Funny Advice Given by Oklahoma Homestead Granny

She may not have said much, but what she said on that Oklahoma homestead mattered.

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The sod house my father built on his Oklahoma homestead claim leaked – as most sod houses did. My mother told of a big rain which came thru the roof as if it were a sieve. She was making biscuits at the time! Grandma gave her this advice: "Turn that dishpan on your head and keep the mud off the biscuits!" 

Mrs. Roy Curry
Enid, Oklahoma


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.