May knew how to make good luck happen

Caroline Ticknor pointed out something key to May Alcott Nieriker's success in life, both as a person and an artist - "It was characteristic of the aspiring artist form Concord to make the most of her opportunities and much of May's so-called 'good luck' was traceable to the alacrity with which she seized upon each …

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My Louisa May Alcott Facebook Group Page has changed

I have decided to close the group page for Louisa May Alcott is My Passion on Facebook and open a Community page instead - it affords many more options. If you joined my group page on Facebook, can you please take a moment to go to that page and click "Like" at the top to …

More musings from May Alcott Nieriker’s memoir

I'm reading the chapter entitled "Marmee's Journal" from Caroline Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir; this journal was written in the last year of Mrs. Alcott's life. There were several little things I noticed that I wanted to share. First, there was an excerpt from one of May's letters about an episode in her drawing class. …

Follow-up to search for Alcott family members

I got a response to my question about the search for current Alcott family members from someone in my Louisa May Alcott Facebook group. She writes; ... I read here in the Acknowledgments of Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs that here's some folks you may want to look up: "For material in this biography, thanks …

Quickie recommendation

If you're into serious reading or want to get into it and are a neophyte (like me :-)), check out Silver Threads. This site has some terrific recommendations!

I like May Alcott Nieriker

The more I read of Caroline Ticknor's May Alcott A Memoir, the more I like May Alcott Nieriker (and Ticknor obviously did too). I just read a section in Ticknor's book where May was in London with friends and wanted to go rowing. Apparently in that day and age, it was not proper for well-bread …

An Artist without the Temperament: How Rare!

In reading May's accounts of her travels and adventures, and hearing how other family members saw her, it occurs to me that May Alcott Nieriker is the first artist I've ever 'met' that didn't have the artist temperament. How do I know? I should know, I've been 'blessed' with one. 🙂 My art teacher in …