Holyoke Woman Rings in Fire Box on O’Connor Avenue

by Laurel | September 17th, 2014

06 September 1931

Holyoke, September 6 — A woman living on O’Connor Avenue went to mail a letter about 4:30 this afternoon. She looked around, walked up to a fire alarm box, opened the door and tried to mail a letter in it, pulling down the “hook” as she did so.

The letter dropped on the sidewalk and a passerby picked it up for her and suggested that she put it in a mail box. While they were discussing this the fire department called by the box which is 437 on O’Connor Avenue came dashing up. The woman was scared as she realized what she had done but the fire laddies took it as a joke. This is about the only time it ever happened here.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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