Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Everything That We Do Lovingly"

"And after all, romance is really in everything that we do lovingly, and intelligently. I find it in planning and cooking the best and most economical meals that I can, and in getting the mending done on time, and in keeping the house clean and beautiful."

--Louise Bennett Weaver, A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband (1917)

13 comments:

Maggie May said...

that is a wonderful quote.

momawake said...

Thanks for the encouragement.

caramela said...

Lovely thoughts. I am a late bloomer in this department, but I suppose better late than never...
Thank you,
Annamaria :)

The Chatty Housewife said...

Beautiful quote! It looks like you can read this book online and I can't wait to read it.

http://www.archive.org/stream/thousandwaystopl00weav#page/n5/mode/2up

...they call me mommy... said...

....lovely...I will have to see if I can find that book...:)

Jenny said...

What a great attitude! :)

minivanlife said...

What a great quote. I'm going to have to go on a hunt for that book. Thank you!

http://minivanlife.wordpress.com

Mrs. Michele B said...

Oh now this is a *lovely* quote.

And thanks Chatty Housewife for the link! (o:

Sharon said...

Anna,

Thank you for sharing that quote. I love it :)

Sharon

Anna said...

Margo, I don't believe the author is using the word "romantic" to refer to a love relationship; rather the broader meaning of the word that encompasses beauty, spiritual idealism, and a quality of emotional resonance.

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

Where do you find these old books, Miss Anna?

Sarah B. said...

Beautifully said and so simple!

Val said...

I'm in love with this book. Do you have any other recommendations that can be found online?

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