Someone once asked Paddy Ashdown “Why write a diary?” He replied, “So my grandchildren would know what their Grandpa did.”
My mother died from Alzheimer’s disease a couple of years ago, and by the time I finally got round to pose the questions I should have asked her years before, she was beyond replying.
For five years I thought I was writing this for myself. Now I’m not so sure ………
Sunday, September 17, 2006
SIX OF THE BEST - NEW ENGLAND - 1
TYPICAL CLAPPERBOARD CHURCH
"New England in the Fall" - the subject of a short series of pictures taken on a 3 week Fly/Drive holiday which started in Boston, Mass. and took us for 3,000 miles around Masechusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
It's a particularly distinctive part of America, with most of the place names selected by the English settlers, after their birthplaces. You find Shrewsbury next to Lebanon, next to Chatham and so on. Manchester, for instance, is a very Yuppy, high class small clapperboard town, a bit like Chipping Camden in England.
We wandered up the coast for many hundreds of miles, and the pictures here show some of the sights and locations we saw.
A beautiful place with great seafood, a lovely drawl to the accent, and very polite and helpful people.