tesy of Zion's Herald, in which both story and illustrations appeared.
Remembrances. by Sarah J. Blanchard.
My mind goes back to childhood's days.
I remember that during thetetson, April, 1910; who added, Taken in March, 1871.
They are (left to right):
[Miss] Sarah J. Blanchard,b. Jan. 13, 1829.
[Miss] Emeline A. Sparrell,b. Feb. 7, 1830.
Mrs. Lucy B. Conery, nee Bntances.
It is thought that each had a copy, and that after their going, only the nephew of Miss Blanchard had the thoughtfulness to provide for the preservation of hers, and to furnish the authentict in June, 1885, the first dry-goods store in West Medford was opened on Harvard Avenue, and Miss Blanchard was in charge of it from the first and for several years.
The Bee-Hive was a lively competiich managed to continue in business only by taking in other lines.
At the anniversary time, Miss Blanchard contributed to the local press some reminiscences of the old sexton (her father) and others,