The Shining Years (1972) was written twenty years after Emilie Loring’s death, but it is vintage Emilie Loring. It has everything–an old and stately home, a noble leading man, a spirited young woman, a worthy competitor for her affections, a wise older woman, villains, ideals, personal conflicts, and a love story. Stanley Holbrook’s life is neatly organized … More The Shining Years: The Best is Last
He was a successful, Hollywood writer for twenty years. What made him stop? … More Melville, the Youngest Baker
Each time the decision is made to let an item go, a little part of history goes with it. … More The Histories We Keep, the Stories We Share, Part I
It’s a dream of mine to have a library. I would have shelves on three walls, some open and some with glass doors. The fourth wall would have a big, beautiful window overlooking something lovely, with a comfortable desk and chair facing outward to capture the view. In the center of the room, I’d have … More Our Selves in our Libraries
Across the gateway of my heart I wrote “No Thoroughfare,” But love came laughing by, and cried: “I enter everywhere.” Hello again, after a bit of a break here on the blog. I’ve been on the west coast, celebrating the marriage of two young friends. Romance is everywhere, and it was fun to experience it … More Summer Reading: Love Came Laughing By
Thank you, all, for the many teas that you enjoyed with friends and family last week in honor of Emilie Loring. Your enthusiasm and creativity made this first event a terrific success! If you haven’t seen the final collection of photos and stories, they are here: Welcome to our tea party. So happy you could … More An Heirloom Tea with the Lorings
The season of summer visiting has arrived. Open the summer cottage, set lawn chairs out in the shade, and invite friends and family for barbecues, picnics, parties–and yes, afternoon teas. Last week, my husband and I were privileged to share in a four-day, 90th birthday celebration with the extended Loring family. As you might guess, … More It’s the Season of Summer Socials!