Monday, August 2, 2010
General Israel Putnam
General Putnam was a Connecticut native who had connections with my Massachusetts hometown. One of my classmates was a descendant. Regrettably, I must have skipped class on the day we learned his role in history, because I don't remember.
However, his house was re-made into a very nice ice cream store and some of the prettiest girls in town were hired to scoop ice cream there. I worked at a competing ice cream store and wasn't anywhere near as good looking. We sold much less ice cream. I do remember that . . .