Monday, March 5, 2012
Tonight, my husband shared this letter with the family. My sister-in-law, Beatrice, had recently found this and mailed it to my husband.These were no idle words. From all I have seen about Edward Mowbray Tuttle, he was a man that lived by these guiding principles. These principles were passed on to his children, through his example. This counsel is as true and vital today as it was when written in 1918.
The picture to the left is Edward M. Tuttle and his oldest child, my mother-in-law about 1924.
An excerpt from my husband's grandfather, Edward Mowbray Tuttle's, last Letter to Girls and Boys in the Cornell Rural School Leaflet:
"Will you let me leave a last message with you? Will you think about it and try to carry it out for the sake of our friendship and for the sake of the men and women you are to be so soon? We have talked of many of these things before, but I want to say them again with all the earnestness I have.
There are many kinds of people in the world, but, on the whole, they tend to fall into opposite groups. There are the true and the false; the pure and the vile; the brave and the cowardly; the strong and the weak; the generous and the selfish; the kind and the cruel; the cheerful and the grumbling; the workers and the shirkers; the lovers and the haters. Read Full Post...