50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” topped the charts in the United States.
Dr. Christian Bernard performed the first successful heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.
Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg were arrested in New York City during a protest against the Vietnam war.
Actor Nestor Carbonell, perhaps best known to audiences today for his role in the recent A&E series “Bates Motel,” was born to Cuban parents in New York City.
Musician Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 26, but four months after his death, his “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released and reached the top of the pop charts in the United States.
And on Shelter Island . . .
LOUISE O’REGAN CLARK PHOTO A wheel purchased at a yard sale by Keith Clark (left), Richard Surozenski (second from right) and Steve Lenox (right). Alfred Kilb Jr. (second from left) will help hang it in the Smith-Taylor Cabin after its restoration.
It’s a labor of love for three Island men, remembering their fathers’ heritage of hard work, sense of community and spirit, by taking on those responsibilities themselves.
The three men — Keith Clark, Richard Surozenski and Steve Lenox — are recreating something that was lost, an old chandelier in the shape of an old ship’s wheel and will give it to the Smith-Taylor Cabin at Taylor’s Island. The gift will continue the ongoing restoration of the cabin, but will also memorialize their fathers who inspired and guided them to adulthood. (more…)