Something Wonderful to Look Forward to.
December 24th, 2009
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Ida Tarbell.
So much time has passed since I experienced the things you are reading about [her biography, “Ida Tarbell, Portrait of a Muckraker” by Kathleen Brady]. Of course, I can only use the metaphor of time since you still inhabit the mortal life. When I came over here, I was disoriented and found that there was a whole new world I could not have imagined. I then realized how limited my mortal perceptions had been. I found fulfillment, but I also struggled, since for a long time, I could not reconcile some of my views about life with what I experienced over here.
Certainly, help is very near. There has been a mobilization of the good spirits and Angels in a way I have been informed has never occurred to this extent before. Yes, this is true, and you will see the results of our efforts, as will the whole world. Deliverance will come.
Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 6, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading “muckrakers” of her day, work known in modern times in the progressive era as “investigative journalism.” She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best-known for her 1904 book “The History of the Standard Oil Company”, which is 654 pages long and was listed as number five in a 1999 list by the New York Times of the top 100 works of twentieth-century American journalism. She began her work on The Standard after her editors at McClure’s Magazine called for a story on one of The Trusts. She thought the public would be bored by the story of the oil regions, even though its head John D. Rockefeller, Sr. had bankrupted her father. (Source: Wikipedia)