Memory Lane

MEMORY LANE

CONNETQUOT, NEW YORK

Hidden History of Connetquot

The hidden history of the Connetquot area contains many stories of our residents’ love affairs with the automobile. During our interview with Ed Taylor, he recounted happy memories of his second, post-retirement career working on Raymond Lindsey’s car collection. Another one of our interviewees (see Memory Lane, “People Around Town: Ed Surbeck” ) spoke about Mr. Lindsey as well. Raymond L. Lindsey (October 12, 1923-January 13, 2013) was a longtime Bohemia resident whose car collection and car lovers’ meetups on his Locust Avenue property have become legendary. You can read the story of his life, much of which he wrote while participating in the Connetquot Library’s Memoir Writing class, in his memoir What happened?! : stories of my life by Raymond L. Lindsey. (1) You can also view his reading of one of the stories from his book, “Grandma and the outhouse” here. For more detailed information on the cars in his collection see Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942 shelved in our Adult Reference area.(2)

  1. Raymond L. Lindsey. What Happened?!: Stories of My Life. Publisher: Author.
  2. Beverly Rae Kimes and Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942. 3rd edition. (Iola, WI.: Krause Publications, 1996).


Ed Taylor Interview