Heart & Hand Society
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In 1913 the women of the First Christian Church
organized a group to share the problems and responsibilities of the Church,
calling themselves the "Heart and Hand Workers" and adopting the motto
"Hearts to God, Hands to Service". Eventually, the name was
shortened to just the "Heart & Hand".
This site is dedicated to those ladies, their
successors, and all family members and friends whose help they enlisted for
various Church and Community projects down through the years.
It has now grown, however, to embrace the entire community.
You'll probably find things of interest here even if your family did not attend
the First Christian Church. The Photo Gallery, especially, includes
many other people and
places. If you're familiar with Luther, you'll see a lot of familiar faces
and places. If your family once lived there but you've never seen the town for
yourself, we hope this virtual tour will give you a feel for the
Down Memory Lane
Do you know which houses are the oldest in town? Which families
arrived before statehood? Where the first schools were located? This
section is set up to preserve the memories of our old-timers. Our first
project started with a sketch from the early 60s, and we've
traced backwards in time recording what we know of who lived in each house -
the way to the original owner. We hope you not only enjoy these puzzles, but
have some of the missing pieces.
People and places around Luther, starting with those we can identify but
some of the old group shots hold a lot of mysteries. Do you have the
answers? Do you have pictures you'd like to share?
The Heart & Hand published a number of cookbooks
over the years. After I submitted an early one to Oklahoma's oLD
tIME rECIPES site (see
Cookbook for all of the surviving pages of that one) a friend asked if it
would be possible to present the recipes
in large type for the visually impaired. Of course it is,
so this has become our first on-line service project. Roberta's
Recipe Index is a clickable index to all large-type recipes presented on this
OUR FRIENDSHIP COOKBOOK was
published by the Heart & Hand in 1948. To old-timers, this
was the "new" cookbook -- but it was so much larger than earlier ones
that some have called it the "first" H&H
cookbook. You may use the clickable
index that takes you directly to a scanned image of the appropriate page, or you may browse by
category: Breads, Cakes
(a very large section, slow to download), Candies,
Meats and Meat Substitutes, Pies, Pickles &
Relishes, Salads, and Vegetables.
Recent cookbooks have been
copyrighted, so no recipes have been posted from them --but after learning that many of today's cooks are unfamiliar with the
techniques that those of 50 to 100 years ago took for granted, I added
commentary to some of the older recipes and have also posted a few of my own modern adaptations.
Ceil's Corner -
genealogy of families who came to the Luther area in Territorial
days. Both sites are currently being remodeled, and the search engine
already covers all the pages of Ceil's Corner, too.
Visitors since April 22, 2000