Godly Homemaking wisdom for a peaceful and joyous home life. . ..
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"Dear Kitchen Saints"
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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."
- Elizabeth Prentiss, 1800's.
A married woman who stays home. This is a lifelong vocation. It is an old-fashioned term, and something to be proud of. Not a "domestic engineer." Not a "home manager." An old fashioned housewife, who keeps the home, and abides there. - Mrs. White
I have been listening to the old songs of Patsy Cline on my kitchen radio while I work. The sound is not as crisp as modern recordings. It adds a sort of nostalgic gentleness to my chores.
While I wash dishes, polish the stove, and sweep, the echoes of Mother's work goes throughout the house. The sounds of the old music tells the family that Mama is busy in the kitchen. It makes them happy to know that, very soon, there will be something special to eat, and the kitchen will be clean and polished.
The Echoes from my Kitchen will become a memory for my growing children. They will remember all the work I did in there with love and creativity.
I was talking to Mr. White yesterday about baking pies. He wants a chocolate cream one. I told him I would try my very best to have a different homemade pie, or a special cake, for the family each Sunday afternoon. It will be a new tradition. Thinking of lovely things to do during kitchen time keeps things exciting!
There are many things we can do to make our kitchens homemade and special. We need to enjoy being in there. It should be our favorite place in the house. Perhaps some lace curtains or a vintage flower vase would add special homestyle touches. Or maybe a pretty basket for apples or oranges near the breadbox. Whatever pretty things you can find to make your kitchen unique will help you enjoy the work so much more. . . And the Echoes of your Kitchen work will touch the hearts of all who enter.
I am the mother of five home-schooled children, ages 16 and up, and a Grandmother of 2. . .
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I have been married for a quarter of a century. . . . .
I am a writer, reviewer, who loves classic fashion, hand-sewing, reading, housekeeping, and cleaning. . . . . . . .
We live in an 1800's house in rural Vermont.