Through letters Jane Wilkinson describes her life as a pioneer Iowa farm lady. She was born during the Civil War and died eighty nine years later. She bore seven children, and although widowed, she became the anchor of her family. Her steady pursuit of self reliance and the importance of family and stead fastness reflected qualities which have never gone out of fashion. Her credo was life is only boring if youare bored with life, a condition she never allowed. As a child she came to Iowa in a covered wagon and her many descendants continue her legacy.Laura is at the end of the third grade in music; but is playing some harder pieces; for instance, aThe Poet and Peasant Waltz;a which I imagine Helen and Brenda know. We hope you keep well and have plenty to read now that this weather makes it so nice to stay by a warm fire. ... very cold weather. Frost every morning, very chilly; but we can go through the passage ways all the way except down the hill.
|Title||:||Letters from a Rocking Chair|
|Author||:||Patterson, J. D.|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2011-06-17|