TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME:
MY REMINISCENCES
 
by Mary Macomber Leue
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 (click on the Stars)
memstar.gif PREFACE:
My Parents, My Self
 
PART ONE:
My Antecedents
 
............memstar.gif. Chapter 1: .My Mother, Hattie Frances Seaver: Early life
............memstar.gif Chapter 2:..My Father, Donald Macomber: Early life
............memstar.gif .Chapter 3: .Harriet Frances Seaver: Bryn Mawr College; Ethel Hale Freeman
and.Journey's End in Ashfield, Massachusetts
memstar.gif.Chapter 4: .My Father, Ethel Jaynes, Marriage, War and Tragedy
memstar.gif.Chapter 5:. My Father and his Sisters
 
PART TWO:
Second Generation
 
memstar.gif Chapter 6:.,.A New Marriage: Dr. Donald and Mrs. Macomber and three ... no, four.. no, five .. no, six children in West Newton, Massachusetts
memstar.gif Chapter 7: . Duxbury: A Summer Idyll (Among Other Things)
memstar.gif Chapter 8: ..West Newton School Years
memstar.gif Chapter 9: . Lincoln and a Cast of Thousands (Including Cows, Horses, Chickens, Turkeys, Dogs, Cats ... and Fleas!)
memstar.gif Chapter 10: .Our Camping Trip out West
memstar.gif Chapter 11:...Squantum: Adolescence on an Isolated Peninsula
memstar.gif Chapter 12:...Bryn Mawr College: My Mother, my Sister and Me
 
PART THREE:
A New Generation A-Borning
 
memstar.gif Chapter 13: Children's Hospital in Boston: from Terrified Amateur to Self-.Confident Graduate Nurse
memstar.gif Chapter 14:..Love, Courtship and Betrothal
memstar.gif Chapter 15: .Prince's Point, Marriage and Another War
memstar.gif Chapter 16: .Pregnancy, Birth and Life on the Farm
memstar.gif Chapter 17: The Ending of the Dream: Last Years on the Farm
 
PART FOUR:
The Exigencies and the Rewards of Academia
 
memstar.gif Chapter 18: .Transition: Trying to Divide our Time between Farming andTeaching
memstar.gif Chapter 19: ..Bowdoin College - Page Street, Mill Streeet: Class and Political Radicalization - Life Among the Gentry; Life among the Canucks
memstar.gif Chapter 20: ..West Newton Yet Again: PhD Thesis at Harvard; Illness and Activism
 
PART FIVE:
Learning to be Texans
 
memstar.gif Chapter 21:...First Year in Denton, Texas; Texas State College for Women
memstar.gif Chapter 22: .Acquiring Property, Finding Friends; Becoming Acclimated, Having a..Baby
memstar.gif Chapter 23: /.Learning to Enjoy Being Texans: Padre Island
memstar.gif Chapter 24: /..Changes; New Members of the Family; Texas Woman's University
memstar.gif Chapter 25: ..Our Last Years in Texas: The Prep School; Birth and Death in the.Family
 
PART SIX:
Struggling to Keep Being a Family
 
memstar.gif Chapter 26: .Starting all Over Again: 34 North Allen Street and SUNYA
memstar.gif Chapter 27: .Things Come to a Head
memstar.gif Chapter 28: .Our Black November
memstar.gif Chapter 29: ..A Year of Deaths
 
PART SEVEN:
And the Beat Goes On
 
memstar.gif Chapter 30: ..Retrospective
memstar.gif.Chapter 31:...Attempted Remedies: The (Relative) Calm Before the Storm
memstar.gif Chapter 32: ..On the Eve of Major Changes; Viet Nam Protests; The Brothers
memstar.gif Chapter 33: ... Weddings; Sabbatical Year at Oxford University; Travel in Europe
 
PART EIGHT:
Moving Out, Down - and In
 
memstar.gif Chapter 34: .Return to Albany during the Seventies: Revolution; the Vietnam.War; MoreTherapies; Oxford Road; Beginning of The Free School
memstar.gif Chapter 35: .Voyages to a Distant Shore
memstar.gif.Chapter 36: .School, Community and Separation; 196 Elm Street; Deaths of my Parents; Another Wedding
memstar.gif Chapter 37: The Family Life Center and Midwifery; Rainbow Camp and Community; Retreat; Three More Weddings and a Funeral
 
PART NINE:
Belatedly Coming Up Against Life and Death
 
memstar.gif Chapter 38: SKOLE; Dowsing and a Pilgrimage to Europe; Active Birth; Montségur and Past Lives; A Sufi Tour of the Holy Land
memstar.gif Chapter 39: The Move to 20 Elm Street and a Demon Lover; Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhism and a Pilgrimage to India; ..72 Philip Street:Trying to Patch Up a Failed Marriage
memstar.gif Chapter 40: The Journal .of Family Life; Jun-San's Peace Pagoda, Mohawks and the Onondaga Nation; Pilgrimages to Japan, Ladakh, Sai Baba; Bill's Decline; Doc; Bill's Death
 
PART TEN:
The Last Phase: Learning to Enjoy Widowhood and Old Age 
 
memstar.gif Chapter 41: ...Alienation in Many Places 
memstar.gif Chapter 42: .Back to Ashfield and Home in the Hills
memstar.gif Chapter 43: .A New Career as Family Grandmother, Village Elder and Webmaster
memstar.gif Chapter 44: .Journey's End Journal
 
Note: Click on this star memstar.gif for a few reactions to these reminiscences - which, for some odd reason, I had not anticipated, but have certainly been grateful for!
 
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