I’m Working For a Better Future, 1922

This year marks 100 years ago that the Farmer’s Wife magazine asked its readers the question, “Do you want your daughter to marry a farmer?” and received responses from women all over the United States. Laurie compiled many of these glimpses into farm wives’ lives and paired them with traditional quilt blocks in her book…

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Always Finding Time to Read in Spare Moments

As a child it was my duty to bring the mail from the box about one-half mile from the house. I would run all the way there and read all the way back. Then I would often keep a book or magazine under my bed. Then when I was supposed to be making beds, I…

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Impressing Our Husbands & Friends (1925)

Are our homes ever cleaner than that minute when company walks in the door? This shows us that putting up a good front is nothing new, but sadly, everyone else gets more special attention than our own families. “Mr. Smythe will be here tonight, Kiddies, and we want to look real nice. Now please don’t…

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