I met Leonard McGrane on a park bench in the Common on a hot July evening.
Editor’s note: Former Hampton Union correspondent and Hampton Falls resident Aubry Bracco recently decided to leave the safe confines of the New Hampshire Seacoast for the big city of Seattle. We thought it would be fun to follow her as she struggles, in her own inimitable way, with the changes that move has brought.
I am directionally deficient. … Go West, Young Woman
I met Leonard McGrane in Salem Common on a hot July evening.
As Salem residents jogged, walked their dogs and enjoyed post-supper strolls, I had the privilege to journey into Leonard’s Salem. After more than eight decades in the city, Leonard had much to share. A living history book, he spoke of the city’s rich maritime roots, military drills in Salem Common and the “way things were.”