This week's letter was written by Mrs. G.B.S. of Saline County, Missouri. She has the highest praise for the life of a farmer's wife. She hopes that the farmer her daughter marries will be college or university trained and that he may regard "...Agriculture as man's divinist vocation, worthy of the thoughtful best effort of the highest intelligence...to work to make farming the most respected of professions and farm life happier."
"Cities have produced men whose work one must admire but think of the combination of strength and tenderness that can swing an ax or a corn-knife all day and, at night, bath a tiny baby and put it to sleep in its crib."
The first block today is #53, Jackknife. I'm sure any farmer would have a jackknife in his pocket of his denim overalls.
I envision this mother hoping to hear her daughter pledge herself to a farmer in good times and bad, in peace and in plenty.
Block #64 is Peace & Plenty. The farmer's wife in the letter this week painted a "rosy" picture of life on the farm.
Carla has done these same blocks this week. See her thoughts on the letter, "I Love the Farm."