Category Archives: Home Life

The Kansas October

The cheeriness and charm Of forest and of farm Are merging into colors sad and sober; The hectic frondage drapes The nut trees and the grapes September yields to opulent October. The cottonwoods that fringe The streamlets take the tinge; … Continue reading

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The IcyBall – Crosley Radio Corporation’s Refrigerator for Non-Electrified Rural America

“For Farms!  For homes where ice supply is uncertain!  For camps!  For roadside stores!. . . For anyone who wants the pleasure, safety, convenience of a constant ice supply for 2 cents a day.”  — Advertisement, Farm Mechanics, September 1928[2] … Continue reading

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We Get Back to that Hoe with New Strength

At age 86, Pearl Wilborn recalled her days as a wife and mother on the farm in Missouri, about 1915 into the 1950’s: “I have told many things about my growing up on a farm the first 19 years of … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Missouri Ruralist Article Archive

Update, 2/24/14:Unfortunately, the resource reviewed here has been taken offline, along with the rest of Nancy (Nansie) Cleaveland’s Laura Ingalls Wilder resources at pioneergirl.com. She says she had to take down the site due to plagiarism issues with her primary … Continue reading

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Seed Company Catalogs Over the Years

After Christmas, gardeners began receiving nursery seed catalogs.  Most of us can recall our parents or grandparents receiving catalogs from such familiar names as Burpee, Henry Field, Gurney, Shumway, and Stark, to mention only a few.  The colorful pictures of … Continue reading

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