Nature’s Easter-Music

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by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom (1884)   THE flowers from the earth have arisen, They are singing their Easter-song; Up the valleys and over hillsides They come, an unnumbered throng. Oh, listen! The wild-flowers are singing Their beautiful songs without words! They are pouring the soul of their music Through the voices of happy birds. Every flower to a bird has confided The ...

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 ...