Wednesday, December 13, 2006

S. May Collins, Maryland Eastern Shore Farm


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On March 29, 1895, little S. May Collins composed this short story of a summer vacation and titled it, "The Maryland Farm". The story is three pages long and chronicles the summer vacation of 4 children, Elmer, Fannie, Eva and Flo on their Grandparent's farm on the "Eastern coast of Maryland near a river". Sailing, rowing, bathing, and horseback riding were some of the things that she loved, and was obviously looking forward to for the summer of 1895. Although riding on the hay wagon was forbidden by Father, little May describes the ideal summer for a kid of any century.

This is the original, three page, hand-written story, still bound by a ribbon tied over 111 years ago, probably by little May Collins herself. A bit of her childhood preserved.

Learn more about the Collins family at GenForum or explore some more on Rootsweb.

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