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, July 29, 2009

One More Reason

There's a "barn raisin' " mentality in small towns. We've experienced it here recently.

That kind of home grown attitude is one of the things that make a town a town, and not just a place.
This attitude is good not only for "barn raisin' ", but for coaching Little League, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, being Girl Scout Leader, or comforting those in need of comforting.

It just happens. Things fall into place, and folks just seem to know what to do.

The results are good. Interestingly, there isn't a whole lot of debate on how to proceed. People just do. Their eyes are only on the end result, not how to get there.

Just works.

Protocol, precendent, and pagentry take a back seat.

It's just another reason I live here.

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