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Arlita Johnson Barnes was in town from California for the AACS Alumni Association banquet. She writes later: "It was really so nice to talk to you both last summer. My brother, Rog, was visiting me and I showed him my Historical Society newsletters. He was so impressed that he is joining!"

Thanks, Arlita, for helping us promote membership in the AHS!

Cyrus Bryant writes from Williston, VT, thanking us for his life membership certificate. "I very much appreciated your recognition. Now retired from full time teaching but continuing part time with research at UVM I have time to contemplate my roots, many of them in Almond."

The pea vinery story prompted a note from Terry Crooks, now living in Matthews, NC: "I remember when the trucks or tractors would pull up in front of the park to go eat lunch. Us boys would pull off as much as we could and run. We’d pod the peas in baskets and sell them door to door anything to make probably 10 cents. Donna, I look forward to your paper. It makes you grin and a little misty. Keep up the good work! Tell all I say hey that’s Southern for hi!"

Also these e-mails:

Joan Davis in Rochester writes: "Loved the pea vinery issue. I had no idea it had such a history."

Ruth Zimmerman Stolfer, who lived across from Deck’s Garage in the 50’s e-mails from PA "Just had to write! I was reading Rootsweb and found that AHS had its own website! Such fun and memories! Boy do I remember those truckloads of peas that went down Main St! Did they stink!"

Thanks to the website, we have a new member!

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