"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves."
Wendell Berry

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday May 30th

PineMountain Settlement School
Lodging School House Inn, Benham
Benham Petticoat Mafia Ladies! 


  1. Church was a powerful experience today! And the breakfast was super yummy too! Meeting Dr. Bill Turner and hearing about the Colored School in Lynch was enlightening. Hearing about the effects of integration and how he feels that they had to give up their ways and take on the white cultures. This truely affected me and how I look at white history. They don't teach it this way in school history. School makes it sound like we were doing them a big favor and improving their schools, when in fact the opposite happened.

  2. "Gotta luv little old ladies!" Involved community members are the best fund raisers. These ladies bingo nights and bake sales funded fire fighting and police equipment. I only have one word, AMAZING and I wish them and their fearless terminator the best of luck in the future.

  3. I absolutely enjoyed going to church! I thought the people had so much energy. I also enjoyed the breakfast, which was absolutely delicious. Everyone was so kind to us. When we walked/drove around the little town after church, those sitting on their porches would wave at us. What a friendly place to live!

    I also enjoyed learning more about the Colored School in Lynch and from a few speakers on their experiences growing up in that neighborhood.

    Last but definitely not least, I really enjoyed getting to hear from the Petticoat Mafia. What an amazing group of women, right? I can't wait to go home and tell everyone about meeting the mafia. :)