• Why couldn't I be more like other girls my age? Take Mrs. Brown's niece. She spent every waking hour sizing up this beau or that, stitching tea towels and petticoats and putting aside a little each month for a set of Spode Buttercup dishes.

    Kirby Larson (2013). “Hattie Ever After”, p.4, Delacorte Books for Young Readers