A poem by J.F. Conant

He who loves an old house never loves in vain. How can an old house used to sun and rain, to lilac and to larkspur and an elm above-ever fail to answer the heart that gives it love?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Last week was a blast!





Last week Joe had a business trip to Boston and I got to tag along (sans kids). I really like Boston!
http://wikitravel.org/en/Boston   I had such a great time!  The first night we went out to dinner at the Naked Fish! YUM!!  Great seafood and really tasty cocktails too!

The  next day I met up with two dear internet friends, Shirley and Ellen.  What a joy that was!  They took me to their favorite antique store and then

Then they took me to Old Sturbridge Village.
http://www.osv.org/
It's an 1830s farming community with churches and schools and shops and farms. Wow! Really cool! We had fun looking at all the displays and talking to the reenacts.  What a fun afternoon for a history buff!
The folks that were at the business meeting were very kind and they took me with to this fabulous sushi place
just down for Fenway Park.  One thing is for sure, I ate well while there! LOL
On the way home we went through Vermont. We were driving along and I looked left and screamed at Joe to pullover!  I saw a sign for the Tasha Tudor Museum!! (Yes, Lisa, it's the woman with the goats)
http://tashatudormuseum.org/  They had her loom, her tin kitchen, that painting of her brother that her mother did when he was a child, lots of illustrations, photos, books...it was GREAT!!!

One thing is for sure, I gotta go back to New England when I can spend more time. What  gorgeous country!!! And what wonderful memories!

Monday, July 4, 2011

On this day of patriotic celebration....

On this day of picnics, bbqs and fireworks take a moment to remember that freedom isn't free. It is earned.
Thank you to everyone who serves this country no matter in what capacity, from the highest ranking general to the person who picks up trash along the roadsides.  Your service is important. Your service matters!
God bless America!