She argues for farms being safe investments, citing the ever-increasing value of the land. There is the opportunity for free enterprise and experimentation, mentioning other specialties for income, including honey.
#50 Honey's Choice
She cites the conveniences that rural families enjoy along with their city co-parts, but they have "the added enjoyment of unobstructed sunlight, blossoming trees, stimulating breezes...." They enjoy fresh air, fresh milk, eggs and butter, along with the daily exertion of farmwork.
Her sixth point was amusing. "On the farm, you are quite independent of fads and fashions. Cotton stockings, sun-bonnets, bloomers and overalls are all right, and you feel happier than the walking fashion-plate."
Like other writers, she also mentions the different roles a farmer's wife plays, including teacher, business woman, mother and wife. These writers often mention the fact that their city sister is at the mercy of her husband, maybe having to "beg and wheedle" for extra money.
#95 Temperance Tree
For some reason, this block looks wrinkly--it looks much better in actuality
She ends her letter by mentioning that her daughter's husband and her growing boys "are more aloof from vicious allurements. Instead of vaudeville and moonshine, they have the box-social and friendly games of skat. Vamping is very uncommon, and the necessity of birth control is not so apparent."
Carla will have some interesting insights on this week's letter.
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