WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

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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the Tetel house. "He's like our third kid!" says Carly. Now they are in seventh grade, and their friendship hasn't wavered. But in addi- tion to the kid-to-kid connection, Ronnie and Isaac's parents have felt the electricity of immediate friendship as well. "The minute we met them, we picked up on their positive energy," says Denia Cobb, Ronnie's mother. The families now have an easy rapport that transcends the METCO program. The dads take the boys on outings—to the first pro-basketball game each year or to the Museum of Science. The moms talk on the phone about their kids and their lives. The Cobbs attended the Tetel's daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and Ronnie has been on family vacations with the Tetels. "There is so much trust between us," says Carly. Both families feel a little sad that the story of two families who hang out together and laugh together and watch their kids grow up together should be worthy of a news story, but Ron Cobb is philosophical about it: "It's not about color, it's not about religion, it's not about income, it's not about politics, it's about friendship." Carly Tetel agrees. "I just cringe when people say 'oh you do so many nice things for the Cobb family,'" she says. "I know they mean well but the Cobb family has given us so much more than we could ever give to them." 128 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 We Are Family Ronnie (left) and Isaac practice playing their instruments after school

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