Have an Inexpensive Vacation at Home, 1913

It’s time to think once more about vacation. What? Not going to take one this year? Can’t afford it? Times have been hard—you’ve had sickness these last months, and your pocketbook is about empty? But you need it, friend. How about that? There are long weeks and months ahead when you must work; when you…

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Being Happy and Thankful, a Thought from 1925

I was once very subject to the blues and given to worry. I discovered that the blues were just self-pity; worrying was doubting my Heavenly Father. Worrying does no one any good and may do a number of people real harm. So, as someone else had said, “I have to live with myself so I…

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The Dream of a Tired Woman, 1913

It had been a hard day. I looked at my cross, tired face in the glass and noted bitterly, almost savagely, its lines of care; its drooping lips of dissatisfaction; its worldly eyes, and aging, yes, its unpleasantly aging, expression. It was a depressed, discontented face that stared moodily back at me, and I did…

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Women Seeking a More Balanced Life- Opposing Perspectives from 1938

The following letters appeared in The Farmer’s Wife magazine and illustrate the age-long struggle women face in achieving a balanced life. Although I cannot say that I completely agree with either woman, I do lean more toward one of their positions. What do you think? (April 1838) Dear Editor: After looking around at some of…

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