This camping experience had poured new spirit through her veins. Never had she known life as she had lived it in the past forty-eight hours. Two nights she had slept on balsam boughs with the fragrance of pines and the smell of a wood-fire stealing into the window to drug her to dreamless sleep. A … More In Her Footsteps: Vacation at the Rangeley Lakes
There’s something about the first of anything–a sense of witnessing, a curious feeling of participation, even if the “first” was created before we were born. … More With Compliments: First Books and Their Inscriptions
Out over the bay a dagger-winged jaeger made a sudden swoop and snatched a fish from a careless tern, leaving the complaining bird to flap disconsolately away for further hunting. Behind the Cloud I don’t know how many times I read this sentence in Behind the Cloud without ever wondering, “What is a jaeger?” It’s … More “Behind the Cloud”– A Closer Look
At used book stores, I rummage through stacks of old magazines, looking to complete my Emilie Loring short story collection. Today’s story comes from Rural Progress magazine a short-lived publication that was founded during the Depression and sent to farm homes in towns smaller than one thousand. Even then, it was distributed to only six … More “Freedom for Two” an Emilie Loring Short Story
A boat with a mother-of-pearl sail drifted by slowly not far from shore. A salty breeze picked up the skipper’s voice: “Nita, Juanita, Ask thy soul if we should part.” “What a voice and what a song, perfect for this night,” Myles Jaffray approved. I Hear Adventure Calling It was a very old song. Caroline … More Let’s See, How Do Those Lines Go?
The steamer left Foster’s Wharf at five o’clock in the evening. The year was 1910, and they were in for a splendid ride. … More By Steamship to a Coastline “So Rugged and So Beautiful”
Two doors from Emilie Loring in Blue Hill lived the Clays. Edith Clay belonged to the Blue Hill Garden Club and the League of Women Voters. She and her second husband, George, were Emilie’s Blue Hill neighbors for over thirty years. Edith’s first husband was Francis Candage, with whom she had two children. While yet … More As Fair a Little Village as You’ll Find on the Coast of Maine