Family Connections..Marriage..and the Boston Bruins

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When you get married you immediately become part of something larger than yourself.

You are part of a picture that includes extended family, history, and aspirations.

So when I took my bride down the aisle over 30 years ago, I became part of a large, boisterous Needham family known for their good looks and good grades.*  (source: my wife..)

Growing up in Wellesley as the son of two parents who were both only children, and having only one sibling myself, I knew that I’d hit the jackpot with my fun-loving new family members.

But I also gained something else.

I gained someone important to all families…an insurance agent!

That’s right; following the example of my father-in-law, I also became a member of the Barry & Farrell Insurance Agency Family when I signed on as a client.

And now, three decades later, I am still a part of Barry & Farrell.

So when I perused the Swellesley Report this morning, I was enjoying a blog about Wellesley’s Boston Bruin, Ed Barry when I found out that the former Boston Bruin was the elder statesman of the insurance family who’d welcomed me some 30 years ago!

A “parental figure” with a “life” before kids????

Who knew?…

I enjoyed learning about Ed Barry‘s prior life…the life of a Boston Bruin, and why he decided to give it up.

Just another nugget from the Swellesley Report.

Check it out…you never know who you’ll find you’re “related” to!


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