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

Sunday, March 29, 2009

For A Rainy Sunday Morning

A number of years ago, while in Atlanta at a conference, it was raining very hard one night on the way back to my hotel. I had been listening to a CD of artists singing various songs not from their genre. One of those songs was "A Rainy Night in Georgia" by Conway Twitty. Twitty was singing the song made famous by Brook Benton, and did a wonderful job.

My daughter was young at the time, and she loved the song, too. So, on the rainy night, alone, and far from home, I called her from the car with that song playing in the background. I was immediately transported to her side. Strange how music can do the unimaginable.

That was one of the the best phone calls of my life. I still remember it today, on this rainy Sunday morning. I spoke to her on the phone last night, and that little girl voice is still there, and for a moment, we were sitting side by side.

Below is the original recording by Brook Benton. Enjoy.

Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

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