by Glenn C. Koenig, webmaster at Town Wide Mall
Maynard, MA - Although you can order almost anything delivered to your door these days, it’s nice to know that some traditions will always be with us. Take the roadside lemonade stand, for example.
Their “facility” was decked out with custom painted furniture, a choice of two different beverages, cups of various colors, as well as a variety of snacks, all protected by a canopy to shield the vendors and their guests from both sunburn and raindrops. The lemonade was dispensed from a clear decanter with a spigot at the bottom and real lemon slices floating on the surface inside.
We were glad to see such an effort and attention to detail, overall. The whole experience seemed to convey a “welcome home to Maynard” sentiment, and we were glad to have stopped by.
These days, I think it’s easy to end up with a sense of dread from reading or watching the latest news. One of the best ways to lift one’s spirits, in spite of all that, is to spend some informal time with neighbors or friends. Stopping to enjoy a little lemonade gave us a chance to meet neighbors we wouldn’t otherwise meet while driving around in an air conditioned car with the windows rolled up.