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By Mia Cunningham

Anna Eikenhout (1902-1986) was once an honors graduate of Ohio kingdom 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 going husband, yet jointly they lived a lifestyles out of the pages of Thoreau's Walden. a lot of what's recognized concerning the Hubbards comes from Harlan's books and journals. in regards to the seasons and the panorama, his writing used to be rapturous, but he was once emotionally reticent whilst discussing human affairs often or Anna specifically. but it used to be via her efforts that their existence at the river was once actually civilized. viewers to Payne hole remember Anna as a beneficiant, gracious hostess, whose intelligence and artistry made the small residence look grander than a mansion.

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Anna Hubbard: Out of the Shadows

Anna Eikenhout (1902-1986) was once an honors graduate of Ohio country collage, 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 going husband, yet jointly they lived a lifestyles out of the pages of Thoreau's Walden.

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34 + Anna Hubbard The day was November 28. On that same steep gravel road I hiked with Harlan to get the mail, Powell hauled the piano down to the lower-garden level of Payne Hollow. Harlan was waiting there with a crew of eight strong men-four farmer neighbors, two fishermen from across the river, and two Hanover College professors, Dan Webster and Alvin Bailey. The crew carried the piano up the steep path to the house and tipped it on its side to take it through the front door, and then Alvin Bailey lay on his back and slipped the legs in place while the others held the piano over him.

After the goats were gone, the Hub bards made soy "milk" by straining ground cooked soybeans. For years Anna and Harlan used soy flour in Davis's "tiger's milk," a concoction with milk, brewers' yeast, and fruit or black strap molasses. Soy flour also was an ingredient of Anna's highly praised dense whole wheat bread, which was exceptionally moist because she steamed it double-boiler fashion in the Dutch oven. Anna's cooking involved no complicated sauces or recipes. The 32 + Anna Hubbard impact of her meals came from the proper cooking, wise flavoring (her favorite herbs were sweet basil and summer savory), and bountiful serving of wholesome, fresh, and varied foods.

The snuffle and the furtive swipe with the back of the hand were beneath her. 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.

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