Oct 25

Lena in Winter: My Door is always open

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A Mennonite woman would generally have a large family.  This woman was married and childless.  Her door was always open to the children of others.

Oct 25

Sunday Afternoon with Friends

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These would be the higher class, more fashionable and sophisticated Mennonite girls – probably “town girls” and not farmer’s daughters.  A bit of snobbery was not uncommon even in the Mennonite culture.

Oct 25

A Mother: A Pharmacist

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A Mennonite woman choosing both paths – of Motherhood and a successful career as a Pharmacist – a proffession not “suitable” for women in general, in the past.

Oct 10

Strawberry Shortcake Pride

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The Kitchen was the woman’s domain and all Mennonite women were expected to master the skills of cooking, canning and baking.  Sometimes they have become competitive and were proud of their delicious results.  Pride is the biggest sin – it leads to all other sins.