Longfellow House Tour Questions

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

I am literally the worst tourist in the world, and can never think of any good questions to ask rangers when I visit national parks. But I love the Longfellows and really want to learn more, so here is my list so far. Please help me add to it!

  1. Are there any known photos of George Sumner?
  2. Can I look through the archive of the kid’s drawings and doodles?
  3. Is it possible to read Charley’s diaries?
  4. Do you have any book recommendations to learn more about the family? 

5. Was the bed Charles Sumner crashed on every weekend long enough to hold his massive frame?

6. What was Henry Longfellow’s favorite thing to eat for dinner? (I’ll bet the tour guide answers canvas back ducks…)

7. Where is Charles Sumner’s favorite rocking chair located? Is it still in the house? 

oh dude… I’m going to come up with so many… the tour guide will be sitting down after hours answering them all lol

Oooh! These are all really good ones!

Maybe I can ask how Charley died, although I have no idea what sort of answer I’m going to get.

*watches the tour guide sweat* “uhhhhh… how he died? uhhhhh… hehe, well you see, he-” *jumps out a window* 

♥ 7 — 3 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014 — via megcubed

YOU AND MEAGHAN KILL ME EVERY TIME WITH YOUR SUMNER-LONGFELLOW POSTS

AHAHAHAHA I love it! 

♥ 4 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014
#megcubed  

so tonight I accomplished a lot and baked two quiches, 3 pans of oatmeal muffins, and I started on a roasted squash, chicken and leek casserole I’m finishing tomorrow… I’m exhausted… oh my gosh… BUT IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT.

♥ 6 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014
lizzywhimsy inquired:

Tour guide: "I WASN'T TRAINED FOR THIS! THEY NEVER COVERED THIS IN THE MEETING!"

megcubed:

Me: See you next week, buddy! We need to have an in-depth conversation on Longfellow’s views on abolition and Charley’s experiences in the rapidly changing Meiji Era of Japan.

Tour Guide: *cries*

♥ 9 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014 — via megcubed
Anonymous inquired:

oooh what kind of quiche is it?

It’s a quinoa, zucchini, and mushroom quiche baked into a pie crust and topped with feta…

♥ 2 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

"YEah, uh, ma’am, this is-" 

"WHERE IS CHARLEY LONGFELLOW’S BEDROOM?"

"Ma’am, please-" 

*awkward silence* 

"Where is it?" 

"Ma’am, this tour is about George Washington…" 

"Did Charley ever frick frack in here? Can I keep one of these fans? Why are you talking about the American Revolution I am far more interested in Henry Longfellow’s breakfast preferences jeeez."

"Ma’am… ma’am please…"

"Which bedroom did Charles Sumner sleep in?" 

"Ma’am… Ma’am I don’t- aaand there she goes…" 

"CHARLES SUMNER BATHED IN THIS SHOWER…"

"Ma’am…. ma’am please get out of the shower… please…"

*pulls the lever* “I AM BATHING WHERE CHARLES SUMNER BATHED!”

"MA’AM, PLEASE!"

"WHERE CAN I APPLY TO WORK HERE?!" 

"Oh- oh no- ma’am…" 

"I AM GOING TO WORK HERE. DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS? I’LL PERSONALLY TRANSCRIBE ALL OF CHARLEY’S DIARIES FOR FREE."

"You really don’t- ma’am get out of their bedroom!"

*giggles* “This is the room where Henry and Fanny did the do…”

"…… you’ve been here like 6 hours please go home."

"It’s- It’s midnight- ma’am, I have a family to go home to-" 

"THIS BED IS SO COMFORTABLE!" 

"ma’am, please" *tears rolling down cheeks* 

"I’M GOING TO WORK HERE." 

♥ 30 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014 — via megcubed

no air conditioning + hottest time of the year+ a 370 degree oven= WHY? WHHHHHY? WHY DID I DECIDE TO DO THIS? OH GOOOSH HELP MEEEEEEEE *wipes sweat off brow as she pulls a quiche out the oven* 

but, also, delicious food…

♥ 2 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

lizzywhimsy:

megcubed:

Hey! I’m going to the Longfellow House on Wednesday, so are there any questions or anything that people want me to ask? I make a terrible tourist and never have any questions for the rangers, so I am putting it to you. Anything you really want to know about these goobers?

1. Are there any known photos of George Sumner? 

2. Can I look through the archive of the kid’s drawings and doodles? 

3. There are like a million questions…

Is it possible to read Charley’s diaries? Do you have any book recommendations to learn more about the family? Lizzy do you have any other questions I need to make out this list and I know you love them as much as I do.

oh man, I had a ton of questions, I’ll have to think them all up and send your some tumblr messages when they come to mind

Please do! I also need to make sure the tour I go on is a Longfellow tour and not a Washington one. That would be awkward.

"YEah, uh, ma’am, this is-" 

"WHERE IS CHARLEY LONGFELLOW’S BEDROOM?"

"Ma’am, please-" 

*awkward silence* 

"Where is it?" 

"Ma’am, this tour is about George Washington…" 

"Did Charley ever frick frack in here? Can I keep one of these fans? Why are you talking about the American Revolution I am far more interested in Henry Longfellow’s breakfast preferences jeeez."

"Ma’am… ma’am please…"

"Which bedroom did Charles Sumner sleep in?" 

"Ma’am… Ma’am I don’t- aaand there she goes…" 

♥ 30 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014 — via megcubed

megcubed:

To be honest I’d probably use the purge to get Charles Sumner’s bust from the MFA or Henry Longfellow’s family photo album or something like that. My priorities are perfectly in order.

Yeah, I’m not gonna lie, I’d pretty much do the same thing… 

♥ 2 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014 — via megcubed

I’ve been cooking for the last 3 hours… My back is killing me… but I must make this food for the rest of the week! 

♥ 2 — 4 hours ago on 31 Aug 2014