Monday thought of the week: every child should have…

A thought (via):

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.

Luther Burbank (botanist), in The Early Life & Letters of Luther Burbank (Harr Wagnar Publishing, 1927), p. 47

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