Archive for the ‘Boston’ Category

History Monday: Me, My Mother

October 20, 2008

 

Renee Ashley Baker’s Ballet Dance Number

(The above “costume” –my costume–is on my Tripod Website)

plus….

                                          

Renee Ashley Baker’s Mother (“The Beautiful Mrs. B” aka Mrs. Ashley) at a party in The Hamptons I believe

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HISTORY MONDAY: TRAVEL

July 20, 2008

 

 

              

above and below The Ritz Hotel in Boston….

                         

 

FOR  BUSINESS IN BOSTON: The Queen’s Case….

above Renee Ashley Baker’s red Globetrotter

and….

FOR PLEASURE IN THE HAMPTONS…A Party Weekender

above, Renee Ashley Baker’s Chanel tote…. 

and….

re:  Party Poopers? (er–I mean, religious proprietors)

        Did you know that “The Shakers”  (a Protestant religious denomination officially called “The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing) originated in Manchester England in 1747 in the home of Jane and James Wardley?

      The “Shakers” developed from the religious group called “The Quakers”.   The name “Shakers” , originally pejorative, was derived from the term “Shaking Quakers” and was applied as a mocking description of their rituals of trembling, shouting, dancing, shaking, singing and “glossolalia” (speaking in a strange and unknown language). 

      Lead by a  “Shaker”   named “Ann Lee” (daughter of  a “blacksmith”) the “Shakers”  first arrived in New York City on August 6, 1774 and they  (“The Shakers”)  eventually settled –in 1776– in Niskayuna, New York.  So there!

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