Have you noticed a change in the tone of public media lately? Several months in, after attending to each report, each analysis, and each prediction of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a collective yearning for something more. We know the challenge, and we are in it for the long haul, but to make the journey, … More “Refreshed.” It’s a great word, isn’t it?
Did you know that there are illustrated versions of Emilie Loring’s novels? If you have only read the hardbacks or paperbacks, you’ve missed out. Except for the one, frontispiece illustration from The Trail of Conflict, those only have cover art. But there were other printings–many, in fact–and they were illustrated! In the 1930s, Penn Publishers signed … More Illustrated Emilie Loring Novels!
Welcome, everyone! Photos and stories are coming in, one atop the other. If you haven’t sent yet, feel free to add narration when you do. It will be fun to hear about your tea and how it may have been inspired by Emilie Loring. I’ll add and re-post all day today and tomorrow–as long as … More Welcome to our tea party. So happy you could come!
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!
When you think of Emilie Loring’s stories, what images come to mind? A black cocker spaniel racing through the woods, tongue wagging? An armload of bittersweet bobbing downriver? A green circus balloon? A sparkling, yellow diamond? Some of Ellen’s favorite Emilie Loring images and sayings have become ornaments in her Ontario garden, where a host … More You’re really going to love this Emilie Loring garden!
Do you ever start out to do one thing and then decide on something entirely different? I was all set to write a post about post-war realism in literature and Emilie Loring’s decision to write entertaining, adventure/romance stories instead. In fact, I had the post fully written and only needed to select a few quotations … More Sometimes, a Real Vacation Calls!
Spring is here, and with it come new starts, new projects, new energy. It’s time to clear away last year’s leaves, cut back the plants that need it, and prepare the soil for planting. It doesn’t matter that there is more dead than alive just now, or that soon I will–yet again–do battle with weeds and … More Spring is Here, and I’m All Agog