Monday, September 3, 2012

Old North Bridge

Hubby and I had cause to go to Concord, MA this weekend.  Some friends of ours were playing a concert at the Old Manse.   The Old Manse is a house where the grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson lived  right beside the battlefield.  His family watched as the Revolutionary War began just yards from his home.

The Old Manse became the stomping ground for such luminaries as Emerson, Nathanial Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau.   It's now, of course, a museum where you can visit and hear the history of these famous Americans and see where Hawthorne and his wife etched poems to each other in the windowpanes.

Our first inclination was to bring our canoe and take a ride on the Concord River, then listen to the concert at the Old Manse.  But being the old, tired and lazy couple that we are, we ditched that idea and just went to visit the Old North Bridge and hear the concert instead.

Our Friends Play Their Tunes
Betsi Mandrioli
Jon Swenson

Bob Morse

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