West From Home

West From Home

Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915

Paperback - 1995
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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.
Published: New York : HarperCollins, [1995].
ISBN: 9780060241100
Branch Call Number: J813.52 WIL
Characteristics: xx, 171 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: MacBride, Roger Lea 1929-1995.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“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. ”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Remember well, and bear in mind, a constant friend is hard to find.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“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. ”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“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.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“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.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Home is the nicest word there is.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“There's no great loss without some small gain.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”


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Jan 13, 2019

This is a wonderful book for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but also of San Francisco. It describes the San Francisco of 1915, during the height of the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Delightful!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

soooooo goooood!!!!!!!!!


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

The book consists of Wilder's letters to her husband Almanzo Wilder during her visit to their daughter Rose Wilder Lane in San Francisco in 1915, when she was 49 and Rose 29. Laura was sent to write about the 1915 World's Fair


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