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"Three Hundred Years of Dreaming"
Posted by Martha Ellis Kelley on
Women have been relied upon to provide the necessities and comforts of home for a long, long time. Until very recently, the labor to pull it off was staggering. In addition, if they survived childbirth, they knew most of their children would not survive infancy.
So, when I hold a platter, a plate, a mixing bowl or piece of handwoven cloth from another time, I am in the realm of those astonishing women who could create and take delight in beauty while they were exhausting themselves maintaining the family and home.