this charming story from a bygone time, by Mary E. Wilkins. I loved it! Go ahead, spend a few minutes reading it.
I found the link on Starwood Quilter's blog... she's doing the Farmer's Wife quilt along and sharing entries from her grandmother's diary as a young woman. Even if you're not making the Farmer's Wife blocks from Laurie A. Hird's addicting book, you'll probably enjoy reading along for the slice of life in rural America in 1916.