Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Simple Reflection From Yesterday -- For Today

No breaking news.  No special feature.  Today's post is just a simple reflection from a member of a prominent Dorchester family who resided in our village quite some time ago.

We recently found this quote from former Dorchester resident George Kenney, who told the authors of the 1981 Centennial book this: 

"Growing up in the small town of Dorchester (in the 1930s) was a pleasant experience. We learned to have fun with what we had available and had respect of the rights of others. There was a strong tradition, especially in sports, of fair play and doing the best we could, win or lose. 

"It would be interesting to know if the tradition of doing one's best is still alive in Dorchester. To those of you that lived in Dorchester in the 1930s and early 1940s, thanks for establishing customs and mores that allowed my family and me to grow up and mature in a healthy environment."

Thank you, George, for reminding us what is really important.

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