Of Good Report

When the Concord State Fair was reopened in 1900, Mrs. Eddy gave generous support to this civic project and attended on Governor's Day as one of several distinguished guests. Afterwards, the Concord Evening Monitor commented on Mrs. Eddy's presence by saying: "Her cordial patronage of this state enterprise betokens her hearty support of home interests. Though a great religious leader, her religion has not removed her from those concerns which are close at hand."

As recalled by biographers, one of the Fair's events which especially interested our Leader was the daring feat of a high diver, who plunged from an elevation of some eighty feet into six feet of water.

Last year, the Committee on Publication for Sweden, through an unusual circumstance, met this man. He found him full of admiration for Mrs. Eddy, with whom he had had an interview, recalling her as a wonderful woman. Among other interesting details, he related how Mrs. Eddy in her eagerness to observe closely the dive had her carriage drawn up so close to the water that she was splashed by the spray.

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After Our Lecture
June 7, 1947

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