WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

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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Bostonian tradition and instructing genera- tions of students, Mason has decided to make 2016-17 his last season. Cole will continue the tradition. Of the timing of his retirement, he says, "I am 86, and I think it is time to let go." Life will not be dull. He loves traveling and looks forward to "visiting friends in faraway places." He'd like to do some philanthropic work—perhaps teaching ESL or "just reading to someone." Mason notes: "I will miss the excitement of the children. I liked the way they would respond to me and really behave. I think the children knew I respected them and truly liked them." He has many fond memories but recalls one of a Boston Assemblies student that stands out: "This boy's mother told me that the family had been to a wedding, and her son asked every woman at the table to dance. He offered his arm to take them on and off the dance floor. She said one of the women—his grandmother—just couldn't take the smile off her face." 57 w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.bostonassemblies.com facing page: Doug Trudeau (left) greeting a student above: Don Mason teaching a class in 2014 top of page: Susan Cole greeting students C O U R T E S Y O F B O S T O N A S S E M B L I E S

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