On the evening of October 26, 1919, a resident of West Windham penned a letter to a recipient only identified as "Carrie." Unfortunately, the identity of the author of the letter has been lost to history. The author begins the letter with a short summary of the weather on that October day: "It is raining hard but very warm for this time of year. The thermometer on the north side of the house registers sixty." The remainder of the letter describes a "dear little chap" by the name of William, who seems to be a relative of the letter's author. According to the letter William, "is very energetic and there are days that it takes our united effort to keep up with him. Today has been one of the days." The author goes on to write, "He woke up at four a.m. I got up and dressed him, and with the exception of a three hour nap he has been on the go ever since. He is very slow about talking, but very active, seems to understand everything. He is very observing..."
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Derek Saffie is an avid Windham historian who enjoys researching and sharing his collection with all those interested in the history of the New England town.