Turns out that losing is not necessarily the end of the story.
"How well did [women] come across on the Mayflower? Terrific. How well did they go across the prairies and settle the West in their covered wagons? Great...Why can't we fly and go into space?"
"This is the greatest country under the sun. But we must not let our love of country, our patriotic loyalty cause us to abate one whit in our protest against wrong and injustice."
You know the highlights of the story, thanks to history textbooks, a Broadway musical, the movie version of the Broadway musical, the PBS mini-series, the revival of the Broadway musical ...the HBO mini-series, New York Times bestselling books, and maybe even from the supernatural-thriller TV series Sleepy Hollow...
"'So,' she says, 'if you have a four-pound baby, perhaps you shouldn't leave it unattended on a rock.'"
Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Although she's now mainly remembered for her children's novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, Mary Mapes Dodge's largest influence on literature may have been through her editorship of St. Nicholas Magazine. Widowed at age 27, and with two children to support, Dodge began writing short stories and poems. After the... Continue Reading →