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By Pamela Todd

This can be the definitive resource ebook for somebody attracted to dwelling with Arts and Crafts sort. In it, Pamela Todd celebrates William Morris's genius, providing a radical evaluation of his lifestyles and profession, and exhibiting how he envisaged and carried out schemes for interiors in his personal houses and people of others. a sequence of 'Case stories' explores six modern homes - from a contemporary London townhouse to a standard Arts and Crafts domestic in Massachusetts - that experience and tailored Morris's dicta, brilliantly demonstrating how the fashion may be utilized to the environment this present day. The publication concludes with a finished style-sourcing part, in addition to a gazetteer of locations to go to for suggestion.

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It isn’t enough to leave my children with photographs and written anecdotes about my grandmother’s life. ” she’d say if she saw my mother or me do so); smoked cigarettes but quit; never cooked a meal that anyone raved over (her cooking, like mine, merely suffices); disapproved of pierced ears (it was women like Paps’s sister Eslene, whose daughter ran off with a race car driver and left her kids with her parents, who had pierced ears); never allowed a political discussion in her presence for fear that people might “get mad or feel abused”; was blind as a young child because of something that Pertsie had put in her eyes; told me what to expect when we got to heaven (angels, harps, lovely clouds); spent her days off from the hospital at the river fishing but gradually spent more and more of her days off overmedicated with a sick headache; cut pizza into slices with a pair of scissors; was violently allergic to the mayflies that rose in clouds from the river each June and invaded our riverfronts for a few days; taught me how to draw a design that her mother, who had run a chuck wagon on the Oklahoma range for a few years, learned from an Indian (or so the story goes); kept secrets, though at times leaked tantalizing tidbits; would rather hold a baby than do just about anything else; delighted in those who defied the rules (a woman who bootlegged whiskey in order to feed her children; a wealthy, local citizen who hid fugitive slaves); never turned me away or denied me anything.

Across the tracks is the smaller and once equally sumptuous Union Pacific station. When this building was completed in 1931, it was the United States’ first Art Deco train station. Now it houses an excellent museum of railroading and Omaha history. When Amtrak took over passenger service in Omaha in 1971, it closed the Burlington depot and moved operations into three trailers east of the grand building. That is where I bought my tickets and waited on one of the blue plastic chairs for the arrival of the eastbound California Zephyr.

It was near enough to Hubinger’s, the corn starch and corn syrup plant, that there was traffic to and from the factory. By mid-morning each weekday, the odor of the cooking corn enveloped us. I breathed shallowly until I became dull to the heavy, foul, almost yellow air. ) The towheaded Stimpson boys, who lived across the street from 512, stood on their porch roof and held contests to see whose arc of urine reached farthest into the front yard. The Jenkins kids had head lice until their mother dipped their heads in kerosene.

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