WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

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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Holidays Past Mark and Estelle Clements basic gifts from Tomte, the Swedish Santa. Early Christmas morning her family walked two miles to the Lutheran Church in Moline, Illinois to attend services before returning home to breakfast and time around their Christmas tree draped in the Swedish flag. Lorraine's mother baked cookies, including the traditional pepparkaka or gingerbread, and had a pot of hot coffee ready to greet visitors all day long. For dinner, the family enjoyed Swedish-style sausage and potatoes and the traditional rice pudding dessert, risgrynsgröt. Lorraine carried on a simple Swedish-inspired Christmas with her husband and four daughters, preparing traditional foods for them just as her mother did for her. Armando Salvatore Rossi's Italian roots shaped his childhood Christmas, which he recounts with a twinkle in his eye as all about 50 WellesleyWeston Magazine | winter 2012/2013

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