Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lessons from Plumfield

' I want my boys to love Sunday, to find it a peaceful, pleasant day when they can rest from common study and play, yet enjoy quiet pleasures and learn, in simple ways, lessons more important than any other taught in school'

- Jo from 'Little Men' by Louisa May Alcott

Photograph of two of my boys, one at 20 the other 2 taken during a Sunday family picnic at the river last summer. Hoping to picnic more this year, especially on Sundays. Spring has arrived. The days are warm and sunny and it feels more like summer some days. It hasn't rained for weeks and the bushfire season has arrived early. We desperately need rain to fill our tanks and predict we will run out of water later this week. Your prayers would be appreciated. More lessons from Plumfield to follow. If you have never read 'Little Men' and are raising boys or are a homeschool parent you will be inspired by these 'lessons'. Even if you don't have boys you will enjoy these quotes which are all about the sweet influence of home.

Have a most blessed week!


Suzanne said...

Thanks Ann, I need to read that one again. As we are entering Autumn I always gravitate towards Little Women:-)

Unknown said...

I have the book on my shelf and have never read it- I think I will now!

Ruby said...

It's good, in our over busy lives, to remember what the Lord's day is all about. It is so long since I read little men (Maybe 40 years!) that I can't remember one bit of the story. I will enjoy your quotes from it.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Little Women...my favorite book ever...tho I confess to never having read Little Men. I should change that...

Camille said...

I will pray for rain my friend. And, I have the book "Little Men", but it's never been read by us...I think I will have to pick it up now! :)

With Love,

Pam said...

I will be praying for rain for you and empathizing. We are actually getting a wonderful rain today... the first in a long, long time. It is one of those drizzly types of rain, that really soaks the ground... "Thank you Lord."

I have never read "Little Men", and like the other gals,
"I have read and watched "Little Women" many times... a definite favorite. My girls have read "Little Men", and have told me "read it Mom, its so good"... perhaps I will put it on my list this week, I am ready for a cozy book.

Your boys are precious.

Much Love,


Camille said...

Missing you Ann. Trust all is well?? I understand that there are seasons and life is busy, no pressure to blog...just wanted you to know that you are missed. Have a wonderful day!



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