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1 When and where were you bornI was born the 12th of October 1919 in Lincoln VT Five generations of Purintons have been born and raised in LincolnI had two brothers John and George John was five years older than me and George was three years older John died a couple years ago but George is still alive and well and living up in West Lincoln making maple syrupMy father worked up in the woods clearing land and he also helped out on a farm My mother mostly stayed at home and cooked and cleaned like most women did in those days She would often get together with the ladies from town to bake and sew while sharing the latest gossipI remember getting up around 500 every morning to go outside and get wood for the fire There was always plenty of work for us kids to do The boys always did the hard labor for example the wood The girls mostly stayed inside helping their mother with whatever chores she needed to have done We only had three boys in our family so what I remember about what girls did is based on what our friend Carol Ann Rose told us Carol was two years older than me but she was really good friends with all three of usWell like I said every morning we would get up at 500 especially when it wasnt a school day No school meant that there was more work that needed to be done and we needed to get an early start on it One thing that our parents taught us was to spend time with God every morning and that was the most important thing After our morning quiet time we would have a warm breakfast although some were much bigger than others We didnt have a lot of money growing up I remember spending a large amount of the day in school then coming home and
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