Lord's: The End

The end of an era as captured in the words of one Beanie Baby set aside by Bill Kelly years ago.


When the Kelly Family sold the family business and was clearing out the basement of Lord's Department Store (which has anchored the Medfield business community for the last 73 years), they found a basket of Beanie Babies that patriarch Bill Kelly (1923-2012) must have set aside years ago.

After Nancy Kelly-Lavin (who, until today, owned the store with brother Tom Kelly) put those Beanie Babies out for sale, a young man brought one particular bear to her attention.

"I have to take this one home with me," she said of the bear that sat on her desk until she packed it up earlier this week. 

The tag says...

The End.

All good things come to an end.

It's been fun for everyone.

Peace and hope are never gone.

Love you all and say "So long!"

So long Lord's, it's been fun. Thanks for the memories!

Colleen M. Sullivan February 28, 2013 at 01:48 PM
I guess even way back, Mr. Kelly knew that some day, the Lord's era would end...best of luck to all the Kelly's and all the Lord's employees in the new chapters of your lives!
WILLIAM ANDERSON February 28, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Sorry to hear of Lord's store closing. It was the Wal-Mart of my youth. Bill Anderson, Cocoa, FL class of '58
WILLIAM ANDERSON February 28, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Looking forward to reading about the home town. It's over 50 yrs. since I left but I still love driving thru---always hoping that I can recognize someone.
Theresa Knapp February 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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