“The Fore-Room Rug” by Kate Douglas Wiggin and “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield

Wiggin is most known for her novel “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” – standard reading for girls of my generation. She was a dedicated educator; she and her sister created a training school for kindergarten teachers in the 1880s. Although she devoted so much of her adult life to the welfare of children, she had no children herself. This story is about the creation of a rag rug, a old tradition of making rugs from fabric saved from life events, such as wedding dresses and christening gowns. Our second story by Katherine Mansfield was a special request from one of our listeners, and it is a very special, sweet story. Enjoy!

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