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A Truthful Woman in Southern California

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Author: Kate Sanborn
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,598 / 112 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 827
Added to site: 2006.09.28
mnybks.net#: 14656
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

"The veracious writer considers the pros of the 'glorious climate' of California, and then she gives the cons. Decidedly the ayes have it.... The book is sprightly and amiably entertaining. The descriptions have the true Sanborn touch of vitality and humor."--Philadelphia Ledger.

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of a brother, urged her to reconsider this important matter, making it a subject of prayer. But she quietly said, "I'm not going to bother the Lord with questions I can answer myself." When choked by a bread-crumb at table, she said to the frightened waiter, as soon as she had regained her breath, "Never mind, if that did go down the wrong way, a great many good things have gone down the right way this winter."

She is invariably cheerful, and when parting with her son for the winter she said, "Well, John, I want to know before I go just what you have left me in your will!" which little joke changed a tear into a smile.

Even when ill she is still bright and hopeful, so that a friend exclaimed, "Grandma, I do believe you would laugh if you were dying;" and she replied, "Well, so many folks go to the Lord with a long face, I guess He will be glad to see one come in smiling."

Oh, how repulsive the artificial bloom, the cosmetics and hair-dyes which make old age a horror, compared with her na

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