this day so much, as I do now. We buy all our fattening aliment and sit alfresco to eat it. Aloft the artery they acquire hayrides for the kids, aged things to buy and added food. An all-day draft that I am attractive advanced to soon. I see you are animate in Texas. I acquire a son in McKinney, TX JG

Jane Grenon, Arctic Attleboro, Ma Fri September 12

I was afflicted to apprehend of the casual of a authentic Attleboro legend, Jack Hagopian. I bethink aback there was abandoned ONE abundance … and it was not what you adeptness apprehend of today’s “super” markets. The aboriginal Ro-Jack’s on Avenue 1 in South Attleboro was not well-lit, maybe akin a bit “dingy,” and it didn’t acquire all the brands on the lath shelves, but the cafeteria was ALWAYS abounding with the best meats and cheeses. That’s what my dad went there for every Saturday morning. Aback afresh I didn’t apperceive it, but the smiling, meek-looking man acid the accessory who was bagging the advantage was absolutely the owner, Jack himself! Abstract in peace, Mr. Hagopian.

Spit, Fri September 12

Amen, Kate! Aback I aboriginal activate the Guestbook it was such a balmy activity activity bottomward Anamnesis Lane and actuality reminded of below circuitous times and people. Of backward it has become added of an appraisal forum. There’s abundant all-overs in the world. Let’s use this amplitude to a added absolute end.Rae

Barbara Stanford, Arctic Attleboro Thu September 11

Hello, all. October 17, 12:00, Highland Country Club. I’ll be there … how about you? Re the use of absolute e-mail addresses. Some of us acquire afflicted Internet commemoration providers (ISP) aback aftermost submissions to our Gustbook and this appears to be the abandoned way to get abundance acclimatized from [email protected] to [email protected]

Tom Johnson, Virginia Coffer VA Thu September 11

As I sit and watch the canonizing to the victim’s of 9-11 on the commemoration of the adverse event, I can’t agitate the actuality that two years acquire gone by, and still the memories of those planes smashing into the accompanying architecture are so alpha in my mind. How sad to apprehend the accouchement of the victims apprehend off the names of over 3,000 bodies who perished. To see the adventurous police, fire, EMTs, Army, Navy, Marines, and all branches of the services, continuing at absorption saluting our abundant flag, and what it represents. I aloof acquisition it adamantine to acquire that addition I don’t akin apperceive hates me, hates you, hates your children, your mother and father, not for what you do, what you’ve done, but for who you are, an American. The angel hasn’t afflicted aback WW II, aloof the tactics. The way we activity a war today is abundant altered Today it is acclimatized actuality in America. Who would acquire anticipation a admission costing $138 could acquire acquired so abundant adversity to a country, so abundant draft to a building, so abounding lives taken, so abounding accouchement afterwards a parent, a war in two altered countries. All for what? The blubbering “hate,” a little four-letter blubbering with such a huge meaning, yet aback acclimated in a altered term, “I abhorrence spinach,” doesn’t acquire the aloft sound. Dig a little added and you will acquisition the blubbering “God” some abode in this phrase. The bodies who acquire done this to us acquire acclimated the blubbering “hate” and God in the aloft sentence. Not my God. My God would never do this to me, so my teaching from St. Mary’s Academy in Arctic Attleboro able me in the Ten Commandments: First. I am the Lord thy God, acceptance shalt not acquire aberrant God’s afore me. Who is Allah? Why should we be comatose for not assertive in him? I am a Christian. I would never advance my religious behavior off on addition else. I acquire in the carelessness of religion, but I additionally acquire in the Ten Commandments. I am not the blazon to about-face the added cheek. You shoot at me, I’ll shoot back. You appetite to accommodated Allah, I will admonition lath you in your efforts. God absolve anybody of us, and God Absolve America.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Thu September 11

Yes, the Big Angel is still in business. They are arranged on weekends at this time of year. The abode has the authentic feel of abatement in New England. They additionally acquire abundant angel pies if you like blubbery crusts and aing angel chunks, which I do. Sadly, aloof bottomward the alleyway from them aftermost weekend some “unknowns” took bristles American flags off people’s houses in the aphotic of night, accumulated them in the road, aished them with combustible actuality and lit them afire. Nice huh? Sneaky, ignorant, low-life jerks. I accomplishment it is OK if I actualization how agitated I am with a accomplishment like that afterwards abashing you. God absolve America. Lastly, I am serious. Some of you acquaint us to acknowledgment via e-mail. Others act like we are “sneak thieves” or commodity aback we do acknowledgment via e-mail. Which will it be, accessible appointment or e-mail? Get together, adjudge and let us know.

Rich Howard, Thu September 11

Mr. Howard, acknowledgment accepted. You are right, you had no way of animate how old Kimberly is. She was additionally reprimanded for calling you a babyish brat. I am, however, afflicted at how absinthian the Guestbook has become. Amuse go aback to administering the old acceptance of Attleboro.

Kate, Texas Wed September 10

Cooler acclimate is coming! (In Dallas we are absolutely captivated at that prospect. It’s still in the 90s here.) The end of summer is bound aing and that reminds me of the New England abatement colors, cool, alive abatement canicule and trips to the Big Angel in Wrentham. I absolutely absence all the beautifully atramentous leaves and all the admirable things Mom would broil with those adorable MacIntosh apples! I was apprehensive if that abode is still around. Can’t hardly acquisition a alpha MacIntosh angel in these genitalia …

CWM, Dallas Wed September 10

I won’t acknowledge to “Angelique” because she may be nine years old. But for already and for all, do you appetite responses in the Guestbook or via e-mail. You acquire me so confused. Oh, I get it, you don’t appetite responses at all. Signed: “Them.”

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed September 10

F.Y.I: A “Kimberly” declared me a babyish brat in the accessible appointment of the Guestbook. I replied with an account of what has been activity on from my point of actualization via e-mail (as adapted by addition contributor by the way). This morning I got an e-mail from a Kate J. cogent me to acknowledge in the accessible appointment of the Guestbook aback her 9-year-old babe is the one who declared me a babyish brat. I responded to Kate J. via e-mail with an acknowledgment and a canon as to how was I to know? So this is a heads-up tp all of you out there. Try to be abiding who is calling you names afore you respond. Again, apologetic Kimberly, but “how was I to know”?

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed September 10

I accede with Mr. Howard. I abhorrence terrorists, too. What gives them the acclimatized to annihilation innocent people? I appointment with the veterans of this burghal and I abutment them. On Sept. 20 we are accepting a POW/MIA 9/11 Remembrance Day at the Common. I abandoned apperceive one of the mothers who absent her daughter. I acquire a adequate acumen to abhorrence those bodies – if you can accede them people. I’m abiding I acquire a brace of hundred veterans who accede with me.

Connie (Carvalho) Uriot, Attleboro Tue September 09

Good thoughts, Joel! It’s commemoration a try to bethink those words. Sometimes it’s absolutely boxy not to acknowledge aback addition is so circumlocutory and opionated. Accede advantage for avant-garde technology! We can aloof annal him away! I’m a little nervous, it’s my aboriginal time.

P.S. Annihilation amiss with afflicted e-mail addresses. I heard some of “them” e-mail you at home! Scary!

Angelique, Lincoln Tue September 09

I was afflicted to apprehend of the afterlife of Arthur Gaskin Jr. in the Sun Chronicle obits on line. I knew Art from my adolescence as I did his brothers and sister. My aboveboard accordance goes out to them. My thoughts are with them and his wife and children. Art entertained my accompany and me aback we were boyish with his tales of acid for the USMC and his hunting stories, as able-bodied as his motorcycle exploits. He was absolutely a guy. He was a cheat extrodinaire as are his siblings. I accumulate commemoration about the deaths of bodies from my adolescence and it saddens me and awakens me to the absoluteness that we are not actuality for absolute long. So amuse get over all the petty differences and smile already in awhile. Achieve an act of kindness. Anxiety a long-lost friend. Accumulate in abstract with family. Commemoration the rights of others. Acclaim God for every day. Be able-bodied my friends. God absolve you and God amuse acquiesce Art Gaskin to abstract in peace.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue September 09

We allegation to unite, not fight. To get alternating together. We are strong. Abandoned we are so small. Calm we are whole. Achieve the words affectionate that you say. Who knows, this could be your aftermost day. So anybody try to get along, you will adulation the music of that song. We are actuality for commemoration other. That bureau uncle, cousin, sister and brother.

Joel, Buzzards Bay Tue September 09

I’d like to “comment” that this is a admirable “Guestbook.” I acquire chock-full by about to accessory up old accompany and neighbors. Accumulate up the adequate work, Sun Chronicle. John Searles, [email protected] I apologize for not application my acclimatized e-mail address. Accessory advanced to your e-mail, Mr. Glover – got my gloves on.

John Searles, Arctic Attleboro Mon September 08

Just appetite to say hi to all my accompany aback home. Absence u all. I animate in Washington, but my affection will consistently be in Attleboro.

Bob Knight, Washougal, WA Mon September 08

This is not mine, it is from a adequate acquaintance of mine, and I advanced it bears forwarding to the Guestbook. A adequate allowance of “nourishment” for all of us is worthwhile. God absolve all of you! Actuality it is: This is a absolutely able assignment … Why go to church? A church-goer wrote a letter to the editor of a bi-weekly and complained that it fabricated no faculty to go to abbey every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I acquire heard commodity like 3,000 sermons. But for the activity of me, I can’t bethink a audible one of them. So, I advanced I’m crumbling my time and the pastors are crumbling endemic by giving sermons at all.” This started a absolute altercation in the “Letters to the Editor” column, abundant to the contentment of the editor. It went on for weeks until addition wrote this clincher: I’ve been affiliated for 30 years now. In that time my wife has adapted some 32,000 meals. But for the activity of me, I cannot anamnesis the absolute calendar for a audible one of those meals. But I do apperceive this: They all nourished me and gave me the backbone I bare to do my work. If my wife had not accustomed me these meals, I would be physically comatose today. Likewise, if I had not gone to abbey for nourishment, I would be spiritually comatose today!” Aback you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something! Acceptance sees the invisible, believes the air-conditioned and receives the impossible! Accede God for our authentic AND our airy nourishment! All right, now that you’re done reading, accelerate it on! I advanced anybody should apprehend this! “When Satan is animadversion at your door, artlessly say, “Jesus, could you get that for me?”

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu September 04

Good morning, everyone. I acquire been scanning through all the Guestbook entries bringing aback memories of the Arctic Attleboro breadth in the ’50s and aboriginal ’60s. I grew up in one of the oldest homes in Arctic Attleboro, at 601 Arise Accomplishment St., on the acropolis aloft Mt. Accomplishment Cemetery. Addition has absolutely adequate it and it looks abundant today. I accelerating from NAHS in 1962 and larboard for the forestry diplomacy at the University of Maine that fall. Execpt for a four-year assignment in the Army Band of Engineers, I acquire been in Maine anytime since. In 1967 I affiliated Cheryl Cheetham (NAHS ’65) and we acquire lived in Old Town, Maine ,for 33 years this month. We acquire three developed accouchement all animate “away” now. Our oldest, Melanie, lives in Hyannis. I had cousins who lived in Attleboro (Parkers on 4th St. and Brockways on Lindsey St.) and my Grandfathering Brockway lived a the centermost of Plainville on South Street. All the postings accompany aback abundant memories and I commemoration breadth all my old accompany are today. Our Inferior year in aeriform academy a accumulation of boys formed the “Omega Delta Nu” fraternity and it acquired absolutely an uproar. It was all innocent fun but somehow was beheld as a blackmail to association aback then. Amuse accelerate me an email if you appetite to get in touch.

Bruce Brockway, Arctic Attleboro Sun September 07

After commemoration all the new entries I acquire arise up with a few conclusions. There are some bodies who don’t acquire the acclimatized of chargeless speech. You and I acquire a acclimatized to achieve a statement, addition abroad has a acclimatized to disagree, and you and I acquire a acclimatized to disagree with their disagreement, and on and on. Afresh there are those who advanced eight years in academy bureau they acquire wisdom, or accustomed sense. I got commemoration for you, neither are able in schools. Mr. Howard, myself and others acquire disagreed with the boyhood of you who advanced it is your acclimatized to blackout us. As far as I apperceive we acquire abandoned disagreed with you, not told you that you shouldn’t be autograph in here. Question: If we aloof said hi in here, how abounding hi’s would we have? 10, 20? Afresh what? Who would arise back? Questions: Afterwards you cavalcade in the Guestbook, how arise it says,

“Thank you for your comment.” Doesn’t that announce added afresh a hi?

CWM: How arise I acquire to go to the basal of the Guestbook to e-mail someone, aback all I acquire to do is bang on their name? Absolute interesting: John S. dosen’t abandoned not accordance his aftermost name, but gives a afflicted e-mail address. I commemoration how abounding added do. I do apperceive Mr. Howard …

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sun September 07

Happy Grandparents Day to all you association advantageous abundant to acquire granchildren! May anybody absorb the day affectionate and admiring their ancestors members.

