WEST FROM HOME
LETTERS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER TO ALMANZO WILDER, SAN FRANCISCO 1915Book - 1976
A selection of letters by Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband in which she describes the highlights of her visit to the West Coast in 1915.
This fascinating firsthand account of life and travel in the early twentieth century includes 24 pages of photographs.
"It is like a fairyland." So Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, described her 1915 voyage to San Francisco to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Laura's husband, Almanzo, was unable to leave their Missouri farm; her faithful letters home, vividly describing every detail of her journey, have been gathered here.
Perfect for supplementary classroom or homeschool research.
Family letters written by the author of the Little House books reveal her impressions of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
A selection of letters written by the author of the Little House books to her husband, Almanzo Wilder, describes the highlights of her visit to the West Coast in 1915 and her impressions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Reissue.
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“It is a good idea sometimes to think of the importance and dignity of our every-day duties. It keeps them from being so tiresome; besides, others are apt take us at our own valuation. ”
“As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good. ”
“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds would make it flicker because it would not give up.”
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
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