This has been a tough year, no two ways around it. In the last eight months, I have lost a sister, an aunt, and now, my niece. Since last I wrote, my sister’s 37-year-old daughter–who was also my mother’s caregiver–died suddenly of a non-COVID infection. We have been scrambling. I know I am not alone … More Your 2020 Holiday Reading List
Did you memorize something as a child that you enjoy reciting now? … More And miles to go…
Emilie Loring didn’t celebrate her birthdays, but that didn’t mean she denied herself an annual birthday wish. “I make myself a present on a book’s birthday to square never celebrating my own.” Beckoning Trails As she figuratively blew out the candle on a book’s birthday cake, what did she wish for? Emilie loved books, of … More Happy Birthday, Emilie Loring! Make a Wish!
Emilie Loring lived through some of the same challenges that we face now, in duplicate. Her approach was intentional. … More Why We Need Emilie Loring Right Now
Edition 3 Emilie Loring Tea Week concludes today with submissions from “Peggy in Illinois” and from Laurie. Peggy’s Nice Tea Peggy’s tea was certainly “nice,” and it also alluded to Nice, France: rich blue, golden sunflowers, a hint of abandon, and simple style. Peggy’s placemats are souvenirs of her honeymoon in Nice. With those sorts … More Our Afternoon Tea, An Oasis
Emilie Loring was a thoughtful woman. She was an active woman with wide-ranging interests. She was an intelligent woman who considered possibilities thoroughly before acting. So when her characters stop to care for themselves, you know she had a purpose in mind. Dress well She began at the very start of their day, dressing her characters … More Emilie Loring’s Self Care for Capable Women
Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea