What does an innkeeper do when life calls us in a different direction for a moment? Take the time!!! A dear friend’s Mom passed away Christmas Day and she was just buried this past weekend. I was blessed to have known her almost 50 years. She was a very special person to many people, and this past weekend’s burial showed that. There was a bench dedicated to her and also to her husband who passed away a few years back. It is at the Holden trailhead of the Wachusett Greenways. This is a wonderful system of trails covering several towns, including Holden where I grew up. People enjoy these trails in every season…hiking, walking, bird watching and cross country skiing. It is all maintained by volunteers, people like our friend’s Bob & Rosalie. It is amazing that “those next door neighbors” and “Cathy’s parents” became “Carole & Joe’s friends” in later years. They are much missed! Did you ever wonder who those people are happily enjoying breakfast on my Thurston House website? Well, now you know!