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

Friday, May 8, 2009

Prom Night On The Common

It's Prom night!

We just rode by the Common, and it is filled with young men and women in their prom gear. Tuxes, gowns, new shoes, sneakers, and flowers, lots of flowers!

The parents all had their cameras out, arranging their sons and daughters against the flowery backdrop of the Joshua Hyde Library, and on the bandstand. Limos lines Main Street, and more photo op's were there beside the humongous Hummers rented for the night.

I don't have to tell you how special Prom Night is. It is a night to be remembered for the rest of their lives. Dinner, dancing, the limo ride to and from, and especially the date.

Be safe, and cherish the good memories you will make tonight.

Make it a goal to share these memories with your children someday.

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