100 Years Ago: 1922

A three-year-old Lewiston youngster noticed lightning for the first time during the shower of last Sunday. She has had some experience herself with sudden falls and the sensation they produce, and she decided that a flash of light that she saw in the sky was due to one cause: “The Sun bumped himself and got hurt,” she explained.

50 Years Ago: 1972

The annual Father and Son banquet of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA will be held Thursday evening, at the “Y”, with Marcel Corriveau of Lewiston as the featured speaker. Corriveau will speak about his favorite pastime, SCUBA diving, and will show sides of his recent underwater exploration of the Bahama islands. James Bouchies of Auburn will be master of ceremonies. During the evening. Roger Child, physical director of the YMCA, will present swimming awards to boys who have completed various phases of the YMCA swimming program throughout the year. Competitive swimming awards will be given by the *Y” team coaches, Mark Chasse, David McCormack, and Marc D’Amour.

25 Years Ago: 1997

The Mount Blue Area Garden Club will sponsor its annual plant and food sale on Saturday, May 17 in Meeting House Park on Main Street in Farmington beginning at 9 am. The sale offers an opportunity to purchase perennials and herbs at reasonable prices and the proceeds help the club’s public garden project. Lorraine Norton is chairman and is assisted by Ruth Evans, Frances Hoar, and Elizabeth Etzel of the Ways and Means Committee.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.


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