Six members of the West Suburban Mystery Group had a tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, including Author’s Ridge, in Concord, Massachusetts. Despite the damp, cloudy day we all enjoyed our tour very much with a delicious lunch that followed at the historical Colonial Inn. We learned about the family connections between the Concord Author’s Alcott, Hawthorne, and Emerson; their families, spouses and connections to Daniel Chester French the famous sculptor. One of our members even found historical grave stones of family ancestors.
Alida, our very capable, charming tour guide gave us a good insight into these families’ lives with historical and sometimes very funny anecdotes. Al G., Carol B., Christine B., Meredith P., Jane P. and Jan G. all agreed they enjoyed the tour.