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You Didn’t Ask…

I’ve been working on this year’s reunion invitation… and looking at last year’s noticed that I “threatened” to tell a town clock story. I don’t recall anybody asking, but I can’t resist.

It seems that during the early 1960’s there were two Blue Devils who frequently ushered at the United Church. I said names would be withheld, but one’s initials were CD and the other’s were WB.

I’ll bet you didn’t know this: the church bell (operational at the time) sounds vaguely similiar to the town clock’s bell.

Said ushers discovered that a gentle tug on the rope in vestry would generate two well-timed “bongs” immediately after the town clock had chimed eleven. We never did know if anybody wondered why it occasionally was “thirteen o’clock” on Sunday morning in Chester.

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