After a lovely week of travel and exploration with The Hubby, we headed back to Boston for the plane ride home.
On the way we detoured through Dracut and Lowell, Massachusetts, in order to locate the home that John's mother grew up in. She lived her whole childhood in the home along with her 10 brothers and sisters, and John wanted to see if it was still holding up.The neighborhood looks great and we were able to talk to a few people that lived in and around the old family house on 40 Dean Street
We saw a cute little old lady walking along the street and stopped to talk to her. She was 2 years younger than our Grandma Hodgman, but had grown up a few houses away and remembered the family well. She had a french last name as well said her sister Pauline was one of Muriel's friends and she herself was Paul Cossette's age. Both of their older sisters had been nuns. She talked on and on about the 2 families and their similarities.
The old church has been renamed and we'd have never found it without Mom's old friend.
This stop was a highlight for The Hubby and we were very glad to have taken the time to stop in Dracut.