Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

The road was decorated with more than a thousand lanterns

Agnes Parsons' Diary
August 19, 1912
Green Acre, ME

Tonight’s mail brought a letter from Mirza Sohrab … “Our Beloved is feeling very well and the weather, not being cold, His health is good. On our arrival on Friday there were hundreds of people who were present to greet Him, and immediately half an hour afterwards He went to the Eirenion (a large lecture hall) to speak to those who have come from far and near. There were nearly 800 people and I could see the faces of a great many Bahá’ís beaming with joy and happiness. The lecture hall was beautifully decorated with all kinds of flowers and the people gave Him a hearty welcome.”

The road from the gate of Green Acre, to the hotel where He is living is more than a mile long and was decorated with more than a thousand lanterns, the people of Green Acre contributing them and hanging them with their own hands. “He speaks every day at 7:30 P.M. and expects to stay here till next Friday, then He will go to Boston for a little while, from which place He will go to Montreal. I suppose He will stay in Montreal for a week, then start westward. We have taken beautiful rooms at the Inn. People are all interested and crowd around Him whenever He is out.”