An Untidy Appearance (1920)

The title of this article was originally “Kimono Carelessness.” I could not imagine what American farm women would know about Japanese kimonos, so I did a quick search and found that kimono means “robe.” Now I get it! No matter how many children you may have or how much housework you may have to do,…

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The Victories of the Flowers (1906)

Written by C. S. Harrison in 1906, this short essay shares the power of “the lovely.” “How precious are thy thoughts to me, Oh God.” The unfolding of the blossom is a revelation of the precious thoughts of God. I am overwhelmed at times with the thought that God has been forgotten in our homes…

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Practicing Kindness (1925)

It seems to me that a great many of us women when we come to old age, could look back with more pleasure on our lives, had we tried harder to attain true Christian courtesy which means “thoughtful kindness.” Tactlessness can become almost a crime. We have all been more or less guilty of it.…

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Observations on True Happiness from the Great Depression

Everybody is trying to get there first. It is just hurry-scurry from one thing to another. Everybody seems to be wanting something she doesn’t have, and is in a hurry to get it before someone else does. After we do get a thing, we never have time to enjoy it, but just start thinking about…

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