CWM, Dallas Sat September 06

Hi, Affluent Howard. I accede God for association like you. One that is accommodating to angle up to what God’s blubbering means. With all that is activity on in the angel and demography God out of it as abundant as they accessible can, we are abandoned activity to acquire added and added trouble. We could go on and on with all that is adjoin God and Jesus Christ. Bodies appetite their way no bulk what the cost. Accumulate up the adequate work. We allegation added like you. God bless!

Doris A. Smith, Deltona Sat September 06

My grandma told me that if I apprehend the Guestbook I would apprentice some things about her town. The abandoned activity I abstruse so far is that alot of grownups act like babies. In academy we abstruse about how America is united, but boy you shure don’t act that way. Mr. Howard, sir, you are acting like a babyish brat.

Kimberly, Texas Fri September 05

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I accomplishment anybody will “check out” the acclimatized Grandparent’s Day breadth of The Sun Chronicle on Sunday. If there is one activity we “old timers” can accede on is how adored our grandchildren are. Assay out all the little bodies that achieve activity worthwhile!

Gail, South Attleboro Fri September 05

Dearest Mr. Howard, what’s with the melodrama? No one, NO ONE, told you that you could not authentic your opinion. The agitated began aback we bidding ours. “Calling the kettle black, talking from commemoration ancillary of our mouths.” It’s aback opinions become attacks and arguments that they are no best valuable. That’s how wars begin. Anxiety me wrong, I may be, but I anticipation Guestboks were a abode to say accost and animadversion on the site. Maybe we should ask the calendar to alpha an opnion forum? I advanced it would be abundant fun and value. Peace.

John S., Arctic Attleboro Fri September 05

Do I acquire any added old memories?

Let me advanced a bit,

I can’t accordance any added opinions,

cause bodies booty a fit.

Don’t abode this and don’t abode that,

is what they acquire to say,

This is a guestbook afterwards all,

just assurance your name commemoration day.

I’ll assay my apperception for memories,

to achieve them all so glad,

cause giving my appraisal has been

deemed by them absolute bad.

No added input, no added opinion,

no added absolute thought,

Just arid “hello”

from me to you … NOT!!!!!

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu September 04

Bravo, CWM! Able-bodied said!

Briana, Attleboro Thu September 04

Here in Germany the acclimate is bound becomming cooler. And on those brittle air-conditioned nights it has brought aback the memories of the abundant Friday evenings spent at Association Acreage auspicious on Our Boys, “The Red Rocketeers.” The season-opener should be bound aing and I aloof appetite to say adequate luck on a acknowledged season. GO BIG RED. Appetite I was there. I will be abiding to accumulate myself up to date on how your division is going. And hopefully, someday, I will be acclimatized aback bottomward in NA auspicious on my own boys.

Kerri Crauder, Gelnhausen, Germany Thu September 04

I wrote an acceptance and submitted it, acquisitive to achieve abstract with some of my old classmates from AHS and NAHS. I assay the entries aloof about every day to see if I acquire accustomed any response. All I can say is, you bodies who are arguing for the commemoration of arguing allegation to get over your bad selves! You should be abashed or at the absolute atomic abashed about the way you acquire been behaving! Anybody who believes in the Constitutuion believes in Carelessness of Speech. At the end of the Guestbook you will acquisition e-mail addresses for anybody that has submitted an entry. If you association appetite to backpack on, and avert your God- accustomed acclimatized to Carelessness of Speech, try acclamation commemoration added one-on-one, instead of in this accessible appointment which is advised for everyone’s amusement and participation. Amuse additional the abstract of us who are absorbed in rekindling old friendships and reliving old memories from actuality activity to this on-going battle. And for the developed that started this acrimonious agitation by allurement mother-in-law questions, there are absolute few bodies in this angel who do not acquire problems with their in-laws; decidedly mothers-in-law. In fact, I acquire this is how “Dear Abby” got her start. Aing time try bottomward her a line. We apprehend to see altercation in her column!

CWM, Dallas Wed September 03

Mr. Searles, Mr. Conley and NA Lady: GOOD FOR YOU!! Mr. Howard: Get a grip. I don’t apprehend this Guestbook for soliloquies. I apprehend it to see who says hello. And to bethink memories of home … of which you were accomplishing very, absolute adequate as of late. Get aback to it. And on that calendar – anybody apperceive breadth I can get a coffe mug with the AHS logo on it?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Wed September 03

So be it, Mr. Howard. Adore your on-line column. I acquire a activity to go animate now, ta ta.

Troy, Attleboro Wed September 03

Mr. Conley: We acquire guestbooks actuality in our Florida home in the bedfellow bedrooms. In EVERY instance, not abandoned acquire the guests animate them, they acquire amid comments and opinions on their stay. Now this Sun Chronicle you advanced is for signatures only? How arid would that be? Why not ask the Sun Chronicle editors what they account the guestbook to be. Adequate idea, huh? I am abiding they aloof appetite it to be the best arid activity they anytime came up with (he said with argot in cheek). Get a anchor people, you are commemoration this for the aing affiliate not for a “hello” from addition who abashed abroad 25 years ago. Abiding that is allocation of it, but not the meat of it. God absolve you all and your opinions and the carelessness to allocation them. Acquire a nice day.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed September 03

Mr. Searles, Mr. Conley and NA Lady: It seems as if you all acquire abundant to agitation about for bodies who advanced the Guestbook is not for that purpose. “Both carelessness of the aperture you say?” Acceptance that fits. But accumulate jumping on me and Mr. Glover because we acquire bulk behavior that you disagree with. You see, that is OK if you agitation because they are YOUR beliefs. Get a anchor and save yourself the embarresment of your entries. Nancy: Acknowledgment again. I am in your debt and additionally it is abundant to apperceive that there are others who acquire these acclimatized God-fearing opinions. For you others, you cannot abjure that I acquire afflicted the pot of discussion. Is that such a bad thing? Adulation and accordance to all of you God-fearing citizens of this abundant country. Oh, and this aftermost one is for Mr. Angelo who has been e-mailing me to bang Jesus and God. My aftermost animadversion on my aboriginal acknowledgment e-mail to him said “Lastly, G.F.Y.” Mr. Angelo absitively in his accursed way that I meant commodity bad by this and declared me an a**hole. This was my assay for him. Now I acknowledge that aback he is a self-professed agnostic, the G.F.Y. meant “Go Acquisition Yourself.” Accede you and adequate day and God absolve you all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue September 02

Dear Mr. Glover: How do you arise to the cessation that my wife has no tolerance? She stated, and I quote, “I acquire in the carelessness of speech, absolute anticipation and the acclimatized to acquire one’s own alleyway as connected as it doesn’t aching others.” And: “I was abandoned advertence my opinion, which as usual, Mr. Howard accounted as an advance on his adequate actuality …”

My wife is one of the kindest, best sincere, giving and admiring bodies one would anytime acquire the activity to know. So, Mr. Glover and Mr. Howard, you do not accede with her opinions, that’s able – aloof what she fought for. Anticipation her afterwards animate is unfair, appraisal or not.

John Searles, Arctic Attleboro Tue September 02

GUESTBOOK (noun): Book or folio that visitors or guests sign. OPINION (noun): A acceptance or cessation captivated with aplomb but not embodied by absolute adeptness or proof. Seems to me Jazzy and NA Developed were abandoned cogent their OPINIONS. Their opinions were no added acclimatized or amiss as bad-tempered old Mr. Howard’s, but aloof as important to them. Hmmmm. Seems to me that NA Developed and her son served and committed this country in acclimation to advance our carelessness or accent and belief, amid added things. Kudos to them as well. Now, now boys, who is absolutely calling the kettle black?

Troy Conley, Attleboro, MA Tue September 02

Just speakin’ my mind, Mr. Glover. Aftermost I heard, it was a carelessness I am advantaged to! Far be it for me to anxiety a kettle black. What a riot! Woohoo, accede God for the adequate old USA!! Mr. Howard, amuse explain the aberration amid forums, guestbooks and appraisal pages?? Absolution my ignorance, but I abandoned managed eight years of college.

NA Lady, Arctic Attleboro Tue September 02

Well, seems I absent the action actuality in the Guestbook, as I haven’t apprehend it for a while. Seems Applesauce and N.A. Developed abandoned accede with chargeless accent aback it applies to them. These two bear altruism but acquire none. LOL. Allocution about the kettle calling the pot black. Ladies, I got commemoration for you, there are a lot of us who adore Rich, and acceptance what: We accede with him, too.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Mon September 01

Yo! Yolanda. Now you acquire aing the accumulation who like to acquaint us what the Guestbook is for and what it is not for. Get a grip, will ya. What acquire I done except accordance admonition to addition who able out? Abiding I acquire my opinions and beliefs. Is that such a abhorrence in your world? Beam away, Yolanda. At atomic I got you to accordance up your name. Adored Labor Day all.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, Fl 34653 Sat August 30

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Dear Rich: You are the basal acumen abounding of us apprehend the Guestbook! I accessory advanced to all you acquire to say. I advanced you are a absolute adroit and babyish man, and if others can’t see this … well, how sad for them. The Sun Chronicle should appoint you and accordance you a cavalcade commemoration week! I would be the aboriginal one to subscribe! You and your ancestors acquire a admirable commemoration weekend! God bless!

Nancy, Sat August 30

Where do I accelerate the carton of Camels and my appeal to the acquittal lath to accordance Joe Druce a abounding pardon, and the addresses of the abstract of the priests who allegation a adequate talking to.

Bill Moyer, Tampa Tue August 26

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Thanks again, Lorna. Accede you, Nancy. I accede your support, I absolutely do. Afterwards all these years I would accomplishment I acquire commodity to accordance to mankind. Apperceive abounding able-bodied that the “Jazzys” and the “NA Ladies” of the angel will not shut me up. I accomplishment “Frustrated” can breach her botheration and adore activity a lot more. Additionally let me acknowledgment the one who said I batten out of both carelessness of my aperture aback I said that I didn’t abhorrence anyone and afresh I said I hated terrorists. I e-mailed her to explain that I did not accede those who fly innocent civilians into barrio in the name of their God “people.” At atomic not my analogue of people. I do abhorrence them. Able statement, but true. Acquire a abundant weekend.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Fri August 29

NA Lady: It’s 10:30 a.m. and I am bedlam too. Enemies? I accomplishment you were not apropos to me. I was abandoned advertence my opinion, which as usual, Mr. Howard accounted as an advance on his adequate person. Absolutely honestly, I anticipation this was a Guestbook, not a forum. Maybe Mr. Howard could abode The Sun Chronicle to accessible a appointment aloof for him, and leave the Guestbook for guests. Acquire a abundant weekend.

Yolanda Mary Searles, Arctic Attleboro Fri August 29

Some of you interpert my affection for that which I advanced is acclimatized as anger. That is your problem. If you took the time to apperceive me you would apperceive a affectionate actuality who happens to adulation his country and dislikes what he thinks is amiss with it. I did not advance “Frustrated,” Jazzy did. I feel this Guestbook is an accessible appointment unless Jazzy and others can prove otherwise. Jazzy won’t agitation me on this activity any added because she has annihilation to say to adverse what I acquire responded with. You additionally announce that anybody is adjoin what I put in here. I advanced not. Apprehend Lorna’s comments. Accede you, Lorna. So I do not feel same- marriages are right. So what? That is my appraisal and in America I am advantaged to it whether you like it or not. You can accumulate adage I abhorrence this and that and I acquire acrimony but that does not achieve it so. Now I absorb yet addition insult about accepting a able bouncer job bottomward actuality in retirementville. Who is assuming anger? Not me. You disagree with me, so you arise up with all this actuality to achieve me accessory angry. Adequate luck. Saner animate will abutment me and my views. In closing let me say that some of us PUT OUR NAMES TO OUR COMMENTS. Afresh there are you others who adumbrate abaft curtains aback you advance me. ie” NA LADY. But that is OK because this is America and you acquire that right. I aloof anticipation I would point it out. Acquire a nice weekend accompany … and enemies.

Rich Howrd, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu August 28

Hi, Attleboro, I allegation help. Can anyone acquaint me how to achieve blademeat from scratch? I apperceive how to baker it, but can`t buy it up here. Thanks. To you old people, you adeptness apperceive me as Kenny Cole.

Ken Claflin, Millinocket, Maine Thu August 28

Would adulation to apprehend from any old accompany and schoolmates. I’m 53, grew up in Attleboro and went to St. John’s, Peter Thacher and AHS. Abashed out to Arctic Dighton afterwards I got out of the commemoration in ’71, afresh bottomward to N.C. in ’83. I’m fourth out of 12 kids. Some siblings: Mike, Sally, Marilyn, Danny, Patrick … We lived on Perrin Artery and afresh later, 166 South Basal St. Best Commendations to everyone.

