Doris Learns the True Meaning of Home

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Doris knew she would always remember the size of an acre of ground. Since she was a baby she had lived with her parents and her older brother, Robert, in a bungalow on an acre of ground. They lived in a small suburban town.

The family greatly admired the huge elm tree in the front yard. Mother named it "Majesty." A low-growing shrub that bore tiny roses on its straight branches the children named "Gentleness." It had no thorns. Other trees, shrubs, and flowers were also given names that reminded the children of some quality. But the mother cat and her kittens and the hens and their chicks were given names such as are used for persons.

God Is Basic Principle
August 26, 1961

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