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Phyllis Crawford’s quilt “It’s a Child’s World” won over the judges as the quilt best exemplifying the theme “Pink the Color of Spring.”

The Harlan UMC biennial quilt show organized by Blessed are the Piecemakers Sewing Group and held on April 8 & 9 had all the attendees seeing pink. 93 quilts were on display from wall hanging size to full size quilts. Judges Shirley Spindler, Rose Spindler and Lois Wenkheimer had their work cut out for them and they deemed Phyllis Crawford’s quilt titled “It’s a Child’s World,” the quilt that best exemplified the theme “Pink the Color of Spring.”

Talking to Phyllis I learn she started...

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by Hazel Bias Browning
(With apologies to Thomas Hood)
Ah, I remember, I remember
That company house where I was born
Deep in a coal camp hollow
Upon a windy March morn.

I remember, I remember
The hardships that we knew
That only brought us closer
As a family proud and true.

I remember, I remember
Walking proud and tall
Going to a three room school
That would mean education and prosperity
For us all.

I remember, I remember
Where I used to swing
And through the fresh air I would go
Like swallows...

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Marjorie Pincus looked out the front window at her husband, Marvin, and smiled. No matter how old he gets, she thought, he’ll always be the boy I remember, riding his bicycle through this town so many years ago.

Marvin had stopped picking out the nutgrass and was watching a small group of children across the street in the park. Two of them had kites, and the brisk wind of morning had them both up as high as string would allow. Soon, Marvin had ambled across the street and was standing behind...

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A boy in a mouse costume is one of the many charming blocks found on Charleene Wallace’s family crib quilt top.

I recently got a call from Charleene Wallace who lives in Huntington, Indiana. She explains to me how she, her sister and brother had inherited a handmade quilt after their parents passed away: A quilt they didn’t even know existed until they discovered it along with a crib-size quilt top while cleaning out their home. Who made them was a mystery because their mother sewed but never quilted. So they repacked them into their mother’s cedar chest and forgot about them for 13 years.

Last month...

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The earth is waking up from its long winter’s sleep and is coming to life once more. Over the hills, and across the meadows and fields, the grass grows greener each day. Yellow crocuses and creamy jonquils greet the day in cheery fashion, and the rejoicing of the songbirds fills the early morning air.

Buds swell on the lilac bush, with purple tips barely peeping through their green coverings. The increasing warmth of the sun is coaxing the woodland plants to shoot up through the dry, brown...

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Have you been discussing the possibility of homeschooling your child with family and friends? Odds are some of these individuals have not encouraged you and possibly flooded you with negative comments and what if questions.

What do you do when you don’t receive support from those whose opinions matter to you?

First of all, do not let their negativity and quite possibly their fear of homeschooling shake your confidence. Remember that these people want what’s best for your child also. They...

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