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Elizabeth Boardman


The Fancy Sunday Hat We have one Friend in our Quaker meeting who often comes to worship in a highly-colored and carefully put-together outfit, including an ornate Sunday hat. This is unusual for an unprogrammed meeting.

Issue: On Art (March 2020)

Tom Friendly, A Fantasy On Monday night, I went to bed fretting about how very little we old people in retirement communities are able to do about all the problems of this world.

Issue: On Neighbors (September 2019)

The Children's Meeting of 1663 “The children’s meeting” of 1663 is famous among Friends. In 1906, some Friends made a book about it, told in the words of fourteen-year-old Judith, who was there in 1663. Near the start of the book, Judith says:

Issue: On Play (September 2015)

Being the Change at Friends House Yesterday morning at 8:20 AM, the last batch of residents at the simple buffet breakfast was discussing the future of capitalism. Only at Friends House!! By 8:35 several of us were remembering fragments of Russian from college fifty-five years ago. After breakfast, laughing and admiring the beautiful morning and the colorful gardens, we dispersed. Clare took her seeing eye dog for her morning walk while I went off to hang my laundry on the line. Joan headed for the daily exercise class (she is also in the yoga group) and Lizzie wheeled herself towards her apartment, where there are gorgeous roses and a tiny tree bearing huge oranges near her front door.

Issue: On Needs (May 2015)

Tax Season Dear Friends: April is the season for pondering the U.S. income tax system and the fact that about half our tax dollars are used to support the Department of Defense, even when the US is not engaged in any major conflict in the world. 

Issue: On Time (March 2014)

99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns - Review 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns by David Gross 

Issue: On Time (March 2014)

Friends House Celebration

Forty years ago, College Park Quarterly Meeting established the Friends Association of Services for the Elderly (FASE).

Issue: On Prayer (March 2024)

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