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The Basement of the Peirce–du Pont House at Longwood Gardens

The older part of the basement (the south end) is a warren of small rooms that were built originally in 1730, or added over the many years since. The rooms join each other seemingly at random, so it is easy … Continue reading

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Cement Attic Floors

Many Longwood Gardens employees and volunteers who have access to the nooks and crannies of the Peirce–du Pont House are puzzled to find a cement floor in the south attic over the old part built by the Peirces in 1730. … Continue reading

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The Olympics

I have been spending far too much time watching the Olympics, every evening and a good part of the day.  But how could I not?  Sports that I never see any other time, views of life in the emerging China, … Continue reading

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