WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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110 A Teen on Tour W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 enting of today. But in those days, people had more trust, not only in their children, but in everyone. If Nancy's parents had known that she and four friends went with Mr. Clark, the baggage man on the train, to see a beaver house, they would not have worried. And they might not have questioned her judgment if they had known that Nancy accepted a lift from the group's truck drivers who were detouring for a rattlesnake hunt. "We were on old washed out gullied trails, drove down two foot drops onto sandy dried-up creek beds and up again at about 28 mph. No rattlesnakes, but – God, what a ride!" That day's journal entry mentions she sprained her wrist, caused, no doubt, by holding on to the truck for dear life. Other entries described equally dangerous capers: "One group walked 18 miles to see Angel Glacier, in Jasper National Park. When rain turned to snow great avalanches of snow, like great waterfalls, came down. We climbed way up to the ice out-croppings and saw several 50 foot crevasses." Nancy paired her daring-do with a sense of wonder. She commented on the splendor M E D I A B A K E R Y

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