Giving Thanks

Winter image of the 1868 Methodist Church, located at 127 Park Place, Wellington, Ohio. This photograph must have been taken after the 1885 construction of the Town Hall and Opera House, visible to the left of the church. Note the wrought iron fence around the park, no longer extant. Photo 970089 of "Wellington Family Album" Collection, Herrick Memorial Library. Permission to display generously granted by the library.

Winter image of the 1868 Methodist Church, located at 127 Park Place, Wellington, Ohio. This photograph must have been taken after the 1885 construction of the Town Hall and Opera House, visible to the left of the church. Note the wrought iron fence around the park, no longer extant. Photo 970089 of “Wellington Family Album” Collection, Herrick Memorial Library. Permission to display generously granted by the library.

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, quite possibly because my family has lived on the coast of Massachusetts since the first ship arrived from England. I had a wonderful break, and I hope everyone reading this enjoyed the same. Now that family and leftovers are all gone, I am settling back into the research and writing routine. This post is really just to let anyone who is curious know that I have not abandoned the blog. I was able to sneak a few hours in at the library over the past week, and I have a pile of materials to sort through. I am already working on the next few posts. But given that the December holidays are rapidly approaching, and I will be traveling for some of that time, there will be fewer posts this next month or two than have been usual in the recent past. I hope you will stick with me.

Let me take a moment to say thank you to everyone reading. When I started this blog just a few months ago, I had no idea how many people it would reach. I am sure my “stats” are laughably slight compared to many online publications, but the fact that this very personal project–which I work on at my dining room table in the late hours of the night–has been viewed by thousands of people from all over the world, is truly humbling. A special thank you to those who like these little posts of mine well enough to want to be notified when something new is added. That is pretty mind-blowing to me. I hope I continue to merit your time and attention.

Hard to believe, but the next post will be my fiftieth…

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