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Here are some things I miss. Some of them I never experienced at all, but I still miss them anyway. Some of them I experienced some which makes me miss them even more! What things do you miss?

1)The sound of wagon wheels turning, instead of engines.

2)Women working together to get the canning done.

3)Cornhuskings with the neighbors or extended family.

4)All of my extended family being in one town.

5)The lack of modern sounds interfering in my day.

6)The taste of Nanny's Butterroll.

7)Nanny and Papa, and their house during harvest.

8)I miss my Grandma and Grandpa who are 90+ and living far away.

9)A skyline with NO power lines.

10)A sky with NO white streaks from planes.

11)An America free of foreign intervention.


13)An America that abides by it's Constitution.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit Farm (, February 03, 2004


Thank you! This is very similar to what Nanny used to bake! However, she omitted the cinnamon. Also she had a preference for home churned butter for this. I have made it with store bought butter, and it just wasn't the same flavor. This was very kind of you.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit Farm (, May 20, 2004.

I can help you out with the wagon wheels turning! A few days ago there was a post on one of my lists from Louis Upton, one of the organizers of an upcoming (Fall) wagon train, which will be traveling from TX through western OK and into KS I believe. There is a Yahoo group for it too. I wonder if any of you out there have participated in a wagon train? I rode 5 days with a branch of the Bicentennial Wagon Train in 1976 when it went through Wisconsin. In 1990 I rode 5 days with the Wyoming Centennial Wagon Train as it followed part of the Jim Bridger trail. Both times it was excellent fun, I can't say enough about it. I didn't have a wagon, rode as an "outrider". It was funny in both cases how quickly my Arabians (who initially considered those big Conestoga's "scary") got used to their new life, and if I was slow to get packed up in the morning became agitated to see the train moving off without them! A great experience and I encourage you to contact Louis if you want more info. They have a website too.

-- Julie W (, February 07, 2004.

I miss a lot of the same things as you. 1. I miss my childhood growing up on a farm in Oklahoma. 2. I miss fishing with my bro and sis when we were kids , using cane poles, digging worms and catching a mess of perch for supper. 3.I miss knowing the neighbors for miles around, and how we all worked together, canning, butchering, building . 4.I miss the piesuppers and Christmas tree Programs at our little country school where I went to thro the 8th grade. One teacher one big room for all grades. 5.I miss all of my family ( on my Dad's side) getting together at our Grandparents house. My Dad had 3 sisters and 6 brothers, and there were 43 of us cousins, and what a fun time we had. 9.I miss the smell of honeysuckle that grew on the cellar on our farm

I could go on and on but I also , but I also agree with 9 through 13 also. I am doing my best to get back to the old ways and as simple life as we can here on our farm. We are trying to be as selfsuffient as we can. Lauraleah in Missouri

-- Lauraleah (, February 10, 2004.


Ingredients : 1 1/2 c. real butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 tbsp. vanilla 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. milk 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 c. milk 2 c. self-rising flour 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Preparation : Mix shortening, milk and self-rising flour. Turn out on floured board and divide into 6 rolls. Roll each ball to 6 inch circle. In bowl mix 1/2 cup butter, sugar and cinnamon. Dip about 2 tablespoons on each circle and fold over making a half circle. Seal edges by pressing with fork. Bake at 400 degrees until browned. Take rest of butter, 1 cup; add vanilla, 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon flour and heat until butter melts and pour over baked rolls in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake or it will be too dry. The rolls are supposed to be juicy. This is the kind our grannys use to make.

-- Linda Jackson (, May 20, 2004.

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