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From "On The Banks of Plum Creek"
"After Laura and Mary had washed and wiped the dishes, swept the floor, made their bed, and dusted, they settled down with their books. But the house was so cozy and pretty that Laura kept looking up at it."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
Human Frailty of the Godly Soul
"The life of Luther might suffice to give a thousand instances, and he was by no means of the weaker sort. His great spirit was often in the seventh heaven of exultation, and as frequently on the borders of despair. His very deathbed was not free from tempests, and he sobbed himself into his last sleep like a greatly wearied child."
"As for her, like most women, she had but one ambition. To be a good wife and a good mother, and to be beloved by her husband and children, was all she asked. [She was] a busy, affectionate, cheerful little housewife, whose voice would never be heard in the streets, but whose memory would always live in a few faithful hearts."
When I do the grocery shopping, I always buy a few special items for Mr. White. Perhaps it is the ingredients for beef stew. Or, maybe it is a brownie mix. I like to find his favorite things and make them for him at home. He greatly appreciates my efforts.
Of course, I must remember the basics, like coffee and sugar and bread. If we run out of those items, I am slacking on my job. (gentle smiles) But for me to buy those special items, the ones that take extra effort from me, and are bought economically. . . are what make Mr. White happy.
As for me, I am not the type of girl who likes jewelry, a new car, or expensive clothes. Mr. White knows this. When he wants to surprise me, or make me happy, he will buy my favorite frozen pizza (Freschetta), or some Ginger ale. . . Perhaps he will buy me a large bag of m and m's, or some mint-chocolate-chip ice cream. And with these little presents, I am delighted.
At different times, each of us will be in the store, looking through the aisles, thinking about what the other would like.
My favorite thing, is to hear him coming home, rattling his pockets, and saying, "I bought you some m and m's!"
And he loves when I come home, put down the grocery bags, and tell him, "I bought you a special kind of burger!"
No fancy restaurant dinner. . .no wrapped presents . . . no trip to foreign lands. . . no night out on the town. . . no.... none of these things can compare to when Mr. White and I buy groceries for presents.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 15 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. I have been married for almost a quarter of a century.
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves fashion, sewing,
reading, fitness and cleaning.
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.