In the Square: Week 7
by Bobby Blair 10/2/12
Saturday dawned dank, raw, and uncomfortable, but the crop had to come to market ...
As a farmer with no available water on Highland Street I'm greatful for Mother Nature's gift of rain, especially when it's evenly spaced. But the tempratures were only in the 50's Saturday morning.
Prior to selling my dahlia crop in front of the Superette, I joined Liz Thieler (left) of the Garden Club, Mark Ahronian President of the Massachusetts Nurseryman's Assoc. and the Town's Tree Warden, along with Robert Weidknecht of the Rail Trail Committee at the Rail Trail Park on Central Street. The task at hand was to spot the location for several donated trees. Thieler told the HollistonReporter.com that the Garden Club is donating a Magnolia Tree, and Ahronian said the Nurseryman's Association has donated a spruce tree to Rep. Carolyn Dykema. Dykema in turn donated the Blue Spruce to the newly established park. The spruce tree will be planted on Friday October 5th at 2:30 p.m. Also in the sighting plans were the location of a flag pole which is being donated by the Charles F. Duford Post 47 American Legion and the Leonard D. Chesmore VFW Post 8507. The flag pole will be dedicated to the town's residents who served during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and will be dedicated on November 10th as part of the town's Veterans Day Services.
Back in the Square it was business as usual albeit with a moist flavor on both Saturday and Sunday. Much to my delight business was brisk. For some strange reason folks tend to obey traffic laws a little better on Saturdays vs Sundays. I observed only three u-turns on Saturday but 11 on Sunday. Pedestrians still fail to get a passing mark when it comes to activating the crossing lights.
Captured here is one of those u-turners. I observed a first on Sunday when a vehicle parked in front of Fiske's decided to make a u-eee and pulled out in front of a car making the corner on Central Street towards Sherborn. The u-turner was headed towards Milford. Brakes squealed and horns blared. The rain kept jaywalkers to a limit of three on Saturday and five on Sunday. Donald Gray can now be seen out on his daily three-mile constitutionals. Glad to have you still with us, Donald.
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