Memorial Day and an upcoming trip to Maine brought to mind one of my favorite poem:
by Edna St. Vincent Millay --1892-1950
The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;
Now granite in a granite hill.
The golden brooch my mother wore
She left behind for me to wear;
I have no thing I treasure more:
Yet, it is something I could spare.
Oh, if instead she’d left to me
The thing she took into the grave!—
That courage like a rock, which she
Has no more need of, and I have.
About the Author
Jerilynn, a retired school teacher, has always loved teaching, telling, reading, watching and writing stories. To date, Jerilynn has published nine children's picture books, an adult memoir, and a Young Adult historical fiction novel. Her work reflects her sense of humor, love of words, and talent for detail.
Post for Memorial Day 2021
Adventures in Maine
Adventures in Maine with sight seeing and exploring woodworking skills.
Prairie Patchwork is about sharing a vision with anyone who is interested in family, friendship, storytelling, and creativity. We feature books for children and the adults who love to read with them and clever projects that accompany the stories: A Raccoon Board Game, or quilt patterns to accompany a well-loved story. In addition, Jerilynn has written two historical fiction books, one for older children and one for YA. We are not about mass production, or big business. Our products are created with love and full of local flavor. Give us a try if you would like a taste of life from the middle of things.