White Grapes

      I remember as a child going for a walk with my mother and I came across a cluster of white grapes.  I picked one and it was the most delicious grape I had ever tasted.  Now, years later, as I was gardening, there are grape plants that have been there for years, and today I found a grape on an old grape plant.  My mind started wandering and dreaming of Summer days of  long ago.  What it must have been like when this land was all acres of vineyard.  The homestead of the original owners of property in this area, The Bushnells, is still nearby.  During the 1700’s and 1800’s did this family sit on their porch on a Summer’s day and enjoy the fruits of their labor?  Much of the land the Bushnells owned is now lots with homes, but I will try to preserve the vines of grape plants still remaining, so, one day, they will again grow those wonderful white grapes I enjoyed when I was a child.


About Maria Jolicoeur

Hello, my name is Maria Jolicoeur, I live in Norwich, Connecticut, I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution of 1776, Nationally, located in Washington, D.C., a State of Connecticut DAR member and locally a Faith Trumbull Chapter member, which I am the chairperson for American Heritage, Conservation, and I am the publicist. The Faith Trumbull Chapter received an award for Conservation for merit and minutes recited each at each monthly meeting. My ancestor, Basil Prather, born in Maryland, served in the militia in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War of 1776, he was married to Cloe Robinson and they had many children, their son,William, I am a direct descendant. The DAR is a woman's organization with it's members having proof of an ancestor who served in the Revolutionary of War of 1776, we promote education, patriotism, and historic preservation. I have a show, entitled, 'Let's Talk About History', through my involvement as Faith Trumbull DAR publicist, which airs every other Friday at 8:00 p.m., on channel 14(Comcast). I enjoy collection antiques and I have a few antique dolls in my doll collection. I enjoy viewing architecture. I sang in choir at church, locally, and a few arias I sang solo were; Motzart's Mass in C minor Motzart's and Handel's MESSIAH, along with Christmas carols.
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