Memories of Paris by Seasons

How the City of Light is City of Life Out today! My essay on Paris, in Paris-based magazine Inspirelle. A Canadian author writes about her love affair with Paris through the years as a teenager, young adult and now married woman and mother. Inspirelle inspires, connects and empowers international women in France through engaging andContinue reading “Memories of Paris by Seasons”

With All Good Wishes

Postmarked Philadelphia, December 3, 1910 Miss Mary Lear,Madison, Mo. Have lost your school address so send to Madison. Dear Girlie; I am glad you like teaching as much.. Do you go home very often? I suppose you take the “Index” & do [several words illegible] much. My school is progressing nicely. I hope you willContinue reading “With All Good Wishes”

Birthday Greetings

Mrs. Nellie French,Kezar Falls,Maine Post marked South Hiram, Maine, December 19, 1924 12-19-1924Wishing you a very happy day and many more to follow. From your friend Alice [B. or D.?] Nellie G. Ridlon French was born on November 28, 1867 in Parsonfield, York County, Maine to Magnus and Emily Emery Ridlon. She was one ofContinue reading “Birthday Greetings”

All Good Betide

How much can a single postcard tell you? Quite a lot, actually. All it takes is some effort, a bit of luck, and most importantly, just enough details to launch a viable search. And always, “hope’s beacon” pointing the way. This particular story begins with a postcard sending good wishes for the New Year, 1912.Continue reading “All Good Betide”

Tragedy’s Heir

I’m the Shell,The Dark’ning Shell!My smoke-clouds shroud Dominions where my red rainnever fell:Far beyond the seven seas,On the mountain and the plain,Hearts are shrunken to the lees,Souls are withered for the slain.I am the Shell!My dread reverberations echo over hill and dell,Where the grey-haired Mother sits,Fearful that the sock she knits,Will never reach the boyContinue reading “Tragedy’s Heir”