Club Minutes: The Home Interest Society, 1931

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worked during the terrible years of the World War, so increasingly as to astonish other devoted war workers. As president of our local changer of the Red Cross, she never spared herself for several years, and after peace came she continued for a year or two more to open her home to convanescent soldiers from Walter Reed hospital, working for them so untiringly that it is probably that her health was undermined from that time. In 1922 she brought from Indianapolis the four small children of her brother, to whom for years she was a tender mother and two of them belonged to her always. For them she cheerfully sacrificed her health + strength and most of her recreations, apparently well rewarded by the experience of motherhood that they gave her. Her aged father required much care and she gave herself unstintingly to caring for and diverting him.

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During her later years her flowers were [?] resource to her and her garden was beautiful during the warm season. She was refined in all her tastes and her dainty and careful dress gave an added charm to this delightful woman; and her place in the neighborhood will be hard to fill, as few of us give our selves as generously [?] good of others as she has done.

Her death on February 16th leaves a gap in the lives of her close friends that will long be a keen sorrow.

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648th April 28th 1931. Home Interest met at (Kermat?) Cottage, the home of Norris and Margaret (Nussel?). We were glad to have Mordecai Nussel?, our migratory member back again from the southern suns but were sorry to find him confined to his room, with a lame foot. The Nussels showed their appreciation of our former members Sam'l Bond and wife by having Sam act-as Chairman for the evening. We had as guests Francis and Irene Miller, Sam and Emma Bondy? and Mr. + Mrs. A.B.Beall. The families not represented were the Harry Stablers, the Morris Hatbro? and the Edwin Moriris' The minutes of the last meeting at this place were read followed by the minutes of last meeting. After which the Sec believing in equal rights for both sexes and an equal distribution of labor passed the minute book over to your humble servant. He proceeded to jot down the records of the evening. The next three meeting places were announced. [Leacroft?]: ? [Anilcork] and Roseneath -- by request of Annie Kirk Springfield took the place of Roseneath Report of Program Comm. May - Sarah Kirk and Emily Coulter. June - Duanne Stabler. As Mortimer Slater was absent, Jean Coulter had to give the Forethought for both. It was a classic gem after the manner of Poe and will be preserved in our archives. Miss Coulter's first volume of verse will have on the fly leaf "Dedicated to Home Interest to whom I owe much for inspiration and guidance." Forethought Comm. for May. Mrs. Alan Farquhar. Amy [Johns] Thomas. Huldah Janney moved that Home Interest give a note of thanks to Elizabeth Ligon.

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next meeting.

Margaret Bancroft read more of the Iddings letters. They gave a stirring account of events in the Civil War as seen in this neighbourhood. They related a story of a great flood on the Patuxent, "second only to the great one recorded in the Bible". Another of a dance broken up by a thunder storm but failed to give the date. Alan Farquahar said it was July 30th. As there was no one old enough to remember that far back we shall have to accept that date as authentic.

Meeting then adjourned Joseph E. Janney, Sec.

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