Quote Friday

Today’s quote comes from an author’s mother, Caroline Ingalls. She was mother to Laura Ingalls Wilder and a quote of hers appears in the book Little Town on the Prairie.

If wisdom’s ways you wisely seek,

Five things observe with care,

To whom you speak,

Of whom you speak,

And how, and when, and where.

                                                                   Your loving mother

                                                                   C. L. Ingalls

                       De Smet November 15th, 1881


4 thoughts on “Quote Friday

  1. I loved that book as well as the TV series. My daughter is all grown up and married and still watches it thanks to her hubby giving her the DVD set. The quotation may seem old fashioned to some but there’s a timeless truth in it.

  2. Perfect! We are starting Little House in the Big Woods for our literature unit with my boys. I might just have to write this on an index card and post it on the “wall”.

  3. Shuree,
    That series was my favorite as a child. I can’t count how many times I’ve read it through the years. Your boys will love her writing style, simple and relatable for all ages.

    That quote is from one of the later books, when Laura does something she shouldn’t, and her actions cause trouble in the town.

    Thanks for keeping in touch!

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