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.)
March has proven to be a fickle month so far. This pre-school play area illustrates it well.
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
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.