From housetops, from crossroads, from market places proclaim to the enemy that this great nation is united in its determination to exterminate forever the Powers of Evil now stalking the world. This is your war. Enlist in the citizens’ army. March on to Victory. … More This is Our War; March on to Victory
Suddenly the white cloud shot up, then, as if exasperated by its own vacillation, dropped with incredible speed, dragged the man clinging to it, collapsed and spread over him… Suppose instead of being safe and secure at Karrisbrooke, Aunt Ellen’s North Carolina home, in this month of September 1941, she were in England? She … More Rainbow at Dusk, the Last Light of Peace
Some years ago, I visited with Emilie’s grandson Victor in his California home. I shared my research on the Baker and Loring families. He shared stories of his grandmother and of his childhood, including these memories from the spring of 1941, between Where Beauty Dwells and Stars in Your Eyes… just before World War II. “In the spring … More To Me, It Was Like Going to the Moon
He admires her bravery. “What is this? A movie company on location?” She trusts him on sight and admires his quick thinking. He bent as if to kiss her, whispered:–“Name’s Drex. Danger.” Before Kay Chesney and Drex Hamilton leave the seedy, border-town bar and cross the International Bridge into Mexico, they are forced into marriage by an … More She Fell Secretly in Love with Her Character
Eighty-six years ago today, December 27th, 1930, this article by Emilie Loring appeared in The Editor. As she often quoted, “The gods provide the thread once the web is started.” *** So many years ago that the paper on which it was printed has yellowed, I clipped from a newspaper the following: LOST: Sunday night, … More On This Day, So Many Years Ago
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?