Gathering Thoughts

Gathering Thoughts : Love, Despair, and Hopes of a New England Homemaker

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We are the mirrors that reflect The kind of adults our children will be We are the finished models The patterns of life before them to see. from "We Are the Patterns" A lifelong writer, Edith R. Malbon was invited to join a Boston group of poets before she turned twenty years old. This would prove to be a literary highlight in her life, as she soon dedicated herself to family life with her husband and four children. However, Edith never stopped writing. Even as she tended to life in her small, rural Massachusetts town, she channeled her deepest thoughts and musings on Christianity, nature, her declining health, and the little treasures of everyday life into her poetry and prose. Out of these many decades of writing comes Gathering Thoughts: Love, Despair, and Hopes of a New England Homemaker, an inspiring collection of work compiled by her son, Craig. Even as Edith confronts some of the more painful moments of her life, including a breast cancer diagnosis and the inevitable familial regrets, she never stops believing in the goodness of others-a trait directly attributable to her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514610701
  • 9781514610701

About Edith Roberta Malbon

Edith R. Malbon was born in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. She attended classes at Clark University and, before the age of twenty, was asked to join a Boston group of poets. Married to Elroy W. "Mal" Malbon for almost sixty years, Edith enjoyed raising their four children while finding time to write poetry and prose whenever she could. She was a devout Christian whose thoughts on religion, family life, and the natural world are expressed in her newly released collection, "Gathering Thoughts: Love, Despair, and Hopes of a New England Homemaker." Edith passed away in 1998. Craig C. Malbon is a biomedical scientist, ethicist, chaplain, and pastor. He currently lives on Long Island, New York.show more