I attended Stamford Central School for a period of five years, spanning from grade 3 to grade 7. My favorite teacher, Mrs. Hubbard taught here and she was my 4th grade teacher.
This was my friend Timothy Touhey’s gallery. We were friends my entire adult life, and he was a talented artist and musician.
When I was a little girl, I met Allen Ginsberg at this house for the first time at a dinner party where he proceed to read the poem Howl. Allen became a family friend, and later on, he mentored me, encouraging me to dedicate my life to my writing.
This was the house of my family friends, Frank & Carol Bell. Frank and Carol were like grandparents to me, and I spent hours watching Frank run his model trains. On several occasions, they would take me to model train shows.
This is the former home of Ellen and Clayton Wayman. Ellen was like a grandmother to me and was a family friend.
When I was a little girl, my friends parents would drive us up the road to this general store. My friend and I would ride in the bed of the family pickup truck during the short ride, and we would often walk back to my friends house.
This was where my childhood best friend lived with his family. I spent many nights staying in the upstairs bedroom, in the left corner. As my friend and I grew, we would play in the fields surrounding this house. When the family added a deck and an above ground pool, my friend and I would swim here. We placed a CB antenna (left side of the house) on the side wall and would talk to other people in the area. As we got older, we built a go-kart in the barn, tended to the family livestock, and even tried to restore an old Ford Fairlane. His family moved away, sold the house, and my friend and I lost touch with one another.
March 29, 2023