“I recalled the warmth of the days when your mom might tuck a note in your lunch, or when we would exchange handwritten valentines and how special a written note was. So I created a place in the neighborhood where people could leave and receive written notes.” —Don Prisby, creator of the Blessing Post

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“I truly believe that food—the smells, the tastes, the experiences—is what carries so many memories, especially when food is so heavily related to things like holidays and traditions.” —Rachel Ingber, founder of Heirloom Collaborative

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“Tonight I’ll dream, while I’m in bed. When silly thoughts go through my head. About the bugs and alphabet. And when I wake tomorrow, I’ll bet. That you and I will walk together again. I can tell that we are going to be friends. Yes, I can tell that we are going to be friends.” —The White Stripes, We’re Going to Be Friends

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“That group of people just makes it their labor of love. It’s a tremendous amount of work, and they do it with enthusiasm.” —Mele Willis, Music in Plymouth

“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich of poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart, and he will give you his.” —John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog

“Every step along the way is a learning process. You take one step, and you hope that it’s the right step, and then somebody at that next step will introduce you to where you need to go for the next step. It’s a fun process.” —Brit Williams of Please & Thank You Granola Bars