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Be Inspired by the Stories
The 1922, The Farmer's Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?" The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired.
Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt:
The Pony Club Quilt has 90-eight inch blocks and measures 96" x 105."
The enclosed 400+ page CD has something for every quilter A complete set of templates for each of the 90 blocks Foundation patterns when applicable Rotary cutting measurements when applicable Full-size line drawing of each block Quilt assembly diagrams for lap, twin, queen and king sizes
There isn't a store in town where "Larry" hasn't been in. He goes in the drug store and the druggist knows he wants ice cream and he bows enough to say, "Yes." He gives him a cone of ice cream and "Larry" will eat every bit of it and then looks for more. Then he will drink pop and root beer right out of a glass in the drug store. Then the druggist gives him some gum and he will chew the gum and I am on his back all the time. (Wilford Schaffer, Grant County, Minnesota)
When I received your good letter telling me I had won "Winkle," I just leaped for joy and clapped my hands. I ran to the telephone and told my aunt I had won "Winkle" and his outfit and she was so overjoyed she ran about one half mile across a cornfield to break the news to grandpa about my success. Aunt is a large fleshy woman and just imagine how funny she looked running across the cornfield to break the news to grandpa. (Myrtle Pearl Holbrook, Wilkes County, North Carolina)
I must tell you some of the cute things my pony "Sweetheart" does. One day mamma was picking cherries and "Sweetheart" was around the tree so he knocked the ladder down and mamma had to stay up in the tree for some time until someone came and put the ladder up for her. She scolded "Sweetheart" and told him to go and amuse himself somewhere else, so he chased the chickens until he caught one by the tail. Then he trotted back under the tree mamma was in and held the hen in his mouth and looked up at mamma as much as to say, "This is something new." He does so many cute things. (Lillias. E. T. Howe, Nevada County, California)
I am not going to drive "Ray" any this summer or ride him, just let him enjoy life. He is just too cute for anything. I am going to teach him to say his prayers and then I am going to take him to Sunday School with me. Everyone is just wild over him. (Irene Brooks, about 5 years old, Cheshire County, New Hampshire)
"Hector" rides on the automobile sometimes and that makes him feel like he is the biggest horse in the country, but when he is down again, he sees that he is only a little Shetland Pony. (Verna Beerbohm; Cuming, Nebraska)
This jewel-like memoir by noted herbalist and traveler Juliette de Bairacli Levy details her personal struggle against typhus fever, during which she gave birth to her second child, Luz, who had to be suckled by a nanny goat. As ever we are embraced by Juliette’s love of nature and animals, and welcomed onlookers as she relates with people whose lives are far different from ours. Gypsies dance and sing their way through this book, adding their picturesque – and sometime threatening – energy to an exquisitely detailed story that is always intriguing, and sometimes suspenseful. Juliette shares with us the herbal lore she learned and used in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll find herbs to combat vermin, counter burns, keep your skin beautiful, and many more.
Run over by a car at age five, Billy Anderson died three times prior to emergency surgery and was left in a vegetative coma after large portions of his damaged brain were removed. Though doctors did not expect him to survive, God had other plans--supernaturally healing Billy only six days after his skull-shattering accident. Yet beyond the undeniably miraculous healing, little Billy was also given a glimpse of heaven. Returning home just thirteen days after his brush with death, Billy stunned his parents by telling them of his visits to heaven: ''The doctors fixed my head, but God made me well. I saw God and Jesus is coming.''
Unfortunately, Billy gradually lost all recollection of his heavenly visits, leaving him with a life-long yearning to recover the memories of his out-of-body experiences. Forty years later, in a dramatic session with a clinical hypnotherapist, Bill's lost memories, including his encounters with Jesus, were completely restored.
Now, through Bill's extraordinary journey, we have the blessed opportunity to learn what it's like to venture beyond the veil, to experience the majesty of Heaven and the electrifying presence of Jesus. As told by Bill's brother Jim, I Saw God will take you on an unforgettable reading adventure--a comforting and inspiring revelation of God's mercy and grace... a story that will help prepare you for eternity... a story that begs to be told.