Mailing List:1999-01-27 03, (Fwd: (MaineRoots) "Recollections" by Henry E. Whitney Sr.), by Michele Painter

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Mailing List Archives > 1999-01-27 03, (Fwd: (MaineRoots) "Recollections" by Henry E. Whitney Sr.), by Michele Painter

From: Roy & Michele Painter <rmp6797 -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] [Fwd: [MaineRoots] "Recollections" by Henry E. Whitney Sr.] Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 10:09:23 +0000 Received: from ( []) by (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id JAA20010 for <rmp6797 -at->; Wed, 27 Jan 1999 09:56:13 -0500 (EST) Received: (qmail 29248 invoked by alias); 27 Jan 1999 14:53:36 -0000 Received: (qmail 26480 invoked from network); 27 Jan 1999 14:47:46 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO ( by with SMTP; 27 Jan 1999 14:47:46 -0000 Received: from ( []) by (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id JAA19080 for <MaineRoots -at->; Wed, 27 Jan 1999 09:50:17 -0500 (EST) Message-ID: <36AE4FD6.534E -at-> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 23:30:20 +0000 From: Roy & Michele Painter <rmp6797 -at-> X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.04Gold (Macintosh; I; PPC) To: MaineRoots -at- Mailing-List: list MaineRoots -at-; contact MaineRoots-owner -at- Delivered-To: mailing list MaineRoots -at- Precedence: bulk List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:MaineRoots-unsubscribe -at-> Reply-to: MaineRoots -at- Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Subject: [MaineRoots] "Recollections" by Henry E. Whitney Sr. From: Roy & Michele Painter <rmp6797 -at-> PART IV Father was born on Hudson Hill. He went to school in the winter only and that was the only time he wore shoes. He went through the 4th grade before he went to work. He told me there were three schools; one in Hudson, one in Hudson Hill, and one in Hudson Corner, with about 75 pupils in each school, but later it was reduced to one school only with 15 or 20 pupils. He said all teachers were male and could not teach unless they could handle every boy. Father sat in the back seat when theteacher came after him for doing something wrong. He hung onto his desk until it was pulled up and every desk down the whole row was ripped up, but the teacher finally got him down front and whipped him. I don't know if this is true or not but that's what father told me. There were nine children in his family and every family was about the same size. They had a chimney fire for three nights in a row and the 3rd night the house burned and one brother, Amos(Amos B. Whitney 1862-1875), was burned to death. It was rebuilt and father bought the others shares later. The first time I can remember going there the house was rented but finally became so bad it was empty. I can remember taking a lunch and eating it in the house and later we had to eat out of doors. There was a 25 acre cedar woodlot, 25 acres of field that had mostly grown up to bushes and 25 acres of pasture that had also grown up to bushes. I inherited it later and sold it for $400 for the cedar only. I have no idea how it is today. As I said, we lived in West Bangor and usually every week in the winter there would be a surprise party somewhere. My folks usually made a gallon of icecream to take. The kids usually played in some room. Also my folks would go to a dance in the Hermon Carver town hall two or three times each winter. Of Course, all traveling in those days was with horse and sleigh so it would take nearly an hour to get there with me wrapped up in the back of the thing. The kids there played behind the piano in one corner of the room. Father loved to dance but I wonder if mother did as she had soft corns that hurt her a lot. Norman and the girl that he he married (Ethel M. Davis) would take a prize as best dancers quite often. One night we got home about midnight and Mr. Runnels came over and said someone had been in the house and they could see a light going from room to room, but we couldn't find anyone or anything missing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from this mailing list, or to change your subscription to digest, go to the ONElist web site, at <a href=""></a> and select the User Center link from the menu bar on the left. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Send queries to this list at MaineRoots -at- To subscribe or unsubscribe go to <a href=""></a> (user center)

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