Peter A. Cordell, Waynesville, NC 28786 Thu August 28

Watching the admirable Ten Commandments Cairn actuality removed from the courthouse in Montgomery is abominable and aching to watch. In my opinion, this country is actuality burst from within. We apple-polish to the minorities of akin “one” in some cases; dismanteling America. The framers’ abandoned meant that a government could not agitate or behest to a church. It was meant to ster carelessness of adoration aback they said “separation of abbey and state.” It was never meant to aish our bulk religious behavior from our minds aback we entered a government architecture or abounding the Army vs. Navy d or the Angel Alternation aback we agreement allegience to one nation “UNDER GOD.” On the contrary, the builders of this nation were God-fearing men and women who had God in their lives, as we should. But we acquire absitively to booty God out of everything, abundant to our detriment. Why are we acceptance these boyhood groups to run roughshod over that which we were able by abundant saner teachers? I am abashed and sickened by this act as able-bodied as abortion, amid added things we now account “politicaly correct.” God absolve the adjudicator who stood by the monument. God admonition those who accustomed or ordered it’s removal. Your day will come.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed August 27

It’s nice to apperceive that some bodies affliction abundant to acknowledge to others no bulk what their problems are. Sometimes it’s easier to allocution to strangers than to addition close. I accomplishment anybody has some benevolence for others.

Sue W, South Attleboro Tue August 26

Jazzy, get over yourself!

Jean, Tue August 26

Dear Rich: I had the aloft botheration with my mother as Frustrated. Akin went to ancestors counseling. I appetite I went to you, because she said the aloft activity you wrote to Frustrated. You anxiety it as you see it or apprehend it Rich, and if bodies can’t booty complete advice, they shouldn’t ask for it. I appetite I had e-mailed my botheration to you, Rich. It would acquire adored me a ton of money! Who needs Babyish Abby, aback we acquire Rich!

Nancy, Tue August 26

I would like to congratulate Wayne and Nanci Reavill on the abode of their granddaughter, Caitlin Elizabeth. I acquire two granddaughters and apperceive how adored they are to me. I acquire absent abounding years of acquaintance with Nanci and would adulation to apprehend from her. If addition knows her and can get a bulletin to her to e-mail me, it would be appreciated.

Bonnie Lachance, Bristol, RI Mon August 25

Just a abundant little FYI about this weekend’s Golf Tournament at Norton. I am a accumulated biking abettor for Deutsche Coffer actuality in burghal Baltimore. I acquire been booking my guys to go to this for weeks! I aloof arise to be advancing home this weekend, aloof to be home, and now I see my Home in MD and my Home in Attleboro will be consistently linked. *SIGH*

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Mon August 25

Thank you, Joel. So abounding years acquire anesthetized and it’s abundant that a actuality can bethink the impressions that addition has larboard on his or her life. Yes, Jack was an inspration to anybody he came in acquaintance with, abnormally kids. Accede you for canonizing him as a acclimatized person. Acquaint your Mom I do bethink her, and I accomplishment all is able-bodied with her. Booty care, God bless

Tom LaMothe, Murphy,NC Mon August 25

It’s 9:00 in the morning. Acknowledgment for a adequate laugh.

Bill Lang, Beckley, WV. Mon August 25

On this aftermost note, Mr. Howard, I re-read abounding or your entries. I accede that you acquire opinions, but why do you advance anybody else’s? I am abiding in commemoration this you are affronted and accessible to bang aback – but, Mr. Howard, I am not advancing you.

NA Lady, Arctic Attleboro Sat August 23

Mr. Howard, allusion cannot consistently be quoted. What you wrote was accessible to interpretation, and that is absolutely what abounding of us did. I additionally served my country full-time proudly during the Gulf War and my son has aloof alternating from Iraq, confined full-time in the USAF. I acquire in the carelessness of speech, absolute anticipation and the acclimatized to acquire one’s own alleyway as connected as it doesn’t aching others. Anybody has the acclimatized to adulation another; macho or female. I’m appreciative to be a Democrat who isn’t abashed to say I, at times, acquisition myself in the boilerplate lane. It’s all OK. And aback to the mother-in-law: Yes, it’s altogether reasonable for the wife to “get on with her life,” but what a sad, sad adventure for the little accouchement who may never apperceive their Grandma. We additionally allegation not balloon that we heard ONE ancillary of the story! It’s all subjective. It’s all opinion. One aftermost thought, Mr. Howard: I was not advancing you. I acquire apprehend this Guestbook for absolutely some time now and it seems to me that you are angered aback others do not accede with you.

NA Lady, Arctic Attleboro Sat August 23

Hi. I would like to get in abstract with anyone from the AHS Chic of 1990. I bethink a few names, like Lauta Matttrone from 19 Beech St/. amd Marc Gables, Adam Turner, Eric Bamberg, or anyone who went to Willett Elementary or Brennan Boilerplate School. I would like to get in acquaintance with anyine. Thanks.

Bryant Marcial, Brooklyn Fri August 22

To all who appetite to alpha an argument: This Guestbook is for everyone. If bodies ask for advice, they acquire no complaint if they don’t like what they hear. We all acquire opinions and we should be able to articulation them afterwards repercussions (did I spell that right?). Afterwards all, you are in one of the best aboriginal ammendment formats here. Get over it, Jazzy and N.A. Lady. Aloof because Affluent doesn’t accede with you, it is no acumen to advance him. His appraisal is aloof a authentic as yours. To Frustrated: you will allegedly never change your mother-in-law. I additionally feel the accouchement should not be hurt, but I don’t advanced you would do them any favors by accoutrement for her by diplomacy adeptness yourself. Be there for them aback they are aching and let them see her for what she is. It is up to them do adjudge for themselves whether or not they will absolve her. They will not adulation her for the gifts. They will adulation her for who she is. Accordance the accouchement credit. They are added adroit than you realize.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri August 22

Mr. Howard, I abandoned acquire added in my activity than the Sun Chronicle GuestBook. Acutely it’s all you have. All you do is “fight” with anybody who disagrees with you. I abandoned don’t affliction to accumulate this activity with you. Maybe you could aces up a able bouncer job bottomward there in Florida to accumulate your apperception animate and not be so bitter.

Jazzy, Attleboro Fri August 22

I would like to authentic my condolences to APD Detective James Cote and his ancestors on the contempo draft of his grandmother. May she abstract in peace. Amen

Spit, Fri August 22

Mr Howard, in your comments you say you don’t abhorrence anyone. Afresh you go on to say you abhorrence terrorists. Aren’t you contradicting yourself? Aloof a anticipation …

Amy, Simpsonville, SC Fri August 22

We can altercate about benevolence till hell freezes over, Jazzy. However, all I did was accordance her my advice. That, afterwards all, is what she asked for. You are the one who told her to accumulate her bedraggled laundry out of what I acceptance is your Guestbook. What the heck is amiss with allurement for ascribe aback you acquire a problem? Isn’t that what beastly beings should be accomplishing for commemoration other? Now you announce we are authoritative it the Jerry Springer show. The woman asked for help, Jazzy. She didn’t arise waddling out actuality in a micro-mini and no bra cogent us she was dating her own son. Get a anchor and acquire some compassion. You re-read what I wrote and acquaint me absolutely what is amiss with it. She may abhorrence my advice, but I am advantaged to accordance it aback she asked us for it. Frankly, I still advanced it is the best admonition she got. At atomic I didn’t abstract her off and acquaint her to accumulate her problems out of the Guestbook. I acquire some admonition for you additionally but … addition time perhaps.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu August 21

This allocation is for MR. Lamothe: Hello, Tom. I acquire you may apperceive my mother. Her beginning name is Beatrice Paquin. I additionally was on your brother’s little alliance baseball teams and I acquire accustomed John Jr. and Doug all of my life. Your brother Jack was absolutely a guy, an afflatus to a boyish little leaguer. He consistently was so absolute with all of us. I additionally acquire that my mom and him anachronous aback they were younger, so the adventure goes. It absolutely is a babyish angel we animate in. Accede you, Tom, for the memories and God absolve you.

Joel Watters, Buzzards Bay Thu August 21

Mr. Howard, would you amuse re-read your letter to Frustrated and acquaint me how compassionate you sound. You akin added some bright language. The Guestbook is declared to be a little abode to bead in and say “hello” and maybe a little “remember when.” We don’t appetite to abate it to a Jerry Springer episode, do we?

Jazzy, Attleboro Thu August 21

Dear NA Lady, I aloof apprehend and re-read what I wrote to Frustrated. Could you amuse acquaint me breadth I preached hatred? I told her to get on with HER activity and stop annoying about addition who makes her activity miserable. I am at a draft to see breadth I told her to abhorrence anyone. Conceivably you can acquaint me. Quotes please. Additional let me align some things out while I am at it: 1) I don’t abhorrence anyone. 2) I bear and animate the ethics able to me by my parents and agents and adults in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. 3) I served my country with pride. 4) I acquire in the Republican principals. 5) I abominate the “modern” teaching that actuality gay is a affirmation and a acknowledged right. 6) I don’t acquire anyone has a acclimatized to achieve others afflicted aloof because they are. 7) I don’t advanced a actuality like “frustrated” should feel answerability or acquire to apple-polish to such a person. 8) I acquire abyss should be punished as able-bodied as rehabilitated, and never coddled. 9) I acquire in what we did in Iraq and I abhorrence terrorists in any actualization or anatomy or on any ancillary of the fence. I am abiding I acquire added but that is the aspect of me. Now you can abhorrence me, abhor me, disagree with me and abode that I am wrong, But it does not change the actuality that is what I acquire and abounding others accede with me. Acquire a nice day.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu August 21

I accede with Me Too! Addition has to be the developed and the accouchement should not abatement victim to an boyish grandparent. It’s allegedly that she has issues with her own child’s accessory and not the children. I advanced Mr. Howard’s acceptance is inappropriate, teaching abhorrence and acrimony to the children. Best of luck.

NA Lady, Arctic Attleboro Wed August 20

You’re not absolutely up there on the benevolence scale, huh Jazzy? I bulk she can air annihilation she wants on here. I adulation you bodies who acquaint the abstract of us what we should and should not put in the Guestbook. Why not seek advice? I accordance her acclaim for extensive out and risking your wrath.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed August 20

This is for Frustrated. Aboriginal of all, this botheration should be handled by your husband. Afterwards all, it’s his mother you’re accepting the problems with. I apperceive ancestors problems are very, absolute annoying, but this isn’t the abode for your “dirty laundry.”

Jazzy, Attleboro Tue August 19

This year marks my 21st year of animate abroad from New England. Accepting spent nine years in California and the in Texas, I’d acquire to say I absence the change of seasons added than annihilation (especially aback it’s 108 degrees today!). Academy is starting actuality in “Big D” and that brings aback memories (some fond, some not absolutely so fond) of my old academy days. Reminiscing makes me commemoration whatever happened to all you graduates of the chic of 1975? I apperceive you’ve got to be out there somewhere, but I never apprehend or apprehend annihilation about anyone! If you feel like adage “Hey” I’d adulation to apprehend from you!

Christine (Wolstencroft) Morrison, Dallas, TX Tue August 19

For Frustrated: I acquire a mother aloof like your mother-in-law. What we do, is to accumulate her included. The kids adulation her because she is Admirable Ma and they usually don’t akin apprehension that she doesn’t accompany a gift. What we do now, aback they acquire gotten older, is to buy the allowance for our daughters and put from “Grand Ma” on the tag. Our daughters are captivated and that is what is important to us. We apperceive how my mother is and acquire her the way she is. I acceptance we aloof took the attitude that addition has to be the adult, so in this case it is us. Our amusement is in our daughters. As any parent, we achieve sacrifices for our kids, and this is aloof addition one of the many. As connected as we accessory at it that way, things are a lot below aing about our house. By the way, she showers my brothers kids with adeptness and is consistently there for their acclimatized days. We acquire to allure her, afresh coursing up with affirmation or she won’t actualization up. Accomplishment this helps.

Me Too!, Tue August 19

Hi, David. Are you the aloft David McCarthy who lived on Accompaniment Street? Son of Mary and brother of Michael and Maureen? I can’t acquire you animate in Smyrna, Tenn. I animate aloof off Murfreesboro Alleyway at the Rutherford-Davidson Canton Bandage in the Hickory Dupe Estates. Amuse get in abstract with me if you are the aloft David. I lived on Elizabeth Artery on the bend of Accompaniment Street. We acquire a lot of memories to share. How connected acquire you been in Smyrna?

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Tue August 19

My admonition to “Frustrated”: It is not commemoration the affliction of annoying about it. Let it go. Accelerate her a abbreviate calendar affectionate her for the dumb-ass way she acts and let her apperceive you advanced she needs able admonition and move on. Don’t accessory back. If you never see or apprehend from her afresh that is all the below ache you acquire to endure. If you arena a anxiety with her and she absolutely changes for the better, afresh it was all commemoration it. But DO NOT exhausted yourself up over it. Bodies who achieve added bodies afflicted apperceive absolutely what they are doing. She yanks your alternation because she knows it gets to you. So stop absolution it get to you. Remember, in your home you acquire the acclimatized to set bottomward the rules. Activity is way too abbreviate to acquire that which makes you crazy.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue August 19

I larboard Attleboro 50 years ago and haven’t been aback since, except for abbreviate ancestors visits. Aloof basal to say “Hi” to the old “Gang.”

One of my old acceptance chic put me on to this site, and aloof anticipation I would let them apperceive “Chuckles” still lives. I retired afterwards 24 years in the Air Force and retired afresh from Los Alamos Civic Laboratory in New Mexico. In all the years aback I left, one activity still stands out in my mind: our after-school hangout, Bobby’s on Coffer Street, and the fun times we had there, and the dances and proms we had in the old “Pit.” So, anyone wants to renew old times, e-mail me.

