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Each month, Luckett Davidson, founder of Touchstone Guides, shares a note highlighting Touchstone Guides' products, thoughts from the community on how the tools are used, a Powerful Question, and links to the people, places and things that inspire her! 

Hi there. Happy Valentine wishes for each of you!  At our house, we celebrate Valentine's Day for a whole month. I hang red hearts and red ribbons throughout the house as I take down the Christmas decorations.  They fill me with joy and light up the cold grays of January - reminding me of the love that lives in me, and for and in the people, like you, whom I hold dear...

February 2021

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Hi there.
 
Happy Valentine wishes for each of you!  At our house, we celebrate Valentine's Day for a whole month. I hang red hearts and red ribbons throughout the house as I take down the Christmas decorations.  They fill me with joy and light up the cold grays of January - reminding me of the love that lives in me, and for and in the people, like you, whom I hold dear...

Hi there. Happy Valentine wishes for each of you!  At our house, we celebrate Valentine's Day for a whole month. I hang red hearts and red ribbons throughout the house as I take down the Christmas decorations.  They fill me with joy and light up the cold grays of January - reminding me of the love that lives in me, and for and in the people, like you, whom I hold dear...

March 2021

Hi there my friends -

The role of this monthly newsletter emerges and will evolve. Today, the first day of spring, seems like a good time to bring forth what’s been on my mind and heart for years. It is the month for Powerful Questions. These are some of mine:

In my great-grandmother’s photo album, there were two portraits that most puzzled me. When I was a little girl, my grandmother spread the album on the library table and slowly turned the pages, telling me the names and stories. The most intriguing were the two that didn’t look like me at all - Uncle Bob Everett and Grandma’s Mary. Uncle Bob was old and Black and Mary looked to be mixed race, middle-aged and fierce. Grandma’s Mary’s story is for another day but Uncle Bob - now there’s a family hero, at least that’s what I heard in the story I was told.
In the portrait, Uncle Bob portrays the dignity and self-possession of an elder statesman. He is seated in a rocking chair, holding his cane lightly. But his clothing is well-worn, even shabby.
What was his story?
How did he come to be considered a family hero?