Excerpts from my grandmother's column published weekly from April, 1937 to August, 1970, in many NE Oklahoma newspapers. So many concepts still relevant for today.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Curiosity Leads to "adverturings"
Excerpts taken from "Just Thoughts of a Plain Country Woman" January 1, 1948
"The Spirit of Adventure is born into every healthy human being. The curiosity of a child leads it into adventures all day long; the timid efforts of the adolescent lead it into adventureings that will color its life for many years to come. The pioneers who struck out into the unknown did so from the urge to adventure. If we discourage the adventures we kill the incentive to go forward in spite of all obstacles.
I wonder where the writing world would get its new ideas, new answers to old problems, new blood if those who seek an outlet in writing were not adventurers. . . .
So, at the beginning of this new year, let's make it an adventure!"
Oklahoma Plain Country Woman Granddaughter