[Of Special Interest to Children]

Wee Ellen, as her mother and father affectionately called their little daughter, was taking her first vacation alone. This holiday was planned so that Ellen could visit Aunt Ella and Uncle Tom on their farm. Many times in the past Ellen had said she would like to spend a few days in the country, but her mother had thought it wise to wait a while, for this farm was a long way from their house in the city.

The night before the trip Ellen's mother helped her pack her new red suitcase, and they slipped the train ticket into her pocketbook. All the while they were packing they talked about the farm, the animals, and the big woods that grew around Uncle Tom's home.

Usually at bedtime mother and daughter had some quiet moments with God. Ellen could say the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation, found on pages 16 and 17 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Sometimes when things did not go right for Ellen she and her mother would talk of the truth, and always the wrong thoughts would go away and the good thoughts would make her happy.

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March 29, 1952

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