Mother's magazine and home life
Vol. XXXIII, No. 1 (January, 1923)
Isaacson, Charles D.
One farmer's wife, p. 13 PDF (1.1 MB)
Mother's - Home Life WillYouTakeCash One Farm For Your SpareTime? By CHARLES I What is tlutna'Oi Wil yo tke~at $3 aweek for o th re hura day?Retadlyperoffer. T WOULD be e ffetiv finer I m eat et oe a limited namber of an e if I z eld tell 6w her real Winte fr hEggYil n Re e ier time. aame, It she wouldn't I amaine sosegtfie dioubet ha o f it. Loving he so ch, I earde noen rde byn m oulrye t the us of a ompouditant sience hat ialopretd a"n o days. A hig pan t. couldn't disobey her slight- waiting fos st tinca ther woe hel The can acts wnderful new di-onery. batsrours cano t am will 11 envy o oru e Othersace frorg and au dnooube An tr eb FREE write mb o a 'thesge ceBth e) to il lr b iroedt T s you e mn mr iand gne Sophie b FRick. will give yott her foicture as Thmseis theset easesito tnd e.Muices wfrA evept shes-s cvrd ,t07 Cottage Croneee. hicago. In. Abot six months ago. I wrote a little wtory for ab aagaine, entitled "'Trl Farm $1p0acag opportrnities the farm flk have I S 0 9S and Music";arnd itt it I tried to show tire pcao gain a musical possession. alell, 'oti know thait witcn it rrpper, , fli tl aL few ladies sat down arid wrote me sorde lovely letters. Some were better than otothers, ahed some meant more to me than ethers; but every single sheet crsamye as a present I honored. To see thos letters! For quickarelief try I s o To feel the heart-bets which sounded i arek arkably effecti v e o on pdif c the lines s I read them aloud, to realize ferent from all others. Safe and the pictutres of the homses from which sanefor young and oad. Pleasant they cacey and to imagine the life of the 11 -noopiates-Upsetstomach. people, the families, their friends. I '~ 6c sies eerywere.coulldn't wait to answver them all; I sat Sn n s e right down aid did it, and I believe that what happened since has made it possible d a r sfor me to knew that I have some faue friends on farms olut your way. Dear frendsi I shake your hands across the Easy Now to Double page, and greet you again. ' But one woman, Sophie Brand, stands afln the rest. She is a figure I will ~,T nte Eg 'Y eld never forget. Some day I hope to make her the heroine of a great story. It would Wite only 30 Yeleds e a great story, if I could only do justice to Sephie. roven Remedy Gives emarkahe Results- She is one farmer's wife. She lives out Turns "Boarder" Hens Into in the wheat contry in little shack Profitable Layers- ahout five miles from town. I laugh- not snobbishly but sadly, at the word. Witer egg yields, double and treble those of former There are about three hundred in the years. are now being made by many poultryrmen through town, according to the census and the then use of a compound that science has finally perfected. hest encyclopedia. Investigation finds a few stores there, and a weekly movie S show. There's a large town about twenty miles away. Sophie's husband was a good soul. But She was hemmed in by circumstances. It a couldn't be expected that everybtdy cold be like Sophie. Mr. Brand married bet' when she was eighteen, and now she's forty-two. I've looke i careftlly at the photos I have received, the tin-types and all that; but I must cofess that Sophie was never what you might call a yeaoty. Btit there's a look in her eye and a smile This wonrdcrful medicine, which Is called "Hick's Egg- on her face that'sa mere beautifuil than Lay." onains rare and expensive ingredients mied s0 beauty. 'More beautiful than beauty"- as to mbickly increase uie egg yield. The medicine acts ood tim eproductiv organs and causes double ad treble the usual nrumber of ova (the germn cell of the egg) to In Mr. Brand's house when Sophie mar- e prodriced. Thu you get many more eggs and get red him, there was an old box. It is them during the time they bring tire highiest prices. about this box that I want to tell you Hick's Egg-Lay is prepared for convenrience in tablet next. I might have put a title on my form. Simply dissolve one tablet its a qurt of water. tr Spi n h o" eas ht This is rhegsurest.e easiest and quickest way ever din- story Spi n h Bxbcueta covered to et mo eggs, w d be nearer the point. Jim Brand hardly ever noticed this old A Trial Costs aon Nothing box. It was in the way, several times he Wriae an once forg ful partiwlars AddressOnc r. Hick is so ofidert that Hick's Egg-Lay Tabletsm ne will double and treble Your egg yield that he is making he was going to break it up for firewood. a Dcil guaraneed orfer iof one regular doubhl 4 strength But something stayed his hand, for evi- $1.00 packrage of Egg-Lay Tablets and a full nine $.0 dently the box wa' meant for slthing package of Hick's famous Lice-Go ail for $1.0. better. Jim reme frbered that hifmother Lice-Go is added to tlhe