NeedhamOnline Guestbook

March 1999


Isabel Pell - Yardsley, Connecticut
  • When my father, Samuel Weller, first conquered the mighty Blue Hills in his humble covered wagon, his weary eyes rested upon the sparsely settled farming community of Needham. according to family mythology, the blaze of splendour which burst upon his sight was blinding. After settling in Needham, he staked out some land and bartered with the natives for land, food and supplies. The years passed and it was not long before he was courting a saucy young lass named Elizabeth, daughter of the legendary and respected business man and landowner, Sherman Fineberg. After marrying, Dad traded in his plow, covered wagon and modest home for a elegant home, fine cigars and a more spacious home on South Street, much more suitable for a young and growing family. not long after I was born. The youth I spent in Needham were moments snatched from Paradise; rendered bewitching by music, beauty, elegance, fashion, etiquette, and above all, by absence of tradespeople, who are quite inconsistent with Paradise. it was a very pleasant society then.

signed on Wednesday, the 31. of March 1999 at 17:02:21


Greg S. Needham - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nice site.

signed on Monday, the 29. of March 1999 at 18:54:37


Christina Dedora - Roslindale, MA
  • Hello,
    I am taking over a business in Needham and would like to join your merchants association. I will be opening a nursery /greenhouse operation at 1 Wellsley Avenue. Please send me more information to:
    Sacred Seasons Farm & Nursery
    1 Wellsley Avenue
    Needham, MA 02949
    or Contact me at the greenhouses at
    781 449-6001. Your website is great and has provided me, as a new business owner,
    with great information about your town.
    Thanks- Christina

signed on Sunday, the 28. of March 1999 at 21:20:57


Gilarde - Brighton,ma
  • I was so pleased to find this site!
    We are a young family looking to purchase a home in Needham. ( 3+ bedrooms ) if you are interested in selling your home contact us before contacting a broker!
    Fgilarde@aol.com
    Thanks!

signed on Sunday, the 28. of March 1999 at 17:10:17


Andy Entwistle - Fort Hood, TX
  • Just checking in. Would like to hear from NHS '80 classmates. Still an Army officer, currently at Fort Hood, TX. Can't believe my daughter is about to be 16.

signed on Sunday, the 28. of March 1999 at 04:54:47


crystal needham - quinton, oklahoma, united states
  • I did not know that there was any
    town in the U.S. named Needham. You
    not beleive how many people in the town
    of Quinton Oklahoma share the name
    needham. Do you think there is any
    connection in the names at all. If so
    please E-mail me.

signed on Saturday, the 27. of March 1999 at 04:41:38


Larry M. Needam - Chesapeake, Virginia USA
  • I wish to learn of the early settling of black families in the township of Needham. I am interested in what the town records have to say about early negro blacksmiths who came to Needham, Mass. and worked their chosen craft as Free Men.I believe my family roots can be traced here. My family changed its name spelling to Needam.Please E-Mail me with any clues at: sho-nuff4@worldnet.att.net

signed on Friday, the 26. of March 1999 at 23:48:14


Judith A. Smith - McAllen, TX 78501
  • I found you looking up pansies, my favorite flower! My brother teaches at Tanglewood in the summers. If I am near Needham this summer, I will certainly visit.

signed on Friday, the 26. of March 1999 at 02:54:18


Ron Needham - Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Very well done!

signed on Thursday, the 25. of March 1999 at 15:14:04


Linn L. Roath - Kyoto, Japan
Homepage : http://N/A
  • Dear Needham,
    I am Director of Int'l. Operations for a musical instrument wholesaler in Kyoto, Japan. I spent two years in Needham as a child. I looking to locate an American operation on the east coast, and thought of Needham. I would appreciate any/all information you can provide on Needham, and Mass. For example city & state tax laws, establishing business/corporation in Mass. etc... I'd really appreciate any further infor you can provide. The greater Boston area is attractive to me and my company.

    Many thanks,
    Linn L. Roath
    V.P. Int'l. Ops.
    J-PEC. Co., Ltd.
    Kyoto, Japan.

signed on Monday, the 22. of March 1999 at 05:34:43


Holly Gainsboro - Charlotte, North Carolina USA
  • Hey Y'all-
    My husband Steven and I moved from Needham in April of '95. We love it here in NC, but certainly miss many things about Needham. I hope all my old friends at ParentTalk are doing great. I am so thrilled to see it's still active.
    Amy and Lee sure have done a fabulous job on this website, very exciting for me to get a slice of Needham every now and then. Take care! Holly

signed on Sunday, the 21. of March 1999 at 22:13:54


ted bowler - Alexandria, VA

  • It was fun being back in Needham for an hour...I'm interested in hearing from anyone who knew/knows me or members of our family...[Sally, Eileen, Ted, or Kate]. We grew up on Bradford Street, attended St. Joseph's, Pollard, and NHS.

    I graduated from Catholic Memorial in '77.

