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Wilfred Jurjens has been collecting material about the town of Meredith, and especially the history of Meridale Farms, for over 60 years. Much of that material is now an essential part of our historical collection. But above all, Willy is a great storyteller, among the last of his kind, in an oral tradition that goes all the way back to the original Bard.
More than 30 of Willy’s tales of life in Meredith have been recorded and published in a book, “The Thing of It.” And here it is — the thing of it — Willy’s about to celebrate his 90th birthday in June. And by auspicious coincidence, it falls on the very same day we will hold our regular meeting — on the 3rd Thursday of June — the 18th.  So please mark your calendar and join us in the celebration — to hear readings of some of his best stories — and to sing a song or two in his honor.