Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Fine Way to Spend a Sunday with Family

Yesterday we did something neither of us had ever done before, we went out to eat on a Holiday. No home cooking, last minute shopping, waking a dawn to throw a bird or a ham in the oven, just reservations.

At first I was bit skeptical. I like having a Holiday meal at the house. For too many years I went to someone else's house for dinner. It was like sitting at the children's table. Now, things are different, and we have had some wonderful meals here in our home.

Yesterday we went to the Oliver Wight Tavern ,at Old Sturbridge Village, for Easter Brunch at Mary's suggestion. It was very, very nice. The food was excellent, and plentiful, and the service, considering the hundreds of people there, was superb.

After seeing the numbers of people there at the Tavern yesterday, I can only say that OSV is far from passing away, it is coming back stronger, and better than ever.

Travel Tip: Brunch is offered at the the Oliver Wight Tavern every Sunday. Take the family, and then take a walk around the Village. The lambs are arriving now.

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday, we did something we had never done before: we attended a fundraiser at OSV, which was presented in honor of Ken Burns. OSV named and dedicated the resource center after the gentlemen, and my oh my, how befitting.

    It was all delightful, from the appetizer to the dessert, from State Rep Todd Smola's speech through to Congressman Neal's speech, with State Senator Stephen Brewer in between, all three bracketed by Jim Donahue and Ken Burns.

    A lovely evening but surprisingly, so few Sturbridge residents or business owners in attendance.

    I would attend a fundraiser every quarter at OSV, if available. It was that good.

    Get on this bandwagon folks. It's all good!


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