Boston, Massachusetts is where my wife calls HOME. Stephanie spent her early years here until she left for University life and marriage in the Wild West. But in her heart, Massachusetts is still, in some ways, home. Growing up between Boston and Nahant, a small island connected to the North Shore by a causeway, was an idyllic life of wonderful old homes, the ocean, rooms filled with family history and treasures, and lots of family who often vacationed between New Hampshire and Nahant. We are here this week in Massachusetts to collect and bring to our home in the West family treasures which have been given to my wife by her aging mother. Her mother’s Staffordshire collection and her father’s ivory carvings will now live with us. But being in New England in this rich culture where wonderful cabinets and desks are filled with diaries and letters all dating to 1820, 1830 and 200 year old paintings hang on the walls is inspirational. The sea coast with its rocky shores and splashing waves, clam chowder, lobster, wonderful vegetables including very sweet parsnips, and free range eggs bring back great memories. I love clam chowder and fried clams and oysters at the Barnacle in Marblehead. But nothing matches the magnificent views on Nahant Island. In some ways, it is the closest I can get to the fishing villages on the south coast of England where clapboard houses still remind me of New England. Let me share a few photographs of my wife’s world on this beautiful, idyllic island: Nahant.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918