Humor and Nostalgia

Life in the country has its risks, so it's important to know what to do with whatever you have on hand.

inside It's Just Mom
Renee-Lucie takes a trip down memory lane when she finds her mother's old jewelry box.
baking bread Best in Home Ec
Sheila was fortunate to benefit from the skills taught in home economics classes.
Carrying water home. Carrying Water Was a Chore on the Family Farm
An Iowa woman recalls her childhood farm chores, which included carrying water to the kitchen.

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Patriotic Music in America

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