Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A Love Story
John Hancock married Dorothy Quincy on August 28, 1775. On a recent visit to the Dorothy Quincy Homestead, I inquired about an etching I observed on a window. John Hancock apparently took Dorothy Quincy's diamond ring and etched the glass with: "You I love and you alone". His nickname for her was "Dolly." This famous colonial couple had 2 children who both died at a young age. Dolly outlived John.
The paintings, by John Singleton Copley, are from the MFA, Boston. Thank you for stopping by. (Travel Tuesday will resume next Tuesday.)
Porch Fest 2018: "Revival" started things off on this Marion Street veranda. A few rain drops did not dampen spirits of this ...
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.
From atop Penn's Hill, Abigail Adams and her young son John, could have heard the women chanting in Boston today.