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The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder: I. "The Elms" 1883-1905

The first chapter of The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder narrates the story of the Ashley family at their house, “The Elms,” in Coaltown Illinois. John Ashley is convicted for the murder of Breckenridge Lansing. 830 more words

Christian Thought/Living


In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Newport, Rhode Island was home to the rich and famous during the summertime. When most people with summer homes these days have modest little houses, the rich and famous had mansions for their summer “cottages”. 386 more words

Domestic Travel

The Elms- Newport, Rhode Island

The Beginning

In 1848, the Berwind family welcomed Edward Julius into their Philadelphia home. The Berwinds, who emigrated from Germany, laid the foundation for little Edward to grow into a driven, prosperous individual in a sometimes harsh, American workforce. 916 more words


Venturing Out

So far all of my pubs have been pretty local – in the DE11 postcode. But on Saturday, like a baby bird spreading its wings, I took my first careful steps into East Staffordshire to see what pubs are like outside of my hometown. 993 more words


{overnight at the elms}

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope y’all are having a wonderful season and finding opportunities for rest with friends and family. Last week, my Mom and I took advantage of having the same weeks off together to go on a little overnight trip to Excelsior Spring, Missouri to visit… 555 more words


Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island- the only place in America where money really grew on trees, the sun’s yellow rays melted to liquid gold, flowers emitted Chanel perfumes, and naughty children were spanked with silver spoons. 388 more words