I asked Earl for the text of his remarks about Heather. Here’s the transcript:
When I first met this year’s Most Valuable Posse recipient it was early in April during the first Adult Posse training session. By the time the training sessions ended, I knew it was a uniquely talented and unselfish member we were welcoming into our ranks.
The level of commitment that they brought to creating a personalized tour was inspirational. This person looked the part, acted the part, and took visitors on a wonderful journey back in time. But it went far beyond that. In gaining an Adult Posse Member we also received an excellent ambassador for the Historical Society.
There was hardly a Northfield Historical Society event – at least none that I can remember – where this person wasn’t volunteering their time; be it at the annual meeting, during a presentation at the Historical Society, Cemetery Stories, Defeat Days or any function that would further the mission of NHS. The only downside I experienced in knowing this person was the feeling of guilt that I, in comparison, wasn’t doing enough for the society.
I was trying to find a befitting way to end this introduction, one that would express our appreciation. It was given to me today when I talked to her mother on the phone. When she learned that her daughter would receive this award, one of her first comments was "Her father, Ted, would have been so proud of her. "
It is my honor to introduce to you our 2012 Most Valuable Posse Member, the great granddaughter of Dr. D. J. Whiting and the daughter of one of our founders, Mr. Ted Scott. Please join me in congratulating Miss Heather Scott.
This year the two organizations are introducing a James-Younger 1876 Rye Ale, also complete with its own Facebook page. Some members of the James-Younger gang were reportedly intoxicated during their bungled robbery attempt on that fateful day in 1876, so it’s especially fitting that:
A special preview of the beer will be made available during the Northfield Historical Society’s Outlaw Run motorcycle rally on August 27.
Hopefully, Outlaw Run participants will drink responsibly (for me on a motorcycle, that means non-alcoholic beer) and no one will bungle their ride.
I’m nearing completion of proofreading and editing the latest work by my 8th grade SCOPE students. As a result of the past two years of research and writing, selected eighth grade students have written a book about the history of Northfield.
This book (which will be published this fall) will be used as a textbook in the Northfield area elementary schools. We have 42 chapters that go back to before Northfield was a town to projections about the future of Northfield. In each chapter we have interesting tidbits or trivia in little boxes to accompany the text.
I’m writing to you because, in writing the chapter on the history of Northfield Medical Care, my students had difficulty finding any "fun facts" to go with the text. I was thinking that perhaps I could use Locally Grown to solicit long-time residents to contribute a "home remedy" that they were administered as a child growing up here (we talk about the reliance of home remedies in early medical history). The idea is, hopefully, to have your contributors jot down a few of the more interesting remedies they were "subjected" to that we could include in the Medical History chapter.
I want to get this to the layout artist by September…so time is limited…but I thought it might be a fun for students to read what the locals had to do in the hopes of "curing" an illness or malady. Of course, it must be made clear that what they contribute would be subject to this publication. I would like to use their names as well, unless they have an objection. If you think this sort of inquiry is an appropriate use of your blog, please feel free to submit this appeal on your site.
Hayes quickly pointed out the new men’s urinal to me, knowing my reputation. I was relieved. He said he was placing the order today for a public restroom sign that will appear in one of the window panes of the exterior door (right photo).