WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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learn of the harsher side of war and then try to prevent it. Amen." n LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) WILLIAM OLIVER KENNEY served on an escort vessel: "We took part in no engagements with the enemy but were under constant mental strain of knowing that we might be attacked by submarines at any moment of day or night." n PRIVATE JOHN JOSEPH SULLIVAN was a man of few words: "One meal a day with starva- tion and cold." The society doesn't have a questionnaire from Corporal Reginald William Stevens, but it does have the trunk he sent home from the battlefields of France. "When he came back from the war, I guess his mother put the trunk in the attic," Fox said. The trunk's top level contains invitations to dances, a French phrase book, postcards, souvenirs, civilian road maps of France and Paris, a pay book, and a booklet on how to avoid "venereal diseases." Among the gear in the lower level are gas masks, a canteen, car- tridge belt, and a field telephone. - - ✘ - - Weston has seen few estate sales like the one held October 26-27, 2007, at 157 Oak Street. That was the home of the late Nelson McNutt who died three years earlier at the age of 105. For historian Fox, McNutt's rundown cottage was a goldmine. Among the riches she found was a sketchbook from the 1930s filled with colorful, detailed pastels of 231 butterflies and 101 s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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