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Sunflower Loyalty

When I first heard Thomas Moore’s “Believe me, if all those endearing young charms” at the age of 14, I was struck by the last lines: “As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets / The same look which she turned when he rose.”  Those lines made the sunflower into a symbol of loyalty for me, a notion that has stayed with me ever since. 234 more words

It's a Small World After All


The epic and famous Disney World ride. When we made the pilgrimage to Disney during my childhood, I’d insist on repeating that ride on loop. 927 more words

Sweet Caroline

Caroline F. Griswold, née Searles, was the quiet, humble wife of Reverend Rufus Wilmot Griswold. The daughter of sea captain Edward Searles and, then, Eliabeth Searles, the family was a wealthy family from Long Island. 1,877 more words

Connecticut State Police issue missing child alert for Gabrielle Quillman, endangered runaway from New London area | masslive.com

GRISWOLD, Conn. — Connecticut State Police have issued a missing-child alert for 14-year-old Gabrielle Quillman, an endangered runaway from the New London County town of Griswold. 39 more words


Sunflowers to raise money for Make-A-Wish

GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s that time of year again. Fifteen acres of sunflowers are now in bloom at Buttonwood Farm in Griswold and those fields are open to visitors. 208 more words


5 Tips for Traveling With Teens

Enjoy this clip from National Lampoon’s Vacation with Chevy Chase: 

It’s that time of year again. Roadtrip! Nothing says summertime like voluntary confinement in a car for hours on end!   442 more words


In Praise of Water

the bears and Yeats would know _ Roethke

I have gone to the river many times,

to the slow waters that curl among their stones… 263 more words