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#nofilter #greatbarrington #goodmorning #riverwalk #413 #laundrylinedivine. Have a sweet morning!

“What is to give light must endure burning.”
~Viktor Frankl

I am slowly putting this page back together again after a bumpy few days.
Life is good and full to the brim. This website it under a bit of reconstruction.
If you would like to subscribe, to keep up with Laundry Line news, please fill out the tiny box up there on the right.

I will doing dancing to this song while you do. If all you see is a blank space here, hit your ‘refresh’ button up there on your navigation bar and a YouTube video will appear.

Here are the much awaited winners of the ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’ blog drawing:

Corey Sprague and Lynn Amaral won a copy of my Rice Pudding recipe.
Lisa Millen and Angela Vuagniaux won a copy of Janet Elsbach’s brownie recipe.
Lorrin Krouss won an original letterpress print, first edition on archival paper, by me at PRESS as part of
the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers events.
And Peggy Barrett won Alana Chernila‘s The Homemade Pantry.

Congratulations people!
I am so honored to get to mail you these gifts.

Here is Peggy with hers. She is a long time reader of LLD. Thank you Peggy!

Peggy Barrett is the winner of Alana Chernila's The Homemade Pantry.

Look forward to more here on the Laundry Line. I have some new friends here, Jennifer Boire- who’s poem was posted here the other day and Miranda Hersey Helin, who’s Studio Mothers site feels like my home away from home here on the internet. And I still have some wonderful photos of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. I do have a new persona of ‘girl journalist’. Without the training, but armed with my camera and tiny notebook, I love to document events I am part of, which give me results like these.

Thank you for being here.
Love,
S

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

I am reading every single book about mothers and mothering I can put my hands on. The ladies at the Mason Library have ordered books for me from across the state.
Last night I finished Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”.
Today, I have my nose in “Jane Addams: Spirit in Action” by Louise W. Knight. Jane Addams founded the first Settlement House, Hull House, in Chicago and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. My dearest friends Joan Patchen, Betty Burkes and Catherine Hoffman have poured lifeblood in to WILPF. As I read about Jane’s life and her passion for social justice, I am inspired by this quote:

If you think for yourself in choosing your hopes and then are realistic about what it will take to achieve them, you will release your own spirit in to action with wonderfully useful results.

I am all about releasing my spirit in to action.
How about you?
Does this resonate for you at all?
Please tell me how.

Love, S

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