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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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In 1975, under Alden Whittemore's direc- tion, the new hardware building as it stands today was built, expanding the hand and power tool department. Wally became respon- sible for merchandising and most of the set up of the store. He smiles and says, "Rearranging and organizing the displays has been one of my favorite things to do. I was in my glory being given an eight-foot length of floor space and working to get everything uniform, placed in the right category, and looking great for the customers." Craig Monson, a local customer, fondly remembers watching Wally grow from a young man into a responsible manager. "I had just moved to Wayland in 1974, and I headed to a small hardware store in Weston that I'd heard of. I introduced myself to Wally, who was very helpful finding some things I needed." Before paying, Craig began chatting with Ray Ogilvie behind the counter about small town stuff. "What do I owe you? " he asked. "Well, what's your name? You live around here?" Ray replied. "Yes," Craig answered, "just down the road." "That's fine then. Don't worry about it. We will keep a tab for you." When Craig reacted with disbelief, Ray offered, "This is the way we work, we know you're a neighbor." This community family feeling extended to the employees as well. "Since it was a family-owned business," Wally said, "Alden 140 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 Wally Mulcahy (right) sharing memories with Ted Rand at Ogilvie's 90th anniversary celebration business "a love of nostalgia" P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F O G I L V I E ' S

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