|Locust Lawn ski hill, 1954|
Another familiar winter scene is at Pine Knoll, the Nichols family homestead at 98 Preston Street. This home, built by my great-grandfather in 1861 and expanded in 1880, continued almost unchanged until a fire destroyed it in 1975. This view is from the north, from the newer driveway coming off Route 1.
|Pine Knoll, 1954|
|View towards hospital hill, 1956|
|Christmas at Pine Knoll, 1953|
What a joy to see these old photographs! I realize, with a gasp of surprise, that the date 1954 is now sixty years ago. It doesn't seem THAT long ago, not to me, not now after spending a few hours pouring over "1954-ish" photos. The memories feel so fresh and real.
Update 1/2/14: I thanked Dave for sharing these pictures, and he has now provided more specific dates, which I've incorporated into the captions of each. The Christmas scene was likely Sunday December 28, 1953. That's 60 years ago, plus a few days! I was then ten and a half.