Windsor Connecticut – National Service Honor Roll of Grace Church

History and Location This Honor Roll was created to honor the members of Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, Connecticut, who had served in World War I as well as those who were presently enrolled in the National Service.    This hand-written roll was created between sometime after 1917. It began in alphabetical order, but at the bottom names were added as the war went on. The starred names are those who died during World War I. Those men were Howard Burdette Gray and Willard Griswold Barnum. The document is on display inside the Great Hall of Grace Episcopal Church at…

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Where did you go to school?

My time in elementary school was one of the very most happiest days of my life.  I attended John F. Kennedy school on Park Avenue in Windsor for grades K-6.  We lived on Diana Lane and I was a “walker.”  My earliest memories of Kennedy was walking with my mother up Diana Lane and meeting up with other kids and their moms and we all walked the rest of the way together. The moms would lag behind chatting while we kids walked ahead of them. It was a social time for the moms who were mostly stay-at-home moms. We’d usually…

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Milkshakes and Bazooka gum

Dad still took us places. We didn’t do things as a complete family anymore, but me being the youngest I didn’t have any frame of reference about that because I was too little to ever remember us doing things with both my mother and father. About 1973. Rocking a fabulous pantsuit and posing in  front of my Dad’s VW bug. Probably on our way to Bart’s. My special place to go with Dad, usually just him and me, was Bart’s. Bart’s was, and is, a popular drive-in restaurant in my hometown that had been around since the 1950’s. One side of Bart’s sold…

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