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||Posted - Feb 04 2015 : 5:50:22 PM
Book Review: The Hope Chest A Legacy of Love by Rebekah Wilson
I would like to send a big thank you to Lavender Rose for the donation of this book to our farm library. I just finished the book and found it to be thoughtful, practical and encouraging in continuing the tradition of the Hope Chest.
You can read about the history of the hope chest and how to start one today. Plus, even if you never had one (like me), you can start one for yourself no matter what your age. Thoughtfully gathering the supplies and the skills for independent housekeeping is for everyone (including not only your daughters but also your sons!).
I enjoyed this book very much and hope you consider reading it.
If you would like to borrow this book, please email me through the chatroom!
If you can't feed one hundred people, then just feed one. -Mother Teresa
Star - farmgirl sister #1927
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||Posted - Jun 20 2016 : 07:31:45 AM
Oops, I think I put my message in the wrong place. Please add my name to the list fr this book. Thank you
Starting each day as a new beginning.
||Posted - Apr 23 2015 : 09:02:25 AM
Oh my goodness, I am going to HAVE to read that book! I actually have the hope chest my grandfather gave to my grandmother when they got engaged! It's beautiful! It's now filled with pictures, tokens of love and special memories, but I am hoping one day to give it to our future daughter-in-law to fill with things for her future together with our son. It will be hard to part with, for sure; but I love the idea of uniting family past with family future in such a meaningful way!
Thanks for sharing it with the library, Brenda! And thank you, Star, for being the keeper and sharer of good farmgirl things!
Farmgirl Sister #1974
God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!
||Posted - Apr 23 2015 : 08:52:46 AM
Wow!!! I would love to do this!
writer, mother, educator--The Last Letter Spring 2011
||Posted - Feb 08 2015 : 4:56:40 PM
I love that book. A hope chest is a wonderful family tradition. My grandmother had a hope chest, my mother had one, I have one. My daughters have inherited the first two. They have great respect for the honor of the heritage they've received in the symbolism of those big wooden chests.
I have fond memories of helping to fill my mine as I was growing up. When I got engaged, my mother and I put 'trousseau' items in it.
As my girls have grown through the years, I taught them numerous sewing skills and helped them make tablecloths, napkins, pillow cases, dish rags, and other items to put in their hope chests.
I got the book about 10 years ago and used it as a guideline and checklist of the things that would be made and put into their chests.
Sister #76 (2005)
One of the best compliments from one of my daughters: "Moma, you smell good...like dirt.
||Posted - Feb 08 2015 : 11:48:20 AM
You are very welcome Starletta. So glad you enjoyed this book. I like it also. Happy to be able to share it with others. Looks like you will be quite busy with this new undertaking. Wish you Great success. Ummmm! Which book do I want to read. Will let you know later.
Farm Girl Hugs,
Each day we add to our legacy-good or bad. Our Daily Bread