Dave McCarthy, AHS Chic of ’51, Smyrna, TN Mon August 18

This is added of an amenities canon than annihilation else, but I would like to see what added bodies in the association adeptness acquire to say about this/their opinions/advice: My husband’s mother is an atramentous woman who absolutely has able annihilation in life. She sits about and does annihilation but allege about her akin of poverty. We consistently allure her to our daughter’s altogether parties and added occasions; however, she never provides a gift. I am not adage that we apprehend a gift, and if she *truly* could not acquiesce it we would not apprehend it. However, she consistently brings adeptness to her added grandchildren’s altogether parties. Furthermore, aback we got married, she absolutely was present for the “free meal” at the reception. However, she presented us with no gift, and I apperceive she has accustomed her added accouchement bells gifts. If I complete a little resentful, I am, and the activity isn’t absolutely the gifts, rather the actuality that we are excluded. Should I allege up or artlessly acquire agreeable her to parties (out of obligation) and acquiesce my babe to be excluded?

Frustrated, Attleboro Mon August 18

Bill, I aloof apprehend your calendar to Rollie. As I was commemoration it memories came calamity aback of the minstral shows that you wrote about. What a abundant time we all had in those days. Acknowledgment for the memories.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Mon August 18

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Hi, everyone. If any of you are still in Attleboro, or you appointment home the commemoration of Sept. 20, we are accepting our 5th Commemoration POW/MIA 9/11 Encampment at the Veterans Canonizing at Gilbert-Perry Square. It is a absolute affective and memoriable event. It starts at apex and ends about 9 p.m. with a candlelight ceremony. Accomplishment if you are in Attleboro, you will accompany us. You won’t affliction it. It’s abundant to be able to acquaint with others so far away. See you soon, Lorna.

Connie Uriot, Attleboro Wed August 13

From the Lynxmaster: Heather, the Attleboro Breadth Association Garden is at the bend of Hayward and Hodges Street. Booty a drive by. The bulk for a artifice is a donation of $8. Anxiety garden coordinator Mark Pechenik at 1.401.475.2241 for a information. And if you are not already a subscriber to The Sun Chronicle, acquaintance me at [email protected] Acceptable to Attleboro.

Hi, Heather. Accepting done some affective around, I acquire activate that the bounded alcove of business is a abundance of information. Attleboro acclimated to acquire a garden club. There additionally acclimated to be a affiliate of the Acceptable Wagon and I advanced a Newcomers Club. Accomplishment this helps.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Mon August 11

Hello, Rollie. My wife (Margie Anderson Stigall) and I bethink you, Rollie, absolute well. Of advance we ate abounding of your abundant donuts. We were in the Plainville Lions Club calm and abounding abounding admirable agreeable challenge with you and Chris. Rollie, you will bethink Margie’s mom and dad and two brothers: Alice and Chester Anderson, brother Chester and brother Gordon (who was comatose in the Air Florida akin bang in Washington, D.C in 1982). I am abiding you bethink we were in the St. Martha accompanist shows for several years. I can still see you on date arena your saxophone. We apperceive that you bethink some of the end men like Red Vine, Associate Bergh, Associate Theriault, Al Chabot (incidentally, what anytime became of Al Chabot?) Ed Riley and myself. I anamnesis Ancestor Salmon, Gert Dolan and Johnny Mack who produced the shows. We had some appealing and able women: Loretta LaPierre, Jackie McAlice, Mary Rowe and Gail Robichaud are aloof a few that arise to mind.

Rollie, we acquire such absorbed memories of you and appetite you a connected and advantageous life.

Bill Stigall, Arctic Port, FL Sat August 09

Hi, everyone! I afresh purchased a home in the Attleboro area. I am an ardent agriculturalist and, unfortunately, the new abode has a backyard that is abundant but too black for gardening. Addition told me Attleboro has accessible gardens. Does anyone apperceive annihilation about them? How can I get involved? Is there a acquaintance fizz number? I would adulation to apprehend from boyish gardeners! Thanks!

Heather Brown, Attleboro, MA Sat August 09

Hey, Kathy: Do you bethink Gene Hill?

Jean, Maner, NH Fri August 08

Rich, your letter to The Sun Chronicle was arise recently.

Everyone has the acclimatized to be heard akin if one does not ascendancy the aloft opinion.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Fri August 08

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Hi, Connie! Abundant comments. If any of you out there acquire veterans issues, Connie allegedly has the answers. Rich, it sounds like your brother Roy’s canonizing commemoration was beautiful. My affection goes out to you and all your family. It sounds like you are all close. May the Lord be with all of you in your time of grief.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu August 07

I’ve been commemoration a lot of the commments by my sister, Lorna Noren (Hi, I absence you!) and abounding of her accompany from school. I additionally bethink all of the aloft bodies akin acceptance I’m bristles years younger. I bethink the Zitos and their market. I’m animate with the veterans abettor in Attleboro Burghal Anteroom and abounding of the veterans actuality in Attleboro. I see Mickey Zito aloof about every week. He’s still a abundant guy! I’m so admiring to apprehend that some of you bethink my Uncle Al Carvalho, too. He was the best. I apperceive Lorna feels the aloft way I do and we both absence him and our Aunt Dot, too. I’m absolute apologetic to apprehend about Rich’s brother. It’s consistently sad aback you lose addition aing to you. By the way, Lorna, I afresh talked to a acquaintance of abundance and he affiliated Janet Mitchell from Knott Artery and they animate in TN about 2 or 3 hours from you. Well, I got to go. See you at Christmas, Lorna.

Connie Uriot, Attleboro Wed August 06

Saturday the 2nd of August was the day of my brother’s canonizing commemoration at the Aboriginal Alliance Abbey in Port Charlotte, Fla. It was a admirable service. It abundant to a arranged house. They played and sang some of his admired hymns. His grandaughter “signed” to his absolute favorite. She did a admirable job. His youngest son apprehend his thoughts about his dad which was heart-wrenching. One of his daughters gave her affidavit about her dad, his affliction and his casual in a absolute breakable way. My wife able a CD which projected pictures of Roy from childhood through his activity acclimatized up to his affliction assimilate the bifold screens. These were apparent during my allocution about my admired brother. The USMC Alliance performed a absolute affective commemoration and banderole presentation to his wife, including a three-gun abode to a ancient boyish Marine. A abounding blush commemoration of Roy aback he was in the USMC and his cremated charcoal in a admirable urn with a added accustomed commemoration on it belted the tri-folded American banderole aloft which the Marines laid the aureate Eagle, Globe and Anchor of the Corps. Three pastors performed readings, sermons and music and did a admirable job of it. I was absolute moved. I sat in the avant-garde row with his wife Mary, my wife Madonna and my sister Joan. God absolve all of you and the admirable thoughts and prayers you provided for he and us. I adulation you all. And my final blubbering to Roy, “Farewell Marine, abstract in adorable peace.”

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon August 04

Kenny and Brad, accede you so abundant for the messages. It bureau alot.

Joy Holbrook Harris, Ozark, MO Mon August 04

Recently I wrote a letter to the editor advertisement my behavior about uality and gay marriages, etc. This letter allegation acquire fabricated the calendar aback addition responded to it advertence that I allegation apostle hate-crime abyss aback I am anti-gay alliance and acquire gays are ill and should seek treatment. My complaint is The Sun Chronicle did not advertisement my letter on the Web armpit but they did advertisement her acknowledgment on the Web armpit giving a able added audiance the anticipation that I wrote some pro-hate abhorrence allocation which I did not. I acquire responded to her letter and to the editor on this answerable and I would like you bodies to analyze the calendar to see if they absolutely accustomed me amplitude to ablaze my name of her accusations.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon August 04

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Hi, Rich: Dick Bibby is animate and able-bodied – animate in Florida with wife Judy way bottomward South from breadth you are, at Marco Island and that is South of Naples. I advanced the aftermost time I was with Dick was aftermost February at Charlie and Lynn Mason’s abode in Fort Myers. All of the bodies listed in my letter to “Rollie” additional a few added try to get calm already a ages year-round. Best now animate in Florida in the winter and on the Cape during the summer. Our abiding abode now and has been for 15 years is Arctic Port, FL, aloof about 11 afar arctic of breadth your brother Roy lived – one of those “small world” things. We were allocation of the Cape accumulation until aftermost September. We had a cottage at White Horse Coffer in Plymouth for 3l years. Hated to acquaint it but aloof couldn’t advance it any best (tough to get old). Accumulate the “memories” autograph going. I advanced a lot of bodies adore it from what I apprehend in this actuality Guestbook. How about this one: The Ice Abode at the bend of Whiting and Moran Artery on Whitings Pond. I advanced it was endemic and operated by the Rioux family. Am I right?

Richard Paquin, Mooresville, N.C. 28115 Fri August 01

Mr. Paquin, Dick Bibby. Now there is a name I acquire not heard in a connected time. How is he doing? Aback in about 1950 or so, my dad Roy and Henry Bibby and Dick and I accumulating up to Moosehead Lake, (six hours in the dark) to t up with the NA Advance troop which had gone up to go fishing. My brother Roy was there amid all the added associates of Troop 1, Aboriginal Arctic Attleboro out of the Adroitness Episcopal Church. Reminiscent of the trip, little Pete Murray was the abandoned advance to angle a salmon. God what times we enjoyed.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu July 31

My mom, Barbara (Ralston) Pasquantonio, would like to be remembered to Rollie. She currently resides at the Pond Home in Wrentham but grew up in Plainville. Her 82nd altogether is Aug. 8. She suffers from Alzheimers, but her eyes lit up aback she heard Rollie’s name. From there she was able to acquaint me about Rollie Perrault, Don Perrault and on and on. My grandparents, Elmer and Nettie Ralston, acclimated to accustomed Rollie’s. I spent every Friday night at their home at 8 Melcher Street. On Saturday mornings my grandmother would booty me “downstreet.” Our aboriginal stop was Rollie’s for donuts, afresh over to Merrill’s (Falk’s Market) and assuredly over to the Plainville Biologic Store. But the donuts, they animate on. My grandfathering endemic a antagonism abiding on Cantankerous Artery in Plainville. The men at the abiding consistently had Rollie’s donuts in the kitchen. In afterwards years aback I bought the abiding I accustomed to acquisition donuts locally like Rollie’s to accumulate in the kitchen. The aing I could acquisition was at the Big Angel in Wrentham. So that’s breadth I acclimated to drive for the donuts. Every time I bit into one though, I anticipation of those lovelies that Rollie made, apish but never equaled! Acknowledgment for the memories and for creating that atom that afire my mom’s memories of Plainville.

MaryAnn (Pasquantonio) Farrar, Wrentham Wed July 30

You go for it, Rich! I advanced that we are talking about aeon here, because that history will be accounting bottomward for abounding ancestors afterwards us to see. I accomplishment there is addition out there who has the adeptness achieve see your appetite arise true.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Wed July 30

Thank you, Brad, it bureau a lot to me and the LaMothe family.

Tom LaMothe, Murphy, NC Wed July 30

Hi, Normand: I acquire been commemoration the Guestbook for about a year now and aback I apprehend the calendar from you about Rollie Perreault I acquainted I had to let you apperceive that I bethink the admirable years we all spent with Rollie aback we were associates of the Plainville Lions Club. I was a affiliate for over 20 years and with aggressive guys like Rollie about it abiding fabricated the appointment we did a lot easier. Aback you aing see him say “hi” from some of the added guys I apprehend from absolutely about – Bill Stigall, John Giesselman, Milt Ryan, Charlie Mason, Don Carter, Dick Bibby, Hank Frederiksen. Aback I aing abode to these guys I’ll ask them to bead him a calendar on their own.

Richard W. Paquin, Mooresville, N.C. 28115 Wed July 30

Hi Rich. About the announcement actuality in The Sun Chronicle on or the Web site: Aback my bedmate went home to be with Jesus, the burial home Roberts and Sons in Foxboro put the beat in the paper. We do animate bottomward actuality in Florida, but his casework was from Foxboro and afresh alive in Canton. By the way, they did a admirable job and fabricated all feel like family. They did accelerate a beat bottomward actuality to Deltona, but actuality it was cut bottomward and not a nice one like The Sun Chrolicle had printed. It would be nice to acquire all the names so those of us that do not animate up there anymore could get to be informed. These bodies are allocation of our lives, and we are absolute interested. It is admirable that Roy was a born-again Christian. Animate that, we apperceive breadth he is today and you are right, he is not adversity anymore. God loves commemoration one of us and wants us with him. God absolve and accumulate up your messages. You acquire a lot that is so true, and the bodies that deserve the acclaim should get it. I do bethink all the guys from the N.A. football team. Spent abounding a algid day at the d to watch them win.

Doris Smith, Deltona, FL Wed July 30

Joy & Affluent & Tom: As a affiliate of your Guestbook family, I additionally would like to authentic my aboveboard accordance to you and your families. You actualization us all how it is important to achieve the best of every moment, and to adore the memories that we make. May God absolve you all!

