Let Not the Sun Go Down on Your Wrath–1936

man and woman in kitchen

The little neighbor boy who used to catch polywogs with me has suddenly grown up and married, and I’ve written him a letter. It’s mostly congratulations, of course, with one tiny bit of advice–a formula for happiness, as thoroughly tried and tested as my most dog-eared recipe. It is a part of a Bible verse–”Let…

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Oh Sing, Sisters! from 1936

A little tidbit worth sharing and hopefully, taken to heart…. There’s not enough singing in this world–of that I’m convinced. I don’t mean singing on the radio, in school or churches. I mean in the family. Before our family grew up and married we were always singing. On Saturdays one sister and I might be…

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There Are So Many Sweet Things to Think About

A few thoughts by a housewife, written in 1932…. As I stood ironing yesterday, my mind began to dwell on little troubles, misunderstandings, the slight of a supposed friend, problems which were beyond my control. And as my mind clung to such thoughts, each trouble, or misunderstanding, or slight, seemed to grow and grow and…

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