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Here we present Ruth Prins in her writerly glory. First is the full manuscript of an unpublished World War II memoir, written decades later and recounting her service life with husband Bob in several domestic posts.
Next is a series of brief, mid-1970s essays on early childhood education, fueled by her experience at running preschools. It is not known where — or even whether — she intended to have them published. There are 22 essays in all. Only 10 have dates. Enjoy!
Ruth’s 22 essays
A Lie Is a Both (March 23, 1976)
Fascination vs. No-No (Oct. 13, 1974)
My Son the Genius (April 12, 1976)
One a Penny Two a Penny (Dec. 5, 1974)
Rx: One Test (June 10, 1976)
Thank You, Please! (Nov. 13, 1974)
The Bicentennial is a Thingamagig (June 2, 1976)
The Gifted Child (Nov. 13, 1974)
The Scaries (April 7, 1976)
Viva La Difference (March 7, 1976)