welcome to abovetowne.

My name is Molly Lackey, and abovetowne is the little online garden of things I love.

What’s in a name? Well, for this blog, it’s the etymology of my maiden name—Buffington, a syncopated version of “above town,” the geographic area in Cornwall where my family origins lie. I always have liked the way it sounded: a peaceful, quiet place, removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life without losing sight of it. A restful pause. And that’s what this blog is all about.

Like I said above, I’m Molly Lackey. I am a Christian (Lutheran, to be specific) and am married to a seminarian. I am a graduate student studying Early Modern religious history, and I have a bachelor of arts degree in History, German, and Latin. I love to read, write, and draw. My long term goals are to better utilize my gifts to improve the lives of others and to embrace the lifestyle of a “country gentlewoman” with a library and a sheep or two. I listen to music and audiobooks constantly, cry often, and laugh oftener. I am always striving to love the spot God has placed me in more and more.

Photo credit: Love Always, Memories

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