Saturday, March 3, 2007

Open Bedroom Windows

"We always have our bedroom windows open at night. We think it is healthier to have fresh air while we are sleeping . . . Indeed I don't think any of us could get to sleep without fresh air coming in, it makes so much more restful sleep, you know. . . We have plenty of blankets, and an eider down quilt apiece . . . We hang our things out often and air them, and we keep them very clean always."

--Grace Livingston Hill, April Gold

10 comments:

Heather said...

I am longing for open window nights - and birdsong mornings! We cracked the windows today at noon for a little fresh air exchange!

Karla said...

What a fun blog! I have always loved the descriptive details in GLH's books... I'll be back to see what other gems you post!

Peggy said...

I love this book. Thurl is such an appealing character and I love the way Mrs. Reed shows such kindness to the seven little urchin boys and feeds them sweets, washes their faces and tells them about Jesus. I also find appealing the way family moves into the shabby little house and makes it into a cozy home. Your site is wonderful. Please post more!!!

Peggy said...

Anna, I don't know where else to post this. Have you read "Not Under the Law?" I am re-reading it again and remembering why it is among my top ten favorites of GLH. Would you consider putting it up for review and comments?

Gina said...

What would you say are the top GLH books for descriptions of home? I long for those parts in her books. One of the reasons April Gold was so enjoyable was all the homemaking in it.
Looking forward to your answer.

LBP said...

I just checked my first Grace Livingston Hill book out from the library today! Can't wait to dig into it tonight.

Maggie Ann said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Its like a breath of fresh air! I have long loved the works of Grace L. Hill and will enjoy coming by.

Happy Homemaker said...

Thanks to your wonderful blog I read my first Grace L. Hill book and I am hooked. I just finished the second one I borrowed from the library and I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bookmobile so that I can check out another. Thanks for such a great inspiration!

Rosemary said...

Thankyou for your lovely blog,please write more !! I have read half of my first GLH book Rainbow Cottage and I love it,can't believe I am sixty and have only just heard of her.Many Thanks

Lisa said...

To all of you GLH fans, dont' know if your library system is like ours, but if a book hasn't been checked out in two years it's discarded. GLH books are on the hit list here, so my mother and I are checking them out (even if we don't have time to read them all now) so as to keep them alive in the system. You might try this too.