One of the delightful things about reading is the chance to step into another world. Emilie enjoyed that about writing, too. “I devote from nine to ten months to a novel and during the major part of each day I exist in the world I am creating. Why spend all that time in a sordid … More “I Like Charming Surroundings.”
The Bakers were an entertaining family. Emilie’s father acted, gave readings, and wrote eighty-nine amateur plays in his spare time. The family put on plays for weeks at a time in their home, and the children took part before they were even in school. Rachel, Emilie, and Robert belonged to an acting troupe at their church that put … More Entertainment Brings A New Spirit, A New Resolve
I wish I could take you with me on a walking tour of Boston and point out places that have Emilie Loring background stories. But I’ve figured out a shortcut: Boston’s Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail wanders through old Boston with seventeen stops to view historic sites. You can go with a guide or … More Each Stop on the Freedom Trail is a Memory
Emilie Loring wrote to her editor from a Maine hotel: Beautiful surroundings. Table excellent. Very well managed. Music twice daily. So far the guests appear to be of the “Proper Bostonian” type, the season guests, I mean. No social hostess. Nothing planned for the entertainment of guests like card parties or tournaments–that … More Beautiful Surroundings. Book on its Way.
Independence Day, the Fourth of July: a day of concerts, fireworks, cookouts and family gatherings. It’s one of the most celebratory of days, and whether or not we consciously think about its origin in the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day is given over to celebrations of the American spirit. Families who trace … More Happy Independence Day with a Glance at History