Glasses clinked, toasts were pronounced, and even a few hummingbirds took a sip to celebrate Emilie Loring’s 152nd birthday!
Think about it:
When Emilie was born, there were only 38 states, and Andrew Johnson was President.
She lived from Reconstruction through World War I, Prohibition, the stock market crash and Great Depression, World War II, and the dropping of an atom bomb on Japan.
She kept up with changes brought by the telephone, electric light bulb, automobile, Kodak camera, X-ray, airplane, electric toaster, and plastics.
More than that, she stayed optimistic and hopeful for what would come next: Here Comes the Sun! Fair Tomorrow, It’s a Great World! Today is Yours, There Is Always Love, I Hear Adventure Calling.
That’s a life worth celebrating!
We took a walk past Emilie Loring’s “Stone House” and captured this unique view. The bay window was in Emilie’s bedroom and looked west to, yes, Blue Hill mountain.
(We’re proud of how the superimposed photo lines up with the stones and foliage of Stone House! Just luck, but pretty cool!)