    Hope to hear from you!

signed on Saturday, the 20. of March 1999 at 20:02:45


Desiree - Cumberland, RI
  • Cool site -- very nostalgic. I graduated class of '81, and was looking for a copy of the 'Rag' from '79, I think. Can anybody help?

signed on Saturday, the 20. of March 1999 at 16:06:06


David & Nancy Martikke - Carmel, IN
  • Thanks for the memories, the walk down NCT Lane.

signed on Thursday, the 18. of March 1999 at 19:01:36


Maureen McCarthy - Boston, MA USA
  • The site has quite a lot of information. However, it would be helpful if the zoning code and assessment information was available on line.

signed on Thursday, the 18. of March 1999 at 15:40:24


Rhonda Fuller - Warm Springs, GA. USA
  • THis sounds a like a great website.
    I need a rhyme for my dad's 60th birhtday with a
    nascar theme.

signed on Thursday, the 18. of March 1999 at 10:16:12


Brian Peterson - Coventry, RI USA
  • Nice to come home for a visit. (St Joseph's Class of 72, NHS Class of 76.)

signed on Tuesday, the 16. of March 1999 at 23:03:30


Bill Pike - Hilliard, Ohio, USA
  • I'm a former resident (1969-1976)who's loking for other St.Joseph School attendees or faculty.

signed on Saturday, the 13. of March 1999 at 22:14:56


Dick Kozacko - Elmira, New York
  • Hello, I didn't even know there was a webpage for Needham. But, I am involved in a computer course and decided to do a little research on my "home town". I think it's a good project and hope it's kept up-to-date. Best wishes, Dick Kozacko -- class of 1954 at N.H.S.

signed on Friday, the 12. of March 1999 at 09:20:09


Gregory Keefe - Orlando, Florida
  • Can someone contact me with information about class of 74' reunion

    Still looking for L. Sullivan I I

signed on Wednesday, the 10. of March 1999 at 22:15:12


Kathy Herrera - Lexington
  • I love you web site... Would it be possible if you could
    tell me where I can find information on
    your annual Great Bear Run in may?

signed on Wednesday, the 10. of March 1999 at 09:02:15


DONNA SUE McBRIDE - INDIANA
  • I HAVE RECENTLY HEARD OF A PANSY CALLED
    "CLOWN-FACE" AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND
    PLANTS FOR SPRING PLANTING. ARE "CLOWN-
    FACE" PANSIES THE SAME AS "HAPPY FACE"?
    I WAS TOLD THE BACKGROUND WAS WHITE AND
    THE CENTER PINK TO ROSE, WITH YELLOW AND
    MAYBE BLUE SPOTS. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND
    THESE PANSIES? THANK YOU. DONNA

signed on Tuesday, the 09. of March 1999 at 23:30:47


Gert Vonk - Holland, the Netherlands
Homepage : http://home.wxs.nl/~gertvonk/
  • I don't know how I surfed into this site, but I really like it! I think it's a good idea to support your city or town on Internet. I've never heared of Needham, but now I do.

signed on Monday, the 08. of March 1999 at 13:28:24


Dick King - Dudley, MA
  • My mother has been a resident of Needham for the last 70 years.
    She will be 90 in July and is going to have to give up driving.
    This needless to say will be very difficult for her. Most of
    her friends have past away and her only son, myself, live too
    far to do weekly errands for her. We have been trying to
    convince her to come live with us or to move nearby but she is
    fiercely independent and isn't ready to consider a move. Right
    now, transportation to doctors, pharmacies and for groceries
    are the biggest concern.
    Would you be so kind to list what transportation is available
    in Needham. Is there any transportation to and from grocery
    stores or pharmacies. If so, is there a charge, are tips expected,
    how much advance notice is required. Any information you can
    provide would be greatly appreciated. My mother is in good
    physical and mental health, she does use a cane and can manipulate
    stairs quite well.

    Richard King
    266 Ramshorn Rd.
    Dudley, MA 01571

signed on Sunday, the 07. of March 1999 at 12:56:53


Jim heintze - Derwood, Maryland
  • I am interested in knowing a bit more about the Needham fourth of July celebration and its history, for my webpage on the Fourth of July. thank you.

signed on Friday, the 05. of March 1999 at 13:40:32


Robb Scott - Lynn, MA
Homepage : http://I'm workin' on it, gimme a break, jeez...
  • So this is too cool. Nicely done site, and a good glimpse into the past (for me, at least).

    Anyways, I'm Robb Scott, NHS Class of '73, '74, and I think they tried to drag me back for '75 but I was having none of it. I turned out OK anyways. I'm living by the ocean in Lynn, run a little music studio in my attic, and still play too-loud guitar on the weekends. If any of this rings a bell, by all means gimme a holler.

signed on Tuesday, the 02. of March 1999 at 11:28:17


Niki Pierce - Canada
  • I love your site because i know a REALLY HOT GUY
    named Travis Needham!

signed on Monday, the 01. of March 1999 at 22:25:58


D. S. McBRIDE - Huntington, Indiana, 46750 USA
  • I HAVE HEARD OF A PANSY CALLED
    "CLOWN-FACE". IS THERE SUCH A PANSY AND
    CAN YOU HELP ME GET SOME FOR MY OWN?
    IT IS SAID TO BE OF WHITE BACKGROUND, WITH
    A RED CENTER (NOSE) AND YELLOW MAYBE BLUE
    COLORING. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
    DONNA SUE McBRIDE

signed on Monday, the 01. of March 1999 at 00:38:20

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