The Best of The Best of KIT 1994
From January thru December,1994The KIT Newsletter, an Activity of the KIT Information Service, aProject of The Peregrine Foundation
P.O. Box 460141 / San Francisco, CA 94146-0141 / telephone: (415) 821-2090 / (415)282-2369KIT Staff U.S.: Ramon Sender, Charles Lamar, Christina Bernard, Vince Lagano,Dave Ostrom;U.K.: Joy Johnson MacDonald, Ben Cavanna, Leonard Pavitt, Joanie Pavitt Taylor.The KIT Newsletter is an open forum for fact and opinion. It encourages theexpression of all views, both from within and from outside the Bruderhof. Theopinions expressed in the letters we publish are those of the correspondents and do notnecessarily reflects those of KIT editors or staff.This collection skims the
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Barbara Taylor Snipes, 11/15/93: ...Although I have never been a member of theSociety of Brothers, I feel as though I have suffered the loss of my two sisters, Pepper Taylor Hinkey and Peggy Taylor Kurtz. My parents Howard and May Taylor (nowdeceased) suffered even more grievously, because of the attitudes of the Society of Brothers.I have been alternately surprised and horrified by the stories in the KIT Newsletter. They are emotionally wrenching and have called out my experience,which although mild by comparison, is still painfully my own.... When Pep andWendell Hinkey, and Peggy and Mark Kurtz, decided to join the Bruderhof in theearly 1950's, I was pleased. They would be geographically closer at Woodcrest, andwe could visit more often. And visit we did! We made frequent trips to Woodcrest,and they would come to our farm and nursery where I still live with my husband,Samuel Snipes.... We had expected -- assumed perhaps, that we would be included inPepper's and Peggy's lives when they joined the Society of Brothers, as we always had been. We were full of questions and enthusiasm for their new life and felt verysupportive.... It soon became evident, however, that we were not included. Their children were no longer allowed to visit us, because our normal farm lifestyle wouldcreate "needs," e.g. clothing, toys, recreation, that would conflict with the Bruderhof patterns of living. My parents' pictures on their walls were replaced by the Arnolds',
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