SPONSORED POST: Lindsey Fay is a real estate agent at Pinnacle Residential Properties. She writes about Wellesley as the home her family loves.
I think about the concept of home a lot. Especially over this past year, when home has come to mean more to us than we ever realized before. It has provided us with sanctuary, a bubble of safety and normalcy, and very necessary constancy during uncertain times.
Recently my husband and I were having a conversation about home and roots. We were discussing how we respond when people ask, “Where are you from?” Seems like a simple enough question and my response comes easily. “I’m from Wellesley.” Other than for brief periods, I have spent most of my life here and this is where my family is from. I am a third generation Wellesley resident.
My parents live around the corner in Cliff Estates and my grandmother still lives in the Westgate Porter colonial where she and my grandfather raised their seven children. We have a legacy of wonderful memories, and we’ve derived much enjoyment from some of the simple opportunities living in this town has presented.
My dad’s family was always involved with Wellesley sports (especially basketball), and my grandfather loved to coach the kids. After he retired from a sales career in the late 80s, he took a position as coach of the Wellesley High Girl’s Varsity Basketball team. He was very proud of his team and was able to help them qualify for playoffs in 1990.
While my roots run deep here, for the past ten years my husband has established his own. He is originally from outside of Chicago, but he has been away from the midwest longer than he lived there.