“An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving” is a Louisa May Alcott short story that was originally published in the Aunt Jo’s Scrapbag collection
"Orchard House" – the Alcott home in Concord
The first paragraph includes this timely reminder:
They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, [...]
Yesterday I joined my 8-year-old Brownie, others from her troop, and Concord-area Girl Scouts of all ages as we “pulled together” to rid Fairyland (the Hapgood Wright Town Forest) of garlic mustard, an invasive weed whose rapid growth chokes out native wildflowers, posing a threat to natural biodiversity. I’ve read various accounts of the weed’s [...]
Did you enter to win this set – the new paperback edition of Louisa May Alcott by Harriet Reisen and the PBS documentary (DVD) of the same name?
Pop over to this post on my Giveaways page to see if you’re the winner!
You may know that I am “too fond of books” and too fond of Louisa May Alcott. Are you also curious about this author?
Check out this short video of “five things you may not know about Louisa May Alcott,” then head over to this post to enter to win a paperback of Harriet Reisen’s Louisa [...]
It has been a busy weekend in our little town! Concord, Mass. was incorporated on September 12, 1635, and the townspeople are pulling out all the stops to celebrate our 375th birthday. I know that may not sound like much to European readers of this blog, but, it’s a lot of years around here (and [...]
Did you think this post would be about the birds and the bees?! Sorry to disappoint you, it’s about the book and the blogger!
The name of my blog is taken from a line in a novel by Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience. When people asked what the book was about, I’d have [...]
When out-of-town friends come to visit for the first time, one of the places on the “must see” list is Orchard House. This is where Louisa May Alcott’s family lived for about 20 years in the mid- to late-1800s.
Her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, named the house for the 12 acres of apple orchards on their [...]
I live in Concord, Mass., a town about 20 miles west of Boston. Rich in revolutionary and literary history, it has been home to Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Alcott family. The quote “She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain” is from Work: A Story of [...]