Readings, Rants and Ramblings from New England
By Corey Prince
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There is a distinct perspective that has been bred within the sea bordered, and well forested corner of the nation. It is feeling of hard-scrabble simplicity, suprisingly wry wit, and incredible warmth beneath the rigid shell that protects our local inhabitants through the long winter months. This Readings project and podcast actually began from the uncovery of long-lost letters of my Grandfather, TW Prince ~ who, as an earnest, ambitious farmboy in central Maine in the early 1900s ~ wrote romantic musings to my Grandmother. Upon initial reading ~ I realized just how classically Maine they were ~ and that they truly could only be best conveyed by spoken word. With additional and all due apologizes to TW ~ I have, and will, from time to time, intersperse my own humble rants and ramblings that reflect upon my ever present appreciation and experiences within the region.
||TW to Louise :: June 28th, 1921||While it may seem that TW and Louise were immersed in a whirlwind of romance – their courting (well – I should probably say TW’s entreaties) was actually long in the making. TW’s hints to travel “abroad” was actually a … Continue reading →||30 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rose to Hazel Louis :: February 1913||A letter from Rose Bonney Attwood to her daughter, Hazel Louise in early 1913. It would appear that Rose travelled to Brockton Massachusetts in support of new babies and family ~ and was writing to the folks back at the homestead … Continue reading →||30 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||TW to Louise :: March 1st, 1914||The first of the uncovered letters from TW to Louise as he courted her in the early months of 1914. TW was assuredly a quiet romantic of great warmth & humor but interestingly, even my father was unaware that such sentimental letters … Continue readin||27 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||TW to Louise :: May 12th, 1914||TWs short, heartfelt note to Louise in recognition of her 22nd birthday in May of 1914.||26 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||TW to Louise :: July 9th, 1914||TWs musings to Louise as she travelled “up the line” on the Maine Central in the summer of 1914.||26 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|