[Fwd: Oxford World Classics anyone?]
gods1216 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 15 11:56:17 EDT 2003
And it certainly is true that the Merrimack Valley (about
> 30 miles NW of Boston just south of the New Hampshire border) is not
> exactly a center of literary fervor! Lowell and Lawrence were mill
> towns, booming (so to speak) from the American c war period up to
> around the turn of the 20th century when all the mills headed South.
> For the last 100 years the entire area has been a pit.
that's hardly fair.
i am not areas biggest fan but it's hardly a pit.
it's no worse than medford, malden, melrose or lynn...well lawrence maybe, but not the entire valley.
the worst i will say is that it is typical of boston's urban surrounds...only more so.
> For about 20 years (1980-2000 or so) there was a mini-electronics boom, but it went the way of the stock market.
i must have slept thru that..i dont' think it came up this far.
> (BTW, my dates may be mixed up; it's been a while since this stuff
> was fresh in my head.)
it's quite fresh in mine.
i do pro bono book repairs for the local archives.
lawrence could be greatly improved by a nice scale 8 quake.
methuen just needs a good neutron bombing, leave the architechure remove the infestation.
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