If a little child playfully and in his ignorance of its worth, threw a family treasure into the toilet and flushed it down the sewer, it could be understood.
His immaturity and ignorance of the value could be forgiven.
Educated adults should know better than to destroy a treasure or to just look away when someone else is attempting to destroy one.
We all know that “money talks,” as the saying goes, and some people, if offered enough money, would sell their grandmother.
Fortunately, there are many educated adults who truly care about saving the history of this great country. The seven doctors who lived at 71 Main St. in Winchester could surely have written volumes regarding their joyful and sad encounters with early residents and town fathers.
This historical home is eligible to be accepted as a state historical site. Let’s get together, we interested citizens of Winchester and surrounding towns and get this building made an official historical site and eligible for state and federal grants to help pay to have it restored.
True, our country is in a recession right now, but nothing is impossible. We should make the effort. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
My daughter, Julia put in many hours of work to get the Thayer Library in Ashuelot approved as a historical building and was able to secure a grant in order to get the building painted and looking beautiful again.
Let’s get together as responsible citizens and lovers of our heritage and find ways to make this happen.
P.O. Box 111