(For the nice fellow at the Senior Center yesterday)
My street address includes a Paugussett Place Name
That some people think is the name of the road
That the local high school is on,
But it isn’t
- and the man who looks at my driver’s license (so I can vote) knows that.
He says: “Chief Nonnewaug - he’s buried over by there somewhere.”
And I have to answer truthfully,
So I say “Well, no - not anymore.”
“But there’s that plaque that says that,” he says.
“Sachem Nonnewaug, he was known as,” I say, walking away...
I could have talked for a while about that, but I didn't.
I feel like I owe the fellow an apology for not explaining further,
So here's some other things I've said about that name, "Nonnewaug:"