A Boston story in 50 words

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 4: Snow falls in the South End neighborhood during a massive winter storm on January 4, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Schools and businesses throughout the Boston area are closed as the city is expecting over a foot of snow and blizzard like conditions throughout the day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Snow falls in the South End on January 4.

Standing with friends on Marlborough Street on a winter night in 1966, waiting for our ride. Our destination — a party where people would be smoking marijuana. I turned and looked through someone’s street-level bay window. The people inside were watching Lawrence Welk. How I longed to be inside with them.

— Christine Puccia, West Roxbury