Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
28 February 2004

Heather: How is the New England weather?

Audrey: It is sunny. The snow is melting. It is heaped up on the sides and except for the snow on the stonewall, it is not pretty any more. The guy (Sobersides) is out with the trash and he put his hood up. It must be cold. We are hardy people. We all had to live through hardy weather.

The reason we have so many stones in R.I. was the ice was melting from the north and it would roll south. By the time it got to R.I., it dropped off all the stones before it got to the sea. It was all ice. It melted in R.I. When the snow melted, it left all these stones. The early settlers put these stones to good use and built stonewalls that are still standing today! They knew how to build stonewalls. They had wonderful reasoning in their minds to think of this. What else could they have done with all these stones?

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