100 Years Ago: 1921

Last evening Rev G. Edgar Wolfe and Mr. Allen Fitch were guests at supper, at the State YMCA Boys Summer Camp at Winthrop Center where Mr. Mitch’s son was one of the campers. As a part of the evening’s program Dr. Wolfe gave a talk to the boys.

50 Years Ago: 1971

What’s so unusual about three couples taking their summer vacation together? The matter becomes unique when the six persons are all residents of Hawaii and decide they want to spend their vacation together — in Auburn, Maine. Two of the couples have Maine ties and the third are native Hawaiians. The vacationers are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Burgess, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Edward Spooner, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Figueroa. Mr. Burgess is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Burgess, Sr.  Mr. Spooner is the son of Mrs. Phylis Spooner, all of East Auburn. His wife is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Littlefield, of Bowdoin St., of Auburn. The Figueroas are native Hawalians and friends of the other two couples. All three couples reside on the Island of Kailua. Burgess is a 13 year-veteran of the Oahu Police Department, Mr. Figueroa is a manager of an auto body and paint shop, and Mr. Spooner is a First Class Storekeeper in the United States Coast Guard stationed at Barbers Point Air Station. Mrs. Burgess is employed as a supervisor of cooking at Kaneohe Air Station and a cook in the Kalua High School Cafeteria. Mrs. Spooner is a medical secretary at the Wahiawa General Hospital. During the past year, the three couples visited each other often and frequently the subject of the well-known Maine summers cropped up. The Burgesses and the Figueroas decided to make plans for a month’s vacation in the great State of Maine. The Spooners were undecided. Just prior to the latter two couples departing Hawaii in late June, the Spooners decided that they would make the trip about the middle of July  and so all six eventually arrived in Maine. The six have gathered together frequently while vacationing and all will depart the area on Thursday. Spooner has to return directly to Hawaii for duty while the other two couples will stop off in San Francisco for a few days to visit friends and relatives before departing for home. Mrs. Figueroa, who had never stepped foot off Hawaii prior to this trip stated that Maine is even more beautiful than she had pictured it. Mr. Figueroa said he has never enjoyed himself more on any vacation but that he was glad that he didn’t have to face a Maine winter. Mr. Spooner. who was assigned to Hawaii a little more than two years ago is due to return to Stateside early next summer.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The musical “Go Out Singing” will be performed at the Casco Village Church on Thursday, Aug. 8. Written by Hank Beebee and Bill Heyer, it is part of the ongoing summer festival of the Casco Village Church, United Church of Christ, on Route 121 in Casco Village. The play starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and in advance.

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