All posts tagged New International Version

Professional Mourner or Professional Joy Generator?

By Mary Anne Benedetto I recently learned that in some ancient cultures, it was common to hire professional mourners to wail at funerals. Also known as moirologists, their duties could possibly include delivering a eulogy or simply weeping, moaning and crying loudly. Upon further investigation, I discovered that even in current times, there […]

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Going Down to the Creek

By Lynn Mosher Long before dry cleaners and spot removers, spin cycles and fabric softeners, clothes had to be washed by hand. When the dirt and grime of labor disguised the fabrics’ true colors, the clothes needed to be washed. The women who lived near a river or creek took their families’ laundry […]

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