Do you remember the days of The Curse of the Bambino? Eighty-six years without a championship! Prior to 2004, it was nothing but pain and disappointment.
So, if you are too young to remember life prior to 2004 (or you just wanted to forget) you may think you can't relate to being down. But you can. Franklin - we're like the Sox...
The Red Sox won the World Series 5 times between 1903 and 1918! Then 86 years of disappointment and dashed dreams. Sox fans were down, but not out. They believed and hung in there - and persevered. It was the home team and that's what you do.
Franklin is my home team. If you are from somewhere else, I know you can relate too. Like the Sox, Franklin had some early success at the turn of the last century. The downtown was alive and thriving. Lots of businesses to work for and visit. Then it slowly faded. Over time it was easy to wonder if we too were cursed. So many times we came close - a promise of success - only to have the ball go between our legs (sorry Bill Buckner). It was hard to imagine anything ever turning around. But we never stopped believing...
I've been through a lot of those years of hope and undelivered promise. But this time I know it's different. I still believe in the home team; I believe in Franklin! And so do a lot of people - Jo Brown, Marty at Outdoor New England; the great families that care so much for our city - the Morrills and Mullaveys to name just a few. So many others - too many to mention - are playing hard for our team and won't accept defeat. And neither should you!
Get in the game - we need every player! Join the Franklin Outing Club or just attend one of their great events. Come to a Choose Franklin Meeting to see the positive things that are happening all around us. Visit and support the Franklin Studio and other downtown businesses. If you are our NH neighbors, or beyond, come check us out - you are welcome too! Bask in the wonder of our three rivers, our lake, the rail trails - and an awesome downtown that is making a comeback. Franklin is heading for the playoffs! Don't miss it!
Show your relentless spirit with the latest from Franklin Gear!
Here are some more items to keep you warm. Sweatshirts are now joining our hoodies and knit caps to help warm your body and soul! Ladies first - they are out right now!
Guys, we are loading the files to set yours up today. I might watch a little football, definitely the Sox game, while I finish them up. I know you understand!