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    Mary’s Lessons

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America. Josh and Brent both like my lesson book.  Josh finds pleasure in the pictures […]

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    Mary Makes Switchel

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America. My petticoats stick to the back of my legs if I sit down too […]

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    Mary’s Hollyhock Doll

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America. Nell’s grandmother was visiting her yesterday when Mother and I were there.  She has […]

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    Mary’s Herb Garden

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America There is a light mist falling this morning.  Mother is not happy.  We were […]

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    Mary Comes Clean

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America It is very nice to take my Saturday bath in the warm months. I […]

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    Mary Cherry

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America Brent and Josh were in my room early this morning.  I had not even […]

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    Mary’s Independence Day

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America I had forgotten that it is Independence Day.  When the men shot their rifles […]

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    Every Girl’s Dream

    BY:Mary Beekman

    When I am grown up, I want to have a wedding in warm weather.  I think June would be a perfect month.  There would be many flowers to pick and I would not have to wear my heavy petticoats.  Maybe I could even decorate the horses with flowers.  I wonder if they would eat the […]

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    June Blooms

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Earlier this year, our life at The Beekman Farm was chronicled in an excellent article in the New York Times.  We heard from hundreds of hundreds of people who saw in our dreams of a better life a little bit of their own dreams and aspirations. Shortly after the article appeared, we received a note […]

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    Mary Plants Lilacs

    BY:Mary Beekman

    When the wind blows from the right direction and the air is warm, we can smell the lilacs that are growing near by. Their scent is soft and gentle just like the stories Grandmere tells me.  When she smelled the lilacs today, her eyes filled with water and she held me close. She is not […]

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