Sunday, May 01, 2005

small bits of culture

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Pioneer women left their homes in the east and headed west, taking with them whatever bits of culture they could manage - a walnut rocking chair, some finer china or colorful pottery. Some of these things survived the journey and some were cast out along the way. It was their attempt to bring some beauty to their sparse surroundings. It's hard to imagine living in a sod or log home with nothing but small bits of your former life to soften the hard existence.

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