“Each day I am thankful for; nights turned into morning, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality and likes that turned into love.” ~ Ritu Ghatourey
I’ve been swept up in a whirlwind of fulfilling things since arriving on the East Coast. It all began with attending a social event of a book club group with women who reside in and around the historic area surrounding TaylorsIsland in Dorchester County, Maryland. The Grace Foundation is restoring churches and doing work on the island to preserve the history of the churches and schoolhouses. http://bit.ly/16Ezcex.
“The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake, a book I recently read and adored, is on the reading booklist for the book club for this coming summer. Based on a small town sea-side community during World War 2, the post office was a hub of activity, and the spinster postmistress knows secrets which if told, will change the lives of some of the residents. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it.
Then I traveled to the Boston area to attend the beautiful wedding of our niece on my husband’s side of the family. It was so wonderful to see the bride and her sister (our second Leonard niece), who are now both married adults.
We also spent a lovely evening in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and had dinner at Loretta’s. The harbor area in Newburyport has changed greatly since last time I visited many years ago. Full of wonderful restaurants with varied cuisine, we also went art gallery hopping. As a Mother’s Day present, my husband bought me a New England artisan-crafted necklace from Annie’s of Newburyport. Then we finished the evening with dessert at a fantastic coffee shop complete with musical entertainment featuring a sole independent musician playing the guitar.
Join me tomorrow on my journey back to Vermont, my state of residence for more than thirty years. I was greeted by “Miss America” of the independent publishing industry! She’s quite a package! Well-built, for future developments.
Here are just a few pictures from my fulfilling travels:
My favorite home away from home, my favorite writing place in the lighthouse
Hope for a bountiful catch
Rode my bike to the vineyards on the Island
too early in the season for fruit on the vine
John the Baptist Church, Peabody, MA for niece’s wedding
Beautiful bride (above)
and her maid of honor – her sister
Stained Glass Window
Dinner in Newburyport, MA at Loretta
Couldn’t resist this photo http://www.imarc.net/ for our son, Marc R Leonard.
He seems to be showing up everywhere!
My Mother’s Day Present – New England Artisan Crafted
Left my heart in Taylor’s Island, Maryland
will be back to get it before my trip to the East Coast is over!
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