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Bookmarking smiles
Allen gives bookmarks as slice of hope
Jane Allen prepares to cut a necklace apart in order to use the beads for one of her bookmarks. She gives the bookmarks to anyone she thinks is in need of a smile.
When a grain of sand gets stuck in an oyster’s shell, the oyster makes the best of the troublesome situation by turning it into a pearl.That’s the philosophy local resident Jane Allen likes to maintain. When faced with obstacles, don’t allow yourself to sink into a realm of despair. Look for positive inspiration.For more than a decade, Allen has been producing handmade bookmarks at her dining room table.