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Letters from a Prairie Garden

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"Letters from a Prairie Garden" by Edna W. Underwood is a charming and enlightening collection of letters written by the author to her friend back East. Through these letters, Underwood vividly describes the beauty of the prairie landscape, the struggles of pioneer life, and the joys of gardening in the harsh environment of the Midwest.

Underwood's writing is intimate and poetic, drawing readers in and allowing them to feel as if they are right there with her, experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the prairie. Her passion for gardening shines through in her descriptions of the plants and flowers she tends to, and her love for the land is evident in every word she writes.

This book is not only a lovely read for garden enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of the American Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Underwood's keen observations and thoughtful reflections make this collection of letters a true gem for anyone interested in the beauty of the natural world and the resilience of the human spirit.

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The "Letters from a Prairie Garden," are genuine letters and not fiction. They went through the mail. An explanatory word about their origin may not be amiss. Some years ago a famous artist came to a certain mid-western city on business connected with his profession. He had an acquaintance who lived in the hotel where the writer lived at that time and with whom he talked over the phone. The writer frequently happened to be talking at the same time, and the wires crossing, he heard me laugh repeatedly, and he nicknamed me "the woman who laughs." At length he called up the hotel clerk and asked to be permitted to talk over the wire with "the woman who laughs." The clerk connected my apartment. In this way the "Letters" originated, and it explains likewise why the subjects discussed are so often pictures and objects of art. They were written to a connoisseur of things beautiful. - Summary by Edna Worthley Underwood. Read by TR Love with an introduction by Larry Wilson.

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