In the early 1960s my grandmother Inda Peters Collins of Laconia, N.H. married a local pharmacist, Lawton B. Quimby. It was a second marriage for both. Lawton, or "Gramps" as we called him, was the only grandfather that I ever knew. He was a kind man who was a wonderful companion to my grandmother in their later years. In the late 1960s Gramps and my uncles George Collins and John Newton built a small cabin on Little Bear Island on Lake Winnipesaukee. Gramps would ferry us to the island on his beloved Chris Craft boat. My fondest childhood memories are of the lake and the family times we had there.
After Gramps died in the 1980s a relic from his past was passed down to my mother, Elizabeth Collins Finnegan '47. It turns out that Gramps went to The New Hampshire College of Agriulture and the Mechanic Arts just as World War I was ending. He was a poultry major. For the two years that Gramps was in Durham he kept a scrapbook of his time. The below slideshow features a selection of the mementos that Gramps saved.
—Bridget Finnegan, New and Emerging Media