Sunday, September 28, 2014

Aloha to New England - Potpourri from Chelmsford

During our trip to New England, we arrived early in the town of Chelmsford to dine with college friends.  From Wikipedia (link),

Named after Chelmsford, England, the town was incorporated in May 1655 by an act of the Massachusetts General Court. When Chelmsford was incorporated, its local economy was fueled by lumber mills, limestone quarries and kilns. The Chelmsford militia played a role in the American Revolution at the Battle of Lexington and the Battle of Bunker Hill. The farming community of East Chelmsford was incorporated as Lowell in the 1820s; over the next decades it would go on to become one of the first large-scale factory towns in the United States because of its early role in the country's Industrial Revolution.

The Adams name is frequently found in New England!

We spotted an granite marker ...

... for an Eagle Scout project!

The library laminated a coffee table with business cards from other libraries ... love it!

Tell me about your local library!  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday.   I'll post the winner on Sunday at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Our favorite business card!


  1. Thank you for always posting such interesting posts, and pictures.

  2. Our local library is small, but we're able to request books from other branches.

  3. Ours are good, great books

  4. Ours is very small but a very happy place to visit.

  5. I live outside city limits so don't frequent the library. The library in the city where we have our business takes a very active part in the community, hosting free programs for adults and children - it's very impressive.

  6. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't been to my local library in a looong time. I moved out of the region and then back and just haven't renewed. I really need to do that!!! Thanks for such a fun post!

  7. Our local library is very old and looks similar to the one in the picture. The inside is all dark wood and it just beautiful. I really enjoy going there.

  8. We didn't have one for a long time but had a wonderful book mobile. Then we got a very small one and now one that is somewhat bigger but I must confess I don't use if very often but as a child it was a life saver!