Dust bowl life. Interesting fact: when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun. And the little girls really appreciated that. It's the little things....
CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA
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Appalachian Hunter...notice the horse shoe above the door. An old Appalachian tradition for good luck. Always heard the shoe should point upwards, so "the luck doesn't fall out." This guy could use some luck.
Tina at The Quiet Home shared a post this morning that reminded me of a promise I made to my sister S which I will now fulfill. At our annual family gathering in November, my mother handed us the following poem and asked us to read it to all of the family following our meal. She thought it was translated from dutch, but she was not sure where the source came from. I promised to make a copy for my sisters, but will post it here for all those who love aprons. For the girls in my family, enjoy…
Great Smoky Mountains NP: Walker Sisters Home — interior of the spring house. The crocks probably held milk, cream, butter and other items to keep them as cool as possible in the summer.