Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Glades #336

Are you a direct descendant of John Quincy Adams? I've asked before, but this time I mean it - today I got to go back to 'The Glades,' in Scituate, MA - it's private property now owned by descendants of the Adams' where John Quincy Adams once summered - or as an article written in 1885 for the New York Times states, ". . . and during the heats of the Summer he occupies, with his family, a unique and attractive Summer place on "The Glades," in the lower harbor, off Cohasset."

I think I'd like to go back to a time before air conditioning when people still summered.

But, back to now and The Glades and stepping back in time - I've never seen so much undeveloped land right against the ocean - green grass lawns spread right to the water's edge and there are little cottages, still owned by Adam's descendants. Old boat houses and barns are scattered around, not too close to each other, of course. A gravel road, plenty of birds and you can't hear any cars out there.