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Commonplace book entries on duty, charity, and so forth

Taken from the book From Madge to Margaret, published in 1880: On the shortcomings of charity: “You can prevent Mrs. Burns being cold and hungry, but you can’t prevent our poor Mrs. White making herself unhappy by thinking if her children only had their rights they would be something very high up in the world.” [...]

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Free Kindle Books, Indians, American History

  Books are free at the time I found the links and pasted them here. This changes sometimes, so be sure to note the price before you add it to your cart.   Sometimes, for some reason, the links get stuck while loading. Just refresh the Amazon page and that should help.   You don’t [...]

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Listening to….

Mike Scott of The Waterboys performing ‘The Lake Isle Of Innisfree’ on The Ronan Collins Show.

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Pastrami Pinwheels

I got this great idea for lunchmeat and cream cheese pinwheels here.  I’m not going to duplicate her terrific instructions here, click through to see what she says to do, I’m just going to share a couple tips I found when I took the recipe for a test run – I used the results in [...]

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Vintage Thanksgiving Colouring Page

I made a couple adaptations to this free printable- you could use the lined portion to have a child write a short note to a grandparent, neighbor, or Bible class teacher.  Your child might prefer to tell a story, write a narration, copy a Bible verse or a line of poetry. The blank square can [...]

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Religion in American Public Education, 1898

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My Funky Coat- FOUND!!

I was so glum about not being able to find this coat.  I was particularly glum because I had this sinking sensation that possibly in some misguided ‘let’s minimize’ moment I had told somebody to take it to Goodwill. Possibly, I did, but it only made it as far as the back of the van. [...]

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Essence of Good Health

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Courthouse

Pictures are all in a jumble, but I went to pay our property taxes today (OUCH) and thought I’d take pictures of the courthouse. This is just some of the molding in the treasurer’s office.   This is a very confused display in one of the central rooms of the courthouse- we have all three [...]

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pumpkins to make for a table decoration

I think the pies are silly, but the vines are pretty. From an old Good Housekeeping Adelia Beard was Daniel Beard’s sister (he wrote the American Boy’s Handybook). She wrote the following books as well: 7.99 for Kindle The American Girl’s Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities (Dover Children’s Activity Books) 10.99 for [...]

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