Ready to Dive In?

Along the Trestle Trail, Coventry, RI

Along the Trestle Trail, Coventry, RI

I’ve most often been the one who waits for others to jump into any activity before I take the plunge. More comfortable being a spectator than risk looking silly. But there came a time in high school when I grew bored with this default behavior. Here’s a guest post I wrote about what happened next, for my Association of Personal Historians colleague, Sarah White, for her blog. I was reminded of this story while traveling on the Coventry Rhode Island Trestle Trail.

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project.


Filed under Blog posts--Easy Walks, Blog Posts-Personal Histories

2 responses to “Ready to Dive In?

  1. Mary Chitty

    great essay. and i’ve always been impressed that you could work as a lifeguard, which i never could. [great shortage this summer — saw signs recruiting them on i-95. coming back from maine. talk to you soon. love mg

    great visit with em.

    Mary Chitty MSLS Pharmaceutical & Health Technologies Division Past Chair 2014 Library Director & Taxonomist cell 617 861 7410 work 781 972 5416 Cambridge Healthtech, Needham MA

    • marjorie561

      Thanks for reading. I credit our mom for my love of swimming, but my lifeguarding work was indeed a direct result of my diving experience–got a job with the town of Ft. Lauderdale teaching springboard diving in their summer swim program. I didn’t know a lot, but I knew enough!

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