'I Have Been Busy All Day' chronicles the life of an 1890's housewife and mother

LACONIA — Anna Samson Bradley's journals from 1893-1899 provide the background for intimate glimpses into the life of a New England housewife and mother. Judith Buswell has written and produced a dramatic presentation, which will be presented Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

Anna Samson was born in central Vermont and married Daniel Edward Bradley from Jaffrey, N.H. The couple lived in Vermont and Connecticut and had four daughters. Their youngest, Edith Bradley Rogers, had ties to the Lakes Region.

Edith married James P. Rogers, co-founder of the nationally recognized Allen-Rogers Corp. of Laconia that produced turned wood products for more than 60 years. This reader's theatre presentation is based on the journals kept by Anna Bradley and includes a minimal set, props, music, choreography and visuals from the late Victorian era and Bradley, Rogers and Stamps families.

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