I am very excited to again be participating in Design Mom‘s Love the Place You Live link-up! I do love the place I live and one thing I especially love is how there is evidence of our history everywhere you look!
Last year I read the Sally Gunning series of historical fiction books starting with The Widow’s War. They are set on Cape Cod just at the onset of the revolutionary war. For a long time after I couldn’t drive down the Old King’s Highway without being transported back in time!
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Here is what happened just this very morning…
I had a busy day ahead of me. In addition to a typical day in the life of a colonial woman I made a promise to visit the Widow so I set out early. First stop was the mill to have some dried corn ground. I am down to the dusty bottom of my stores!
Next off to the Widow’s place. It has been exactly one year since she lost her husband to the sea. I think it best she not spend the day alone.
After a warm cup of tea in the Widow’s kitchen, we unhitched the horse and set off together for the meeting house.
We make one stop along the way to gather a few flowers. After a relatively mild winter the flowers are arriving early and seem especially vivid!
I stayed behind so the Widow could have a moment. I know she was glad for my company today. We were both glad for the warmth of the bright sun!
After safely delivering the Widow home, I was glad to be approaching my own. Ready to tend to the fire and get started on the baking. So continues my busy day as a colonial wife!