"Calmness and method...are the housekeeper's best friends. Do one thing at a time. (There! I've forgotten my bread in the oven! I put it into bake while I was writing. All burnt on the top! Oh, Dear!) Where was I? Oh, one thing at a time! Don't stop to shed a retrospective tear over old letters in the garret while baking sponge cake, nor hunt for eggs in the barn with the pantry door wide open for the cat to enter in search of a nice dessert. A housekeeper needs her wits about her."
- Mrs. Mary R.P. Hatch, Daughters of America, 1890