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It's difficult to put down my knitting. I love this pattern.
"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" is a poem that was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in the early 1800's in Portland, Maine. On my next visit to my home state, I hope to visit his home which is open to the public.
Longfellow wrote this poem while grieving for his wife who died of burns suffered when her dress caught fire while waxing an envelope. Longfellow went to her aid and was severely burned about the face as well and thus, legend tells that is why pictures of him show him sporting a beard.
Longfellow often went to Portland Head Light to write his poems....one of my favorite places to go and knit, cross-stitch, etc. The park is huge with grounds for kite flying, picnicking with an old abandoned fort for kids to explore. I never get tired of taking pictures of this lighthouse.
Portland Head Light was commissioned by President George Washington.
Below is a view from the ocean. $15 will get you a 2-hr. boat cruise on Casco Bay on a beautiful double-decker boat affording sunshine and/or shelter. Again, one of my favorite things to do.
It's ironic that there was a shipwreck on the shores of this lighthouse on Christmas Eve.
Links that you might enjoy!
"The Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
"I Heard The Bells" with Johnny and June Cash
"I Heard The Bells" Lyrics
I wish I were cooling off by this ocean scene this week. It's another very hot day in Vermont, the only land-locked New England state.