Monday, April 11, 2016

Huckleberries and Hornets


Every child should have . . .

 
mud pies, 
grasshoppers, 
water bugs, 
tadpoles, 
frogs, 
mud turtles, 
elderberries, 
wild strawberries, 
acorns, 
chestnuts, 
trees to climb. 

 
Brooks to wade, 
water lilies, 
woodchucks, 
bats, 
bees, 
butterflies, 
various animals to pet, 
hayfields, 
pine-cones, 
rocks to roll, 
sand, 
snakes, 
huckleberries and hornets; 
and any child 
who has been deprived of these 
has been deprived 
of the best part of education.

 
Luther Burbank*
07 March 1849 – 11 April 1926








*This quote is posted in memory of Luther Burbank who is a 5th cousin six times removed to the Keeper of this blog. He died 90 years ago today.