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Articles for August 2016 

Aug 29, 2016

Strong Women

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

One of the places my husband and I visited on our Epic Road Trip was the University of Montana in Missoula. I had wanted to see the place where my great-grandmother worked. She was head of the music department from 1896 to 1910. Until sometime in the 1980s, the School of Music was named after her.

She died before I was born, but Blanche Keene Whitaker was a strong woman. She grew up…  MORE >>


Aug 22, 2016

Spending Time with the Presidents

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

This summer, my husband and I spent months on the road, traveling all around the country. One of our last stops was Mount Rushmore where we saw the gigantic heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. I kept waiting for Cary Grant to emerge from Lincoln's nostril (did you see North by Northwest?) but no such luck.

I've been thinking about…  MORE >>


Aug 15, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

"dog days. the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence."

I don't know if we're in for the dog days of summer. They may be behind us, but if the temperature zooms in the coming days,…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Aug 8, 2016

Sir Thomas Bodley and the Protestant Reformation, Part 2

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Thomas Bodley was born on March 2, 1544, in Exeter to a merchant family of great wealth.  During the reign of Queen Mary Tudor, Thomas' father, threatened and spied upon as "an enemie to Poperie", took his family and fled to the Duchy of Cleves and then to Geneva. (Ten-year old Nicholas Hilliard, later to become the famed miniaturist, accompanied the Bodleys, having been placed in their…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith
Articles for August 2016