William Lizack(sp?) aka "Blind Bill." Fished for the cats with an alder pole, string with an eyelet and nail. "That's a big one," he'd shout out, as he flopped the chub on the grass by the dog, Heindrick. Note fields and barn on Gero. Bill lived with Pete and Antosha where Fahey's house burned, now a cellar hole.
Antosha Numick, Pete's wife, and Heindrick. Antosha always wore her bambushka. "How you boy, how you misses?" she'd say. Always offering cookies. She bore Pete twin boys one winter while he was off lumbering, still born. She kept them wrapped and frozen in the wood shed so he could see them when he got back. May be buried on the property.
Myra Mulligan was our postmistress. Roscoe lived with her in her camp that is now Doane's. The original camp burned in the '50's. She and Roscoe lived in what is now the Jackass Annie camp, and mail was sorted out there for about two years until Roscoe built the new camp on the ashes of the old one. Nick Mulligan, her husband, is in the cemetery.
Chesuncook VIllage has always been known for the characters that live there. Playing well with others or not, those who came before us were tough men and women.