"I have done all the usual things -- chickens, garden,canning, cooking for hired men and so forth. I have also milked, picked corn, shocked grain and run nearly every machine used on a Western farm. We have dried out, drowned out, hailed out and burnt out. Always we drew together, looked in each other's eyes and whispered, "Tough! But we have each other and the children. We'll make it."Mrs. W. R.
Hutchinson County, S.D.
"...I have learned that true happiness is best found in doing real God-service. This the farm woman finds in raising fowls, making butter, curing meat, planting a garden, canning, drying and preserving. I find real joy in doing these worthwhile things that need to be done because the world needs the fruits of my labors."
Charlotte County, Va.
"... of all the restless world, we, from the beauty and tranquility of the country, the knowledge of our use to the world and our independence, have in our souls the peace and content that money cannot purchase. That surely is a wonderful gift."
Sauk County, Wis.
These quotes were taken from the book, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, Letters from 1920 farm wives.