Current Programs

June 5, 2017 MEETING

7:00 pm at the Fogg House

  William Fogg Library, State Rd/Old Rd.

We are joining with the Library in hosting this program. James Staples will be our featured speaker. He will be joined by 2-4 of his siblings and will give a brief reading from his recently published book – Mostly My Maine, the memoirs of their father Walter S. Staples, speak about the value of memoirs and the importance of recording experiences and observations and about their own memories of Eliot.

Walter Sylvester Staples was born in Eliot, Maine, Sept. 13, 1913, the son of the late Victor R. and Gladys (Langley) Staples. The oldest of three, Mr. Staples grew up on a small farm in Eliot where he acquired the love of farming and the outdoors. In Mostly My Maine he tells of his youth in Eliot, family, friends, and neighbors. He knows how to tell a good story and brings us his experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the Chicago World’s Fair, hopping freights, attending college, driving cross country in a ‘baby blue’ Model A Ford, and sailing to the Arctic with Donald B. MacMillan. With marriage, family, and career came years of hunting, fishing, and harvesting Maine wild blueberries. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.