Remembering Mrs. Goyette

Friday, August 10, 2018 5:5PM


To the editor:

I enjoyed reading the history of Bleakhouse in the July 26 edition of the Ledger-Transcript.

I was surprised to see a major omission. When I was a student at Peterborough Junior High School I worked at Bleakhouse during the summers of 1960 and 1961, for Fred Webb, who at that time was the caretaker there.

The house was occupied by Mrs. Hazel Goyette, who had been living in Bleakhouse at least since 1954 (see page 739 of George Abbot Morison’s History of Peterborough, NH).

I remember most about Mrs. Goyette was her big Cadillac in the driveway, because it had big fins in the back. I also remember the lawnmower I used to cut the grass, because it was self-propelled.

I enjoyed working for Mrs. Goyette, for one dollar an hour! I also worked for Wayne Green when he occupied Bleakhouse and as older readers can imagine, it was never boring working for Wayne Green!

Tom Dart