Do you ever start out to do one thing and then decide on something entirely different? I was all set to write a post about post-war realism in literature and Emilie Loring’s decision to write entertaining, adventure/romance stories instead. In fact, I had the post fully written and only needed to select a few quotations … More Sometimes, a Real Vacation Calls!
I have been traveling the last week or so and have just returned to my desk, my books, and my notes. My mother is staying with me awhile, so what better time to consider Emilie Loring’s second book, The Mother in the Home? Like her first, For the Comfort of the Family: A Vacation Experiment, … More On the Conservation of Mothers, An Excerpt
“When your imagination suggests a proposition, consider well if it be worth doing; then, if you decide in the affirmative, bring to its achievement all the conquering energy of your will. Force the project to completion. Even when each individual cog and wheel in the domestic machinery threatens to throw up its job, don’t wobble. … More Recipe for Initiative
Emilie Loring published her first book under the pseudonym “Josephine Story.” The source of the name was said to be her husband’s middle name. Simple enough, right? Emilie’s husband was Victor Joseph Loring. Did Emilie add “Story” through artistic license? When she started her book column, did she already intend to write stories? Her … More a.k.a. Josephine Story