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Sudbury, MA: Hager House

Of course, we wanted to know why the Schirmers have decided to sell. (Their asking price: $880,000.) It was pretty much the usual reasons. Although Bill continues teaching at The Cambridge School of Weston, Dottie has, at least temporarily, halted her nursing career. The couple’s two children have now flown the nest, they’re no longer in the antiques business, a first grandchild is on the way, and so, all in all, they’ve decided “it’s time” to move on–perhaps to a nearby retirement community.

After saying our goodbyes, we decided on the spur of the moment to stay over that night at the Wayside Inn, listen to the fife and drum corps, and enjoy that lobster macaroni and cheese we’d passed on at lunch. Maybe even sample the “Coow Woow.”

Alas, it was not to be–the inn was filled. Popular place. Well, maybe next time …

For details, contact Alex Frisch at Coldwell Banker: 617-543-7727; For more on Longfellow’s Wayside Inn: 800-339-1776, 978-443-1776;

One Response to Sudbury, MA: Hager House

  1. Martha Hawley April 5, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    Mary’s Little Lamb’s home is Sterling, Massachusetts. Henry Ford came to Sterling purchasing ‘the little Red School House’ for his children to use as a play house. The school was located on RedStone Hill Rd. in Sterling.

    Sixth Generation descent of ‘Mary’ Sawyer , Diane Melone currently lives in Sterling with her family on ClearView Farm continuing the farming tradition of the Sawyer’s.

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