My grandfather made electronics at General Radio and my grandmother worked in the cafeteria at Page School -- now Page Place Condominiums. They were parishioners at St. Paul’s. My father was a member of the first graduating class at Bedford High School in 1958. He played on the football team and worked at Blue Ribbon Dairy, which was located where Blue Ribbon Plaza is today.
I am fortunate to still live in my grandparent’s house, but now with my wife and two children. My wife, Stacy Chandler, works at an area preschool, and my children attend the Davis and Lane Schools. I am a scientist and engineer with a 25-year career that includes project management and leadership at a small business as well large corporations.
We maintain a connection with the past even as we have adapted our house to meet 21st-century concerns. My grandmother enjoyed gardening and we have continued this tradition with our pollinator-friendly wildflowers, fruit trees, and berry bushes. I think that my grandfather would approve of the solar panels we’ve installed and the energy efficiency upgrades we’ve made.