A Quilt of Words: Womens Diaries, Letters, and Original by Sharon Niederman

By Sharon Niederman

Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those who outline themselves as members. not like their husbands and brothers, ladies within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and better upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to put in writing in their reviews, delivering them with an inventive outlet and providing those that got here later a special window into the earlier. "A cover of phrases" gained the Border local Library organization 1989 Southwest ebook Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural history of the Southwest. It was once additionally provided the nationwide Federation of Press girls first prize for background in 1989.

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He said, "Mrs. Spiegelberg, I have just wrapped up my manuscript of Ben Hur to forward to my publisher. " Then I wished him good luck. It has been said that the royalties from the book, the play and film amounted to nearly one million dollars. In later years I often joked with him about my offer and how wise he was not to have accepted it. Page 26 A Visit to Archbishop Lamy Our good and tolerant friend Monseigneur Lamy always sent us and several other Jewish families gifts of fruit, wines and flowers as greetings to the Jewish New Year.

The accounts presented here represent women from different classes, races, and religious and cultural backgrounds. Some are accompanied by a great deal of biographical information; others are only a step from anonymity. Despite these differences, the thread of forthright individuality stitches these particular accounts together into a whole pattern. The sense of authenticity in these women's lives, brought into focus by their experience in the Southwest, outlasts their lifetimes and is their gift to us.

Agnes Miner, daughter and recorder of the storyteller, her mother, Martha Finding, originally prepared this memoir for the Breckenridge Women's Club. Early in the year 1859 my father, Marshall Silverthorne, decided to come to Colorado for his health, arriving in Denver May 17, 1859. Improving rapidly in health, he returned to Pennsylvania to bring back his family. With his wife and three children he started on his return trip to Denver early in March, 1860. We came by train to St. Louis, then by boat to Omaha.

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