The roar of cannons! The firing of muskets! The cadence of fife and drum! The Green Mountain Boys were on the march again.
If you were not able to volunteer for the militia on Saturday, September 7, at the Galusha Homestead, home of the Shaftsbury Historical Society, you can still claim your piece of history.
In 1987 sixth graders at the Shaftsbury Elementary School completed an oral history project by filming interviews with Shaftsbury residents on a variety of topics, such as the Depression years, the early schools, and farm life. Recently these entertaining interviews have been edited and put on DVD through the efforts of Kathy Link, a retired art teacher at the school who coordinated the original project, and the Historical Society board.
The DVD, "Ordinary Heroes: Part II," is a perfect companion to ORDINARY HEROES by Ruth Levin, a book replete with pictures and stories that tell about Shaftsbury over the years. An excellent gift for teachers, local history buffs, or just lovers of Shaftsbury, this dynamic duo can be purchased at the Shaftsbury Town Clerk’s Office or the Chocolate Barn on Route 7A in Shaftsbury. The price of the book is $10, the DVD, $12. If bought as a set, the cost is $20.
Travel back in time and enjoy the ride.
A belated thank you very much to all the staff at the Veteran’s Clinic and the VNA and Hospice staff who were so kind and helpful to George and I. It enabled him to stay at home for those last months. Also a big thank you to many neighbors and friends who did so much for us both. Thank you also Albany Medical for enabling the medical students to use whatever they can in their learning process to become doctors. A celebration of George’s life will be held at the UU Meeting House on School Street on October 5 at 11 a.m.