Category Family History

Ringing in the New Year with the Woodman Family 1

Southwest airline southwest airlines status Ever sit down to the table for a family dinner and look down at your plate and think, “Do I really have to eat this?”  While at the same time, your Uncle Pete has already shoveled down his second helping of the stuff?  The “stuff” is a long-established dish originating […]

Fried Clams Fund Rising Scholars 0

Lawrence Dexter Woodman was born on July 25th 1918 and was later married on the same day to Virginia Woodman in 1938.  Throughout his life, he was a man of small words and big actions. He grew up around acts of charity; it was in his blood, just like the sea clams and soft-shells.  Deck […]

The Legend Lives On 0

Lawrence Dexter Woodman-Son, Brother, Cousin, Husband, Father, Uncle, grand-father, great-grandfather, “Deck,” “Grampy” and so much more passed away on December 17th 1987.  He was a man of small words and big actions.  Grampy’s generosity is somewhat of a legacy today in the Woodman Family history books . Grampy’s parents were best described as, “Always wanting […]

Family Recipes Go Public 1

Hey all you foodies out there, ever been to Woodman’s of Essex?  Well if fried seafood is not for you, stay tuned.  As a way to celebrate our 100th anniversary we are digging through our drawers and closets in search of our most treasured family recipes.  Every month we are getting together to share these […]

A New England Clambake and Scholarship Benefit at Bass Rocks 0

                                                                                                          A huge thank-you to all who helped make our 22nd annual Deck’s Day for Dubbers so successful. It was a great day all around, the sun was shining, we had 102 golfers and we finally had some new winners! Congratulations go out to Justin Roy, Andy & Rick Southgate and Nick Carleton who finished […]

Our Story 0

Woodman’s of Essex – A Yankee Tradition since 1914 . . . IT ALL BEGAN BACK IN 1914 when “Chubby” and Bessie Woodman opened their roadside clam shack on the causeway in Essex, MA.  At that time, the TV hadn’t been invented, the average yearly salary was $750, and a gallon of milk cost 32 […]

Woodman’s in the Rough – A Family Tradition 0

We thought it would a good idea to post chapters from the book written about our family’s restaurant to let you know how our past become our present and future.  Here is a excerpt about how Gramp (Chubby) started serving clambakes. Gramp was always coming up with ways of changing or improving the business.  The […]