Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tales to Tell: What Mary Saw

Mixed Media 5 x 7 inch Collage:  pencil, watercolor, ink, white out, photographic paper, Sharpie pen, matte coating and Mod Podge.

What did Mary see?  Mary B. Wade was an actual person who faithfully comforted injured Civil War soldiers.  Her "kind, winning and motherly ways made her always a great favorite with the soldiers" who always called her Mother Wade.  She was still going strong at the age of eighty.

I learned about Mary while reading a 145 year old book we have in our Civil War book collection.

She came to mind when I was thinking of how we all have tales to tell ... our life stories. 



Shelly said...

And what valuable tales those are! So many stories are being lost to time- I'm glad you found hers.

Carol Blackburn said...

Mornin' Cindy, that is one of the things I loved about nursing....listening to people's stories and what stories they were. Mary must have had some stories to tell. Like my mother used to say, "if walls could talk."