The Fabric of Dreams

​ Earl & Margie (Augspurger) Oswald were married December 23, 1934. Before that day, Margie spent many loving hours choosing fabric, cutting shapes, trying out various arrangements and designs, and more hours painstakingly embroidering and hand-stitching, covering every seam with feather-stitching, cross-stitching, and other fancy stitches inspired by the task. When she was done, she had a honeymoon robe and nightdress that reflected her love and hope for the future with her new husband and the family they would have. In the years between 1934 and 2018, the robe was lost and then found more than once - most recently by her daughter-in-law Pat Oswald. When I hear this story of family keepsak

Terence Duren - The Art of A Prodigy

On September 15th, as part of Aurora's Artwalk, a special exhibit of Terence Duren pencil sketches will be on display at Plainsman. Terence Duren was born in 1904, an only child whose mother died before he was a year old. Raised by his father and his Aunt Camilla, he contracted polio at the age of five, was bedridden for more than a year, unable to walk for nearly two years, and permanently lost use of his left arm between elbow and shoulder. During this time of what had to be mind-bending boredom for a 5 year old, Terence's father brought him a box of crayons and a tablet of paper. This, Duren said as an adult, was the moment he realized he was an artist. More than 35 sketches made by Dur

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