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The Log-Cabin Lady

The Log-Cabin Lady by Annonymous
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'The story of The Log-Cabin Lady is one of the annals of America. It is a moving record of the conquest of self-consciousness and fear through mastery of manners and customs. It has been written by one who has not sacrificed the strength and honesty of her pioneer girlhood, but who added to these qualities that graciousness and charm which have given her distinction on two continents.'
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THE LOG CABIN LADY

An Anonymous Autobiography

PREFACE

The story of The Log Cabin Lady is one of the annals of America. It is a moving record of the conquest of self consciousness and fear through mastery of manners and customs. It has been written by one who has not sacrificed the strength and honesty of her pioneer girlhood, but who added to these qualities that graciousness and charm which have given her distinction on two continents.

I have been asked to tell how the story of The Log Cabin Lady came to be written. At a luncheon given at the Colony Club in 1920, I was invited to talk about Madame Curie. There were, at that table, a group of important women.

When I had finished the story of the great scientist, whose service to humanity was halted by lack of laboratory equipment, and of the very radium which she had herself discovered, one guest asked: "Why do you spend your life with a woman's magazine when you could do big work like serving Madame Curie?" "I believe," I replied, "that a woman's magazine is one of the biggest services that can be rendered in this country... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - July 7, 2016
Very sweet and relatable musings. Timeless ideals.


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