Journal entry: Treasure at the Lorings’

The notes I’ve taken about my research have become as valuable to me as the information I’ve found about Emilie Loring.  In this entry, I meet her grandson for the first time. July 14, 2003 “Yesterday afternoon, I took the train to Lexington–a subway stop with the interesting name of “Alewife”– and Selden Loring came to pick … More Journal entry: Treasure at the Lorings’

A mouse in my tea

I didn’t grow up eating scones. We had toast, biscuits, doughnuts, the occasional muffin, but no scones. The only scones I knew were Emilie’s. Flaky and toothsome, oozing jam and butter, I could almost smell and taste them. That’s why, when I read Emilie’s first book, For the Comfort of the Family: A Vacation Experiment, … More A mouse in my tea