Monday, February 13, 2017

Sneak Peek: The HISTORY IN POSTCARDS SERIES Coming Soon!


PICKING COTTON--EARLY 20TH CENTURY


It's February and I have no idea where the last two months have gone. . .
but I do know it's 'high time' I get back to BLOGGING!!!!

But. . .it IS Winter. . .which means indoor projects. 
This is one I've been working on for some time. . .with the dozens of POST CARDS that are connected to COTTON. . .I'll be sharing them with you soon. . .and the COTTON STORIES that go with them. . .


AN EARLY COTTON PRESS--VERY PRIMITIVE


It will be coming your way SOON. . .so BOOKMARK this site. . .
I'll be back with much to tell. . .
 

 



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Our Sharecroppers Are Decorating for Christmas


 


Are your Christmas gifts wrapped and ready?
Have you put up your tree?
Our SHARECROPPERS are beginning to decorate their SHOTGUN HOUSES. . .
and MS. HER CROW is headed their way with a load of cypress, cedar and pine trees. . .
cut from the banks of the PEMISCOT BAYOU (Dell Ditch). . .




They don't have a lot of money to spend on STORE-BOUGHT decorations. . .
so they make-do with what they have. . .or what can be found. . .

I think Cowboy has done the most decorating, so far. . .






We won't ask whose pants those are. . .
They look large enough for Santa, don't they? But, they're the right Christmas colors. . .




Cowboy's neighbors. . . the Turners. . . 
are waiting for the Christmas trees to arrive before finishing with their decorations. . .
but  they have started with. . .

a WREATH at the door. . .




and one for their prize laying hen, Harriet. . .




 Won't be long until our Sharecroppers will be ready for SANTA. . .
He'll be visiting CHRISTMAS EVE. . .at MIDNIGHT




He stops at the DUNCAN FARMSTEAD every Christmas Eve. . .
to visit with the animals. . .and to rest a little. . .
John and I spied him one Christmas. . .

Read about it at:




Young or Old. . .Rich or Poor. . .Make-do or Store-bought. . .
We all look forward to another Christmas together with family and friends. . .
on our little DELTA FARM.


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We are also featured in the HOLIDAY ISSUE OF DELTA CROSSROADS. . .
with my Granddaddy's Christmas Letter from 1938. . .
and other stories about Christmases Past with our family.

and turn to pages 31-36.



 HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY !!!!
FROM ALL OF US HERE AT THE FARM