102nd day- 263 days follow
Fair + Warm
This morning Thel and I went over to Bill Whiting’s and he, Lottie, Thel, and I went up to No. Andover to attend the M.A.S. annual meeting.
We went back to Sailor Tom’s and he is a friend of Bill’s and he gave all four of us a free dinner on the house.
Then we went back to Andover and attended the reading of the papers in the hall. At 6:30 we went over to the restaurant for a banquet and after that back to the hall to a lecture by Dr. Rouse of Yale on Indian culture of the Caribbean Islands.
We started home at 10 P.M. and got home at 12:30.
Thel did the driving both ways.
We had one of the hardest thunder showers at 6 P.M. in Andover. Rained in sheets first kept up hailing.
One Reply to “Saturday, April 12, 1947”
Fascinating post; thank you! So interesting to hear about their dining out, but of course I want details about their restaurant experience! There are lots of postcards from the 1940s and 50s picturing Sailor Tom’s (on route 28 in Reading) which by then was a Class-A Tourist Trap by the looks of it. There are also a couple photos from earlier, here and there on the internet, if you poke around. Here’s more: “Sailor Tom’s opened in 1935 as a three-booth restaurant. The concept was developed by Joseph Lafayette Thompson, aka Sailor Tom, who served in the Navy for 15 years. The restaurant expanded over the years into a 36-acre tourist destination by the 1940s. The faux fishing village featured a WWII PT boat as gift shop and a pond where you could fish for your dinner. The Village was razed in 1955 for a supermarket parking lot. Today, a Home Goods big box store occupies the former site. “(https://www.roadarch.com/eateries/ships3.html)
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