16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, July 21, 1911: I was out in the field with my Daddy helping him with his everlasting work!
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
I love this entry–and as someone who grew up on a farm, I can relate to Grandma’s feelings regarding everlasting work.
The small grains are harvested in July. So Grandma probably was helping her father with some task related to the harvesting of wheat or oats. The grain would have been cut, and then put into sheaves for additional drying. At a later date, neighbors would help each other thresh the grain (separate the grain from the straw).
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