An old gray building sits forlorn Off yonder by a field of
corn, With moon and stars its artly adorn.
The air is brisk on this frosty morn,
And goose bumps cover where pants were worn...
A page from Sears is quickly torn
As you sit and ponder why you were born!
Back in 1955 a call
went out from the editors of the then Capper’s
Weekly asking for readers to send
in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters came pouring in from early
settlers and their children, many now in their 80s and 90s, and from
grandchildren of settlers, all with tales to tell. So many articles were
received that a decision was made to create a book, and in 1956, the first My
Folks title – My Folks Came in a
Covered Wagon – hit the shelves. Nine
other books have since been published in the My Folks series, all filled to the brim with true tales from Capper’s readers, and we are proud to
make those stories available to our growing online community.