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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
In the early 1990's, Mister and I moved to Tennessee. We lived there for about 3 months. We had packed up all of our belongings and wanted to try a new life in the south. At the time, we had four children. The youngest was only a few months old. It was an incredible adventure!
The landscape in rural Tennessee is breathtaking. The churches are lovely and inspiring! We went to Dollywood and Cades Cove. We looked at land for sale and mobile homes. We were renting a little house in a suburban Knoxville community. But we loved our little trips to the country and to see the "sights."
Last night I was delighted to see "Christy" on INSP television. Mister and I watched several episodes, late into the night. Christy is part of a missionary team who minister to the people in a rural mountain community. There is a school and a church, but no businesses and no stores. The scenery in the program is peaceful and makes one long for a rural, old time, country life.
There are so many incredible lessons to glean from "Christy." The families were poor but had great pride and would not take charity. They wanted to work for all they had. The menfolk were the providers. The mission house dealt with all kinds of failure and terrible situations, but they kept going. They endured it and prayed and had faith in God. They didn't give up on the people they were put there to minister to. The missionaries were not perfect and made that very clear to each other. I love that!
I noticed last night that the entire series of Christy is available on DVD, for a very low price. I hope to get a set when I have a little extra money. I would love to have it for the lessons and the peacefulness. I would also love it for the memories of living in a place that, sometimes, I wish I never left.