More Hancock Shakers….

 

The second building we toured was the living quarters of the Brothers, Sisters and Elders.

 

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Everything was segregated by sex…. even the stairways were separate.

Everyone was busy, and everyone had a job.

 

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The women sewed clothing.

 

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The men made shoes.

 

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The women grew herbs and mixed their own medicines….

 

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As well as ran a simple hospital.

 

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The men made traditional boxes…

 

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And furniture.

I’m pretty sure everyone did this:

 

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The beds didn’t look very comfortable…

 

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And there was a lot of praying.

 

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Probably for a queen size Serta pillow soft, but that might just have been me.

 

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It’s hard for me to believe 300 people in the prime of their lives lived and worked together without ever being more than Friends.

But I could sure use a Shaker woman or two to come clean my house.

I certainly don’t have all that pent up energy to waste.

 

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