Draper Family Reunion - c.1999

    In about 1999, one of the Draper women, I've forgotten her name, decided to
    organize a family reunion, to be held during the Thanksgiving weekend. She
    lived in New York City, as did Bill Draper. It was probably Bill who put her in
    touch with Paul Curran to help organize the event at this end. Paul called
    Elaine Malloy and asked for a suggestion as to where they could have lunch
    on Friday, after their tour around the center of town. Elaine said she could
    make lunch for them and serve it at the library. Paul decided that it was a
    good idea. Elaine was assisted by Judy Brown, Mary Saras and Helen
    Hammond. After lunch, many of the family browsed through the scrapbooks
    and various Draper items at the library.

    Most of the Drapers at the reunion had never visited Hopedale, although two
    of them had grown up here. They were Bill, (in the picture above he is
    wearing a hat and appears to be pointing at one of the kids) and his sister,
    Lilla Joy Draper Scharnberg. Lilla, wearing black gloves, is to his left. Bill and
    Lilla's parents were Clare and Matilda Draper. Their home was where
    Memorial School is now. General William F. and Lilla Draper were their

    I wish the pictures were better, but they were taken with an early digital
    camera. It was a Sony that saved the pictures on a 3.5 inch floppy.

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