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Recently at a Pierceton antique shop I came across two identical satin whole cloth medallion quilts: blue on one side and yellow on the other with a scalloped edge. The tag stated they were silk but my eyes and touch told me they were satin most likely made in the 1920s or 30s – not in the 1800s. Whole cloth quilts came back into fashion as a response to the extravagance of the Victorian Era. The Arts and Craft Movement that followed called for a more simpler line and style. In 1932 the U.S...

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It was late February, and the temperature was about -20 degrees when I went to take care of the pregnant cows. Buttercup, who was past due, was nowhere to be found. Instead there was a hole in the fence, and beyond it were hoof prints in the two-feet-deep snow. The full moon shining off of the snow made tracking her easy. A slight melt, followed by a freeze, had made a snow crust hard enough I could walk on the top.

Buttercup's trail led a half mile east and then crisscrossed. As I debated...

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Bright sunshine glitters on a snowy landscape, and the sky is bright blue. It is a drastic change from yesterday's gray, lowering clouds and snow that kept coming. It was a fluffy, soft snow that swiftly covered roads, rooftops and landscape. Birds flocked to the feeder, as if stocking up on victuals for worse to come, much like shoppers crowding the grocery stores for milk and bread.

Traffic almost came to a stop, except for a few hardy souls that crept along on ice and snow-covered roads...

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I confess, I didn't know much about coverlets except that they are woven on looms so when I was asked to take a couple on consignment, I knew I had my work cut out for me.

After reading basic information online, I decide to contact Walter Font, Curator of the History Center to ask his assistance in discovering more about my specific two. When it was initially unfolded a note fell out stating "Blue & White Coverlet with fringe. Mary Malley Becker's Grandmother JC Toorhies Waldrick."...

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The very last day of February slides off the calendar, making way for the month of March. We are not sorry to see her go, as she has been a month full of wintertime surprises. A good old-fashioned winter, some folks say, as they waded through knee-high snow to do their chores. With the bitter cold temperatures we have been enduring, snow still covers the landscape except for a few patches where the sun has melted it.

We have such good hopes for March! Springtime month, windy month, month of...

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Bright sunshine glitters on a snowy landscape, and the sky is bright blue. It is a drastic change from yesterday's gray, lowering clouds and snow that kept coming. It was a fluffy, soft snow that swiftly covered roads, rooftops and landscape. Birds flocked to the feeder, as if stocking up on victuals for worse to come, much like shoppers crowding the grocery stores for milk and bread.

Traffic almost came to a stop, except for a few hardy souls that crept along on ice and snow-covered roads...

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