This photograph was captured in August of 2010 from the outside
of the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church looking through one
of its recently restored 160 year old windows (indicative of
the wavy glass) viewing the inside of the church and
another restored window on the other side
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Elders’ Interview
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Listen to: A CONVERSATION WITH TWO OF WELLS’ ELDER RESIDENTS
with photographs and documents, which Frances and Winifred chat about in their interview
These two cousins, Frances Sears and Winfred Oakman, are delightful, charming, informative, and entertaining. They will win your hearts in this 60 minute interview as they candidly guide you through things meaningful to them as they grew up in Wells and their feelings about how life here has changed over time.

You will also find that their past closely connects to current events. Frances’ grandparents previously owned the Delaney home where she and her husband were married, while Winifred spent a good portion of her youth, “as a Lewis,” living in what is now Juli’s Wells Country Store.
Frances Sears, 90 years young (L)
Winifred Oakman, 84 years young (R)
Just sit back and enjoy their  endearing recollections
DOUBLE CLICK HERE to listen to their interview
On the left of the cover bridge entrance is Frances’ friend, Louella Minor and on the right is Frances.  The bridge was located on Route 30 before entering Poultney, circa 1937
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Frances’ mother (L), Anna Sykes Howe and (R), Frances’ Aunt Bertha, who ran what is now the Wells Country Store
This remarkable woman, Annie R. Huyck, of whom Frances and Winifred speak so highly...a positive woman with an enormously kind and thoughtful spirit, who
unmistakably gave so much to the Town of Wells.

DOWNLOAD Annie Huyck’s story from this Report
This is the Capron home, formerly on the location of the now Earth and Time Gallery on Route 30 where Frances and her family lived. Pictured are Frances’ mother and father and in between them, a hired hand.
Also DOWNLOAD this, “One Man’s Memories,” handwritten by a Mr. Francis Thomas
This photograph, circa 1927, includes Frances standing in the second row at the right next to the bicycle wheel
This photograph was taken of the Goodspeed Family in front of their home on South Street, just after the Thomas’
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After moving to Wells, Vermont, in 2005, an inspiration to share its ambiance with others
and to fill a need for fellow town residents gave birth to this website.
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Right: Title page of a book housed at the Cornell University Library written by Hiland Paul with Biographical Sketches by Robert Parks, Esq.; dated 1869.

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