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Mother's Day Surprise

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!