Miss Banks had been the teacher in our little one room country schoolhouse for so many years people had forgotten when she first started teaching there. I had been going to her for six years that I had been in school.
This was a beautiful fall day and I was glad to be back in school, so in a playful mood I started to act up. Miss Banks had moved over to the door and I didn't stop to see that she went out the door.
I jumped up and said in a loud whisper, "Where's Granny?" Something made me look over my shoulder and my face broke out in perspiration. Miss Banks was standing there. She laid a cool hand on my brow and said, softly, "Is it too warm in here for you dear?"
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.