The Old Farmer's Daughter has little tidbits of useful knowledge from the old days worked into stories of life on the farm, Growing up on a family farm, farming and housekeeping in the 1950s, Barns farms and the farmhouse, try to post new story every Monday....
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Bedtime Story
TV was not such a big part of life in the 50s. Of course most homes had ONE TV,
ONE black and white TV. And they had children to change the channels!
But storytime was very important at bedtime.
The Old Farmer would sit between
the two twin beds after we were all settled.
He made up delightful stories
about a little girl's adventures for his little girls.
One time he was going to read us a book,
one chapter each night.
I suppose the plan was that we would be eagerly looking forward to the rest of the story and go to bed without a fuss.
I think the chosen story was
Treasure Island. I think I usually fell asleep
before the end of each chapter.
But the bedtime story taught us all the adventures one might find between the pages of a book and we all became voracious readers in our farm family.