Last week was a chilly week in Medfield, in more ways than one.
The last few days of December and the first few days of January brought snow to the ground (as we were finally able to use our sleds), and a chill to our hearts as we learned that Lord's Department Store will be closing its doors after 73 years in downtown Medfield.
On Sunday, hundreds of Medfield folks hit Hospital Hill to take advantage of last weekend's snowfall.
Monday was the last day of business for Fresh Catch Seafood & Butcher Shop which closed its doors on January 1.
But the biggest news last week, bar none, was learning the town's beloved Lord's will be closing on Feb. 28.
It was not an easy decision, said Lord's store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly -- whose father, Bill Kelly, worked at (and eventually owned) the store since it opened in 1940 until he died in May -- but the time is right, they said, to "go out on top" and spend time with their families.
Town Historian Richard DeSorgher dedicated this week's Patch column to the history of Lord's, and the Medfield Patch Facebook Page lit up with comments from people who shared their memories of Lord's. Share your Lord's story with us in the comment section below -- we'd love to hear what you think about last week's news.