drinkirrg water. The medicine Ulsed to do something with it. Btit that taken into the systemI of ihe bird comes oet through the il glands of tire skin nrd every louse or mite quickly wa ago, when he was a mere leaves tie body. Keeps Ahe birds always free without infant; and then as time went on, it was the poultry raiser doing soy wort. If you would rather never touchedF have two $p0 packages of Egg-Lay Tablets or two entil Sophie came into the hor se She $1.00 packages of Lice-(io insread of one of each. say so was a shy girl when she first came home on your order. send $1.00 today (currency, money order. cheek. tc.) to Citas. M. Hick & Company. Dept. f15a with Jim Brand. She had been brought 1018 So. Wabash Ave.. Chicago. Illinois. If you prefer, p in a very strict way, she ba worked scud no money. tint your ninre and address and pay hard, and she knew that she was going ilostmao $1.00 and postage onl delivery. if. after thirty to work jtust as hard when she mnarrie d- days' trial you are nt absolutely satisied write Mr.h ne ick anr your mosey will be refinded This offer isl er 'bsolutely guarantecd, so don't hesTtate to make t oe test father's place. Do you think, dear reader, that there eis anything to this notion of mine-name- y that it makes no difference where all three given for selling person lives or how she was born. or aty- oy w Flower Seeds thing of that sort. whe it comes tol a at csw special ability or genius or idea? I mean samplen lo rg to a k Gen sippose you are living on a farm, away smne WEt tRUST Y from city life aod the goings-on of the mony. WE T.41. Y BU. city-can yot be touched by inspiratio _____CA14*CZD~________________________ or . . divinity thet's not inerstood b s Evthose abot you? I have met frmker boys Hew aal aton FREk who had the gift of God for eloquence in og andt lok wie.I ,, e aboutbone e in a writing and musif-aIld they got it, only al osre actor. ciciaca soraiio God knows how. I wish that youl'd think Shtieonnetheftream. e about the notion. trimabout aiveemilesceromotmake friendgh- sdtnn o d in ' d ssd Is. fr . 9. For unquestron bly, this Stphie Brand. anatta' suhcitnd this Mine Year ninewill be ertF5E T. hw ee. living out there in her father's small M.__Murphy._Sey.,_61 __W._43dSt.,_Deptt house, grew rp with a musicl genius. She t els medthat she loved to sing. Of- tentimes as sre'd be ott worki t in the D Fnnee T nos youLING B . OUTFT fields, she'd find herself humming and rAtbewntlr wi% eneol Itea.k Tres o and singing thngs she had never hebrd cor FeseinabenlikeeSophie.e.MrREBr-ndemarrisd her P A?"."'wh sroh was eighten nod noowriw shrk Ae'srk. weith ctfOit ,achn lr FeRp ra poetan, n At th chrh her voice wotuld sound out -beautifully in the hymns. She had a no ptio rIys sirce she could lse her mind, that she would be a musician. She read 01 5TALKING MACHINE about them in the magaziet tat came to WB PAY CHARGES the houre and she always felt a raling to Hndlsome metal case including mtlsie-never a calling from her home, no I record given Prepaid forsellong indeed. With all its work and all its fail- onlylzhoxeMenthoNov Save augs, she lover the farm. There is some- t cantiseptic Ointment. Sell at thing abouit the farm which never can be Special Price, Z5c. Return the found in the city. I speak for myself. 1, dI'm suresofuit $3.00anhonogp . who live in the crowded parts. ith mr- We tust you. OgdenhToday lions at my elbow. I speak for my own Addnaes.: U.S.SplyC.SDKrj8 Orus=vosPL unconquerable -yearnings and satisfaction, each summer, when I am able to join along w eith farmer friends, in te regular routine of the day's dities. A G Ew on tSoph vgewas happy i her place-as are We need epecial agt to otravel the countless thousands of good women by Autnmokile introdaeing ear great who live as she does. Btt she wanted to dentlyanhe boxawas meant fortsomethin Feed 5'sti.,napY. wtoed aekrd gve herself to music-not entirely, not to Fe . r.t a Scope ry inH shjrk her work, hut part of the time. Rir Infant;i. ande the as timer wetontt a earn $6 to $12 a day, .l1 enpare int p~ents couldn't Uderstand Sophie-I .o and attain a Automobile FREE be not blame them-neither does Sophie. iley Writ, stocn fr furl partila. dress cowidn't be expected to see through the AMERICAN PRODU clouds. They were har ta work front 7215 Aricsllm.abealil. morning to night, and what could a lot er's Wifh .ISAACSON of nonsense like music do for them? Al. I am sorry for them--they didn't know. If Sophie had been given some music anr1 allowed in some way for I little while io learn to play or sing, what it would have done for them. They only could think of the immediate thing. Sophie begged her father and mother to let her buy i piano or an organ or something, but no, they wouldn't think of it. Then there was the box at the Brand house. Sophie didn't discover it at