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This recording was made at a Stratford Historical Society picnic at Boothe Park on July 1960. Mr. Lovell was 74 years old. He relates his humorous stories of living in Stratford over those 74 years. This is a continuation of the speech Mr. Lovell gave to the Historical Society one year earlier.
Harold Lovell, Sr. was born in Stratford in 1886. He lived his entire life in town. He was active in the town and in the town's government. He was on the Board of the Stratford Trust Company. He was also a humorist. Lew Knapp wrote of Harold Lovell in his historic book, In Pursuit of Paradise, "Harold lovell was voted 'best dispositioned' in his class at Bridgeport High in 1905. He never lost his sense of the ridiculous - all his life, his stories held his listeners spellbound." Mr. Lovell built the Lovell Hardware building which still stands in Stratford Center. Mr. Lovell died March 19, 1969.