Happy Thanksgiving!

By Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Two Festivals By Lucy Larcom Written for the Boston Traveller, Christmas, 1881. Published in The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom.   Thanksgiving stirs her ruddy fire; The glow illuminates November: She sees new glimmerings of desire Flash up from every fading ember. The corn is stored, and heaped the board; The matron Day, her comforts summing, Hears, through her best, a better word, – The merry shout ...

Researching Our Larcom American Immigrants

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

The Connecticut Branch of Larcoms The book in the photo above is the History of the families of Larcom, Hollis, and McKinley by Montagu Burrows, R.N., M.A., published in 1883 in Oxford, England. It is as the section of the book is titled, a "General Sketch of the Larcom Family" which recounts the tradition that the family moved from France ...

Joining the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

By Saturday, July 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I finally decided to join the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in February of this year. I mainly wanted to join as a legacy for my son, but I also wanted to meet new people and get better connected with my community. I found my local chapter online (Rufus Fairbanks Chapter of Satellite Beach, FL), and ...

Independence Day

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The Fourth of July is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues or picnics, and family gatherings; however, sometimes in all of the commotion and celebration, the true meaning of this day is oftentimes forgotten. This day of our country’s Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, July 4, 1776, was fought for by our own ancestors ...

1926 Route to Florida

By Thursday, May 8, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

How my Larcom Family ended up in Florida ROUTE BY CAR Records show that Theodore Larcom (1885-1949) and Pearl Lathrop Wyatt (1890-1943), my great-grandparents, moved to Florida from Beverly, Massachusetts around 1925/26, per the 1926 Beverly directory. As the story goes, they drove down to Florida in a old Model-T Ford. It is said that Theodore had ...

Ancestral Homes: William Haskell House / Old Dexter Place

By Thursday, April 24, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Located at 680 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, this was the home of Betsey Haskell Larcom and David Larcom, my 4th great-grandparents. This was also the birthplace and childhood home of Joseph Henry Larcom, my 2nd great-grandfather. His step-sister, Mary Larcom Ober Dow (my 2nd great-grand aunt)  also lived here as a child as well as ...

Happy Easter!

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EASTER'S DAWN by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom   Breaks the joyful Easter dawn, Clearer yet, and stronger; Winter from the world has gone, Death shall be no longer! Far away good angels drive Night and sin and sadness; Earth awakes in smiles, alive, With her dear Lord's gladness. Roused by Him from dreary hours, Under snow-drifts chilly, In His hand He brings the flowers, Brings the ...

On this day… April 17, 1893

By Thursday, April 17, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

MassMoments reminds us that writer Lucy Larcom – my first cousin five times removed – died on this day April 17, 1893. ...in 1893, Lucy Larcom died. A popular poet during her lifetime, she would be forgotten today except for a work of prose that she wrote in 1889. Her autobiography, A New England Girlhood, tells the story of her ...