WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

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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Number One Fan right. Every space is filled with some kind of original memorabilia with a story to tell. Her family room features whimsical, life-sized glass portraits of Lynne and Gary mounted on the walls. Her portrait has a clown's face with a red nose, which acknowledges the time Gary bought her a chance to be a clown in the Ringling Brothers Circus at a charity auction. Her dining room features chairs also bought at charity auctions that are designed and painted to look like Mickey Mouse and John Wayne are sitting in them. There's even one that looks like Lynne herself. Lynne and Gary, who met in third grade and have been married for 47 years, have lived in their Wellesley home for four decades and raised four children here. "Wellesley is a great place to have kids. I love the community feel," she says. Before they moved to Massachusetts from Michigan in 1969, they were big Detroit Tigers fans. The porch off her dining room is officially the Red Sox room, although team memorabilia is on display throughout the house. This room features items such as a bat decorated by the Red Sox players' wives with Swarovski crystals, a wooden carving of Curt Schilling We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 found at a yard sale, and a baseball-shaped chair that Lynne found at the Wellesley dump and later refurbished. "I like to look for bargains," says Lynne. In this room is the famous hat, stored in a heavy plastic bag to keep it safe. Also on display is a long denim Red Sox embossed raincoat that Smith wore 130

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