“Teaching children to count is fine, but teaching what counts is better.” One storyline running through The Letters is about an oh-so-proper Amish grandmother who allows her granddaughters to keep one book in the house (beside the Holy Bible and Fox’s Book of Martyrs). The book is called A Young Woman’s Guide to Virtue and was published in 1948. The granddaughters find the book to be thoroughly old-fashioned and outdated, but surprisingly, they pull wisdom from it as they navigate their own teenaged pitfalls. In her own way, this Amish grandmother gets her message across, loud and clear.
Words of simple wisdom»