April 10, 1969
back again, in their same old red-vested outfits. Groups of them fly around
looking for a bare spot of ground to land on.
you suppose their arrival with all the snow still on the ground makes them
wonder if they are off schedule?
IN THE past, the fashion world has
looked down on the farm family's plain attire. The farmer's overalls, and the
farmer's wife's apron, which she used in a variety of ways, including
gathering eggs in it...belonged to the backwoods. A farm boy or girl was
dubbed a "hayseed" if he or she appeared in the city in country attire.
this year the pendulum has swung over to country styles. Magazines and stores
are featuring "the country look." Play clothes are made of blue work shirt
and coverall materials, and ginghams and calicos. They even feature bib
overall styles in bright prints, and aproned dresses. The look is "country
fresh" and casual. The country look is finally "in".
"WITH AN oink, oink here, and an oink,
farrowing time! Hog-houses are full of pig sounds. There seem to be
straw-lined pen holds up to a dozen little squealers, together with a
grunting mother, and they do all their communicating in "oinks."
The mother "oinks" are both encouraging
and bossy. And there are the little oinks that tell when little stomachs are
hungry, and there are the sleepy, satisfied oinks that tell that they are
contented. Even the farmer can almost understand some of this language.
EVERYTHING has to express itself in
some way. By sounds or by words.
it is hard to find the right words to convey the feelings in our hearts. This
is especially true after just living through another Holy Week...
language can I borrow,
thank thee, dearest friend,
this Thy dying sorrow,
pity without end?"