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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
Very early in the morning, I cleaned the main rooms in this large old house. I swept the floor, scrubbed the sink, counters, and stove. I washed dishes, cleaned canisters, and made the parlour look nice. This is the heavy sort of cleaning one does as the foundation of other cleaning. It is the deep down work that makes the rest of the day's work easier.
I will often rearrange the interior of the refrigerator to keep some order. Things should be in their place - the milk goes here; the ketchup goes there. This makes everything easy to find and not strewn about. An orderly fridge makes one pleasant.
The sun is just rising on the front grounds. The windows are open. I will soon sweep the porch and tidy up the outdoors! (gentle smiles) Cleaning is pleasant work when it is done with skill, purpose, and a little quiet. (No one is under foot at this hour.)
Soon the family will waken. I will hear the baby's morning cry in just a few hours. He will want his breakfast and lots of attention. He will want to walk the gardens with grandmother. The children will make most of the meals, and I will enjoy some leisure in the afternoon.
For right now, I will rest content, with a cup of tea, because I have already accomplished a delightful mission in the home - I have done the day's foundation of cleaning.