She Wasn’t Defiant; She Was Confident

You enter the room, dressed in your best. Those who can most influence your fledgling career stand before you. It’s your moment. How do you introduce yourself? Which details do you fill in? What do you leave out? What impression do you try to create? Emilie Loring wrote an autobiographical sketch for Penn Publishing Company’s Brief Biographies … More She Wasn’t Defiant; She Was Confident

The Lure of Mystery in Beckoning Trails

Beckoning Trails was the first story Emilie Loring wrote after the death of her husband, Victor. They celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary in December and his eighty-eighth birthday in January, before he died in February, 1947. They had always been good companions, and after her brother’s death, Victor had also been Emilie’s first reader, the one with … More The Lure of Mystery in Beckoning Trails

You Have the Opportunity and You Must Use It

Meet Miss Esther Wood. Born in Blue Hill, Maine in 1905, Esther earned degrees from Colby College and Radcliffe, taught at public and private schools, taught history at the University of Maine, wrote four books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and was inducted to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. I took this photo … More You Have the Opportunity and You Must Use It

Baseball’s Original Cast: Tallymen, Base Tenders, and Strikers

Were he alive today, Emilie Loring’s father, George Melville Baker, would be on all of the entertainment and talk shows.  Funny and eloquent, George could sing, act, and keep an audience in stitches with one-liners and jokes. He was a Boston insider, connected with the movers and shakers of his day: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, theater players, … More Baseball’s Original Cast: Tallymen, Base Tenders, and Strikers