Love the Place You Live: Colonial Cape Cod

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!

Ann

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18 comments

    • Just my make-believe house! I do love cute little half-capes like that thought! I have a 1950 ranch. I love it too – it has a great layout – only wish we had a 3rd bedroom.

  1. Love this post, you should write historical fiction. I also love this feature idea (I’m so glad you also turned me on to Design Mom, she’s a really great blogger).

    In Hawaii there are not as many architecturally interesting old homes as there are on the mainland. I love to look at the old houses and buildings when I’m on trip, your town looks great for this.
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    • I really love her blog – I think it is Fridays she posts a list of all her Babble posts and other great links – love those!

      Thanks Tania – it was fun!

  2. SO NICE TO SAFELY TRAVEL BACK IN TIME, LEAVE THE CARES OF TODAY FOR WHAT SEEMS A SIMPLER LIFE, A PLEASANT, EASY AND COST FREE TRIP ON THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION, AND EASY TO DO ON THE CAPE WHERE SO MUCH HAS NOT CHANGED IN THE LANDSCAPE AND WHERE YOU FIND SO MANY RELICS FROM THE PAST.
    I LOVE SALLY GUNNING’S BOOKS, SO GLAD I FOUND THEM AND WISH SHE COULD WRITE ONE A WEEK. I IMAGINE HER WRITING A BOOK AROUND MORE WOMEN OF THE WIDOW’S ACQUAINTANCE, BUT OF COURSE MY FAVORITE IS EBEN, THE BEST GUY SINCE JANE AUSTEN’S MR. DARCY.
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