By Mia Cunningham
Anna Eikenhout (1902-1986) was once an honors graduate of Ohio country college, a fine-arts librarian, a talented pianist, and an avid reader in 3 languages. Harlan Hubbard (1900-1988), a little-known painter and would-be shantyboater, appeared an not likely husband, yet jointly they lived a existence out of the pages of Thoreau's Walden. a lot of what's recognized in regards to the Hubbards comes from Harlan's books and journals. about the seasons and the panorama, his writing was once rapturous, but he used to be emotionally reticent whilst discussing human affairs in most cases or Anna particularly. but it used to be via her efforts that their lifestyles at the river was once really civilized. viewers to Payne hole bear in mind Anna as a beneficiant, gracious hostess, whose intelligence and artistry made the small residence look grander than a mansion.
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Extra info for Anna Hubbard: Out of the Shadows
With superhuman control she would finish her task, then grab a tissue just in time. " Sometimes my visit coincided with the Hubbards' monthly expedition to Hanover and Madison. Anna and Harlan always had a load of books to return to the Hanover College library and a list of others to borrow, and sometimes they visited their professor friend Alvin Bailey to play trios. -o- 35 seen to, we went on to Madison to shop. Anna and Harlan had tied up at Madison for a week in 1947 during the shantyboat journey and found the town appealing, "clean and prosperous looking," and the people friendly and energetic.
With the lamps in place, two flat, rectangular reflector shades made of sturdy aluminum were affixed, one on each side, at a slanting angle. At last the designated reader took the current book from the bookcase, and the listeners took up their current handwork. Anna often had mending or knitting to do; sometimes she worked on netting a fishnet from twine. If Harlan wasn't shucking popcorn, he was shelling, sorting, or toasting some type of beans. My regular assignment was blackwalnut picking. Anna showed me how to dig out the meat from the labyrinthine shells with a nutpick and search out shell fragments.
To me, breaking a sweat was a signal to stop what I was doing and regain my composure. Fortunately Harlan was sensitive to the needs of guests of all ages and physical conditions, and he was easy on me. Instead of his vertical shortcut he had taken the easier trail, the old roadbed between the ridge and Payne's Landing, where the steamboats used to stop, and he didn't seem to mind pausing often while I caught my breath. No doubt he used the breaks to good advantage, thinking and observing. Harlan is the only man I've ever climbed a hill with who didn't seem especially concerned about when, or whether, we reached the top.
Anna Hubbard: Out of the Shadows by Mia Cunningham