By Diane Kemble
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.
Frank went on to work at the Maplewood Dairy Farm in Fair Haven, and 18 years at General Electric. After making some suggestions about the roads in his town, Frank went on to serve as the Superintendent of Highways for twelve years in Whitehall, NY.
When I caught up with them later in the day, they mentioned that fiddler Adam Boyce had just played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” for them.
We hope to see you next year, Carolyn and Frank, for your 60th Anniversary!