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Walking on thin ice-winter trails

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Large beech tree at Thayer House Medway still holds on to a very few leaves as winter sets in

We’ve had some snow recently, then deep, deep cold that has turned the soft fluffy white stuff into the kind of surface that prompts one to think of ice skates. Turns out this has been a week I’ve been out on the trails quite a bit, so I’ve had the chance to sample many types of ice on the trails in the area. I hear we’re in for more snow, and possible rain, which will alter the landscape yet again so it’s anybody’s guess what next week will bring! Continue reading

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Time with grandparents

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Grandma and grands having fun on Choatie the turtle at Choate Park, Medway

Each time I spend time with my grands, I am struck at some time by how differently I am able to interact with them, contrasted with the time I spent with my own grandparents. Bonds with my own grandmothers were strong, yet one worked full time almost her entire life, leaving us happily ensconced at her beach house retreat while the other cared for her increasingly frail mother, and thus was never very free to spend much time with us.

Each generation and each family has different life situations–there are no “right” ways to be a grandparent. Continue reading

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Fall Just Keeps on Falling–Choate Park, Medway

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

The oaks are particularly stunning this fall as the foliage season stretches past what we normally expect. But there are also maple trees that did not seem to get the message that they were supposed to change color in October. Continue reading

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Take ‘Easy Walk’ with Local Author and Historian

Thanks to Chris Bergeron for the great article in the Milford Daily News and the MetroWest News about me and my book, Easy Walks in Massachusetts.
[Linked courtesy of the Milford Daily News]
http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150519/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/150516334/2002/LIFESTYLE

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 LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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Beautiful views of Choate Park, Medway, MA

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From the whimsical to the sublime, Choate Park in Medway MA is a fun place to visit. The trail around the pond is easy walking, the trail between the park and Medway High School provides stone walls, minimal poison ivy(!) and more easy walking. The playground, with “Choatie” the turtle, always makes me smile.Choate Park 4

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 LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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