Jason Could Play The Banjo Real Good

| 8/27/2012 10:13:39 AM

Tags: Banjo, Meredith NH, Brad Anderson, Bob Montana, Civil War, Vietnam, George Locke,

We held the coastline
They held the highland
And they were sharp
As sharp as knives
They heard the hum of the motors
They counted the rotors
And waited for us to arrive
From “Goodnight Saigon” by Billy Joel 

I live on a dead-end road on the outskirts of Meredith New Hampshire, a small town of about seventeen hundred people according to the 2010 US census and because we are a tourist destination, the number probably doubles in the summertime. 

There are a few people who have risen to fame from Meredith; most recently a young fellow named Brad Anderson who graduated from Interlakes High School in 1998 and is currently enjoying notoriety as the soap-opera character “Damian Millhouse Spinelli” in General Hospital, and gave the commencement address at his old high-school in 2008.

Former Meredith Resident Brad Anderson 

Bob Montana, the artist and creator of the comic strip character “Archie” summered in Meredith and then, after his tour of military service in 1948 moved here permanently with his wife Peggy. He died in 1975 and left us with laughter and the beloved characters that inhabit the mythical American town of “Riverdale”.

Bob Montana 

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