Revisiting a classic quote.
Sarah Speaking as Laura to a Woman’s Club
Although the Book Week Speech is far more famous, I much prefer Laura’s “My Work” speech from the Mt. Grove Sorosis Club in 1937. It was first published in Irene V. Lichty LeCount’s Laura Ingalls Wilder: Family, Home and Friends (Potpourri). This quote from it has been playing through my mind a lot lately. It seems that people have been getting sloppier and sloppier in their use of words. There seems to be a trend a foot in our culture to change the meaning of words from moment to moment as convenient or to make them a weapon. It is important though for people to remember words have meaning. Let’s make that a resolution for the coming year.
“There is a fascination in writing. The use of words is of itself an interesting study. You will hardly believe the difference the…
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