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January, 2018

... Hello, it's me, Bob Mills. ...

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I was born in Newton, grew up in southern Berkshire County, and spent every summer from when I was a little kid through my college years, catching striper, mackerel, and an occasional cod from my Gramp's boat, the Laurie Joan, out of Little Neck, Ipswich.

I began visiting Duxbury 34 years ago when I met my wife Joy, a 3rd generation Duxburyian. Our family loves it here, and we all enjoy the contiguous communities of Pembroke to the west, Marshfield to the north, and Kingston to the south.

SO WHY THIS WEBSITE?

After thof workinree decades of working with Panera Bread, washing sheet-pans, to managing the growth of operations from Toronto to Tampa .. well, it was time.

Panera was part of my family. The acquisition served as a trigger for me to step back to consider what's next in life. My last 15 required me to travel throughout the country for about 38 weeks a year. The math: Over the last 15 years I'd been away from my home and family for over 7 years. I’m 65 years now. Old.

After 35 years, I left Panera in January. And with no idea of what was next. What I did know was that, whatever that next thing would be, it would be so much closer to home. At home.

- Bob

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