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'Niceties' from the past abound at East Linn Museum


June 30, 2021

The East Linn Museum contains many niceties. The first, of course, is its research room’s historical materials.

The many articles in the museum’s collection reflect the lives of those who settled and lived in the area, as well as their more intangible hopes and beliefs.

By “niceties,” we mean something good, pleasant and worth hanging on to. But the word “nicety” can also mean “reaching a final point and doing something as good as it gets,” as we will see.

Such niceties include manners and conversation, which sometimes can go awry. Saying “Ooh, nice” with raised eyebro...

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