For most of her career, Emilie Loring lived on Boston’s Beacon Hill and wrote at the Boston Athenaeum, a private library with a long history. This year, her great-granddaughter Kate and I visited. In Emilie Loring’s Footsteps We take the elevator together to the storied fifth floor. The doors open, and we read the sign. … More Found: Emilie Loring at the Boston Athenaeum
“History is not only an accounting of past events, but also a reflection of the thoughts and feelings which accompanied those events…” … More Friends Along the East Blue Hill Road
Emilie Loring’s son said to her, “I like your parties, Mother. I like the conversation.” I hope you will attend our annual Emilie Loring Tea Party on Thursday, July 7, at 4:00 p.m. your local time. Come and see the cover of Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom for the very first time! … More When We Get Together for Tea
Emilie Loring’s books are like cardigans, not edgy or ground-breaking, but classic, comfortable across generations, and somehow always just right. … More Emilie Loring: Cardigans of Literature
What would–or could–her belongings mean to the next generation? … More What To Do With These Family Treasures?
A New York Times series, “It’s Never Too Late,” tells uplifting stories about “older” people who started new ventures, dared to try something new in their “later” years. I enjoy these stories, and I appreciate the encouragement they are meant to represent, but I also feel a little sense of rebellion about them, as I … More It’s Never Too Late to…
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