Peggy Reiff Miller will be a keynote speaker at the Church of the Brethren National Older Adult Conference at Lake Junaluska Conference Center, Thursday, September 7. Her 70-minute illustrated talk on “Delivering Hope to the Next Generation” will be live streamed at 10:30 a.m. at http://www.brethren.org/Inspiration2017. The talk will give the back story of how she became the documenter of the seagoing cowboy history, the legacy of the seagoing cowboys and the Heifer Project, and the importance of continuing to deliver hope to the next generation.
This week’s post by Heifer International shares a cowgirl’s story! After the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration ceased livestock shipments in 1947, the Heifer Project was on it’s own. Cattle attendants no longer received pay from UNRRA, and they no longer needed to join the Merchant Marine. The latter made it possible for women to participate. This is Kathy Moore’s story.
Amanda Wilkinson, reporter for The Elkhart (IN) Truth, tells the family connections that led Peggy Reiff Miller to write her children’s picture book, The Seagoing Cowboy in her article that appeared in today’s paper.
Heifer International is posting a short clip from seagoing cowboy interviews every Tuesday this month. Check out this week’s post here.
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