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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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years. "When Costco savings cards came out, Ginny approached me wanting a similar card from Ogilvie's. Not having one, I took pencil in hand and created a one-of-a-kind, #1 Gold Star Customer Card on the back of one of my business cards for her, which she still carries to this day." Ginny remarks, "He certainly is an institution. There just couldn't be a nicer guy and so good at what he does, always going the extra mile. The words 'Wally' and 'Ogilvie's' just go together. Fifty years is a long time to do one thing. We will miss him!" Wally is very proud to see how Ogilvie's has become part of the fabric of the Weston community over the years by supporting many charitable organizations and events in town with donations of materials or money. Their belief can find its origins in Ray and Harold Ogilvie, B.L.'s sons, who were found- ing members of the Weston Rotary. "It became an Ogilvie family tradition to be part of the Rotary, Wally shared. The primary motto of Rotarians is 'Service Above Self,' and I believe in their values very much. We have earned our living from the business the people of Weston give us, and it's only fair to return some to the town. It really does take a village to have a healthy community." Wally has worked at Ogilvie's for 50 of its 97 years in business, which is a remarkable feat by any measure. In retirement, he is looking forward to playing more golf, skiing, and traveling with his wife, Nancy, who is the director of nursing at Campion Health 143 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e Center. He will especially cherish spending more time in his much-loved role as "Papa" to his three grandchildren. When asked how he would like to be remembered by his former customers, Wally pauses, smiles, and says, "That I enjoyed my job very much, and my relationships with the best peo- ple around — my customers. I hope I was a help to them. It's been a great career. I have been very fortunate."

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