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 Lynne's bedroom features many colorful to wear for each occasion. She also has a huge selection of pins and earrings she wears. It's her and creative hats and decorated coats embel- tradition to wear an earring with a picture of the starting pitcher in her right ear at each Red lished with all kinds of photos and memora- Sox game she attends. She also has programed a special watch to play "Take Me Out to the Ball bilia. It is a tribute to how many charitable Game" when Sox games begin. occasions the Smiths attend each year. Lynne says she buys jackets on eBay and at thrift It is, as Lynne says, the "silly house," but it's all for a good cause. "Ultimately, we feel very blessed and want to give back. We really try to support the Boston charitable community." stores and often puts clear plastic pockets for photos on them so she can change them up from year to year. For example, when she and Gary attend the Ellie Fund Oscar party, she decorates her jacket with photos of the nominated movies and actors. That's how she decorated another coat she wore to a Clinton White House event that she and Gary were invited to by mistake. They were there along with celebrities like Barbara Streisand and Shirley MacLaine waiting for someone to tell them they didn't belong. Instead, the Clintons were charmed by them and invited them back for another evening. "I take over the whole house," Lynne notes, as she shows off her collection of Christmas and Hanukkah jackets and sweaters, an elf outfit, and a Red Sox tablecloth made into a vest. This evening the couple is going to the "Battle of the Burger" at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. She plans to wear a chef's jacket decorated with placemats. ceramic necklaces made in the 1970s and 80s that are now collector's items. There are literally hundreds of them on every possible theme, including sunflowers, clowns, chefs, and bowling pins. She picks out a necklace 133 w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Also on display in her bedroom are

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