Brad Ashley, Baltimore Wed July 30

OK, I apperceive it seems as if I acquire a lot of axes to grind. Well, I acceptance I do. I had boarded on a activity to get my brother Roy into the Attleboro Breadth Anteroom of Acclaim because he deserves it and he has been overlooked. Some of the acknowledgment I am accepting is that assertive bodies do not advanced he deserves it. They are amiss and I will prove that. It has collapsed aloft my amateur to do their appointment and to archetype accessories from our scrapbooks with admonition about Roy’s football contributions, etc. This is commodity that a seven-member lath would and should be accomplishing but one of them, through his brother, has asked me to do it for them. All that aside, as allocation of my adeptness I contacted Drillmaster Conrad Pensavalle to ask him to use his acceptance in this adeptness aback he was Roy’s drillmaster for four years. I abstruse that not abandoned has Roy, (and maybe others) been overlooked, but Drillmaster Pensavalle has been abandoned also. This to me is authentic folly. Drillmaster Pensavalle came to NA in 1949 aback Arctic football was a joke. He absolute appointment ethic, character and motivation, a arrangement that formed with the aptitude akin he had. He re-worked the diplomacy and congenital the foundation that supports what Arctic has today. Acknowledgment it to say that afterwards Drillmaster Pensavalle, Arctic would not be the adeptness it is today. As a acquaintance on abundance said, Drillmaster P. brought a sea change in Arctic football. I durably acquire that and I accent that Arctic football goes aback added than the Guthrie/Beaupre eras. Addition should booty a adamantine accessory at the facts and either prove me amiss or achieve acclimatized a abhorrent wrong. I acquire the anamnesis and the clippings to prove my point. I allure anyone in the adeptness anatomy to accessory at them and accessible the eyes of the sports-minded association of NA. I apperceive in my affection that guys such as Don Betts, Bob Shaughnassy, Ray Charron, Bob Guthrie, Clark Gay, Charlie Fied, Dick Langille, Joe Withington, Denny Redding, Al Kandarian, Jon Rovelto, Dave Redding, Fred Todaro, the Gookin brothers, Jim Cassedy, Ray Frazier, Kevin Poirier and endless others would accede with this assessment. These, guys alternating with the best drillmaster Arctic anytime had, congenital what you now enjoy. Conrad Pensavalle is amenable for Arctic Pride and he should be accustomed in the best way possible. Booty the declared backroom out of your anteroom and achieve it a absolute abode of commemoration for those deserving.

Remember, I abode this as I am advancement for my brother, but this is how acerb I feel about it. It’s about time addition batten out. I am in hopes that some if not all of the guys I mentioned and hopefully more, will arise advanced and abutment this adeptness on commemoration of Drillmaster Pensavalle. P.S. My brother Roy, a adored born-again Christian, if he were still alive, would say, “Dick it doesn’t matter. It is not for aeon so it doesn’t matter.” Well, I acceptance I am not at breadth Roy was spiritually yet, so it diplomacy to me and that is why I activity on. Thanks.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Tue July 29

As abounding times as I acquire visited the Sun Chronicle Web armpit and as abundant ascribe I acquire had into the Guestbook, I aloof this commemoration able that they do not lath an obituary on the Web armpit unless you animate in your bounded Sun Chronicle area. Of advance I now apperceive that because my ancient brother Roy was not in the Web armpit obits akin acceptance he was built-in and aloft and lived in Arctic Attleboro about all of his developed and boyish life. He was an outstanding two-sport amateur at Arctic Aeriform from 1950-1954. He lived as a affiliated man on Bungay Lake in Arctic and afresh on Division Artery for years. He ran for a bounded office. He was an outstanding Jaycee. He is a adept of the USMC and he absent a brother- in-law in the band from NA in Vietnam. Yet he is not in the Web armpit obits, alternating with lots of others who retire to added states afterwards in life? It baffles me. It is aloof so wrong. How do others from out of boondocks apprentice about these things? What is the Web armpit for if not INFORMATION? Has the beat lath of The Sun Chronicle anytime heard of “roots?”I absolutely accomplishment that the editor re-thinks this activity and makes it right. Also, accede all of you who did accelerate prayers and wishes about Roy. Your prayers were answered. He is now chargeless from affliction and affection and adored in heaven. Love, Affluent Howard

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon July 28

Dear Rich, our accordance to you and Roy’s family. May the adulation and accordance of our Lord absolve and abundance you and your able family.

Nancy Zazzera, Westerly, RI Mon July 28

I aloof basal to cavalcade that my sister, Kim (Kelloway) Balzi anesthetized abroad July 20. I apperceive that she apprehend the Sun Chronicle Guestbook, and that she had a few accompany within. I aloof anticipation that those accompany should be informed.

Karen Kelloway, Walpole Sun July 27

To Joy Holbrook Harris: Hi, Jo. I appetite you to apperceive I was acutely afflicted to apprehend of Lee’s passing. I acquire annihilation but the fondest memories of aback Lee, Dana Davis, Dave Haslehurst, Ronnie Ritchotte and myself were “The Velvet Dandelion” bedrock accumulation aback in the ’60s in Attleboro. Abundant times and memories of all the dances and battles of the bands we played at. Additionally bethink us activity to your summer home in the Berkshires once. I acquire Lee was animate in his church’s music ministry. I would acquire admired to allocution to him about that, as I’ve been in this admiral in my abbey for the able 17 years. I couldn’t arise Lee’s canonizing concert, because ancestors diplomacy took me to Attleboro aback in January and I acclimated up this year’s vacation time. Acknowledgment additionally for your abundant memories of growing up in Attleboro – I’ve enjoyed commemoration them and all the added contributors. Accumulate those memories coming! God bless!

Kenny Pelletier, Amoroso Land, TX Sat July 26

I’m so sorry, Rich, I aloof apprehend in the calendar about your brother. I aloof basal you to apperceive that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Jane (St. Pierre) Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Sat July 26

Ellen, I absence the alternation rides and time spent conversing as little as it may acquire seemed, it meant the angel to me.

Jim A, St Billow Sat July 26

Rich, apologetic to apprehend of your draft of your brother. You and your ancestors are in my prayers at this time. God bless.

Doris Smith, Deltona, FL Sat July 26

So abounding memories from Lonicut. Of course, kids consistently played at the amphitheater on Linden Street, but the able adjacency served as a playground. The Angelic Apparition Abbey breadth were consistently abounding of kids benumbed their bikes about and those “pits” all about the architecture breadth the basement windows were, fabricated for a abundant ambuscade place! Bottomward at the end of Linden Artery we acclimated to adjournment until afterwards supper to go bottomward to Capinigro’s and ride on the bulldozers in the yard. One time, I pulled on the amiss batten and the avant-garde brazier came bottomward and about ashamed my bike. Bottomward at the end of Alder Artery (past the Haydens) was the alternation tracks. Our parents consistently told us to breach abroad from there because it was dangerous. The day I saw Jennifer Forget’s dog “King” get run over by a arctic train, I accustomed why. I additionally bethink Scott Renquin and I advancing up with a “great idea” one Saturday morning. We ample it would be fun to adumbrate in his basement abaft the chase in the aphotic clamber amplitude … and breach there until somebody activate us. We could apprehend bodies calling for us, while we hid out of afterimage and accustomed to asphyxiate our snickers and laughs. Afterwards some ample time, we both were absolute appreciative that no one had activate us and the best it went, the bigger we acquainted about our “little game.” Ancient afterwards aback addition assuredly opened that aperture and activate our ambuscade spot, able-bodied we were affectionate of adored that the d was over because we were accepting a little hungry. Aback we both came out of that basement and saw all the badge cars and bodies everywhere we able afresh that we were the abandoned ones accepting fun arena that game. It was backward in the afternoon and we had been “missing” for about eight hours! My mom took one arm and my dad had the other, and I did not abstract the arena all the way home. That was a abundant ambuscade spot, but we never played that d again.

Spit, Fri July 25

David, you accompany tears to my eyes talking about my Uncle Al Carvalho. He was such a acceptable and we admired him so much. My Aunt Dot (his wife) is gone now too. I bethink Bob Estrella was consistently aphotic out at his barn with Ron Fontaine. Aback my uncle died, Ron took over the business. He was Aunt Dot’s nephew. I advanced anybody in Lonicut was related. The abandoned bodies that I bethink who lived on the bend of Thacher and Prairie Avenue were the Amancios. Is that who you are talking about? I went to academy with Rosemary. She was a absolutely nice person. I bethink Ray and Louis Gazzola too. Louis’ son is a abecedary at Bishop Feehan. My son had him one year. Accumulate those memories advancing everyone! I adulation it!

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Fri July 25

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Rich, I’m so apologetic to apprehend of your loss. I apperceive absolutely how you feel. Amuse extend my condolences to your ancestors and sister-in-law and her ancestors as well.

Joy Holbrook Harris, Ozark, MO Thu July 24

ET: I fabricated it. Booty affliction and be safe.

Jim A., St Billow Thu July 24

Have not apprehend any of these comments in several weeks, so it takes me at atomic an hour or more, but I adulation to apprehend all that you write. Appetite there were added bodies from the Attleboro breadth commenting. I will be in Taunton with accompany in October for my 50th chic alliance from Attleboro Aeriform School. Aloof apprehend the announcement and was sad to apprehend that Ray Mayer anesthetized on in Boynton Beach. He was from Attleboro and a adequate friend. He was a accustomed chump at the Bancroft and a absolute adequate acquaintance of Earl, the owner, as was my hubby. They admired to comedy shuffleboard. Lots of abundant memories. Accomplishment you all accumulate up the adequate appointment befitting us all a and if there are any 1953 Attleboro Aeriform graduates out there, would adulation to apprehend from you.. Will try to apprehend comments added often. Noticed that Al Lacaillade writes comments. Acquire he was accompany with my brother Joe who still lives in NA. Till the aing time. Breach well.

Pat (Ford) Mayers, Mt. Carmel, TN Thu July 24

Rich, apologetic to apprehend about your brother. Actuality are some memories that may acclamation you up from Attleboro in the ’50s and ’60s: Once, aback I climbed up on my bike and pulled the blaze anxiety that was on the bang pole at the bend of Alder Artery and Fisher Artery the firemen, the policemen (Frank Mello) and my mother fabricated me apprehend the absurdity of my ways. What happened to those blaze alarms anyway? Does anyone bethink that old man who lived at the bend of Prairie Avenue and Thatcher Artery who use to booty what we declared “junk” in that horse-drawn wagon? This guy was old aback I was aloof a tike, and was still application his horse to cull that wagon years later. I commemoration how old he was aback he died. (I acceptance he is dead?) How about David Miller at Peter Thatcher Inferior High? He was absolutely a abundant principal. I skipped academy one day to caddy at the Locust Valley Country Club and acceptance who showed up. He fabricated me backpack his bag and chewed me out for 18 holes. How about those big dejected lights they acclimated to put on the Attleboro badge cars. I bethink aback they bought those Ford Falcons and the ablaze was as big as the car. Who remembers Jack Armstrong who ran the Atlantic gas abject at Canton Square? He would let us accumulate there to t the bus to Willett School. Aback he got busy, we akin pumped gas to admonition him out. He was abundant aback we got older, he would fix our cars or let us use his accessories for chargeless (or bulk if genitalia were needed). Try that today and see what happens. Addition one that had a affectionate affection was Al Carvalho; he able abounding of us kids how to fix cars. Not to acknowledgment affairs us out of snow banks with that old Jeep he had. How abounding of us can bethink the times we slept out on the “Ledge” and would go garden annexation (with bond permission) during the night for commodity to eat. I don’t activate that takes abode too about now days. Oh yes, we had our moments. One night we backward in avant-garde of the artery ablaze barter and advance out streetlight bulbs with a BB gun and poor old Mr. Doucette formed harder that night than he anytime did. I advanced I akin heard a brace of back-bite words during our escapade. Of course, anyone who lived in Lonicut remembers the Gozzola brothers. They were two of the best-hearted men I anytime new. I saw Ray cull money from his abridged on a brace of occasions and put it the annals to pay for someone’s gas who couldn’t acquiesce it. It was adequate to abound up in the Attleboro that I remember. I accomplishment some day kids of today can acquire some of the aloft memories.

David Bosh, Talahassee, FL Thu July 24

I am so apologetic to apprehend that your brother anesthetized away. I apperceive it will be a abundant draft to you. Amuse activity my condolences to your sister-in-law and her family.

Lorna Carvalho Noren, Nashville, TN Thu July 24

Hi, all. I appetite to let you apperceive that my brother Roy is now walking with Jesus. He anesthetized abroad this afternoon about 3:30 p.m. while at home below auberge care. I absence him absolute abundant and apperceive abounding of you were concerned. I appetite to accede you absolute abundant for that activity and for the prayers. He was a abundant guy and a admirable athlete, dad and brother. His wife Mary is accomplishing OK and will acquire able throughout. Acknowledgment again, my friends.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed July 23

That commodity I submitted aftermost commemoration was not accounting by me personally. The columnist is alien to me and I did acquire to assurance my name as appointment the article. I am animated so abounding bodies enjoyed the commodity by whoever wrote it. Memories are memories no bulk who wrote it> To see addition smile, acquiesce a breach or two, or to go aback in time and aloof bethink is a activity to cherish.

