Baseball’s Original Cast: Tallymen, Base Tenders, and Strikers

Were he alive today, Emilie Loring’s father, George Melville Baker, would be on all of the entertainment and talk shows.  Funny and eloquent, George could sing, act, and keep an audience in stitches with one-liners and jokes. He was a Boston insider, connected with the movers and shakers of his day: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, theater players, … More Baseball’s Original Cast: Tallymen, Base Tenders, and Strikers

Happy Independence Day with a Glance at History

Independence Day, the Fourth of July: a day of concerts, fireworks, cookouts and family gatherings. It’s one of the most celebratory of days, and whether or not we consciously think about its origin in the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day is given over to celebrations of the American spirit. Families who trace … More Happy Independence Day with a Glance at History

Then and Now in the Boston that Emilie Loved

    The first time I visited Boston, I stayed at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Arlington Street, a bit south of the Public Garden.  An elegant affair from yesteryear, it had the right atmosphere for discovering “all things Emilie”–uniformed doormen, plush carpets, chandeliers, and afternoon tea served daily.  It felt right.  After exploring … More Then and Now in the Boston that Emilie Loved