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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There Are So Many Sweet Things to Think About

A few thoughts by a housewife, written in 1932…. As I stood ironing yesterday, my mind began to dwell on little troubles, misunderstandings, the slight of a supposed friend, problems which were beyond my control. And as my mind clung to such thoughts, each trouble, or misunderstanding, or slight, seemed to grow and grow and…

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My Garden is Full of Teaching Lessons, 1927

It feels good to post a letter about gardening. Our last snowstorm was on April 18th, so spring has been a long time coming to northern Wisconsin. But now in May, the grass is green and there are a few buds on the trees and bushes. I am looking forward to planting and enjoying my…

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Rest Where You Are, 1925

With the exception of one aspect, I have truly loved my 40+ years of being a housewife. What is my one exception? The following old saying states it best: “A man works from sun to sun, but a woman’s (housewife’s) work is never done.” Since my home is my workplace, my many duties are always…

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