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44. (Grove Hill, con.)

so charming she wanted all her friends to read.

Perhaps her hearers were more familiar
with the many sided Charles Lutridge Dodgson, but
she was amazed to find he was not only a very
successful preacher, but an eminent mathematician
and an Oxford graduate who secured many honors
by hard study and close application. The hand
that penned, -

“How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale?

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws”,

gave us this thought regarding laughter, -

“I do not believe God means us to divide
life into halves, - to wear a grave face on Sunday
and to think it out of place even so much as
to mention Him on a week-day. Surely the
children’s innocent laughter is as sweet in
His ears as the grandest anthem; and if I
have written anything to add to those stores
of healthy amusement that are laid upon
books for the children I love so well, it is
surely something I may hope to look back
upon without shame or sorrow, when my
turn comes to walk through the valley of Shadows.”

Adjourned to the home of Sarah T. Miller
on 10th, 9th. Afterwards changed to meet with
our friend Virginia Holtzman of Washington
on the same date, by special invitation.

Mary Bentley Thomas, Sec’y.

Report to Club Federation

“The Mutual Improvement Association” of
Sandy Spring, has nothing exciting or unusual
to report on this occasion. Our sessions
are well attended despite the fact that many
of the members have passed the 60th milestone
of life, and some of their homes are from 4 to 7
miles apart. We shall adhere to our

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44. (Grove Hill, con.)

so charming she wanted all her friends to read.

Perhaps her hearers were more familiar
with the many sided Charles Lutridge Dodgson, but
she was amazed to find he was not only a very
successful preacher, but an eminent mathematician
and an Oxford graduate who secured many honors
by hard study and close application. The hand
that penned, -

“How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tail
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale?

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws”,

gave us this thought regarding laughter, -

“I do not believe God means us to divide
life into halves, - to wear a grave face on Sunday
and to think it out of place even so much as
to mention Him on a week-day. Surely the
children’s innocent laughter is as sweet in
His ears as the grandest anthem; and if I
have written anything to add to those stores
of healthy amusement that are laid upon
books for the children I love so well, it is
surely something I may hope to look back
upon without shame or sorrow, when my
turn comes to walk through the valley of Shadows.”

Adjourned to the home of Sarah T. Miller
on 10th, 9th. Afterwards changed to meet with
our friend Virginia Holtzman of Washington
on the same date, by special invitation.

Mary Bentley Thomas, Sec’y.

Report to Club Federation

“The Mutual Improvement Association” of
Sandy Spring, has nothing exciting or unusual
to report on this occasion. Our sessions
are well attended despite the fact that many
of the members have passed the 60th milestone
of life, and some of their homes are from 4 to 7
miles apart. We shall adhere to our