The Home-Maker.

By alison April 11, 2007 7 Comments 1 Min Read

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"But what sickened Lester was the unscrupulous exploitation of the home-making necessity, the adroit perversion of the home-making instinct. Jerome Willing wanted to make it appear, hammering in the idea with all the ingenious variations of his advertising copy, that home-making had its beginning and end in good furniture, fine table linen, expensive rugs…. God!how about keeping alive some intellectual or spiritual passion in the home? How about the children? Did anybody suggest to women that they give to understanding their children a tenth part of the time and real intelligence and real purposefulness they put into getting the right clothes for them? A tenth? A hundredth!! the living, miraculous, infinitely fragile fabric of the little human souls they lived with- did they treat that with the care and deft handed patience they gace to their filet-ornamented table linen? No they wrung it out hard and hung it up to dry as they did their dishclothes…"

The Home-maker, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1924

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7 Comments

  1. Wow! That is a powerful passage…Thank you.
    Terri

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your creative ideas for my fireplace. I am giving lots of thought to the suggestions I am receiving. You have a beautiful place here!

  3. Janey Pike says:

    Wow.. wring it out…is it justlik e we do wit the dish cloth.. lavender scented of course

  4. Janey Pike says:

    Wow.. wring it out…is it justlik e we do wit the dish cloth.. lavender scented of course

  5. Designing a home doesn't require new and expensive furnitures. All you need to create a beautiful home is passion and creativity.

  6. Designing a home doesn't require new and expensive furnitures. All you need to create a beautiful home is passion and creativity.

  7. Julie Brandt says:

    Hey Alison,
    I'm going through Alison and Finn withdrawl here. I think you don't realize how much you are missed when you don't post everyday. No pressure, but your lovely and amusing stories of life in Alisonville are very much missed……by us all. How are you and Finn doing sweetheart?
    The reason I look for your blog everyday is to share in your daily struggles…..just like us all…..but you have a way of painting a lovely and hilarious light on daily life.
    Miss you girl…
    Mountain Momma,
    ~Julie~ from Canada.

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