There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

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In the 1950a€™s and 60a€™s, Kansas farm life meant milking cows, gathering eggs, and butchering hogs and steers. It meant raising a garden, preparing meals from scratch, sewing clothes, and churning butter. It meant living close to the earth. It was a special time when children could wander the pastures and fields without fear and come home dirty after a day of hard play and harder work. Farmers produced much of what they needed to live, and were almost completely self-sufficient. Farm life was basic, simple and sweet, and family was the most important thing. Therea€™s No Place Like Home is the story of a Kansas farm family. It is the unique story of life in a different time and place, before technology and automation changed how things are done on the farm. It was a time when a farm life was a family project, and everyone contributed. A collection of anecdotes and oral histories, this story includes the tales of a childhood on a Kansas farm in the mid 20th century, and the joys and regrets for generations of such a life. It is the story of a life on the Kansas prairie, a celebration of the land and people of Kansas and a re-telling of the histories of one family, recounted around the kitchen table. It tells of the struggles, hopes and disappointments of life in a simpler time and place.She and her sister, my aunt Wilma, used to do a vocal duet (a€œUkulele Ladya€) with harmony: Mama on the ukulele. Daddya#39;s brother ... It is easy to see, by looking at the sheet music Granddad had, that he was an accomplished pianist. His pianoanbsp;...

Title:There's No Place Like Home
Author: Jean Studebaker
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2011-06-29

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