FRAMINGHAM, MA - Within the last few days Framingham lost two people who were active in the community: Ruth Gordon, and Jim Friel. I didn't know either one of them, but I do know some members of their families and it is clear that the parents passed on the baton of serving the community to their offspring.
I look to my own parents, who were active volunteers in Little League, scouts, PTA, Board of Health, and Board of Library Trustees, as well as community activists and planted the seeds of service in my siblings and me.
Not enough people are thanked and acknowledged for their contributions. I was thinking about that today when I was talking with Kathy Foran about her advertising. I thanked her and mentioned how I appreciated all the donations and service that she and her siblings and her parents had put into the community.
There are a lot of business people in Framingham that have done well, but not as many like Kathy, that also do good.
And I'd like to note that, by and large, the people who have been sponsoring advertisers of framingham.com are active in the community and deserving of your business.