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April 18, 1851

U.S. Three Cent George Washington stamp, 1851


April 18  Friday  I have made up the bed new in the 

parlour chamber and got the room in pretty… 400 more words

19th Century

"First mend yourself, then mend others." - Yiddish Proverb

Ah yes, the proverb that applies to every being here on earth. It is often easier to worry about others than worry about yourself; after all, it is easier to worry about things you can’t change than the things you can. 335 more words

The Art of...


“The art of” lends to a theme which is only limited by one’s imagination. I fear that as time moves on and forward many of those arts will be lost, possibly forever. 863 more words


More Mending

Mending is to sewing like using leftovers is to baking.

Most people can bake or create a meal by following a recipe but often you need to have a good understanding of the underlying principles of cooking and meal preparation to be able to creatively and effectively use leftovers or random ingredients.  240 more words


He doesn't know...

He doesn’t know why you do the things that you do
He doesn’t know what it’s like,
What it’s like to be torn apart
He doesn’t know what it’s like to hurt… 198 more words


April 4, 1851


April 4th

Friday  Have been working about house this forenoon

Gave my parlour a thorough sweeping & bedroom

& stairs &c  Have not been at all well and had… 256 more words

19th Century

Patching Patchwork

Grace has been nibbling my patchwork quilt.

I could replace the damaged patches but as there is only a small amount of damage on a few different patches I am going to add different sized patches over the holes. 247 more words