Newfane/Brookline Community Memory

Spicer Family

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Spicer Family

Description

Interviews with and about the Spicer family of South Newfane, Vermont.

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    John discusses moving to Vermont in the mid-70s and fixing up the old farmhouse. He also goes through the jobs he has had since moving north and shares some noteworthy stories on the way.
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    John discusses his memories of Mert Coleman, a well-known man who lived in Williamsville for many years. Even though John didn't meet him until Mert was in his eighties, they shared some wonderful experiences together.
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    John discusses his first years, from his early school days to his late teens. Born in 1926, he spent much of his childhood in the Great Depression and became eligible for the draft in the middle of World War II. These were also the years in which he fell in love with sailing, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors in general. In this interview, he dives into stories from all of these endeavors of his youth.