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
I’ve learned to pay attention when serendipity strikes. Last night, I watched another episode of Netflix’s new series, “The Crown.” The story begins on VE-“Victory in Europe”-Day, May 8, 1945, when Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret celebrate incognito on the streets of London. Two years later, Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of England, but that night, … More Who Taught the Queen to Dance?
I think we’ve all had the feeling of being led to something, of being called by something. It’s happened while researching Emilie Loring’s life–the urge to turn down an unknown street, and there is something I’ve hoped to find; the impulse to turn just one more page or take a book off the shelf that, … More When Things Just Want to be Found
“Hardly anyone remembers Steve Jobs anymore, but in the age of electronic computing, he was iconic.” This introduction hasn’t been written yet, but it will be. Fame is fleeting. The heroes of one generation, however high they fly, are unknown to the next. Tell me something about the life of Johannes Gutenberg. And then Petrache … More Fame is Fleeting; Appreciation Doesn’t Have to Be
The summer of 1907 was exceedingly hot. The thermometer on Court Street in Boston registered 98.5, Portsmouth reported 95, and New Haven reached 100. Record humidity brought the heat index to 125 degrees in many places. From Pennsylvania to Maine, New York to Cape Cod, there was no direction one could go to get away … More Emilie Makes an Elegant Escape to the Northwest
Yesterday, I visited a state park where my sisters and I played as kids. It was private land then, a park created by a retired couple and shared, for free, with the public. The wife even crocheted tiny dresses onto tiny dolls and sold them for only a nickel. I still have mine. The park was given to the … More When You Share the Things You Love
Lisa Greiner’s guest blog takes us back to those first readings of Emilie Loring’s books and shares the enthusiasm that drove her to learn more about their author. How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book? Do you remember which one it was? Was it set in the big glittering city of … More Guest Post: I wanted to be the heroine in her novels