I have some explaining and correcting to do. Yes, I seemed to have made a mistake on my blog yesterday. You heard right. OK, I will say it outright plain and simple, “I WAS WRONG”. Of course, regardless of what my wife says, this is the first time in my life that I have ever been wrong (grin).
Of course, like all the other probable times that I may have been slightly wrong, IT WASN’T MY FAULT!!!. I was lead astray. . .
Remember the link I gave to a Mapquest satellite map? OK, here it is again, go look at it to refresh your memory – CLICK HERE.
When it first comes up, there are two towns shown and named on it. Look down in the lower right hand corner. See that town shown there. See how it is spelled? It is spelled Philipston. Zoom in close and look how the road to it is spelled. Yep, it is spelled Phillipston Road. Now why would the town have only one “L” while the road is spelled with two?
It got me a wondering what the correct spelling is, so I did some research. I happen to be in possession of a copy of a pretty complete history of that town with old maps and pictures, etc. There is one picture taken way back many years ago of a large building serving as a post office and the name on it was spelled with only one “L”, Philipston.
This history also states that officially the towns name was changed in 1924 from Philipston to Phillipston. Now that should settle that, right? Then why does Mapquest think it is still pre 1924? I grew up always spelling it with two “L’s”, but knowing that spelling is one of my weakest endeavors, I figured that I could have been wrong all these years.
So, I stated in yesterdays blog that, (By the way, Philipston used to be spelled Phillipston, with two “L’s”.) and also used the old spelling through out my blog. I was WRONG. Sorry, but it was Mapquest’s fault, right?
My apologies to all who may have lost some sleep over this. . .