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i i season. (Photo by Diane Guests a tt din the "Celebra- tion of Tea at the Museum may have thought that term was a nfisnomer. "High tea" came into its own after the long day at workers consumed a The recent t ee, scones, and tsa caku. The Shepberdstswn Museum was recently gifted with a beautiful tea set from Eliner Link of Brooklyn, New York, whose parents, Helen Elizabeth and the Reverend John Link, Lenox china as a its power over education in nmtsrials outside in a conspicuous means that the plants are frost- government. In New England, the schools were under the jurisdiction oftown mNtin . In thaearty days in Massachusetts, the legislature demanded compulsory education. Private relitp'ous sects and noncon- formists emerged with thair own schools, c~ the pattern a bit. In the southern states, it was mumed that be in the hands the churchN and thoes parents able to pay for their child- drafting these options included members from a of The more religious freedom within the schools than is commonly believed. She also stated that here is legis- lation pending in Congress that would have you believe that God is not allowed in schools but the Constitution place. Put them into a basket or tender and must not be planted in box to prevent their blowing away their flowering positions outdoors and set the container in an open until all danger of frost has passed. spot near their shelter, or stuff Hardy Biennials (HB) are them into a berry box and fasten it plants for which the seeds are sown to a tree. Pile some small twigs and in spring or summer, the young handfuls of straw nearby. A large plants moved to their flowering po- plastic saucer of mud may be used sition in autumn or early spring to by robins, phoebes and others for flower in about 12 months after their style of construction, sowing. Sweet Williams, poppies, Edwin Way T le in his book, "A aliium, canterbury bells, digitalis, Naturalist Buys an Old Farm," and lunaria are examples of flow- writes, "Not only are many species ers in this category. of birds expert botanists at nesting Half-Hardy Perennials (HHP) time, but they all even birds that are those seeds which must be have never made a nest before ex- sown on a sill or in a heated green- hibit an inborn capacity for select- house early in the year with the ing the suitable material from plants flowering in their first sea- twigs, hairs, son. In this group are gazania, ge- We see raniums, gerbera, and mimulus, all of which are sometimes treated as stripe from the dry stems of last half-hardy annuals and are dis- year's milkweed plants and chip- -carded when they have finished ping sparrows hunting for hairs blooming. Geraniums can, how- shed by m imals. Sometimes the ever, be lifted before the first frost nests of these sparrows are made of autumn and kept over the winer largely of fragrant sweet vernal in a frost-free place. Dahlias and other his seat as a member of the House who were related to your of Delegates at Richmond, Va hav- nist. My grandfather, ing besn elected by the army and Trussell, married refugee votes from Jefferson Hammond, and the uni, County. He served two years and duced two.children, was re-elected to a second term just ret and Elizabeth. previous to the close of war. He to the good age of then returned home from Elizabeth died several Waynesborough, Augusta County, ter her birth. Va where, with his family, he had I have an aged photo been refugeeing the last year ofthe Homestead," the house on war. When the right of suffrage great-grandfather Eben was extended to Confederate sol- farm in the diers and Southern sympathizers, though not a model he was elected justice of the peace nial by voters of the Potomac district. Before the expiration of his term, Continued on Page he was elected member of the "Frohe Ostern!" Happy Easter! For that:Special Family make your reservations