My grandson was available to join me today as we headed to Milford to hand out posters and postcards, encouraging folks to join us for the upcoming Massachusetts Walking Tour http://masswalkingtour.org/ David climbed aboard and off we went to let the folks in Milford know of the fun event that is about to happen in their town.
First stop–Milford Senior Center on North Bow Street, just down the street from the Milford Town Hall, with a portion of the Upper Charles Trail abutting the senior center. The concert in Milford will take place right there, so we wanted to be sure they were ready to welcome the tour and the people who will attend the concert. The folks there were eager to hear more about the upcoming event and happy to share the postcards. David did a great job charming the women who work at the front desk.
The director welcomed us and is looking forward to the tour’s visit.
Next stop, Milford Town Hall, for another poster drop, but the women in the selectman’s office were camera shy.
Next on our agenda–the Milford Public Library. If you stop at the library, look for the poster in the front entryway. We left postcards with the reference librarian, who expressed interest, but sounded like she was booked that night. She was another sweet person we met on our travels who was quite willing to get a picture with a cheerful little guy.
David got an extra treat at this stop since he spotted a display case chock full of matchbox cars and trucks of all varieties. David has a real affinity for trucks, and driving around with him is like taking to the trail with an experienced birder. He calls out the exact name of each truck, and he quickly pointed out the different trucks in the display case. He was pretty impressed with this collection.
The Music Nook was a fixture in downtown Milford since years before my own kids rented instruments from the store. When we stopped where the Music Nook used to be, we learned the store has a new name, but as it always had been, filled with a multitude of instruments, Music & Arts https://stores.musicarts.com/milford The folks there were excited to learn of the upcoming event, and cheerfully took our poster and postcards. I suggested they might know some folks in Milford who might like to participate in the community portion of the concert in Milford and they immediately began ticking off names. Each town’s concert will be different, since folks from each community are invited to participate in the first hour of the two hour concerts. Head to the walking tour website to learn more about how you can become part of the show!
We stopped by Pixel Press Media http://pixelpressmedia.com/ and they were also very excited to hear about the tour. They quickly named off folks who might like to participate in the community concert. I must say, Jared went the extra mile by helping me down the flight of stairs (which had no railing) we’d climbed to find them.
The nearly 90 degree heat finally got to me as we walked around the downtown area in Milford, so David and I called it quits for today and headed out. My helper admitted he was hungry, so we stopped by McDonald’s on Rt. 140, which has a lovely waterfall right in the main dining area.
David chowed down his chicken nuggets, then headed over to investigate the waterfall. His discovery? One side is glass, but if you put your had on the other side?
You can get pretty wet!
There are still more posters to share, but we’re done for today. Thankfully, there is still time to get out the word. If the Walking Tour is coming to your town, let me know and I can get you postcards to share with family and friends! Or you can simply send them the link to the website (above) where the entire schedule of events is listed, as well as maps for where exactly the walking tour will be traveling. Oh, and almost every day there will be an “Easy Walk” which you’re invited to participate in, each walk highlighting chapters of Easy Walks in Massachusetts. You don’t have your own copy yet? Books will be available for purchase ($20) at each concert, or you can stop by the Medway or Bellingham public libraries to purchase or borrow a copy. Or click the link below for delivery right to your house 🙂
Marjorie Turner Hollman
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! Marjorie is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com