By Angela Marsh Peterson

Angela Marsh Peterson was once a rare person who encountered approximately each adventure to be had to a 20th century lady: marriage, motherhood, divorce, demise of a kid, operating a company, and educating tuition. She watched Haley’s comet along with her mom in 1910 and heard in regards to the tragedy of the significant. She skilled the melancholy and either international Wars. The daughter of a country senator, she might develop to outlive rape, a frightened breakdown, and a crippling disorder. In time, she might serve within the army, set up a go back and forth corporation, create one of many first senior citizen facilities within the nation, and located the Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum in excessive aspect, North Carolina. this is often Angela’s notable existence tale.

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We come for work, we come for play, We hail from near and far away; Once we're here we always stay And grow more loyal every day. Angela Marsh After my summer courses at Fairmont, I decided to get ajob with my teacher's certificate, which I had gotten back when I was fifteen. Back then some teachers had only finished the eighth grade. Way out in the eastern panhandle of the state, up in the mountains, I got a job teaching fifth and sixth grades. At the time, West Virginia was the biggest apple growing state in the nation.

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The war was raging in Europe. We were quite upset about the possibility of getting into war. I was a very emotional child. " But still, I couldn't get the war out of my mind. I worried about all those people-the children, the mothers that were being killed, the boys that were being murdered, and "Oh, what can I do? " You know. And then I got to thinking. We've got this side yard and we've got this big house, and we're so lucky. And we're all full of talent. Libby is pretty and she can dance. At least she thought she could.

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