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Craig Beardsley

Thanks for the latest post, Keith. To get a such a transparent glimpse into early organizational salaries, expenses and revenue is really interesting. I'm surprised and disappointed you haven't gotten any feedback until now on this post.

Quick question for any and all: what did Mrs. Eddy mean by "Affection craves legend and relics?"


Thanks, Craig. I have been traveling so now get a chance to get back to this. The phrase "Affection craves legend and relics" is from Mrs. Eddy 's letter to Rufus Baker in 1899 when he was trying to sell his illustration of Mrs. Eddy's Bow homestead. She was trying to help him out and was pointing out that the affection that her followers felt for her manifested itself in many of them wanting to be able to buy souvenirs, etc.

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