FF – I heart Sarah Josepha Hale

Poet. Autodidact (unschoolers, REPRESENT!). New Hampshirite. Prestigious literary prize named for her. In 1830s and 1840s, held a "Ladies Fair" at Quincy Market, and raised $30,000 for the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument. Mostly responsible for creating a unified national Thanksgiving. Editor of Godey's Lady's Book. Huge proponent of education for girls and women.... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday

On Tuesday, hubby and the eldest went down to Massachusetts to pick up my mother for a week long, Thanksgiving visit. Yesterday, we all stayed at home and watched the Nor'easter turn our yard into a winter wonderland. Just after dinner, the power went out. Shortly after, our landlords started the generator, so our heat,... Continue Reading →

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