In 1866, Judy Candler was nineteen and had lived in Ohio attending school since the death of her mother in 1857. Her mother’s family fled Virginia in 1840 due to the conflict between their Quaker beliefs and slavery. Her mother returned to Virginia to marry and bore five children before her death. It was time for Judy to return home to help her father and surviving siblings in the years after the Civil War. Classmates and family in Ohio filled a thin volume with keepsake verses written with the mindset of pacifists during war and in the cadence of well-educated Quaker Seminary students. These are their words.
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About the Author
Mary Jane Russell was born July 31, 1955 to William Withers Russell and Alma Keith Harvey Russell. She grew up on the Flat Creek farm in Campbell County, VA that had been in the Russell family for five previous generations. She was employed by the City of Lynchburg, VA for thirty-one years during which she accomplished a series of firsts—first female draftsman, staff engineer, project manager, and first female director of economic development. Since retirement, she’s written and had published four novels by Intaglio Publications, Walker, LA and self-published Collected Correspondence of Robert Achilles Russell. She lives at Smith Mountain Lake in Hardy, VA with her partner, surrounded by books, cats, dogs, and honorary grandchildren.