2010-03-04 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
More about Hunt’s drug store: From Ann Spong Szmania of Bethlehem, Pa.: “I remember getting off the ferry after school (in the 1960s) and stopping in for an ice cream cone. I think it was run by Sanford Crowell and was called Hunt’s. They had the best ice cream! We lived at the West Ferry and needed energy for the walk home!”

And, from Lenore MacLeish of Philadelphia, Pa.: “In answer to J.C. Pease’s question, I think he was referring to Hunt’s drug store, which was at the end of a line of stores that included the barber shop and Lang’s dry goods store. The man he was asking about could have been either Tom Hunt or Sanford Crowell. The ice cream there was the best. The store was across from the Bay View Hotel and the ferry landing.”

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Pam Carr was concerned. She was expecting a 9-week-old male bichon frise puppy she had named Darby to arrive from Kansas. Her concern was her 7-year-old Boston terrier, Desi, who had been the only pet in the house since the death of Lucy, a 14-year-old Boston terrier, in November. Desi was boss of the house and Pam wasn’t sure how she would feel about Darby’s arrival.

She was talking about it with Tori Hellewell at Tori’s pets’ general store, Island Animal, behind Jamestown Family Practice. Tori suggested that when Darby arrived to bring him to the store and have someone bring Desi and have the introduction there. The store was closed on the day Darby flew in, but Tori opened and Caroline Sears brought Desi for the introduction. Pam said that Desi and Darby met each other, played for a while, and both dogs went home together like old friends.

WOOF!

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While we were getting wet last week and much of the rest of New England’s citizens were up to their armpits in snow, five islanders were climbing to the top of the highest peak in Vermont, Mt. Mansfield. After reaching the summit by struggling through heavy drifts of new snow, Dave Barone, Lauren Champagne, Nick Digiando, Mike Jacquard and Tommy Munro rode the trail Hellbrook down to the bottom.

WHEW!

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Dorothy Strang has some scrambled names:

“Unscramble the following street names. They are all from in town. (Note: These are not openended questions, but I won’t give the answers anyway.)”

LOCE FLOWER SLEERMO COWTOTL LINGIRL SNICCAUNO FLOGWELLON FISHNPRIDE

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Phyllis Anderson wonders whatever happened to the cannon that at one time sat on the lawn in front of the Thomas H. Clarke School?

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Tomorrow night is the opening reception for “Collaboration ’10” at the Jamestown Gallery, 47 Conanicus Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists young and old are urged to come and enjoy the community art show and support the Jamestown Arts Center by buying some of the affordable art, and/or by becoming a member.

Monday night, and again on March15, island photographer Eileen McCarney Muldoon and her partner, Cindy Horovits Wilson, will host a photographic workshop on behalf of the Jamestown Arts Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Gallery. For more information, go to www.jamestownartcenter. org.

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Jan Tabit writes: “In response to Larry Lewis, I live 10 minutes from Washington, D.C. and the federal government just celebrated Presidents’ Day and the federal government had authorized the holiday.”

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The crocuses are coming up. Hang in there!

*** Since I heard your lilting laughter, it’s your Irish heart I’m after...

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Peter Pemantell writes, “The answer to John Murphy’s question about the actor who played Boo Radley is the great Robert Duvall and it was his first film. The two children in the movie ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ had never acted before that film. It’s one of my favorites and I own copies of the movie and the book. Good question, John, however the latter part of the question will have to go to someone else, I have no idea who his classmate was (unless maybe it was you).”

Islander Ira Murphy called last Friday from Palm Beach, Fla., saying he had just received his Feb. 18 issue and wanted to say the answer to Peter Pemantell’s question was “To Kill a Mockingbird.” He told me it had been cool down there and they have had to wear sweaters. I told him how badly I felt about that.

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Elizabeth Mancini has the correct answer to last week’s poser. The lyrics are from “Fly Like An Eagle” recorded by the Steve Miller Band.

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In the 1947 movie, “My Wild Irish Rose,” what famous Irish singing star did Dennis Morgan portray?

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Check out the new addition to Jamestown Wine & Liquors. It has the greatest cookies. Yep, cookies and other delicacies.

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Robert Fleming asks, “What famous actor lived on High Street, attended Rogers High School and performed with June Allyson and Esther Williams, among many others?

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A public service announcement from Jim Pemantell: “Anyone with Internet access wanting to report a street light being out can Google “National Grid.” Click on a box named street light (something or other) that will allow you to fill in all the info about the light. I believe, but am not sure, that the town pays for every street light even if they don’t work.”

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For you dump-goers heading north, North Main Road at the reservoir is a 25 mph speed zone though it’s not posted until almost to the top of the hill. Beware!

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“You know” has become a national epidemic and “got” with its ugly, guttural sound has replaced “have.”

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Rousing Celtic music is on tap at a “Celtic Gathering” with Irish instrumentals and vocals Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. in the Jamestown library meeting hall. The program is free and open to the public.

*** Be true!

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