Biking is an adventure going down the miles of Lindsey Street. Biking is the only way to travel if you are knocking on doors there because there are no breakdown lanes, no bicycle paths, no place to park except on side streets. However, there are plenty of wonderful people on and off Lindsey Street that we can’t forget about.
I met a wonderful lady named Darcie. She is the relatively new resource librarian at our own Attleboro Public Library. Darcie loves the library, devoted staff, and terrific volunteers. She exemplifies the devoted city employees that make Attleboro such a wonderful city. I also hope you’ll meet our new library director, Christine (Chris) Johnson, who arrived from New York this year. I am very impressed by the pleasant environment and desire to serve that I experience every time I enter our library. Our librarians provide meeting space for lots of different groups, have an excellent children’s section, and events going on all the time. Check it out. And check out our libraries website
, you’ll be amazed at all the activities.
I have been invited to run a 100th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox 1918 world series champions at our library. The date is Thursday, September 27th, from 6:30 to 8 pm. Chris Johnson is offering technical support to help us celebrate our Red Sox history that evening. For those that might be curious, I wrote, with the help of my friend Mel Springer, the book “The Year the Red Sox Won the Series
” back in 1999. Our library is making it possible for me to share my book, cartoons, photos, and special 1918 music with you on the 27th.
As I was leaving Lindsey, I had the good fortune to meet Russ Rayno, who has lived there for 66 years and counting. His home is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Russ gave me a birdseye view of what Pleasant and Lindsey street area looked like when he was growing up. It sounds like this part of Attleboro was really rural back then. Most of the stores between Holden and Lindsey were houses 50 years ago. It was a slower pace, quieter, and a lot less traffic. Attleboro was a different sort of city in the 1960’s. Thanks for taking time with me, Russ.
We still have some farms down along Lindsey. I saw chickens, horses, pastures after biking a few miles along the road. We just need to slow down a bit and enjoy what mother nature still has to offer us.
After spending five hours along Lindsey yesterday, I felt I had gone back in time to an earlier piece of Attleboro’s history. It was a really nice day.
PS: Don’t forget to slow down on Lindsey, to see the nice scenery and avoid being picked up for speeding on the other side of the railroad bridge by the friendly APD!