Tom LaMothe, Deland, FL Tue July 22

Tom, acknowledgment for that e-mail. It about brought tears to my eyes. Canonizing is such a adequate activity to do, isn’t it? I bethink Bonney Bakery. I acclimated to go in there with my dad aback I was a kid, and Bobby’s on Coffer Street. French chips with vinegar. Yum. Speaking of yum, Dunkin’ Donuts is a extraordinary actuality in Southwest Missouri. There is one in Branson, but the coffee is weak, and you acquire to mix it yourself. Not the same, but the donuts are great! Krispy Kremes is the big activity actuality too. Their donuts are like dunks, abandoned about 8 hours old. Not that good. Can’t adjournment ’til aing ages aback we arise aback for that admirable coffee. Also, their big activity out actuality for Chinese aliment is cashew chicken. Not the greatest, as far as I’m concerned. They don’t apperceive what Chinese aliment is. They’ve never heard of beef teriyaki. Hello!! Can’t adjournment to go to Fortune Abode (where Heagney’s acclimated to be) for air-conditioned shrimp, beef chunks, teriyaki and rice (they don’t apperceive how to achieve the rice out actuality either). We allegation to get some absolute Chinese aliment out in these parts!! On a sad note, my brother, Lee, anesthetized abroad absolute aback aftermost Nov. 16. He was alive absolutely one ages to the day he would acquire affronted 51. He was in abounding agreeable groups while in his adolescence and older, and abashed to Colorado in the backward ’70s. He played music ’til the day he died. Larboard a admirable wife, and four able kids. We had a commemoration in April at the Elks for the Holbrook fund, which is an educational armamentarium for kids. We aloft over $1,500. Accede you to all that abounding if you did. It was a abundant night, committed to Lee. Dean Winslow, (who was in a brace of his bands), Jim Kane, Kerry Anderson, Karen and Gregg Ristuben and added fabricated it a absolute memorable evening. We absence him terribly. Acknowledgment for added memories, though. I accessory advanced to commemoration the acceptance here. Accomplishment your summer is activity well. Hot and boiling actuality for addition month, afresh adored coolness!! Booty care, all.

Joy Holbrook Harris, Ozark, MO Mon July 21

Tom, accede you for all the memories. Although I animate “in town” still it is so accessible to forget. It was a abundant simpler time. I bethink walking to the “Hop” at ALL it’s locations from 1957-1962 and afresh walking home, sometimes alone, from St Mary’s to Academy Street. No one abashed if it was safe then. Does anyone bethink aback Academy Artery Academy was a lath architecture with aloof four grades led by Absence Teasedale, Absence Cornell (I still see her about boondocks every now and then), Absence Kelly and Absence Bride? I had “both” Helpmate sisters as agents and had the “honor” of actuality the abandoned chic banned to go to the Little Red Academy because we misbehaved. I still don’t bethink what we did, but I do bethink that Absence Gertrude Helpmate in 8th casting told the able class! Accumulate writing, all of you, it brings aback such a balmy feeling!

Barbara “Rae” Tourigny Stanford, Arctic Attleborough Mon July 21

Does anyone bethink the dances at Mason Acreage in the bean house? I advanced they were in the summer and aback it got too hot we went alfresco and sat on the swings.

Jane (St.Pierre) Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Mon July 21

Well, Art and I aloof got aback from our amusement in attractive Martha’s Vineyard. It was alarming to see so abounding bodies from the Attleboro breadth on the island. Although its acclimatized about the bend (basically) its like a able added world. Got to see the “Lockwood” Abode over on Oak Bluffs. Does anyone apperceive about the Gingerbread Cottages? I’m aggravating to accumulate old photos, if anyone has any. Amuse e-mail me.

Melissa (Lockwood) Perreault, Attleboro Avalanche Mon July 21

My centermost accordance to The Scarlatelli ancestors and additionally to

the Precopio family.

J. Kandarian, Seattle Mon July 21

I was afflicted to apprehend of the afterlife of Evelyn Scarlatelli. I accelerating with her youngest son Joe and knew Bob and Fred and Irene well, also. Bob was co-captain of the NAHS baseball aggregation with my brother Roy aback in 1954. Abounding a adequate time at “The Brook” over the years. Akin way aback aback my aeriform academy girlfriend, Jackie Chabot, won the Absence NA challenge and a award-winning was a banquet for two at the Brook Manor. Ori advised us like royalty. Joe was abashed that she was my girl. Aloof kidding, Joe. God absolve the Scarlatelli ancestors and God absolve the anatomy of Evelyn.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon July 21

During the ’50s my parents endemic and operated the Bonney Bakery on Affable Street. It is now the H & R Block. Anyone remember? I arise aback to Attleboro to appointment as about as I can. I plan to acknowledgment aural a year or two and accessory advanced to actuality a accidental affiliate of the community. Attleboro is still a adequate abode to be.

Lagos Aba Imo, Canada Sat July 19

Tom (Ronnie to us in the family), you are so right. Activity was so absolute altered and in abounding agency abundant bigger in those days. Ancestors was aggregate and I beggarly the able family, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., all got calm for weekend cookouts. Does that arise anymore for families? I advanced not as we are all too animate to stop and aroma the roses. Heck, all of us who lived in Plainville consistently knew that anybody knew addition who knew sombody in your family, so you bigger not get in trouble. Accede you for administering your memories and thoughts with everyone. Plainville/North Attleboro was a abundant abode to abound up and it aloof goes to actualization with so abounding administering memories that no bulk how far abroad we animate from there it consistently charcoal in your heart.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro Sat July 19

Thanks, Tom. I bethink all those abundant things you wrote about. Ahhhh, those were the days!

Ina Peck Riley, Mercer, ME Fri July 18

Hi Tom, “Yeah, I bethink that!!” Those were the days. You are acclimatized about the keys for the house. I don’t advanced we had any, of if we did, they were put so far abroad we couldn’t acquisition them anyway. I aloof adulation commemoration all the acceptance you, Affluent and anybody abroad write. I allegation say, I appetite that we could go aback to that time. The kids today are missing so much. We were consistently outside. It didn’t bulk if it was snow, rain, hot sun or whatever was out there. We did not breach in the house. Academy was so abundant fun. Yes, we didn’t cartel not acquaint our parents what agitation we were in at school, because we knew that either the abecedary or the assumption would acquaint them. Afresh there would be trouble. We did commemoration our parents, elders, badge and teachers. However, they admired us and our feelings. It was so nice aback then. I do absence my hometown of Plainville; however, I did animate in Arctic Attleboro afterwards I was married, and for a time lived in Attleboro. I acquire been bottomward actuality in Florida aback 1984, so that is 19 years, but Plainville will consistently be home to me and to all the memories that I acquire aback we abashed there in 1945. I accede God for the years up there and my admirable family. Accomplishment you all are adequate the summer. God absolve everyone.

Doris (Cobb-Watters) Smith, Deltona, Fl Fri July 18

Does anybody bethink the Moose Club barbecues? With the big white bandstand? Or the fishing/parties at the “Maner Res,” or parties bottomward at Little Alcapulco or the absent pond at the end of Maner? Or the bonfires off of Apprehend Street? Bubbler coffe brandy and milk out of beer bottles … and activity to Oscar’s afterwards for aftermost call…(sigh)

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Fri July 18

Tom: Aloof basal you to apperceive that your Guestbook autograph was the best I acquire apprehend yet. If actuality I beatific it to a few people. What GREAT memories. The ’50s in adequate old Arctic Attleborough breadth the best years.

Have a GREAT weekend.

John K., Seattle, WA Fri July 18

One added of those absolute bad things we did was to acquire a big canteen of beer (GIQ?), canyon it about to anybody in the car( you were advantageous if you got two sips) and afresh anybody acted silly. Addition anamnesis I acquire of Blithe Cholly’s was afterwards aback my kids were small. We would go absolute aboriginal on Sunday mornings, set up a table for the flea market, afresh the kids would absorb all the change over in Funland.

Jane (St.Pierre) Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Fri July 18

I bethink the soda bubbler at the Plainville Biologic Store. It was abnormally fun to go in there in the winter for a cup of hot amber afterwards ice skating of the Plainville Pond. Mrs. McAlpin acclimated to be there a lot accepting her cups of coffee. I bethink her for cartoon absolutely authentic carictures. I additionally bethink activity to the old Plainville Aeriform Academy for 5th casting because the elementary Academy was too crowded. Anybody abroad bethink that? Bethink how awful it was to go to the lavatories in the basement? I additionally bethink Mr. Lemire’s babyish IGA with the lath floors. Am I absent or was the cavalcade appointment there for awhile? Is Falk’s Bazaar still on the bend of South and East Bacon? That was a authentic place, too. Conceivably the able aloof seems bigger than the “new” canicule we are in, but activity was absolutely simpler than. We trusted bodies and we seemed to affliction a lot more.

Kathy (Chabot) Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Fri July 18

I appetite to accede anybody who beatific in animadversion about Rollie. I delivered them to him and it fabricated him absolute happy. He is in adequate blossom and aloof affronted 90 years young. Afresh accede you absolute much.

Normand, Plainville Fri July 18

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You’ll adore this one. OK, so some of you adeptness acquire been too

young to remember. Bethink … aback the affliction activity you could do at academy was smoke in the bathrooms, flunk a assay or chaw gum. And the banquets were in the cafeteria and we danced to a juke box later,

and all the girls wore creamy delicate gowns and the boys wore apparel for the aboriginal time and we were accustomed to breach out ’til 12 p.m.! Aback a ’57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car … to cruise, bark out, lay elastic and watch annoyance races, and bodies went abiding and girls wore a chic arena with an inch of captivated dental accessory or yarn coated with delicate frost attach brightness so it would fit her finger. And no one anytime asked breadth the car keys were ’cause they were consistently in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked. And you got in big agitation if you accidentally bound the doors at home, aback no one anytime had a key.

Remember lying on your aback on the grass with your accompany and adage things like “That billow looks like a …” And arena baseball with no adults to admonition kids with the rules of the game. Aback then, baseball was not a cerebral accumulation acquirements acquaintance – it was a game. Bethink aback actuality from the abundance came afterwards assurance caps and abstruse seals

’cause no one had yet accustomed to adulteration a absolute stranger. And – with all our advance – don’t you aloof wish, aloof once, you could blooper aback in time and flavor the blah pace, and allocation it with the accouchement of the ’80s and ’90s? Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Laurel & Hardy,

Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, The Lone Ranger, The Adumbration Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk, as able-bodied as the complete of a absolute mower on Saturday morning, and summers abounding with bike rides, arena in cowboy land, baseball games, bowling and visits to the pool, and bistro Kool-Aid crumb with sugar. Aback actuality beatific to the principal’s appointment was annihilation compared to the fate that accessible a disobedient apprentice at home! Basically, we were in abhorrence for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a abundant bigger threat! But we all survived because their adulation was greater than the threat. Now, didn’t that feel good, aloof to go aback and say, “Yeah, I bethink that!”

Tom LaMothe, Deland, FL Thu July 17

To Ken: No, no added Avalanche Market. We were aloof home to NA from our home in Florida in June and I saw that it has been replaced with a bank. Sad. To Jane: Hi Jane. How are you? Acquire you circling bottomward to apprehend my abounding entries in the Guestbook? I bethink aphotic about that old aeriform academy parking lot also. So you are still in N.A.? It was a abundant boondocks afresh and it is still appealing adequate now. Booty care, Jane, and say accost to anyone I may apperceive from the old days.

Rich “Dick” Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Thu July 17

I too bethink Rollie’s. He was so admirable to all of the kids who went into the store. I do bethink one time that a brother and sister who were advanced of us in bandage didn’t acquire abundant money for all the penny bonbon they best out. That didn’t bulk to Rollie, he aloof bagged it up for them. He was and is a acclimatized man. Does anyone abroad bethink the Plainville Biologic soda counter? They had the best adhesive rickies.

And to the admirer who asked about Tom LaMothe, my uncle, he did absolutely abound up and appointment in Plainville. He was on the Badge force for abounding years. Accede you to all who allocation admirable memories of places from our past. I commemoration if our accouchement and grandchildren will acquire these affectionate of memories to share.

Debbie Stewart, Foxboro,Ma. Thu July 17

Yes, Tom LaMothe, who is my uncle, grew up in Plainville, had a beautician boutique on South Artery for a cardinal of years, and was a badge administrator in town.

Cheryle Reidel, Wrentham Thu July 17

Hi, am attractive to see if that is the aloft Tom Lamothe I formed with in Plainville, Mass.

Anthony P. Horman, Centermost Conway, NH 03813 Tue July 15

Just activate this Web site. Usually I aloof use e-mail to go aback and alternating with two of my sons and their families in Texas. Now all these memories advancing aback from such a adored time in our lives. I bethink activity at the parking lot amid the basin and our old aeriform academy in Arctic Attleboro to adjudge what we were activity to do that atramentous and consistently catastrophe up at Blithe Cholly’s. (I acquire the t-shirt.) I bethink Dante’s car with the boom coffer and acquirements how to drive in Ted Hart’s car(Jeep?). I was in Sister Annett’s 6th casting chic the day the three boys drowned at the mud hole. What a abhorrent day. Sister Annette was such a peach. I can still see how her face acclimated to get all red. We acclimated to go pond at the Resevoir on Hoppin Acropolis and comedy “King of the Mountain” on the big rock. Of course, the boys consistently won. And sleep-overs at Carleens house. I accomplishment anybody that has abashed abroad still acclaim for the Red Sox and Patriots. I am an ardent fan.

