If a house could talk being a history of a flood of released recollections, the resurrection of old letters and photographs pertaining to Litchfield and the Vaill homestead covering a past dating fronm 1867 to 1876 in which I was vitally interested, an unabridged past dating from 1876 to 1915, an interim of two years, when by some strange decree of fate it was ordained that I should spend the summer months close by the spot on which Julia last tread the earth, and where her soul took flight, a fittig atmosphere in where to gather these stray leaves within the confines of these covers to the memory of Julia and for auld lang syne," by Cora Smith Gould"

From: Western CT State University Archives' Digital Collections