K. D. Dowdall

Pen and Paper

I am reblogging this 7 part story, one for each day, for those bloggers that may have missed this heartwarming, healing, and true story, that lead to a quilt being hung in the Foster House at the Boston VA Hospital for our soldiers, as designed by Jennie’s young students with the help of Milly, a quilter, to make a beautiful quilt.

A Teacher's Reflections

Every good story has a great backstory.  To know how Milly came into my life and tell you about her early years in my classroom, I have to back up and tell you what really happened.  It’s a great story, and began what would become a legacy.  Hang onto your hat!

“It happened like this…”

My husbabnd and I were at a fall wedding in Philadelphia.  We had an hour to spare, and went to the historic district to visit Carpenters Hall. After the tour, we had ten or fifteen minutes until all the museums closed.  Directly across the street was the National Liberty Museum, so we headed over.  Walking into the museum I was thunderstruck by a magnificent Peace Portal.  I stood underneath, soaking in all the beauty.  The museum was closing, and I hadn’t moved from under the Peace Portal.

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“I can do this!” I told my husband…

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