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A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

Posted on February 1, 2019, by Loretto Community

Story by/photos courtesy of Debra Kehl

Knobs Haven’s refurbished sign catches your eye once again.

As I travel back and forth to the Motherhouse, I’ve noticed the Knobs Haven sign along the road needed a touch-up.

In October I told JoAnn Gates I would paint it. The letters on this handmade wooden sign, which was made years ago by JoAnn’s father, George, were faded. Each letter on the sign is engraved about a fourth of an inch and gave me a good challenge. With a thin brush and a steady hand — success! Jeanne Dueber and I chose white paint for the sign so it would pop as they say on HGTV. I had a beautiful fall day to do the painting. Volunteers were working near me spreading cedar mulch as my sense of smell delighted in the aroma while I painted the sign.

Beauty always surrounds the grounds at Loretto Motherhouse.

The Knobs Haven sign before it was repainted
The faded Knobs Haven sign before getting a touch-up
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