Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Glass Armonica, A Samuel Yellin Chandelier and Betsy Shed’s Sampler, All Under One Washington, D.C. Roof

Transcribing a manuscript journal can be a big undertaking, but there’s nothing like the discoveries you make while doing so. After you get accustomed to the diarist’s handwriting, you become engrossed in descriptions of daily life, wondering what will happen … Continue reading

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EJBH’s Gift of Expression

In English History, I learned about the important relationship that the Queen has with Parliament. Although her role is formal, she has the right to be consulted, to encourage and to warn her ministers. My grandmother guided our family in … Continue reading

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When Answering the Call for Civility, Emulate George and Bob

To commemorate Martin Luther King Day, our CEO shared some messages from our nation’s leaders about civility and his thoughts about them. He asked us to think about what civility means to us, to do something for someone in the … Continue reading

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My “Morning Song of Praise” for CSG and Washington Gladden

A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with some of my former teachers at Columbus School for Girls.  Ever since, I’ve been humming my favorite CSG songs that I learned as a saddle-shoed little girl in a light blue … Continue reading

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