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26Aug. 2014

Summertime Fun

At Webber & Grinnell we work hard for you. We also believe in balance in life. To that extent I share with you two fun discoveries that I made earlier this summer.

Unless I am away on vacation, I can’t seem to get through more than four or five pages of a good book without falling asleep at night. At this rate I only read about a half dozen books per year. I recently finished one of the best novels I have ever read, however.

Narrated by a 14-year-old Frank, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is a story about a tragic summer in his family’s life in 1961 and the extraordinary character of those touched by devastating events. The characters in this book will stay with me for a long time. If you looking for a good read this summer, get this book. Let me know if you like it.

For the past three years, an annual family event known as “sisters’ weekend” has become “siblings’ weekend”. My two sisters (one older and one younger) have been kind enough to invite me to a weekend getaway with a new destination each year. This year we met in Manchester, VT at a place called the Palmer House.

We are a fairly recreational bunch (okay maybe more than fairly –my younger sister finished seventh one year in the Hawaiian Ironman) so this was a perfect place. It’s not too fancy, but the par 3 golf course is in great shape, the tennis courts are near perfect, croquet at cocktail hour is a blast and it looked as though there was plenty of fish in the trout pond. Manchester is also a great outlet shopping destination, so I highly recommend the place if you need a getaway that is less than an hour and a half away.

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