Friendship Pansy

     Some friends gave us this plant and told us it was a friendship pansy or a monkey face pansy.  It is not the same as a regular pansy so we will call it purple monkey face flower.  They told us to cut it entirely back for the winter and put it in the dark place and do not water it.  In the spring bring it out and cut it into three or four parts and share them with your friends. 








     You can start watering it and it starts growing new shoots and fills out with leaves and all of these monkey faces all summer long.  It has stayed in the house all the time that we have had it so try some different situations for it and see which is the best. 







     It certainly is worth your while spending time with as it brightens up its corner.





 Mount Auburn

"The most delightful, cheap and healthy recreation to be found in the vicinity of Boston, is a trip on the Rail Road from Charlestown, (just over the bridge,) to Fresh Pond and Mount Auburn, for 12 1-2 cents, in 15 minutes, and back for the same, where the cars now run six times a day each way. Fresh Pond itself is a beautiful sheet of water in a circular form, containing, it is said, a little short of 200 acres. The Fresh Pond Hotel, a public house of high repute and great resort with its appendages, stands in the midst of a beautiful grove on the peninsula, the whole of which is a little paradise--one of the most enchanting scenes imaginable. The Pond is thickly studded with large ice houses, from which a considerable portion of our globe is supplied with that cold comfort. Through the natural grove of evergreens, covering most of the land, which covers over a surface, the size of a moderate farm, there are laid out beautiful serpentine walks. Some portion of the land is in a high state of cultivation, laid out with orcharding, fruit trees, flowers, etc., rendering the air fragrant with their perfumes, while it is alive and vocal with the melodious sounds of numerous forest songsters. To a stranger it seems more like the fairy picture of the poet, than a real scene of nature." 

June 22, 1842 JVHe, HST 96