Piecing a Nation Together: Hilton Head Nine Patch

The Civil War ended and the Reconstruction of the nation began in 1865. Lincoln hoped to bind the people back together as one, but soon found how challenging a task lay before him. Frayed pieces of blue and gray scraps, some with red stains that refused to wash out, presented…

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Canning: A Brief History

“Food is simply sunlight in cold storage.”  – John Harvey Kellogg As my husband brings in another wire basket full of potatoes to can, my heart sings a song of thanksgiving. Being able to safely preserve the harvest from the garden is not to be taken lightly. As the motto…

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Remembering Hobos With a Code Quilt

“I know every engineer on every train, All of their children and all of their names, And every handout in every town…..”                                                 -Ralph Miller, King of the Road No one wanted to be a hobo. But choices lessened as the Great Depression of the 1930’s deepened into a decade…

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