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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Day (?) of apartment hunting.... Does anyone want to rent apartment #13 that overlooks the town of Amherst's oldest graveyard? The fence is only 5 feet away from your very own door!
If so, call Kamins Real Estate. $700/month, plus $50/month electric bill, and the dilapitated, chewing tabacco stained, wandering spirit pad is all yours. Enjoy!


Blogger Amherst Housing said...

Just a side-question: is the so-called "Lord" Jeffry Amherst burried in the graveyard that apt. 13 overlooks? Imagine the karma.
Check the dismal link:

Who would keep the name "Amherst" in a town that claims to be so liberal? And the top-rated liberal arts college? Name change? Plans?

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lovely Lord has no connection with the town -- it was a case of sending an application for incorporation to the state and having Boston pick a name. I think I heard the local residents wanted the town to be called Norwottuck.

I knew a Dine (Navajo) student at Amherst College who said the name was a serious negative in deciding to come here.

9:57 AM  
Blogger filhodanoite said...

Well (if that is the case), don't you think that Boston may have picked the name knowing that Jeffrey Amherst decimated the Native population by handing out small pox infested blankets? Check out the link:

And what about the Lord Jeffrey Inn in Amherst, center? That is a celebration of Boston's chosen name?

Even if local residents did not choose the name they still had and have the power to change it.

The name of the town is a disgrace. As I saw on a tee-shrt a few years ago: "Naming a town after Jeffrey Amherst is like naming a holiday in honor of Christopher Columbus"

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't rent anything from Kamins or you may end up in a graveyard due to toxic mold, rodent infestation, faulty septic tanks, and contaminated wells...unless you enjoy pulmonary disease and enviornmental illness

1:44 AM  
Blogger s.l.d.c said...

Nothing historical is perfect to our modern sensibility, so that rabbit hole is usually better left alone, as long as there isn't hero worship.
However, I do not see how the "Lord Jefs" is better than the (now removed) Colonel Reb at Ole Miss though.

3:39 PM  

Now that was a interesting news report.

5:30 PM  

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