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I put the dog out and shoved the cat out of my great grandmother's rocking chair (cats do so like to snooze in your best and easiest chairs), and now I take pen and paper to write in my copy-book script about children. Throughout the ages all folks have declared that no one knows better how to bring up children than an old maid. I can see many grains of truth in that statement. Theories and philosophies are much nicer than practices and sciences. There is an ethereal quality to a theory which no practice can ever hope to attain. Thus it is with old maids and children.
Maid, An Old
"An Old Maid's Tho'ts on Children,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol9/iss3/5