In this post, I asked if anyone recognized this quote. It is from one of our favorite read alouds, Man of the Family by Ralph Moody. It is the second in a series of nonfiction books by Mr. Moody in which he tells of life on a Colorado Ranch in the early 1900s.
The first book, Little Britches, begins when Ralph is 8 years old in the summer of 1906, and the family moves to Colorado to try their hand at ranching.
These books make us laugh and cry. They have been described as “Little House for boys” and are a wonderful example of the pioneer spirit, rich in determination and hard work. Ralph, the oldest boy and second child, often gets into trouble when he doesn’t follow the advice of his parents, but is always disciplined and sees the error of his ways.
There are some rugged cowboys in the books who cuss and use the Lord’s name in vain, so I skip those parts. I do like the way, though, that Ralph decides never to even think of the Lord’s name in vain lest he be tempted to someday say it.
I found these books in our small public library in the adult non-fiction section. They are jewels.