I love Boston because it is my hometown. I was born in Southie, raised in Quincy, and always wanted to move back to Boston. I have worked in Boston, played in Boston, enjoyed concerts, plays, hockey games, baseball games. I love the Common. It was our family Christmas tradition to go see Jordan Marsh’s windows, then on to the Common for the beautifully decorated trees and the live nativity scene (those were the days). In summer, FROG POND!
-Gayle Baranow Bielech, from Philadelphia
Pictured: The Boston Common tree lighting ceremony.