From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Friendship Quilt

Quilt made by the Christian County (KY) Extension Clubs



Extension clubs friendship quilt

This lovely quilt hangs in a meeting room in the Extension Service building at Hopkinsville, KY. Each block was made by one of the Christian County Homemaker Clubs.

The new Extension Service building has been finished for several years, but this was the first time that I'd visited this big meeting room. One of the county agents, a friend of ours, retired this week, and we were invited to come by and eat a piece of "retirement cake" at a reception that honored his 32 years of service.

The white walls and rather sterile atmosphere accent the fabrics and handwork of the quilt. It's the sparkling jewel of the room.

Retirement cake

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
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IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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