Heard around town
"Did you do anything special this summer?"
As lazy summer days draw to a close, it's time
to check up on our neighbors around town. The Mosquito visited the Gleason
Library and Carlisle Post Office to ask people about whether they had
done anything special over the summer. A half dozen said "no,"
a few said "yes, they stayed home," and two people said they
were just in town visiting. (Both people we spoke to at the post office
mentioned the "excellent library" in Carlisle.)
went to Scandanavia for three weeks. My grandfather on my mother's
side came from the islands. I had more second cousins there than
I can count!"
- Miles Goff, Bedford Road
[with husband James] went on a Baltic cruise just for the fun
of it. We went to Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Oslo,
- Betty Elgin, East Riding Drive
went to the south of France horse-back riding with some of my
friends. It was a great trip. And I just came back from Nova
Scotia with my husband. We went up the coast of Maine and up
to Nova Scotia and then back."
- Pat Schannen, Prospect Street
just came back from Australia and New Zealand on vacation. I
had an opportunity to meet some friends that were doing a medical
conference in Sydney. We took a trip to Brisbane on the Gold
Coast. It was wonderful. Then we went to Auckland, New Zealand.
We were able to visit some Maori tribes and looked at some artifacts.
It was very interesting."
- Gordon Bannister, Elizabeth Ridge Road
caught feral cats. I brought them in to be neutered, and then
brought them back and released them so they wouldn't reproduce.
I just noticed the feral cats, and someone had mentioned to
me that there's an organization where they help you catch them
and fix them. And now I'm involved."
- Lisa DeLong, Timothy Lane
went to Turkey to see my mother-in-law! We basically went to
Istanbul to family with my husband and three kids (ages 10,
8, and 6). We did some sightseeing. It was a great trip."
- Joan Konuk, Davis Road
went to New York City to see the Statue of Liberty and Ground
- Sharon Trainor, Rutland Street
celebrated my 25th anniversary in New Hampshire."
- Joanne Faucher, Old North Road
really enjoyed visiting the tall ships in Rhode Island with relatives.
It was my birthday."
- David Flannery, Concord Road
— my wife — and I did a lot of small vacations. We
kayaked. We went to Maine, New Hampshire, and the Cape. We basically
stayed in New England. We found short trips a lot more relaxing."
- Ed LeClair, Baldwin Road
"Coming home from Creste Butte, Colorado
[where the Bloomfields have a condo], we drive I-70 home which
goes through Missouri. Myself, my three boys (12, 11, and
9), my dog, and my U-Haul stopped in St. Louis. The boys and
I went to a Cardinals game. If you drive across the country
and are a big baseball fan like myself, you see many baseball
fields that are accessible from the highway. I probably saw
five baseball fields going out last year, so this year I decided
to get tickets. At a gas stop in Missouri, I found this postcard
and thought of Carlisle."
- Nicole Bloomfield, Aberdeen Drive