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Re: Secrets of longevity
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 18:39 BST (UK) »
That house looks like Tara, the O’Hara’s plantation house in “Gone With The Wind”.
Southern Mansions with their verandahs for shade .
Where was that house?

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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 14 September 21 19:17 BST (UK) »
Not southern.  It's in eastern Massachusetts.  I just looked at it on Google Earth.  The horse chestnut is long gone and so are the goats and the fence.  The barn is still there, though.  There's a historical marker planted out front but I bet it doesn't mention the crazy professor.

I Googled the professor's name, too.  And up came an article from the local paper dated 1963.  Unfortunately, the page no longer exists but the first words of the article were, "McCrossen writes in response to a letter written by Mr. Litwak in the January 3, 1963 issue of the Lexington Minute Man. Litwak defended schools ..."  Apparently Litwak, whoever he was, had made reference to the professor's "flawless grammar."  I bet it all goes back to the very Town Meeting I recalled - I was in high school in 1963.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis