A Week (or so) in a Homemaker’s Life

I thought that compiling some snippets around my household would be an interesting thing to do this week. I don’t think I’ve ever done a post like this before. The Garden I’ve managed to keep our first garden in Texas alive but I wouldn’t call it a rousing success. I think my plants have used…

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Oh Sing, Sisters! from 1936

A little tidbit worth sharing and hopefully, taken to heart…. There’s not enough singing in this world–of that I’m convinced. I don’t mean singing on the radio, in school or churches. I mean in the family. Before our family grew up and married we were always singing. On Saturdays one sister and I might be…

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Life is Not All for Work, Writes a Farmer

Written in 1912 by Milton O. Nelson Did ever a farmer or a farmer’s wife have his work so well in hand that at each day’s close he could say: “I have done nothing that I ought not to have done and have left nothing undone that I ought to have done and I feel…

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Summer Vacations Made Easy

This little piece was written in 1927, when road trips were more of a novelty. In the current day when gas (and just about everything else!) is ridiculously expensive, short day trips are more reasonable on the budget. The author’s trips sound just as refreshing as a jaunt across the country, with the added bonus…

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