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Heart Gardens



Note: On Monday morning the teacher san read the story for the week during the opening exercises. Ese morning she can write the memory gems for the day on the blackboard for the school to read in concert as a part of the opening exercise.


Seed Sowing Ted and Fred were hayd at work in the library. What? You don't believe those two could be together for work? Oh, I know that usually Ted and Fred stand for fun and frolic; but sometimes they really did work. And this was one of the times. For they were writing a composition on "Weeds."

Their teacher had given them a list of questions to answer; and if they answered all, those answers would make a nice long composition, by themselves. Here are a few from the list. Ted and Fred could answer these, and most of the others. I think you could, too, couldn't you?

1. Why is it harder to pull weeds when they are large?

2. What harm does pulling up large weeds do to the good plants?

3. Why is it easier to keep weeds from starting than to pull them out?

4. Why are bad habits like weeds? :

The teacher had told them the Bible story of the wheat and the tares; of course the boys knew that; but they had somehow not realized before that they were sowing seed every day in their heart gardens. And now part of their work was to make ut a list of good seeds to plant; they put down Unselfishness,

sthfulness, Honor, Kindness, etc.; their list covered a whole 5 . Then there was to be a list of weeds to keep out; the

sys had Unkindness, Deceit, Selfishness, Sabbath-breaking, Envy, and a whole page full of the bad habits or weeds. Indeed, they were quite discouraged at the long list of bad habits, until they remembered that the good plants were to be cultivated so

thoroughly that they would grow tall and strong and smother I out the weeds.

And their April “compos" on "Weeds" and "Seeds” were the best they had ever written, the teacher told them.

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Daughters of Veterans, like you, will hold Aloft the old Flag, so each starry fold Shall Aling to the sky that we're to die | Or live for, and strive for, one banner, one


'United by you. Daughters of Veterans will still carry on Their memorial work, though you are gone.

this rose of remembrance we pledge

you anew To our country and Flag we'll ever be true,

& Comrades in blue, The Eleventh Annual Convention oful

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The seed, whose leaf and flower,

Though poor in human sight,
Brings forth at last the eternal fruit, i

Sow thou by day and night.

-Horatius Bonar. Tuesday Scatter ye seeds, and flowers will spring;

Strew them broadcast o'er hili and glerf; Sow in your garden, and time will bring , Bright flowers with seeds to scatter again.

Scatter se seeds in the field of mind-

Seeds of flowers with seeds of grain:
In spring and summer sweet garlands ye'll ind,
And in autumn ye'll reap rich fruits for your pain."

Scatter ye seeds in the garden of heart,

Seeds of affection, of truth, and of love;
Cultivate carefully each hidden part,
And the flowers will be seen by angels above.

Is it good or ill we're sowing,

All along tbe world's highway?
What will by and by be growing

From the seeds we sow to-day? . Thorns to pierce the weary feet,

Flowers to make life's pathway sweet; Tbese will by and by be growing

From the seeds we sow to-day.

josephine M. Vinent,



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