Lee Williams, Having a Paper Route in Easton during the 40’s and 50’s

Listen to Easton townie, Lee “Mr. Easton” Williams, talk about how it was to have a paper route as a kid growing up in Easton during the 1940;s and 50’s.

Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames – The Trailer – Donate to help complete the film…

Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames chronicles the remarkable life of a society woman who was determined to change American society. Blanche Ames wrote, marched, and organized. A talented artist and birth control maverick, she drew political cartoons in support of women’s suffrage that both inspired and enraged.   Her fiercest supporter was her husband Oakes, renowned Harvard botanist and president of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. Together, the couple worked side-by-side from the home they called Borderland to advance the rights of American women so a new society could be born.

We look at the battles of yesterday and the continued struggle today and celebrate the life of this unsung hero who accomplished so much. And yet, when Blanche Ames died in 1969, the headline of her obituary identified her as “Mrs. Oakes Ames, Botanist’s Widow,” as if her life’s work as an artist and activist were an afterthought—or worse, a wasted effort.

Blanche Ames knew differently, of course. Now, so do we.


To donate by credit card, click the link below. To donate by check: Please make your donation payable to the “The Center for Independent Documentary” and put “Borderland” in the memo line.  Please mail your check to:  The Center for Independent Documentary   1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #5 Boston, MA 02135.


Filmmaker: Kevin Friend is a videographer/producer/editor/director who has been creating cultural and social documentaries for the past 30 years, most recently co-producing the full length documentary feature Kings of Cape Cod and the award winning Sacred Ground. Kevin has also been lead producer/director/editor of over 110 episodes of two current television travel series: Golfing the World and The Mountain Report.

Writer: Kate Klise (kateklise.com) is a former People magazine correspondent turned award-winning author of more than 30 books for young readers. Klise first learned about Blanche Ames while serving as writer-in-residence for the Ames Free Public Library in North Easton, Mass.

Executive Producer: William Ames, a distant cousin of Oakes Ames, has produced many historical documentaries. A resident of North Easton, Bill bring his enthusiasm, local knowledge of the Ames family and his expertise of many years in the investment business.



DECLASSIFIED PHOTOS – Atomic bombs in WWII, Enola Gay

Courtesy of Lee Williams:

Forest Arden was the chief flight mechanic of a B-29 stationed at Tinian Island. His aircraft was parked nearby to the Enola Gay and he watched the loading procedure of the first Atomic Bomb.

He said that security was strictly enforced and no one was
allowed to approach to within 100 yards! Few had any inkling
of what�was about to occur. Everyone was astounded at the sudden
end of World War II.

This is an unbelievable set of photos – the REAL thing – pix from
Tinian Island as the B-29 “Enola Gay” was being loaded. Notice
the “Top Secret” stamp on some of the photos. In the last few
Pix notice the CRUDE sheet metal work on the casing and fins
of “Little Boy” – the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.