R is for Roses

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1852: Received her First Book

March 29, 1852

1852: Frances learned to read at the age of 3.

“In a life founded and formed upon books,” she wrote,“one naturally looks back with affection to the first book one possessed.”

The book was called The Little Flower Book which featured A is for Apple Blossom, C is for Carnation, R is for Rose…with splendid colors and appropriate verses for each.

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