One evening about ten years ago, my brother and some friends were sitting at a bar in Salem, MA
lamenting the fact that there were no good music festivals there.
So....they started the Salem Jazz and Soul Fest.
Ten years later he is now one of the co-founders and the executive director.
They have donated over 50,000 dollars to the North Shore public schools music programs!
My sister was here over the weekend and we brought her dog, Sadie, to Dog beach!
Although we had a doggie frisbee and a tennis ball, Sadie preferred to wade into the water,
find a clam shell, drag it back in with her feet, duck completely under water, and then pick it up
and run into shore with it!
Yesterday while I was there with my mum and sister,
we bumped into some of our Claflin cousins!
We hadn't seen some of them in over 20 years!
Turns out one of them was volunteering at the SJSF that afternoon!