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Remembering boyhood in the 1800s

110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 11, 1910from the Mathews Journal

News from Susan: Mr. Wm. B. Diggs and wife, of Baltimore, are spending the summer with his brother and sisters, as has been their custom for several years. He seems to be enjoying the fishing almost as well as he did in his boyhood days. He goes most every good day and if there are any biting, he generally gets his share. Mr. Diggs and I were good friends in the days gone by; we used to fish in the same boat, hunt with the same dog, attended the same school, recited in the same class and got burnt up with the same black gum, the burning of course was of a mild form, both being good (?) boys and the teacher not very severe, but in those antebellum days if the children did not get a slight scorching occasionally the parents would think their children were being neglected. --Leumas

100 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 12, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette

Good progress is being made in the finishing of Achilles High School buildi...

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