A few photos from last Monday – this was Patriots’ Day in the state of Massachusetts … also known as the day the Boston Marathon is run.
In the rest of the country, it’s much like any other day.
But, around here, it’s a state holiday (banks, schools closed), and it’s not unusual to see people dressed in Revolutionary War era dress, including these soldiers who marched down the street in front of the bookshop.
Rumor has it that they were pacing as they waited for the Pulitzer Prize winners to be announced; when no fiction winner was determined, our booksellers handsold their favorites.
Later in the parade (and further down the timeline), Louisa May Alcott (aka, Jan Turnquist, director of the Orchard House) marched down Main Street, where one forward-thinking parade-goer wore this pithy bit of wisdom on her tee shirt.