Emilie Loring lived through some of the same challenges that we face now, in duplicate. Her approach was intentional. … More Why We Need Emilie Loring Right Now
Edition 3 Emilie Loring Tea Week concludes today with submissions from “Peggy in Illinois” and from Laurie. Peggy’s Nice Tea Peggy’s tea was certainly “nice,” and it also alluded to Nice, France: rich blue, golden sunflowers, a hint of abandon, and simple style. Peggy’s placemats are souvenirs of her honeymoon in Nice. With those sorts … More Our Afternoon Tea, An Oasis
Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea
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?
“The world changes. Times change. People change. Habits change…” Preface to Whispering Pines by Clara Endicott Sears With more of us staying at home instead of going to work these days, daily schedules have dissolved. We don’t have to be dressed, fed, and out by 7:00. There’s no prescribed lunch hour at work or school, … More Dragging Days? Try a “Kettle Drum”
My original plan was a schedule of events that began in March and ended in late September. I was going to come to Oregon for the birth of my first grandchild and stay a couple of weeks to help out afterward. Then, I planned to go home to host our wine club–this time, the “bold … More “It Meant a Change in Plans”
I was recently asked what hardships Emilie Loring endured as she forged her faith. I answered, first, that she was raised in the Universalist Church (before it merged with the Unitarians) and switched to the Congregational Church after her marriage to Victor Loring. As for hardships, I mentioned the deaths of her father, mother, … More Keepers of Our Memories