Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up …

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8 responses to “Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up …

  1. Brush off the “clouds” and cheer up! Put on a happy face!

    Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Greetings — spread that sunshine every day!

    Thanks, Dan.

  2. Westport Bank and Trust never looked better !
    look, there’s Mom and me going in the front door;
    she’s going to cash a check…it’s really 1946 !

  3. Sharon Paulsen

    “Westport Bank and Trust never looked better! look, there’s Mom and me going in the front door; she’s going to cash a check…it’s really 1946 !”

    I was thinking the same thing, Buell … but take this statement into the 1970’s of MY youth!!! Same thing!

    And the lollipops provided then could very well have been made in the 1940’s, LOL. (Think – Candy Corn – the sweet-treat that cannot degrade over time). 😉

    Some things are just … timeless.

    Thank goodness THIS building never became a tear-town. (But I could do without the Patagonia sign up there on the flatiron-style-pre-war-facade architecture.)

    What’s the actual history of this building? I’d love some background, via 06880 (hint hint, not because I can’t “Google” it, but because it’s more fun to read anecdotal’s and such, from the natives)!

    Thanks Dan!!

  4. Westporter, Charles Cutler was the architect of this great building! I believe It was built in 1924, one year before Greens Farms Elementary was built (Charles Cutler was also architect of this school). The former Westport Bank and Trust Co. building is designated as a National Historic Site. Love this building!

  5. Jean Whitehead

    Passbook savings account and…..traveller’s checks! Circa 1970s……

  6. Jonathan Maddock

    As a grammar schooler (not a real word spell check??? I don’t care) in the early 1960’s I would carry in a jar full of change from my paper route to the teller at the Westport Bank & Trust. It was fun watching them run the change through the sorting machine. The money would be deposited into my passbook savings account.. the booklet for the account was so important!
    My first self-funded purchases were Christmas gifts for my sisters & parents.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. Mary (Cookman) Schmerker Staples 1958

    I remember being trusted by Mrs. Betts , a teacher at Bedford Jr. High, in the mid 1970’s to take three one dollar bills down to the bank to trade in for three Silver Dollars ending in years 1,2 & 3 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes in a competition. I was trusted to return to class the following day with the silver dollars. Many of us walked down the Post Road from Bedford Jr. High to catch a local bus home. We would wait in front of Colgans Drug Store for the bus. Colgans is now Tiffany’s. Gone are the days of 10 cent cherry cokes. I am pleased that the old bank building is a National Historic Site.It is a magnificent building.