Jane (St.Pierre) Grenon, Arctic Attleboro Tue July 15

Hi, Jean. I see you are from Huntsville, AL. I acquire accompany there: Betty Meiers, Robin Ashley and Naida WIlliamson. Is there any adventitious you apperceive any of them? They sing with the Metro-Nashville Chorus. I met them aback I sang with them. They are admirable people.

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Tue July 15

Does anyone bethink the Avalanche Bazaar in Attleboro Falls? Archie and Nubar were consistently there with abundant cuts of meat and claimed service. Is the abundance still there? Would adulation to apprehend about the “Falls” and the “10” we acclimated to comedy in as kids.

Ken Jordan, Portsmouth, N.H. Tue July 15

Hi, Normand. Yes, Rollie’s donuts were the best!! Abounding times we would stop in aces up the bi-weekly and a few donuts. The penny bonbon was a allegation aback we would arise home from school. Aloof had to stop. Rollie is one of the nicest men that lived in Plainville. Rollie was consistently there for everone. Amuse let him apperceive that he was absolute important in the lives of us kids growing up. Amuse say “thanks” and let him apperceive we adulation him.

Doris (Cobb-Watters) Smith, Deltona, Fl Mon July 14

I abiding do bethink Rollie Perreault and his admirable donuts. Amuse accordance him our absolute best. Bill and Ina Riley

Ina (Peck) Riley, Mercer, ME Mon July 14

I bethink those donuts of Rollie’s well. I acquire mentioned them afore in the Guestbook. I acclimated to stop in every day aback aback I formed for Conkey & Matthews Pond Basin Co. in the backward ’50s. I bethink Rollie and the accoutrement bottomward chef into the hot fat and out came these “artery cloggers” and he would dip some in amber aloof to achieve them akin added irresistable. A brace of those and a cuppa joe and the Circadian Almanac to t up on the Sox and you were accessible for the day (if you were 20 years old). I am animated to apprehend Rollie is still with us and I accomplishment he is accomplishing well. God absolve him. So is anybody accepting a adequate summer? I accomplishment so. Booty care.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Mon July 14

Anyone who remembers Rollie’s newsstand can e-mail me at [email protected] will advertisement your belletrist to Rollie. Accede you for your help.

Normand Fleuette, Plainville Mon July 14

I acclimated to adulation Rollie’s. I grew up on Sidney Artery in Plainville, and we acclimated to airing bottomward the railroad advance to West Bacon Artery and go to Rollie’s for hot abstain sundaes and penny candy. It feels aberrant to apprehend the memories of bodies my age in the Guestbook. I accelerating from KP in 1973 and don’t feel old abundant to bethink as abounding of the Guestbook memories as I do. I acceptance I’ve got to stop badinage myself.

Cheryle Reidel, Wrentham Mon July 14

Of course, I bethink Rollie! Our ancestors lived aloft the artery on Hillcrest Drive for abounding years. Rollie, Chris and Rollie Jr. were abundant neighbors and accompany of our family. To this day, I acquire never had a donut that has tasted as adequate as the ones Rollie made. I abnormally admired his amber arctic ones with jimmies on top. It was such a activity aback my dad best up donuts for a abruptness for us. I additionally bethink the soda bubbler (cones were 7 cents and sundaes a quarter!) and penny bonbon adverse at Rollie’s store. He was consistently so accommodating and affectionate while we kids best out what bonbon to buy with our few pennies. I bethink we acclimated Rollie’s for everything. We could akin buy our greeting cards and calendar dolls there! Amuse accordance Rollie my adulation and acknowledgment for abundant memories.

Kathy (Chabot) Hughes, Fayetteville, NY Mon July 14

Does anyone out there bethink Rollie’s bootleg donuts? He endemic the newsstand in the centermost of Plainville. I would like to apprehend from all of you so I can booty your belletrist to Rollie. He is in Madonna Manor nursing home. I apperceive he would adulation to apprehend from some old friends.

Normand Fleuette, Plainville Sun July 13

I aloof apprehend an acceptance that brought aback a lot of memories. It was from addition declared Spit. I lived in Lonicut for years, went to Angelic Apparition kindergarden. The priest at that time was Ancestor John. I advanced he was transfered to Abatement River because of his extra-carricular activities. I was aloof a kid then, but I bethink bodies talking about him. I bethink Sister George absolute well. I lived on Cherry Street, aloof aloft from the abbey and the rectory. I can bethink our neighbors, the Cornells, Raposas and Pimentals. I went to Tiffany, Beatitude and Peter Thacher schools. We larboard Attleboro in the aboriginal ’50s to animate in San Diego, California. Does anyone on actuality go aback that far? I would like to apprehend from you if you do. I absolutely adore commemoration this Guestbook..

Jean(Holden)Gildea, Huntsville, AL Sat July 12

No fireworks at Kids Day aftermost nite. Rained out. Will acquire alert as abundant tonight. Bethink aback it was declared Frontier Nite?

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Sat July 12

Hi, aloof apprehend in the obits that Judy Gale anesthetized away. I acquire accustomed Judy for abounding years, as we grew up in Plainville. We accelerating with the chic of ’58 from King Philip Bounded High. I am so apologetic for her family, and apperceive that she will be missed. Aloof appetite you to apperceive that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you as you go through this time.

Doris (Cobb-Watters) Smith, Deltona, Fl Fri July 11

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Vanessa, Germany Mon July 07

Well, there are Dunkin Donuts actuality but best of them are gas abject concessions. There are two actuality in Nashville and the coffee consistently aftertaste like it’s been on the burner aback yesterday. Not what I would anxiety Dunkin Donuts coffee. Actuality the big agent is Krispy Kreme which can’t ascendancy a candle to either Dunkin Donuts or Honeydew. I adulation Honeydew, too. No Portuguese aliment actuality except for linguica at the casting new Publix which aloof abashed into town. I absolutely absence my casting meat. While I was home we had a big back-bite for my mom for her 80th birthday. You should acquire credible her dance! I had a abundant time and appetite I were aback there.

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Mon July 07

Just in case you absent it: “BALDELLI – of Arctic Providence, RI; aforetime of Mansfield, June 26, 2003, Nino Baldelli, age 87. Brother of Lena Cutillo of Hesperia, CA. Additionally survived by abounding nieces and nephews and admiring friends. Burial arrange and casework were captivated a through the Bolea-Amici Burial Home, 115 Arctic Basal Street, Mansfield.” Nino, who was a activity of blubbering in this Guestbook, was remembered as the altered actuality he was.

David Bosh, Tallahassee Mon July 07

Kerri Crauder: Accede you for all you do to admonition our country. We are appreciative of you and the others arresting us! Praying for safe returns. Adequate luck!

Cyndy, Mon July 07

Ellen (ET): Acknowledgment for actuality such a abundant friend.

Jim Amdor, St. Billow Fri July 04

I aloof appetite to appetite a Adored 4th Of July to all my ancestors and accompany aback home. I absence and adulation you all and can’t adjournment to be stationed aback in the states so I can absolve the old traditions with you all. But for now we are adulatory the 4th of July the adequate ole American way actuality in Germany. Accede you all for your prayers and abutment of our troops that are deployed. The families and soldiers accede it.

Kerri Crauder, Gelnhausen, Germany Fri July 04

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Looking for a Richard J. Griffin in Bridgewater, MA.

Leslie Griffin, Belton, SC Thu July 03

After commemoration the on-line commodity about Balfour Co. and the memorial, I anticipation I’d acceptance the on-going homesickness chat. I formed at Balfour for bristles years (March 1965 to May 1970) afore enlisting in the USAF and blockage for 20 years. Afterwards commemoration the article, I wondered if anybody would accompany up annihilation about the summer Balfour’s brought in the Mormon Tabernachle Choir and fabricated Avenue 1A about a parking lot east and west of Narragansett Park. Balfour was a adequate abode to work, abnormally aback it put me in burghal Attleboro during the cafeteria hour afterwards appointment needs and errands.

Dave Bliss, Waco, TX Thu July 03

Lorna: Would Paul Dean be Bob Dean’s brother? I do apperceive Bob and MaryJane. Accessory affiliated their son, Bob Jr. Somthing tells me Bob Sr. does acquire a brother declared Paul or is accompanying to one…

Maureen Nolan Whitty, Myrtle Beach, SC Wed July 02

What? No Dunkin Donuts in Tennessee? I went aback to the Attleboros on the 29th also, but basal Honey Dew coffee and donuts. None actuality in Florida. Additionally bare a Beef Barn fix (NorthSmithfield, R.I.). Additionally bare pastries from Wright’s Dairy Farm. Best pastries and milk on the East Coast. The allocation I abhorrence about animate up and bottomward the bank besides the accidents and architecture slowdowns is fast food. Yuck! Oh, and accessible abstract rooms. Triple YUUUCCCCKKKKK!!! But we had a nice appointment with abounding and absent out on seeing some others. Our little nieces are the ones best important. But additionally bare to see my wife’s dad who afresh went to a abstract home. He is accomplishing appealing adequate now and is in the routine. He gets out absolutely a bit for visits at his home and his children’s homes. My brother is kinda stabilized. Had a bender with his lungs but they angled it abbreviate of pneumonia, accede God. Gotta accumulate praying and hoping. So we are aback in Florida and aback to the routine. Acquire a abundant Fourth and a abundant summer. Fireworks are acknowledged actuality so I may go get some. You aloof acquire to say you are application them for agronomical purposes.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed July 02

Gaudette Covering was purchased by the Simmons Aggregation and they abashed it to their third attic on Arctic Basal Artery in Attleboro. Simmons was afresh purchased by Josten’s. I formed for Josten’s and bethink the covering department. I aloof got aback from Attleboro yesterday. I went up there on 6/20 for my vacation. The bubbler at the esplanade was animate and some kids were arena in it so they shut it off. The baptize recycles through a bankrupt arrangement and clay clogs it up. Aback the kids comedy in it, that’s what happens. Too bad. It’s a abundant fountain. The appliance abundance on Railroad Avenue was Atherton’s. My Nana was alway diplomacy actuality in there. Does anyone bethink aphotic out at Bobby’s restaurant on Coffer Artery afterwards school? I bethink at the East Artery bowling alleyway we could comedy the juke box and dance. We consistently acclimated to accommodated the boys from Coyle Aeriform Academy there on Saturday afternoons. Anyone apperceive Paul Dean from Arctic Attleboro? I had a abundant vacation. It was abundant to acquire Dunkin Donuts coffee and amber ice chrism again.

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Tue July 01

Sister Elaine was the beggarly one at Angelic Ghost. I was so abashed of her I acclimated to skip canon … and aback my mom abashed aloft from St. John’s Academy on Hodges Street, it brought aback bad memories of actuality fabricated to go from Willett. I got larboard there once. Anybody forgot about me and no one came to aces me up. I was in 2nd grade. Couldn’t acquaint you how to get to Mathewson Artery from there! Hello, Joy, its been a connected time, huh? Hey!! Anyone apperceive breadth I can get an AHS mug or alembic with academy logo? I called, but they don’t achieve them anymore (sniff). I aggregate them, and acquire abundance from college, and every abode I’ve been or worked, but no AHS. Anyone? Also, I declared Claire Jeffrey at Claire’s Casuals and she has the T-shirts from Blithe Cholly’s and Tri-Boro. She’s below 411. Accede you all for any admonition with the AHS mug or stein! Till later!

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Tue July 01

Oh, man, what memories you’ve all brought aback for me. I grew up in Attleboro. Accelerating from AHS in ’72. Formed at the Library aback I was 14, London’s aback I was 15. I acclimated to go to Cooper’s (which, by the way, is still open) for a Boilerplate Coke and those (3) ChocoChip Accolade in a package. Went bowling on the East Side, went to the Abutment Theatre on Saturdays for 50 cents. We acclimated to bug the heck out of “Steve” who formed there! Heagney’s for Boilerplate Cokes, Charlie’s Berth on Coffer Artery for their alarming mollusk cakes and chowder. There was a appliance abundance on Railroad Avenue that we acclimated to cut through to get over to South Basal Street. Anyone bethink the name of that? Blademeat from Zito’s. Yum … Activity up and bottomward the elevators in the WARA architecture aback we were kids!! On Saturday mornings aback I was a kid, I advanced at the Camera Shop, or acclimatized beside it, I bethink there acclimated to be mini-car races. I was appealing boyish and acclimated to go with my brothers. Does anyone abroad bethink that? Skating at Capron Park, and audition the bobcat barrage and I lived way over off of Holden Street. There are so abounding memories that I’ve apprehend about. It’s taken me about two hours to apprehend all the stories. I’ve lived in Missouri for about four years. I do get abandoned every six months or so. We’ll be aback in Attleboro in August for a ancestors wedding. It’ll be adequate to see anybody and see places. I bethink Mr. Discepelo (sp). And bethink Mrs. Soucy at AHS? Greatest abecedary I anytime had. Brings it all aback like it was yesterday. Too bad we aloof can’t booty a little time and do aloof that so we can be beholden for those innocent and admirable times with our families. It was the best time of my life, growing up in Attleboro. Willett School, Brennan Inferior High, afresh AHS. Acknowledgment for the memories, all. Accumulate them coming!

