Six Decades of Love Began at Plymouth Notch

October 15, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn and Frank Baker at the September Antique Apple Festival at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Carolyn and Frank’s attachment to the Site goes back many years to their honeymoon in 1956, when they stayed in the middle tourist cabin. Married on August 5, they were beginning their travels around Vermont and New York State and stopped by Plymouth Notch on August 6, 1956. Lodging in the cabin cost $7, and their ham dinner at the Wilder House restaurant was $5. “You could have fit it in a tea cup.” Frank saaid, so he ate some raw hot dogs when they returned to the cabin.

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Flowing Waters: Calvin Coolidge and Flood Relief

October 12, 2015

Those who’ve seen the footage of the flood conditions in South Carolina are deeply saddened to see mother nature unleash such a tremendous torrent on that beautiful state. The Palmetto State’s governor, Nikki Haley, relaying reports from scientists, announced that these floods were “a thousand year event.” Our hearts go out to the good people of Carolina, and we wish them the very best in their efforts to recover and rebuild.

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