Hi. I’m Dorothy.
I live on Winter Street, way down where Peach Orchard ends. See that barn? It’s on Peach Orchard, near the bottom.
Like my high chair?
And my dogs?
And my horse?
And my snowsuit?
Here are my grandparents, August and Emma Norden. They came from Sweden in 1906.
We grow lots of vegetables to sell in Quincy Market in Boston. We use that cart to move the vegetables. That’s my grandmother with Anna Larson.
And look at all those potatoes. Lots of work.
Look at my friends being silly. Bobby and Julia Foley. They’re standing on Winter Street.
Kids in the neighborhood.
But times change. Things change. The family sold the farmland. Part of it is now Julia Connors Drive. She was the first school nurse in Burlington.
And then the bulldozer came right past my house and made Maguire Way. That’s named after my husband. Here we are, when we graduated Burlington High School in 1949.
I loved the farm. It broke my heart when that bulldozer came through. But the house is still here, and so am I.
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