Butter for Market, Apple Butter, and Funeral Wreaths ~1905



Direct from ‘Experience’s School’. Classic! This entirely sums up my 20s.

Sincere is something else. She managed to describe how to freshen up stale butter to sell at the market, how to make apple butter, and how to put together a funeral wreath (using a variety of local plants) all in 1 newspaper column. Whew! I can only imagine she is the perfect specimen of domestic economy. Yet we also see a tender religiosity, as she closes with a heartfelt comment on placing blossoms atop the bosom of our dead, symbolizing the life in death and of the love of God.

I believe John is a lucky man and imagine that theirs was a contented marriage.

Source: The Progressive Farmer, September 12, 1905.

P.S.: How do you even tag this post? Well, for now I’m putting it under “Fruit”…

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