Childhood memories: #4
Wise words from Laura Ingalls Wilder
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
If enough people think of a thing and work hard enough at it, I guess it's pretty nearly bound to happen, wind and weather permitting.
Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
Oh no, I never do much ironing, except the outside clothes. We must not iron out the fresh air and sunshine, you know. It is much more healthful not to, the doctors say.” Seriously, there is something very refreshing about sheets and pillow slips just fresh from the line, after being washed and dried in the sun and air. Just try them that way and see if your sleep is not sweeter.
Remember well, and bear in mind, a constant friend is hard to find.
The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them.
I love the quote on ironing - I am with Laura on this one, there is nothing better than taking sheets off the line after a sunny day, they smell like sunshine and wonderful to lie on in bed!! And as for spelling - once again Laura and I are thinking the same thoughts - spelling and I are not best of friends!!!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how much I loved the "Anne" books, another series I grew up with was the "Laura" books and I LOVED them. I still do. I wanted to move to American and live in a log cabin, travel in a wagon and eat maple syrup (which of course I didn't have a clue of the taste). They simply capture the readers imagine and take you back to the early days of American settlement. After reading this series of books I felt I knew the USA a lot better, I probably didn't really know very much at all.
Interestedly I still like the idea of living in a log cabin, (not that Laura's log cabin probably looked like this one!) they see to have a cosy feel to them -- of course with a roaring fire at one end (with an Irish Wolfhound lying in front of the warmth) and lots of throw rugs (for my cats to sleep on of course)!! They aren't very common in Australia and unfortunately a fire risk in many parts of the country. But a girl can always dream!!!!
Whats your dream home?
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