By Sharon Niederman
Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those that outline themselves as contributors. not like their husbands and brothers, girls within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and more suitable upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to put in writing in their reports, delivering them with an inventive outlet and delivering those that got here later a different window into the earlier. "A duvet of phrases" gained the Border nearby Library organization 1989 Southwest publication Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural historical past of the Southwest. It used to be additionally offered the nationwide Federation of Press ladies first prize for background in 1989.
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The materials to make these artworks are cheap and readily available: pen and paper for the journal and outgrown or used scraps of fabric for the quilt. The journal is written in bits of time taken from everyday, pressing chores. Both the journal and the quilt are convenient means of self-expression that can be kept close at hand and turned to when a few moments appear. While the quilt has the practical value of keeping a body warm at night, the journal can provide person-to-person warmth when sent to a cherished sister or friend back home.
Willi was the youngest of the six Spiegelberg brothers, founders of New Mexico's first Jewish mercantile company and the Second National Bank of Santa Fe. As Flora put it, "I was young, and he was handsome, and I soon became Mrs. " Page 16 Following a honeymoon trip through Vienna, Paris, and London, in 1875, Flora and Willi followed the Santa Fe Trail by stagecoach and army ambulance. "At that time I was the eighth American woman in Santa Fe," she says. " In addition to his accomplishments as businessman and politician, Willi, known locally as "Don Julian el Bonito," was expert with the lariat.
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