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This day is for my  Mom and Dad. Right up their alley, as they might have put it. They’re gone now, but I feel them at these sites, whispering in my ear, enjoying every minute.

I start the day at the home of Louisa May Alcott.  I’m alone on this visit  (Dick has some work he needs to do and stays in the RV).  But if Mom and I would have been here together, there would probably have been some kind of electrical failure in the house, just due to our combined excitement.  It is “Little Women” heaven.  To actually see the costumes they wore when putting on their plays (including the boots Louisa (Jo) made for her dashing male role), the artwork throughout the house from May (Amy) who achieved great artistic success later -and so many of their personal possessions, including the table where Louisa wrote her most famous and successful book, balking all the way, thinking it boring.   I could go on and on. An absolutely amazing family, in an amazing time in Concord Massachusetts.  

We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside so all I have is an outside shot.

Louisa May Alcott House

Louisa May Alcott House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For my Dad – Thoreau’s Cabin at Walden  Pond.   I have a funny memory of his trying to find this for us on a family vacations some forty-five  or so years ago.  First, it was hard to find Walden Pond.  He finally got us there,  there were hot dog stands and people swimming and picknicking.  He asked many people he encountered where Thoreau’s cabin was.  Nobody he asked had ever heard of Thoreau. 

It’s a different story today.  We saw a recreation of his cabin and walked around the whole of Walden Pond.  The original site has been found by archeologists, so the foundation is outlined.  As history has it, people had been commemorating the site a few feet away (starting, we heard with Bronson Alcott, who took someone to visit his friend).

Walden Pond as viewed from Thoreau's House site

Walden Pond as viewed from Thoreau's House site

 

 

 

The outline of his cabin

The outline of his cabin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Mom and Dad for bringing me into these wonderful worlds.

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