Statement at a Hull House Mothers Meeting, February 2, 1919 (excerpt)


A Quaint Question.

Jane Addams, of Hull House, said at a mothers' meeting:

"How quaint the minds of children are! One New Year's day I gave a little girl a present of a diary.

"'This is a diary,' I explained to her. 'Every day you must write in it a record of your life, a record of how you live.'

"The little girl turned the blank pages of the book and asked:

"'But why isn't it called a livery instead of a diary, ma'am?'"

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