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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hmmm...You think?

Memory bricks.
Just a thought, but it could raise some cash for the sidewalks, and over 5 years,or so, could pay for the whole thing.

There is always a way to pay, just need to think on it, and market it just right.


  1. Good idea, Wally. You sure are a good sport!
    Would they print whatever we wanted them to on the bricks - like "Fix the intersection."? :-)

  2. LOL! I think they would engrave anything if it was accompanied by a check!

  3. I would like have a few bricks stamped with the words "taxation without representation." There are just so many possibilities....

  4. 'Saw the bricks at the common today. 'Wished I'd been able to ask the bricklayers a few questions, but had no opportunity to do that. How'd we get the bricks so quickly? So, who used the "credit card" already, and, more importantly, who is going to pay the bill? Oh yeah, maybe somebody already took our money and paid the bill? Oh, never mind, the BOS said it wouldn't matter anyway. So I guess it's no big deal, right?

    Let's see... so if we do, say, 10 little unfunded projects like this, at approximately $200,000, let me see...10 x $200,000 comes up Million Dollars...GULP!

    Maybe someone should tell the members of the BOS who voted to spend the money, poor things. Perhaps they just don't get it.


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