Hello Mr. Henry. My name is Susan MacNamara, and i received your article in the newspaper from my mother, who lives in E-town. She knew I would be interested for a couple of reasons. First, I volunteered my time there many years ago, when I was about 15 years of age. The only thing I really remember about that is Mr. Trimble, who was very kind and easy-going. But the second reason, is because of my friend here in Carlisle, PA. Eleanor Gilmore had a son Tommy Gilmore, who had been in a car accident when he was about 13 years of age. This might have been around 1968, I’m not sure of exact dates, but she tells me he was there for two Christmases. Unfortunately, Tommy passed away there just before his 16th birthday, but I (and Eleanor) was wondering if you may have known him.
Its really a small world, as I was born and raised in E-town, but have now located to Carlisle, and met my friend, Eleanor through church. I found your article to be of great interest, and think its a wonderful idea for you to try and reconnect with old friends. I have been really wanting to do the same with my former elementary school friends.
So, if you would like to let me know if you knew Tommy, that would be great! I probably volunteered there around the same time, like 1968-1969, not sure of the exact time, but of course, i wouldnt have met you or Tommy as we did not interact with the boys that were in there teens.
thanks for your most uplifting article and i look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Susan (kuchar) MacNamara
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