I am sure many of you know the poem by Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken.” It begins “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood…” It ends with “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

The words of this poem indicate that life unfolds through conscious design and sum up the direction Landlovers has taken this year. By conscious design we have tried to “think out of the box” and give Landlovers a new vitality. We began with a dining out at Bethesda. There, Kathi Siegel and Susan Arraiz introduced us to an oyster shucking/pig roast around a campfire. Kerry Ufford and Margy Hatch decided a cocktail party at Oakridge was just what Landlovers needed to begin the holiday season. Karen Duncan and Gail Tomassini orchestrated Lip Sync as our Winter Social. I never knew we had so many singing wannabes. 

On March 10, we are going to introduce electronic bidding at Auctionmania. Chris Lanigan and Maureen Mezei have been working closely with the host company One Cause to make the system for bidding as seamless as possible. The beauty of online bidding is that you can register ahead of time, see all of the items on your cell phone, bid from home or a nearby restaurant if you choose, and pay for the items on a downloaded credit card. All you have to do is pick up your new treasures and take them home.
We might have a few glitches, but we know that you will be patient with us. The birches and alders in Frost’s yellow wood are a pioneer species, and the board and I are very excited about pioneering electronic bidding at Auctionmania. 

Don’t forget Flea Market on March 7. Rib Rubin has orchestrated some changes to make it even better. The board has deliberately chosen “the road less traveled by,” this year, and we hope that you, too, think it “has made all the difference.” Hope to see many of you in the upcoming month.