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Reminiscing With Pearl Playford Columns From The Watervliet Record, 1959-1966
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In the early 1900’s Pearl Playford embarked on a newspaper career that would continue for over fifty years. When nearly 80 years of age she was asked to write a weekly column for the local newspaper, The Watervliet Record. This was the beginning of “Reminiscing With Pearl Playford.”
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“When I first began to work for The Record conditions were far different from now. The office didn’t have a typewriter and all copy was written long hand, and I do not remember that there was a telephone. We went every morning to get a pail of water at the town pump...” - Pearl Playford
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Learn about the early days, the growth and the people of a small Michigan town
Read of politicians, presidents and other prominent persons of the time
Experience the "Horse and Buggy" days
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" I am a firm believer in miracles. I believe they happen every day, even in this present age"
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