October 26, 2011


Fancher Road in the 1920s

Many thanks to all who picked up copies of
Pound Ridge Past at the book fair.

Be sure to read the chapter about Bob Suda, who talks about Halloween thrills in the 1940s:

"... On Halloween, there was a certain amount of trick or treating, but, as boys, we were more interested in tricking. There was absolutely no thought of coming to the door for treats. We made something called 'tick-tacks,' Essentially, what we'd do is cut notches in a thread spool and put it on a rod. Then we'd wrap a string around it, put it on someone's window pane, and pull it. It made a scary ratchet-y noise, and then we'd run away."

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