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In the spirit of our reporter's exhortation to send in vacay pics, your publisher snapped this yesterday in Stockbridge, Mass. Quick: What incredibly famous song of the '60s immortalized the police officers of that town?

Why of course, Arlo Guthrie's ode to Alice's Restaurant, just around the side. (Yes, it says Theresa's Cafe, but read the small print.) 

In the heart of the Berkshires, Stockbridge is a beautiful and charming town—so quintessentially old-fashioned America that it's literally where Norman Rockwell lived and painted. Here's one of his moving Four Freedoms pics we found in the Rockwell Museum. 

Also yesterday, at the famous summer music festival called Tanglewood, look who else we found: US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, right, with 92-year old Nixon Treasury Secretary (and Reagan Secretary of State) George Shultz and wife Charlotte Mailliard Swig Shultz (previously married to the late SF real estate titan Benjamin Swig who owned the Fairmont). See, not everyone is in the Hamptons, Nantucket, or Rehoboth.

Related Topics: Arlo Guthrie, Norman Rockwell