By Carrie Bender
Relatives pleasure bubbles with the arriving of a brand new child sister. yet then Nancy's happiness is shattered through Dad's assertion. could he rather promote Whispering Brook Farm?.
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Say, Nancy, what do you think is the matter with Mamm? Other years she always helped pick strawberries, and this year she's not helping at all. I wonder if she's getting lazy. "And did you notice how much Millich (milk) she drinks at the table? With every meal, she fills her glass with Millich instead of water. Then on Sunday, she didn't go along to church, even though she wasn't sick. " Nancy rebuked him. Her brown eyes flashed fiercely. "You can stop talking like that! Mamm can drink a gallon of milk every day if she wants to.
Well, I hope you don't try anything like that," Mary objected. "You'd make yourself a lot of enemies in a short time. " "Yes, and 1 respect him for it, too. " "My, look how dark the sky is getting. " Just then Susie came out of the bedroom, looking tousle-headed after her nap. "I want a peach," she begged as she climbed on her Mother's lap. Mom selected a juicy half from the bowl of peaches she had peeled for dumplings. There was a rumble of thunder in the west. A jagged fork of light- Page 49 ning zipped from cloud to cloud.
Page 21 After the singing of the slow tunes, the preacher delivered his sermon from the doorway between the living room (with men and boys) and the huge farm kitchen (with women, girls, and small children). When church was over, tables were set up, and the women served a simple meal of rolls, spreads, smearcase (cottage cheese), pickles, and Schnitzboi (dried-apple pies). When the family had all come home again, Joe let the cat out of the bag and told the thrilling news. Mary was having a beau take her out tonight!
Whispering Brook Farm by Carrie Bender