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May 2013 – Jotting Joan

Month: May 2013

  • The book connection

    In our country school miles from the nearest book store, each class received a monthly Scholastic Book Services list of age-appropriate books. I relished reading each book’s tantalizing, if brief, description and often ordered a book or two with my allowance. The older students received a different list of books, so we always had plenty…

  • “Reader’s Paradise” cross stitch

    By Joan Hershberger jhershberger@eldoradonews.com Years ago I ran across a quote that reflects my interests and my passion: “I have always imagined that paradise will be a sort of library,” by Burge. I chose the thought as the theme for our living room when we re-decorated it several years ago. The quote fit the room…

  • Mom’s hardest task

    One of the hardest parts of parenting requires that we stand back and do nothing while we watch our children struggle out of the cocoon of immaturity and let them stretch, reach and flap their wings until they are strong enough to fly. We may want to peel the shell away from the baby chick…

  • Spring clean and recycle

    The time has come for spring cleaning, but don’t just trash everything because you are tired of it. Call the Salvation Army, Goodwill, the Recovery Thrift Store, the St. Agnes Thrift Store or any thrift shop and find out if they will accept the items. Find out if there is a place that will take…