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

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Summer Dreamin'

There are a few things that have always made me feel warmer. The song below is one of them.

I was only a kid when it was a hit, but later on it had become one of those annual summer songs that would always play on the radio while I was enjoying the warmth of the sun.

It brings back a lot of memories, and warmth, even today.

I don't have a pellet stove, but this will do for now. Click play, then close your eyes for a few minutes, and let your mind drift off to that special summer memory. Take a deep breath. Smell the suntan lotion mixed in with the sand, and saltwater. Listen for the laughter and noise from the kids playing on the beach, the distinctive 'pphhhffffttt" of a soda can opening, a radio playing off in the distance, and the surf touching the shore.

For just about three minutes it will be July, and sometimes, just that little bit of time away from the world is all that it takes to make it through til the day actually arrives in person.

No charge, consider it Beach Therapy.

A Summer Place - Percy Faith

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