For those unable to make it to the end-of-Diary gathering in London, but might be closer to Massachusetts, here’s something for you!

UPDATE: “Due to Mother’s Day, the Wayside Inn where we’d originally planned to meet has no availability. Once we get a final headcount we’ll pick a location nearby with a similar venue. We need to get final numbers by May 1. Please email Carl for further details, or to confirm, at .” (24 April 2012)

From Carl in Boston and Jeannine Kerwin:

Where the Diary is ending in May, the folks in the Massachusetts will be getting together on May 13th at 1:00 PM, for a “Dutch Treat” lunch at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury MA, USA. Lunch menu here.

Feel free to come for lunch, a snack or a just a visit. We’ll try to make a reservation in advance so if folks can please confirm if they will attend and how many, we’ll get a proper place set aside. Please check your calendars as it may be the last chance to drink at toast to Sam with fellow Pepysians!

We’ll try to firm up the final numbers in early May.

For further details, or to confirm, feel free to contact Carl at


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Jenny Doughty  •  Link

Hooray! I'm in the UK mid-Feb to late March, but I should be able to make the Massachusetts gathering as I'm back in Maine after that. I feel quite sad that we are to see no more of Sam.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

I, too, should be with you on 13 May, eating a meal and lifting a glass!
(Fortunately, I'll be nearby for a daughter-in-law's commencement on the 12th.)

Judith Boles  •  Link

This date is Mother's Day. That is a conflict for me. Was this a consideration when choosing the date? I would love to attend, otherwise.

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