In Memory

Mason Smith

Mason Smith

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08/23/18 10:05 PM #1    

Becky Shingleton (Everhart)

Mason was amazing and one of a kind. I did not know Mason when we were in high school, but became a close friend of his at the time of our 40th reunion. I learned that his first wife was in my dorm at Pine Manor Junior College.  We then became friends and in the summer of 2008 Mason literally saved my life in the ocean off Assateague Island, Virginia. He was visiting us at our house on Chincoteague Island and I got caught in a rip current.  If it wasn’t for Mason’s life guarding skills, I would not be here. Later we learned through genealogy research that we are distant cousins. Mason was special and will always be missed. ❤️ Becky


08/24/18 02:33 PM #2    

Ann Stillman (Wilson)

Like Becky, I did not know Mason in high school either until our 40th reunion.  We are so thankful he came into our lives - especially for his saving Becky from drowning!!  Mason always had wonderful stories - he must have been given 7 lives based on some of his youthful escapades, and driven his parents crazy!!  Sad he will not be with us for the 50th.


09/17/18 01:55 AM #3    

Nat Slater

Mason became a friend when we played ice hockey on the Ackerley’s pond during elementary school.He was always aa interesting pconversationalist. I lost touch with him, and many others, after going away to middle school at Fenn and then secondary at Middlesex; someone told me that Mason had gone off to Proctor. One day in Edgartown, while meeting some friends in Cannonball Park, there was Mason with longish hair, dirty clothes  and a vehicle on shush was painted “Fight For Peas”. He said he had run away from Proctor and didn’t quite know what he would do next except hang out in Edgartown. I was spending a lot of time with a dear girl who decades later told me she went out on date with Mason in that period. Later on Mason and I became Facebook friends, enjoying conversation relative the Mayflower and construction work he did for Cornell’s Shoals Marine Laboratory On Appledore Island Maine (where, historically  Celia rhaxter kept an inn an Garden about which she wrote and Childe Hassam painted also to illustrate her non-fiction novel “An Island Garden”). I was glad to learn he had completed high school, becoming a fountain of interesting factoids, and was surprised to find out he was class of ‘68, not ‘67, always assuming he was a year or three older than I! We corresponded until he passed away; he never mentioned health issues, and had a lot to say about  the 50 or so, of 100, Mayflower passengers who survived the 1620 voyage, as well his work building a useful structure on Appledore Island. 

 


09/17/18 02:02 AM #4    

Nat Slater

How do Edgartown MA and Maine interconnect? I don’t know, but they do, at least ibid ~ AN ISLAND GARDEN, by Celia Laighton Thaxter pwith pictures and illuminations by  Childe Hassam c.1895 ` http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/thaxter/garden/garden.html


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