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COMMENT: Ann Heskamp Curtis sends thanks to Martha Barnes Martin
Jamestown Hill Reunion article evokes memories of growing up on Jamestown Street, where "summer was the best time when kids played outside till dark . . . "
Thanks so much to Martha Barnes Martin for her memories of Jamestown Street. How could she possibly remember all of those things? Or maybe it's better to ask, how could she ever forget?I never realized what a "new kid on the block" I was when we moved to our new house on Jamestown Street in 1949. The MILLERS lived next door and Susan and I, both being only children, became best friends. The BEARDS lived on the other side of us, and in the summer they sold wonderful plum jelly, made from the plums on the tree in their backyard.
Summer was the best time when all the kids played outside till dark...hide n' seek and kick the can, catching lightnin' bugs and making a ring from the "glow" and a stem of clover. Ralph Roy, Susan and I traded comic books on our porch. And Susan and I tried to mimic the aerial acts at the Fair on the swingset in my backyard.
Miss Mary Lucy and Miss Lenore had a sign in front of their house that read "Tourist Home," and sometimes an overflow tourist would stay overnight at our house in the downstairs bedroom.
Thanks to Ed for publishing Martha's wonderful memoir, especially for those of us who couldn't get to the Reunion.
Ann Heskamp Curtis
Martha Barnes Martin's Memories of Jamestown Hill, September 19, 1998
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