I found this 1944 Life Magazine article displayed at the lovely Colonial Inn on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an interesting look at a successful author’s life on the Vineyard during WWII. At the time of his visit, he was “the most prolific and financially successful living writer in the English language – second only to Churchill as the … More W. Somerset Maugham’s 1940s Thoughts on America Still Resonate Today
It’s been years since I’ve cried in a movie theater but Maudie got me. Hope Sally Hawkins wins an Oscar for her performance as Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis. (See her home below.) If you haven’t seen it, go soon–it’s amazing in every way. Especially love the casting, the costumes (Maud’s sweaters!) and the music. … More Maudie May be the Perfect Movie
It may look like just any old trunk but it made my heart skip a beat to see it. I arrived July 15th at The Bellamy-Ferriday House for a Lilac Girls event and there it was in the kitchen. The Connecticut Landmarks staff told me one of them had found it in the attic over … More Exciting New Find at The Bellamy-Ferriday House
Just arrived on Martha’s Vineyard and will be talking about Lilac Girls and signing books at two wonderful libraries: Thursday July 6th at 6:00 pm at The Oak Bluffs Library and Tuesday July 11th at 7:00 pm at The Vineyard Haven Library. Come and see me if you’re on the island!
July 4th seems a perfect birthday for Caroline, the anniversary of the date when our thirteen colonies declared themselves a new nation. It seems fitting today to celebrate this strong, independent women who did so much for others. Thank you to Ronald Duelks who paid his respects to Caroline this weekend at beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, … More Happy Birthday, Caroline Ferriday.