Charles G. Gosselink, for one, thanks Ethel in his book on the Penfield family as one of the more accurate contributors in researching history, stating "Ethel Andrus has been very helpful in answering many questions and clarifying several mysteries."
Ethel served as historian of the town of Hague. Up to her 80s Ethel was active as president of the Hamilton-Warren County Council of Senior Citizens, as secretary of the Hague Senior Citizens Club, served on the board of the Hague Chronicle, volunteered at the Hague Volunteer Fire Department and at the Ticonderoga Black Watch Library to name just a few of her volunteer services. She took pleasure in delivering Meals on Wheels in her community, a project that she started and is still on-going here. At home, she adopted many a homeless cat and dog. She has always read, read, read books and newspapers.
These days Ethel still loves visiting the Black Watch Library or going out for ice-cream at the Wind Chill. She'll still answer questions about the past, but she'll surely ask you a question back: "What's new in Hague?"
Her 90th birthday was celebrated in the dining room with her niece, Jane Crammond, good friends, and fellow residents at the Adult Home in Moses Ludington April 27. She thanked everyone afterwards. Cards and letters will reach Ethel Andrus at Moses Ludington Hospital - Adult Home, Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, NY 12883. Calls are always welcome, too, at 585-4079.