once. One day in ransa'king the garret, she found it. She couldn't iiagine what it might be. Then she saw a hook, and she untooked it, and then she lifted the tol, and there was . . well, Sophie was so hippy, that she couldn't speak. She did- n't know what it was exactly, but it was a piano or an organ, she wasn't sure which. Later sie learned that it was art organ, because one ihad to pump it with his feet. She would press a key and it would sound a note, if she pumped the bellows correctly. It was what she had prayed for and cried for. And now what could she to with it? She spoke to Jim about it, but toe wasn't enthusiastic: told her he had been thinking of throwing it out. "I want to learn to play it. Jim," she cried, clapping her hands in delight. "Fiddlesticks!" said Jim. But she had determined that with the box in the house, she could learn. No matter what happened. She ransacked the papers for information on how to play it. She tried to work it out herself, and hav- ing native genius, she recognized when her fingers made harmony and when they did- n't. She had a hard struggle of it. There is no use going into the whole account, but finally she could sound out the hymns and some songs, and she could play all the old melodies. She even played her own improvisations. I like to think of Sophie as she must have looked up in the garret, playing that little wheezy organ. At first, she had moved the organ down stairs. The hired manr helped her, one Sunday morning: >ut Jim objected. "He was a good soul," said Sophie, "my dear husband: but he didn't like it. I was sorry for him, but what could I do?" So there she was up in the garret, when she could spare the time, having a lovely party all by herself. Then the little children came-there was a little boy first. I must give you the inci- dent of Sophie's boy and the box. When he was just in long clothes, Sophie iii- tiated him into the organ mysteries. He cooed and laughed and seemed to have a wonderful time of it. Sophie noticed that he would cry though, when the music was sad, and gurgle when it was happy. There- fore she was sure he would be a musician. But he nrever became a musician-he never even became a man, A frosty night, when he died, poor Sophie could do nothing ex- cept go up into the garret and cry over the organ. Her little boy, how she missed him, and yet how inuch that organ soothed her pain and comforted her. Wonderful box! The next child .was a little girl-ah she's a fine one now. Sophie wrote me that she is now nineteen. She plays the organ. She plays other things too, but I must not tell you everything, or I will spoil my story. The little girl, her real name is Gertrude. loved the box in the garret. too: and when she was not more than five, sie could play it. The hired man. John Walters, used to hold his side laughing when she did the "Arkansas Traveller," and one day. Jim Brand came Uti and caught him as be was jiggifig to Gertrude's aecompaniment. Jim was very angry and John was more careful after that. There camie a time, when affairs on the farm went badly. It wasn't anybody's fault especially. The crops went back on him. There were lots of expenses to be met. There was a third baby, and there had been a fire in the barn. and the horse had been burneul-and it was a bad yeur. Jim was particularly cranky and Sophie particuaurly unhappy, except that she hal Gertrude and baby Jim and the organ. I cant keep you waiting any longer for the climax of our story. It happened one rainy, miserable night. It had been rain- 1m for "rmIa mo days, and it worts the season when it should not have rained at all. Jim was sitting all alone at the table. le had been trying to read by the light of the oil mInmp. but he threw down the paper, and held his hands; nod I am very Ir- happy for all the cruel things he thought as he sat there. Then all of I sudden, there caine a sound from the garret . . . the wheezy old organ and . . . the sound of voices. It was Sophie and Gertrude and the hired man singing a pretty song Upstairs. There was the swish-swish of the rain outside. and the crash-bang of the thunder, and the whee-hoo of the wind around the corner, and Upstairs the singing of the songs and the voice of aln old organ. At first Jim jumped up to yell "Stop that noise!" but as he went to the stairs, he felt the notes pressing a soft touch to his brow, and' seeming to say "steady, young man, be gentle,-how can you murder a voice like ours". He did stop anyway, and as he moved to the stairs, he had decided he would listen . . . sort of listen, with a sneer. Sophie heard all about it later, when Jim told her how he had stood there, then tip-toed up to the garret and looked at Turn to page 17 play -on the Saxophone Ing real Inusie--instead of tire- somo ",exercises." 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