Mother’s Day Surprise

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My husband and I drove down to Putnam, CT to have a Mother’s Day lunch with our families today.  Putnam has a cute little downtown with a lot of nice restaurants and antique stores (which I enjoy more than Mr. Lodge).  I’ve been antiquing in Putnam many times but never realized it is where the Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children museum is until today when we parked next to a big red boxcar!

Needless to say, I was pretty excited!  I loved The Boxcar Children when I was in elementary school.  The boxcar has one end set up with all the different things the Alden children had like Benny’s cracked pink cup. The other end is full of historical artifacts related to Gertrude Chandler Warner.  Probably not worth a long drive, but fun if you are in the area!

2 Responses to “Mother’s Day Surprise”

  1. kinderdiva

    That is so cool! I am reading The Boxcar Children to my students right now…I am so surprised at how they are getting into it…they are loving the story. (And it is one of my all time favorites!!) What a fun adventure! Hope I am near Putnam some day! :)

  2. Michelle

    So cool! I love those books.

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