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Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore ©Author Adventures

“I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.”
–Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash’s witty poetry established him as one of America’s favorite poets of the 20th century. His former home is now a private residence so is not open to the public, but, if your timing is right, you may be able to see this elegant 10,000-foot house on a home tour.

Meanwhile, we recommend visiting the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, where the author worshiped and was married to Frances Leonard in 1931.

Many Ogden Nash poems can be found at

Read more about this popular poet at


This is the first stop on our Maryland Trail!


Patricia Smart