Heart of the Home

| July 2008

Fourth of July picnic filled with music

When I was a teenager, I looked forward to our Fourth of July picnic, which was actually an all-day music event held just outside of town.

People came from miles around, bringing sack lunches and lawn chairs. A long, flatbed trailer was set up under a shade tree where the electrical connections were located, and well-known acts found their way to our stage.

Gospel acts including The Blackwood Brothers, The Statesmen Quartet, The Stamps Quartet, the Plainsmen, the Weatherford Quartet, The Chuck Wagon Gang and The Singing Wills Family performed for us over the years.

To balance out the day, there was a country music portion of the program.

I remember Johnny Horton singing The Battle of New Orleans. Johnny & Jack, Kitty Wells and Minnie Pearl were also there. Then there was a newcomer named Elvis Presley. Who could have imagined what kind of future he had ahead of him!

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: June 2-3, 2018
Frederick, MD

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!


Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at Grit.com — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265