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overalls; was driving' the c6ws
into the shed for the evening's
While Rose milked the cows
Lenore pitched down some hay
and filled the feed boxes. Then
they didn't have anything to do
but get supper for themselves and
two hungry husbands at work on
y the country roads, turn a few
hundred eggs in the incubator,
wash and wipe the dishes, iron
iome clothes and then to-bed.
Rose and Lenore used to be.
salesgirls in Chicago and Cleve
land department stores. Their
other names are Mrs. Hepner and
Mrs. Myers. As Lenore and Rose
they worked at the counter. Then
'they married two farm boys, and
now they are muscular, bronzed,
healthy and as happy as latks.
"I never weighed more than
15 in -the store," Mrs. Hepner
said. "Now I weigh 132, and
have forgotten what medicine
"The first year on the farm I
pitched hay and helped with the
harvesting. Rose and I wear
overalls, for skirts get in one's
way plowing and planting and
'doing farm work."
While the husbands -are .mak
ing some "spare money" working
for a. toad improvement concern,
'the former salesgirls are running
the farm in Geauga county, three
' miles from Sokn. Excepting on j
Sundays they wear men s clothes.
Besides cultivating 40 acres, Rose
and Lenore care for a dozen cowsf
and sell about SO gallons of milki
a day j attend to the wants of a
cnbator, watch over the little
chicks; gathef the eggs and mavr
ket them; care for the garden;
and do all the housework, includ
ing the churning and washing.
And their home is as neat as
any good housewife could want
"I never was really happy until
I came to the farm," Mrs. Hepner
said. "I used to get tired in the
store, so tired I felt I must drop.
I get tited here, but never so
tired that I cannot keep going. I
sleep hard, and my, but I feel
good in the morning!
"Frank he worked in the
store with me lived in the coun
try when he was a boy, and as
soon as we were married two
years ago we decided to quit the
city and we did it, and I tell you,
we have had a better Irving and
better health and more monkey
than we would have if we had
stuck to the city.
"Rose is Frank's sister, and
when she married two mouths
ago she and her husband joined
"At first Frank got a hired man
to help us do the heavy work, but
Rose and I fired him, and we can
do the work as yrtSL as any. man.
"No, we aren't farmerettes;
we're' just farmers, though, I
guess some folks would say
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A useful kitchen apron can be
made from one yard of white oil
cloth. When it gets soiled a damp
cloth-cleans it perfectly. It saves i
dresses, gingham aprons and j
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