When I posted "Uncle's Lighthouse" ( couldn't think of a snazzy name for this one) I got several emails from people who have visited some of the famous lighthouses on the eastern coast. I also learned that there were at least three women who operated lighthouses and became famous for it, one of them even rowing a boat out to save people from ships that ran aground on the rocks. And so, it seems that Laurie may very well grow up to operate the big Middleton Light. Several people have asked for her story as an adult. This will take some planning and some time. So stay tuned and we'll see what happens. Meanwhile, do a Google search on "Historic Lighthouses" and have some fun while you learn something.
One fascinating site about women lighthouse keepers is at http://www.nightbeacon.com/lighthouseinformation/articles/Women_Lighthouse_Keepers.htm
It's kind of hard to read because the colors conflict, but you'll see how many there were and what their duties were.
As always, thanks for reading.