Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Review: Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Women of the Blue and Gray Summary Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes-women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant-the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends. Their purposes ranged from supporting husbands […]

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Harriet Beecher Stowe is “All That Makes Life Bright” — Book Review

Harriet Beecher Stowe is “All That Makes Life Bright” — Book Review

All That Makes Life Bright Summary: When Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe on January 6, 1836, she is sure her future will be filled with romance, eventually a family, and continued opportunities to develop as a writer. Her husband Calvin is completely supportive and has told her she must be a literary woman. Harriet’s sister, […]

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Watch Story Tellers and Spend An Enjoyable Evening with Colorful Characters

Watch Story Tellers and Spend An Enjoyable Evening with Colorful Characters

Are you ready for an entertaining evening with three colorful characters from the Old West? If you are, than Story Tellers is a film you’ll enjoy. Story Tellers Summary: One cold night in the Utah Territory, three opinionated men, seemingly by chance, find themselves sharing a campfire as they tell tales, swap insults, and expound […]

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Christopher Columbus “A Man Among the Gentiles”

Christopher Columbus “A Man Among the Gentiles”

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. And so begins nearly every school child’s story of Christopher Columbus—at least back in my day. I remember learning about Columbus in elementary school—and later learning nearly everything I’d learned […]

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Honoring my Spiritual Heritage with a Pioneer Handcart Trek–Part 2

Honoring my Spiritual Heritage with a Pioneer Handcart Trek–Part 2

This is Part 2. If you’d like to start with Part 1 and read the whole story, you’ll find it here. Our second morning came early, accompanied by a beautiful sunrise and we boarded our buses to travel about 60 miles away to a place called Sixth Crossing. We started the morning with another river […]

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Honoring my Spiritual Heritage with a Pioneer Handcart Trek–Part 1

Honoring my Spiritual Heritage with a Pioneer Handcart Trek–Part 1

Last summer, I dressed in pioneer clothing, put all my possessions in a five-gallon bucket and joined nearly 300 teenagers and 100 adults pulling handcarts along the Mormon Trail in Wyoming. It has become somewhat of a rite of passage for young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to take part […]

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