Monday, March 11, 2019

Too Small For Heavy Work

Art of Life Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

Pioneer farms, no fences, Townies, with survival livestock. Children too small to do heavy work or school had the job of grazing them. My father-in-law walked their milk cow a few miles to a public field and creek and spent the day there with her, then walked her home every night to the back yard.

Talk about no mind clutter...was clarity a result? An admirable quilter, Grace McCance Snyder (1882-1992) had this childhood job, she took a lard tin with bits of fabric, needle, and thread with her. Went on to make world famous quilts. If we still our minds, then bestir our stumps, imagine what we could accomplish.  

1 comment:

  1. It's a shame we program children to be on the go or doing something all the time. I remember we were not allowed just to watch TV unless we had a bowl of peas or pecans to shell in our laps. Idleness at times can give the brain a chance to get out of the box.

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