These news items were the talk of the town on September 22, 1955

Dance followers, please note. It’s good news to report on the Eiks Club dance which is held every Saturday night. During the summer months dance enthusiasts came from different parts of New England. Everyone enjoys the dancing to the popular music of Whit Phalen’s orchestra.

Local employees from the Post Office Dept, John Adelmann, Philip Linnehan and Thomas Kane, were with the Jiminy Cricket tour in New York for the Saturday and Sunday Red Sox-Yankee baseball games.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paduck and family of 293 Railroad Avenue vacationed recently for two weeks in different parts of Québec. Also stopped for a few days at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and attended the V.F W. National Convention in Boston.

Cape Cod weekend visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Adam Smoisld of 21 Folan Avenue.

Returning from an Ireland trip are Rev. C. Griffin formerly of Saint Catherine’s Church, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flaherty and Michael Wallace. Mr. and Mrs. Michail Coe-tello of Ireland had the honor of entertaining the Norwood guests.

Congratulations to a grand man, Patrick Costello of 145 Hill Street, awaiting his retirement in December after 42 years of faithful service with Bird ft Son.

Jackie Wilson, Bird & Son stock transfer office clerk, Is expected to leave for Military Service the first week In October. His fellow workers wish him good luck in his new Army life routine.

Frank Paine and family of Day Street enjoyed a weekend at their newly purchased cottage tn Maine.

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Frederick Grosso at Lancaster Street is with a’Foxboro concern. Fred Is vacationing with his family at home.

Alex Schuka of 25 Fairview Road, is hospitalized with an eye operation. His former fellow workers at Bird’s wish him a swift recovery.

Congratulations to Mr.and Mr. Richard Sprague, who celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary at an open house. Many relative and friends attended. Mr. Richard Sprague is popular and well known at Bird ft Son. For many years he was chairman and committee member of Bird Club and the Men’s bowling team chairman.

Some late vacationers Include Mr. and Mrs. Chester GrudhesH and Martin Kane.

This coming Sunday, September 25, another exciting fishing trip is being planned by fellow worker* of Bird’s in East Walpole. Already many men have signed up for this trip from various departments.

Congratulations to three who have achieved more than 50 years with Bird & Son. They are John Dower, Patrick Hession and Frank Fisher.

(Originally published in the Norwood Advertiser and Review)