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Clara Barton and Mrs. Eddy

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    Another terrific Bible Study this morning, led by Thomas – Thank you! Upon reading a bit online about Clara Barton, one finds that she had some similar experiences &/or challenges in life as did Mrs. Eddy, though very different in their specifics, of course, as Ms. Barton’s focus was in the materia medica world. She was the youngest child in her family; she had a difficult childhood; she excelled despite her shy demeanor; she nursed a bedridden brother back to health; she founded a school – the first free public school (located in Bordentown, NJ), which was a huge success – so much so that the town’s “powers-that-be” hired a male principal to run the school, which outraged Clara. She faced the challenges of women working in a male-dominated work force – she was harassed by male co-workers when she worked in the U.S. Patent Office, and they tried to get her fired by besmirching her name; she founded the American Red Cross and the National First Ad Association of America. Learning just these few aspects of Clara’s life, it is no wonder that she praised Mrs. Eddy, and it is equally easy to see why Mrs. Eddy had such high praise for her, too, and so appreciated her support. (SOURCE: http://www.clarabartonmuseum.org)

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