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Going to Church July 1921

On my way to church one morning I met four little girls under school age, bareheaded in private checked prints enjoying themselves in the sunshine. One of them carried a bunch of blue harebells. She stopped and held out a … Continue reading

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Hulloa – July 1921

A young friend told me the other day that her mother was greatly shocked when they were out walking together, and the daughter’s Sabbath School scholars greeted her with a cheerful, “Hulloa!” This displeasure at the frank familiarity of children … Continue reading

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The Tarbolton School Master – November 1901

The parish school master in the village of Tarbolton 50 or 60 years ago is a person of whom a few dim features only have descended to me; but all my life his sayings, and his advice have been so … Continue reading

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Fashion of Gloves – September 1906

The last few years have brought us greater liberty in the kind of gloves worn. I can remember when kid was de rigueur summer and winter for all dressy, and indeed for most, occasions. There was a time when cotton … Continue reading

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Sunday – Despoliation of Primroses – April 1901

A cold wintry, wet morning. One of the hard things about farming is that one is always on duty. On a dairy farm, at any rate, if the women of the family take charge and assist through the week, they … Continue reading

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