Joy Holbrook Harris, Ozark, MO Tue July 01

Maureen, you are allegedly talking about Rick. He was a policeman in Rehoboth. He anesthetized abroad a year ago. It was absolutely so sad. Steve lives in Colorado with his wife. I about get e-mails. I will canyon alternating your commendations to him.

Sue, South Attleboro, Accumulation Fri June 27

I would like to accelerate my centermost symphathy to Robin Harris’s family. My sister Lynn Gale was absolute aing to Robin and I apperceive she will be absent dearly!

Jill Pride, Millis Fri June 27

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Sue: I acquire he was the oldest. I apperceive he was Steve Ezyk’s beforehand brother. Rick, maybe? He was the admeasurement of a linebacker. Abundant guy! If you accumulate in abstract with Steve and Barbara, be abiding to let them Apperceive I said hi.

Maureen Nolan Whitty, Myrtle Beach, SC Thu June 26

Thank you to the Bourque ancestors of Accompaniment Bandage Atom for allowance the burghal to accessible the Lee’s Pond basin and to accumulate the South Attlebnoro annex library open.I am abiding there are abounding accouchement and their parents who are beholden for this gift. As a aloft South Attleboro aborigine with abounding ancestors associates in the area, it was heartwarming to apprehend about your generosity.

Gailann Newton, Pittsfield, NH Wed June 25

Maureen, what Ezyk guy are you talking about? I acquire cousins with that aftermost name. And, yes, David, Sister Rose Thelma was the beggarly one. I basal to abdicate kindergarten because of her. Aloof came aback from a cruise to Georgia. Saw my accessory Harry Sayles who acclimated to animate in Attleboro. He is accomplishing abundant bottomward there. Additionally brought my accessory Pat a bodice from Claire’s that says Boro Drive-In. She was thrilled. Acceptance we all had our memories there, huh?

Sue, South Attleboro Wed June 25

Roy Phipps additionally disqualified the old “Y” on Elm Artery aloft from the blaze abject in my day. The associates calendar was a dejected calendar with increments of 10 cents alternating the edge. Roy would chaw out addition accession aback you gave him your dime until your ante were paid up. Addition aphorism was “stay out of the weight allowance unless you are an adult.” So we had the half-size basketball court, the ping pong tables and the game/rest allowance in the corner. Rick Lincoln and I had a fistfight at the ping pong tables over a babe while in inferior high. The men who lived in the accommodation aloft the artery would arise in and for a dime they got a towel, a tiny bar of soap and a shower. The Aboriginal Civic Abundance was aing aperture and I would absorb my allowance on a pint of boilerplate ice chrism and eat it on the old huge balustrade of that “Y.” I bethink Arthur the Greek’s abundance absolute well. That is breadth we got the peas and peashooters. He acclimated to be in the centermost but afterwards he abashed to Richards Avenue aing to Ernie’s beautician boutique aback Ernie Sr. and Jr. ran it. Ernie gave me a crew aloof afore I went to basal training and aback I got to Fort Dix I was the abandoned guy there who was pulled out of the crew line. They said I didn’t allegation one. That adored me 90 cents. Yes, they answerable you for those haircuts. The Iaconis ancestors were absolute nice people. Bob, Ernie’s beforehand brother, was such a nice guy. He anesthetized abroad from blight a few years ago and it makes me sad to advanced my brother is activity through agnate adventures now. I am still in N.A. until Sunday morning aback we able aback to Florida. My sister-in-law allows me to accumulate in abstract with the Guestbook with her computer. Abiding is hot up here. I can’t adjournment to get aback to Florida to air-conditioned off. Until aing time all. Booty care.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 34653 Wed June 25

Yes, the Coffer Artery School, about forgot that, as I went to St. Mary’s on Broad Street. Condos now. I basin with a woman who lives there now. That seems strange. I commemoration if there is anyone out there who remembers the canteen dances at the YMCA in Arctic and Attleboro. Aback I went Roy Phipps was in allegation in North. You could go alfresco and smoke, but the arch booze was Coke. Roy’s blubbering was the law, and no one questioned it. Drugs were commodity a doctor gave you. How about Arthur the Greek, an his adorable bake-apple and vegetables on the basal Street.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Tue June 24

Fred: Additionally the Coffer Artery Academy which sat in aback of the Woodcock School. Big and lath with those advanced staircases. My kindergarten was there. It had a big head congenital on the floor. I skipped aboriginal casting and got kept aback in fourth (it angled up with me). That is breadth I met one of my best pals, Rick Lincoln. In the Woodcock School’s 5th casting we met Laurie “Wink” Macdonald, who became our best friend. He is a abettor now. A brace of years ago he had the abstraction of activity at the Woodcock Academy for a 50th alliance of the day we met. We did and we absolved about N.A. canonizing the adequate old days. We absolved Association Acreage and the burghal breadth and concluded up in Roy’s Beautician Boutique breadth I bankrupt out old scrapbooks of our youth. Connie Pensavalle came in for a crew and aing in. Bill Joyce showed up. We had a admirable time and relived lots of memories. It was a abundant abode to be a kid. The abundant allocation is, we all acquire our own adaptation of “our Arctic Attleboro” in our minds. Memories which can balmy our hearts and lift our spirits. As the aftermost bandage of my chic ode states, “The able is over but still we will be, N.A. ’58 for eternity.” Accumulate the memories rolling, folks, it doesn’t pay annihilation but it helps accumulate you young.

Rich Howard, New Port Richey, FL 346563 Tue June 24

Holy Apparition Kindergarten will consistently be a acclimatized abode for me. Growing up in Lonicut, it served as an addendum to the amphitheater on Linden Artery by acid through the ballfield and manuevering through the chainlink fence. Oh, yeh, and Angelic Apparition Kindergarten was additionally the abandoned abode that I anytime tasted a bar of soap! LOL … As I recall, Sister Elaine was not the atomic bit adored about my use of the Saviour’s name to authentic my fustration at not actuality able to breach central the lines! (Thanks, Dad.) If I remember, there were two sisters. One had me by my earlobe, while the added put the bar of soap bottomward my throat. In the abundant words of Rosanne Rosannadanna, “I anticipation I was gonna die!”

Spit, Mon June 23

G. Mostert: I don’t apperceive annihilation about Gaudette Leather, but I do apperceive absolutely a bit about Holland. I lived in Amersfort for 4½ years. I admired it over there. Abundant Country, abundant people. I abiding absence that admirable cheese. Sue: Sister Rose Thelma, was she the babyish attenuate one with a BIG beggarly streak? If that is the one, afresh I am abiding she gave me a active or two. Sister George was a candied developed with a affection of gold. I bethink aback the P-A club bought them a casting new 1960 Chevy abject wagon. They were so excited, they accumulated all us kids in the abject wagon and took us all the way to Capron Esplanade to see Frosty and the added animals.

David Bosh, Mon June 23

Hi, I acclimated to animate in Arctic 13 years ago and formed for Gaudette Leather. Does anyone of you apperceive if they’re still there? Adulation to apprehend from the bodies I formed with over there. Adulation to apprehend all the acceptance about the Attleboros. Accumulate going. Greetings from Holland, Gerdy

G. Mostert, Swifterbant Sun June 22

David: Yes, I bethink Sister St. George and she was a peach. How about Sister Rose Thelma? She reminded me of the witch in the “Wizard of Oz.”

Sue, South Attleboro Accumulation Fri June 20

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I can bethink authoritative calendar helicotors and sending them out the window of the allure chic at old Norh High. And if the wind was right, they would achieve it to Sales Dairy’s parking lot aloft the street. If there are any 1951 classmates out there who would like to acquire a commemoration of e-mail adresses let me know. We aloof had an breezy accumulation at the Ponderosa in South Attleboro. There were abandoned 11 of us, but we all had such a adequate time we appetite to do it afresh this year. Charlie Lockhart came from the accompaniment of Washington. Does anyone bethink the old lath academy abode on Academy Artery with the huge blaze escape out back. Acquire a nice weekend.

Fred Glover, Arctic Attleboro Fri June 20

Hi, all. We are abrogation for Arctic Attleboro aboriginal tomorrow morning, (Friday the 20th). We will be aback in Florida on June 30th or July 1st. Buh bye ’til aing time.

Rich Howard, NPR, FL 34653 Thu June 19

Lorna, yes, I bethink the skating pond at LaSalette. We did acquire a lot of fun there. I acclimated to go there with Teddy and others. Do you bethink Carolyn Yoe, she acclimated to skate there too? It seems like a lot of the kids that we went to academy with would accommodated there and skate until absolute late. I additionally bethink the Fireside. I absolutely formed for Roland Tondreault (sp) (Fireside Motors) for a abbreviate while afore I went aback in the Air Force. It is funny that you should acknowledgment Rhoda; her sister is Jane (Sousa) Johnson who asked the canon about the deliveryman. Jane, you’re busted! Rhoda and I were accompany and we acclimated to abode to commemoration added aback I aboriginal went in the Air Force. Jane, accordance my best to Rhoda and acquaint her we would like to apprehend from her. Acknowledgment for cogent me breadth Teddy is, we absent abstract and I will accessory him up soon. I was thinking, does anyone bethink Sister George? She ran the Angelic Apparition kindergarten breadth I blossomed as a hellion! That Nino, he did like new Corvettes. I bethink one time he got a collapsed annoy on Canton Artery and pulled a little “fold up” motor bike from the block and off he went. He abiding was abounding of surprises. I allegation to achieve a corrections here, it was Jane Levitt, not Joan Levitt. Until aing time.

David Bosh, Tallahassee, FL Thu June 19

OMG! I aloof apprehend they’re acclimation the bubbler in avant-garde of Capron Park! I bethink actuality so babyish I bare Mom to ascendancy my duke so I could angle and watch it ! Wow … Anybody apperceive the aftermost time it spouted?

Terry Bosh, Brooklyn Park, MD Thu June 19

I bethink Fireside Motors but not Wightman’s Diner. I acquire to bethink my grandmother cogent me that Lou Costello affiliated a babe from Arctic Attleboro and that she knew his wife. I adeptness be accepting aqueduct dreams but I do bethink her adage commodity about that. Does anyone bethink the skating pond at LaSallette Shrine afore they put the Rosary Airing in?

Lorna (Carvalho) Noren, Nashville, TN Wed June 18

Hello All! I am aback now, and should be blockage around. I can now apprehend all the admirable memories that all of you acquire beatific in. Rich, I do appetite that I could bethink things like you do. Aback you and the abstract acknowledgment things, yes, it comes back. So abounding adequate years. All the admirable people, ancestors and accompany that are mentioned. Acknowledgment for befitting this going. I did acquire to go aback to Foxboro the frist allocation of May, as my bedmate anesthetized abroad and was alive up that way. It was nice to see the ancestors and so abounding friends, but a sad time. However, my bedmate LeRoy (Bud) Smith had been ailing for abounding years. It is adequate to apperceive that he is not adversity anymore. This able June 14 was up in Rising Sun, Md., for my son Ken’s wedding. Haven’t credible some of the ancestors on the Watters ancillary in abounding years, so it was adequate to acquire the ancestors calm again. I am captivated with my new daughter-in-law and do appetite them abounding years of beatitude with God’s blessings. Rich, am animated to apprehend that your brother is accomplishing better. God absolve commemoration one that reads the Guestbook. Acknowledgment again.

Doris (Cobb-Watters) Smith, Deltona, FL Tue June 17

To Anonymous: Yes, I bethink the Fireside. It was a restaurant on Avenue 1 a Arn’s Cabins & Motel. I advanced I was abandoned in there once. It became Fireside Motors and still is, I think. Aftermost time I was there, they were accepting a singles night and I was “between wives.” What a waste. Afresh I activate my authentic adulation who is now my wife of 15 years the way you are declared to, absolutely by draft and through a brace of alternate friends. I advanced God played a big part, too, because she is my allowance from Him. Heck, I about bethink Wightman’s Berth on Avenue 1. Some acclaimed bodies acclimated to go there during the vaudville circut days. I bethink my parents cogent me about seeing Abbot and Costello and others in there.

Rich Howard, New PortRichey, Fl 34653 Tue June 17

I bethink the Bates Amphitheater breadth amphitheater acts were captivated on Friday nights afore the movie; also, a cartoon for a bag of advantage above-mentioned to the matinee on Thursdays. How about the blaze aing aperture to Woolworth’s. I advanced it was the Adams Biologic Store. It’s abundant to apprehend about everyone’s memories!

Al Lacaillade, Tucson, AZ Mon June 16

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I am attractive for a acquaintance name and fizz cardinal for the NAHS chic of 1978 alliance committee. We should be adulatory our 25th this year and I absent the 20th because I don’t advanced anyone had my abode in Florida. If anyone knows of anyone who could acquaintance me by e-mail I would accede it.

Mary MacIntyre, Largo, FL Mon June 16

Ron C., I absent your e-mail address. I’m activity to be in Bounce Acropolis attractive at some backdrop in the a future.

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