Despite all the changes in town since their arrival in 1956, some things stayed the same. The town’s charm remained, the railways, thruways and parkways being allowed close enough to deliver people, but not so close that they changed the integrity of downtown. Pat and Hud stayed, and their daughter Jane eventually married and bought their house, raising her kids there too. Generation to generation to generation, the family has stayed, contributing to and depending upon the very sanctuary that drew the family here 64 years ago.
On September 22 Staying Put hosted A Celebration of Generations, a virtual luncheon in Staying Put fashion as guests stayed put and we delivered a gourmet lunch basket from the Country Club of New Canaan. Together we watched a televised conversation as three generations of Stoddards shared stories about their New Canaan experience and why they determined that they should Stay Put.