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Janet Greene (–1997)

Autor(a) de Putting Food By

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Includes the name: Janet C. Greene

Obras de Janet Greene

Putting Food By (1973) 808 cópias, 12 resenhas
Over their dead bodies : Yankee epitaphs & history (1962) — Autor — 98 cópias, 1 resenha
Epitaphs to Remember (1992) 68 cópias, 1 resenha
Mischief in the Mountains (1970) — Editor — 39 cópias


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A good comprehensive textbook to have on hand.
jeanbmac | outras 11 resenhas | Jul 28, 2020 |
Just picked this up at a library book sale! Putting Food By is a little dated, but much of the material on canning and food preservation is still valid, because the authors came a the topic from the point of view of food safety. They do not recommend some of the older techniques that produce a questionable product, and they encourage the reader to keep food safety in mind when they are preserving. The book covers canning, freezing, drying, root-cellaring (one of the more interesting sections, to me, as I have a damp musty old basement and it sounds like that's exactly what you need!), curing, and some other "homesteading" topics like rendering lard and making soap. There are also some interesting old recipes at the end of the book (I am interested in the "baked stuffed heart" and "Old Settler Indian Pudding") There are also two mincemeat recipes in the canning section I am dying to try!… (mais)
renardkitsune | outras 11 resenhas | Apr 22, 2019 |
I have not read the whole book - I have merely breezed through sections. This is a useful reference tool that I am sure to check back on many many times to come.
dms02 | outras 11 resenhas | Feb 27, 2014 |
Americans from colonial times to the present have generally waited until the inhumation or interment of their bodies before their legacy is worded in stone. The authors have collected this trove of crackling last words from a variety of cemeteries and published collections.

Thomas Mann is a writer and freelance speaker on local history. Janet Greene is a journalist. The two authors gathered materials from serious research, including the scholarly and wide-ranging "Stories on Stone, a book of American Epitaphs" by Rev. Charles W. Wallis (NY 1954).

Two hundred and fifteen tombstone texts are presented through four major historical eras: I - Through 1775 Pioneer and Colonial LIfe, II - 1776-1815 War, Reason and Revivalism, III - 1816- 1870 Age of Ferment, IV - 1871 to Present, Big New World. In addition, the authors' Introductions note the changing "fashion" in the inscriptions over the ages, from hell-fire ("lived in fear of the Lord") to reserve and the quality of "nice-mindedness". Each inscription is provided with a very brief introduction of the decedent.

Cemeteries should be studied, for the life hallowed by all. This book reveals attitudes toward death, social niceties, and religious piety, on grave epitaphs, somewhat preserved, across the entropic traverse of decades, in stone. There is folklore, genealogy, shattering grief, history, humor, and the heritage we receive from the hopes of the fallen in the hallowed grounds of New England.

My final word is that this book is "evidence". While every quotation is hearsay, a kind of credibility wafts out of its pages that echo the stones. And in spite of the centuries of faith and prayers, there is scant indication, almost none, of any afterlife, any "real" belief in an afterlife, or any diety worthy of worship.

Includes witches burned at Salem, and slaves, Indians, penitents and sinners, soldiers and infants. The invocations -- "he slept in Jesus", "walked with God...left us weeping" -- clearly contradict any confidence in the joys of any heaven. We all face death, and the treasured but too-many Partings.
… (mais)
keylawk | Jan 4, 2014 |

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