Homes are not made up of material things. It is not a fine house, rich furniture, a luxurious table, a fine garden, and a superb carriage that make a home.
Vastly superior to this is the true home.
Our ideal homes should be heart homes, in which virtue lives and love flowers bloom and peace offerings are daily brought to its altars. It is made radiant with every social virtue, and beautiful without by those simple adornments with which nature is every-where so prolific.
The children born in such homes will leave them with regret, and come back to them in after life as pilgrims to a holy shrine.
-Smith Ferguson, The Golden Gems of Life, 1884