Using some of my existing things and purchasing some new pieces
to update my new space. Here, above my decorative mantel in my living room
I purchased this cool looking metal wall hanging...I love it!!
Below it from left to right are old photos: my paternal grandparents Theresa and John Astolfi,
my mom's Aunt Eve's wedding photo, my mom around the age of 14,
and my family in 1959...yes that is me sitting on my mom's lap.
There is a trend these days not just in Danvers, not just in Massachusetts but in all of New England,
that towns and cities are converting old abandoned and unused railroad trails into walking/biking trails.
Some are being paved and some are just laid with gravel. But either way they are becoming more and more
popular for cyclists, walkers, joggers,etc. I love them. There is a nice trail in West Peabody that i like to ride my
bike on. It is a very cool to be able to see the towns as the trains did many many years ago.
Once upon a time Danvers had two trains that came through the town. The Newburyport line in Danvers that
connects Wenham and Peabody is now a converted rail trail with gravel and I have had the chance to walk about 3 miles of it. The other Railroad line connects Middleton and Peabody/Salem. That line is not developed into a rail trail yet. Here is a photo of part of this abandoned trail that crosses Purchase Street, Danvers.
As I was driving home from work this evening, an interesting thought popped into my head.
I grew up in Danvers MA, and once I moved out of my parents house, got married and had my son Scott,
I lived in four different places surrounding down town Danvers and all of the street names were TREES: Cherry Street, Poplar Street, Maple Avenue and now Oak Street.
Today was the 3rd Annual Beverly Hospital Classic Golf Tournament, the 2nd of two golf tournaments that I organize for my job. I have organized about 15 golf tournaments since 2003 and have never been rained out. Today's original forecast was for 70% rain, but it ended up being a beautiful Indian Summer day with perfect blue skies. It was a wonderful day on the golf course.