Emilie Loring got the idea for Here Comes the Sun! while riding on a train. She recalled: The engine shrieked a warning. Porters shouted “All aboard!” As the train shivered into action a black cocker spaniel jumped from the baggage-car. Long ears flopping, red tongue hanging, the blue tag at his collar flapping, he dashed … More Here Comes the Sun!
I’ve come across many fascinating stories that won’t make it into Emilie Loring’s biography, at least not in as much detail as I’ve discovered. A dear one is the story of the Owen sisters. They are on my mind right now, because I am re-reading The Trail of Conflict, one of Emilie’s books which mentions … More Terrace Teas with the Owen Sisters
Christmas lights are up outside, the tree is decorated, and snow is in the forecast. Now is the time to curl up by the fire with a soothing, hot drink and read Hilltops Clear. This is a heartening story. Written three years after the start of the Depression and the death of Emilie’s brother, the … More Holiday Reading: Hilltops Clear
Entering Blue Hill, Maine for the first time, I had two choices: go left on Main Street toward the Fish Net restaurant and a fork in the road, or go right on Main Street, into the village. I needed information; I turned right. This was 1998, and all I knew at that point was that Emilie’s summer … More The Past Comes Calling