Together They've Been Around for 214 Years
by Bobby Blair 6/5/12
Two Hollistonians celebrated birthdays on Sunday June 3rd...
Casey at the Bat celebrated his 124th birthday on Sunday, born on June 3, 1888. The present Casey II replaced a former Casey and was carved by former resident Jesse Green now of Medway.
The original Casey is now in rehab at Star Sign on Central Street and is expected to make enough of a recovery so that he can be housed at Casey's Crossing.
The local historic site is expected to be a viewing site for the judges of the America in Bloom contest who arrive in town in July. Hopefully the "Mayor of Mudville" will get busy pulling a few weeds around Casey.
Another longtime Hollistonian celebrating a birthday on June 3rd was Everett Blair. Blair was presented a cake at the Annual Meeting of the Charles F. Duford Post 47 American Legion Sunday morning. Ninety years young, Blair's cake sported only three candles, each representing 30 years. Blair's son Tom, a navy veteran like his father, looks on in the background. Everett Blair a past commander and life member of the post attended his 63rd Memorial Day Parade this past Monday.
The Annual Meeting of the Legion was also election time and Everett Blair swore in the new officers of the post. L to R Jr. Vice Cmdr. Henry Gai; Finance Officer James Dwyer; Commander Alan Greendale; Sr. Vice Cmdr. Jim Carbino and Adj. Walter McGrath.
Posted in Local Lore.