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Vices

My theme for the A to Z
Challenge is Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls Wilder was the
author of the Little House books and there was a television
series very loosely based on the books. I began reading the
books when I was eleven years old (which even I have a hard
time believing is over 40 years ago!). If you would like to
read about my feelings about Laura, visit this site. I have also listed helpful sites and blogs in my sidebar if you would like to learn more.

V is for Vices.

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the following in 1916. I like what she has to say —

Vices are simply overworked virtues, anyway. Economy and frugality are to be commended but follow them on in an increasing ratio and what do we find at the other end? A miser! If we overdo the using of spare moments we may find an invalid at the end, while perhaps if we allowed ourselves more idle time we would conserve our nervous strength and health to more than the value of the work we could accomplish by emulating at all times the little busy bee.
                                                                     ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

**Join me and many other Laura fans at LauraPalooza 2012 (the
second-ever Laura Ingalls Wilder Conference), which will be held July
12-14, 2012, in Mankato, Minnesota. For more information visit Beyond Little House and look for the heading “LauraPalooza 2012”. The pull down menu will have all of the information that you are looking for!**

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10 thoughts on “Vices

  1. that's it! I'm not being lazy, I'm conserving my nervous strength and health…a lot.You're doing great, almost through the alphabet!

  2. that's it! I'm not being lazy, I'm conserving my nervous strength and health…a lot.You're doing great, almost through the alphabet!

  3. I'm just getting started on this so I may have to do the A-Z thing later. I work with elementary kids and I'm tired of the ABC's for a while. Perhaps I'll be more into it when the year is done in 3 weeks!! ~ Renae

  4. I'm just getting started on this so I may have to do the A-Z thing later. I work with elementary kids and I'm tired of the ABC's for a while. Perhaps I'll be more into it when the year is done in 3 weeks!! ~ Renae

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