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February 20, 2011

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Having dinner at La Posada Restaurante in Arlington, I overheard a man, who was wearing a Red Sox cap, say to his companion, “I’d feel better if this restaurant were called La Varitek.”

Lauren LaPointe / Arlington
Train, Train, Train

After a recent snowstorm, an enterprising kid asked if I thought anyone in my condo’s parking lot would pay him $10 to shovel out his or her car. He started asking about specific cars. “No, she likes to shovel herself out,” I said. “No, she’s not home.” He pointed to yet another car, and I told him, “Probably not. He takes the T.” The boy was shocked: “Why would anyone take the T when they have a car?”

Robert P. Surabian / Jamaica Plain
Hard-Wired

My 4-year-old grandson, Nicolas, was visiting my home. He pointed to the land line and asked, “Nana, what is that?” I replied, “It’s a telephone.” With a puzzled look, he asked, “How does it work?”

Jan Byford / Woburn

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