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

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Phoenix Of Brookfield Road

Dear Sturbridge Highway Department,

Thanks for the loan of the mailbox after one of your plows took out ours. It was appreciated very much.  I mentioned your kind act several times to others, and they found it hard to believe, as did I when I found it in front of our house.  You done good.

On Saturday I replaced your loaner with a new mailbox, and put yours up behind the garage.  You can pick it up at anytime.

One morning as I was pulling into the driveway after work I noticed that your loaner mailbox was gone!  Well, not totally gone, just out of view.  Seems the plow has little loyalty to one of its own, and once again took out a mailbox in front of number 60.  It wasn't damaged, and served us well for the rest of the winter.  Thanks again.

New loaner mailbox lying still beside the skeleton of the
previous mailbox, the apparent victim of yet another plow-by.

The loaner recovered, and served faithfully until Saturday.

The Phoenix

1 comment:

  1. Wally: With winter on the way out and your issues with shovels, mailboxes, electrical,etc. seeming to heal themselves. What could you possibly have in store to keep us amused for the summer months? After a long days work it was nice to sit back and read your blog and laugh. Seems people do not have that luxury lately. I do enjoy your issues which are real life.


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