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PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT.
Tuesday, Juiy , "-j 15 -r- oe inns 1 SUNSHINE COLUMN THCAROLINADIVISION OF INTER NATIONAL SUNSHINE SOCIETY. mm. J M. Ransikb, State President, Hen- fiertonvuie. , ABOUT GRANDMAMAS. Mrs. Ransier Has a Bright, Sunshiny - ttr . - Let the liranapas wme. GranJmama's hair is snowy white; It almost sparkles in the light, I hope my hair will be as bright When I am old like her. GranJmama's smile is very sweet: My papa says it "can't be beat." I hope my smile will be as sweet When I am old like her. Grandma knows I love her well; I love her more than I can tell. I hope little girls will love me well When I am old like her. What are we going to talk about to-day? Why we've started to talk about "Grandmama." It's a pretty good topic to talk about, and I think we'll keep riht on. We occasional ly meet a woman whose old age is as beautiful as the bloom of youth. There is a halo of white hair about her head ; she is loved and consider ed. What is the secret of it all? Why the real secret is that she's a Sunshiner. Among many things that she did She knew how to forget or over look disagreeable things. She kept her nerves and ailments well in hand and inflicted them on no one. She mastered the art of saying pleasant things. She made whatever work came to her, congenial. She retained her illusions and did not believe all the world wicked and unkind. She did not expect too much from her friends. She relieved the miserable and sympathyzed with the sorrowful. She never forgot that kind words and a smilo post nothitiEr. hut are priceless treasures to the discour- These dear sunnv old neoDle! how they win our hearts and keep them, too. How I do pity the little boy or prl that has never known a pamlmama! "Why prandmama are greater than the Kings of England w the President of the United states in the eyes of the tots. And aat fun to "-o to grandma's on a JBrt. Don't I remember it ? Ah, as m as hte is, so long are the sweet iro n . v o A. lil OUlllUlX V tt cation spent at grandma's. But grandmothers are not all like !e ones y0ll ami i had 0h, no. cvere are some that are not Sun s. Here is what Frank Stan jasays about them: eU you, erranmother's a queer one, shore Jakes your heart go pitty-pat! iuu .just nappens to open a donr Shell say there's "a sign" in that! T,1 one ain't in a rockin' chair rocks itself, she'll say: "Oh, r Oh, dear: Oh, my! lm aid at somebodv 5 die!'' mebody is goin' to she makes me cry makes me cry! ' A. On oS1 haPFneV to light J.!Ltal chlPney top, Ta- an' screamed in the . dead o' night, nuthlV could make it stop! An gran'ma she uncovered her head, An almos' f rigrhtened me out of bed : "Uh, dear! Oh. dear! I'm certain 'at some one is goin' to die!" An she made me cry She made me cry. Jest let a cow lean over the gate An' bellow, an' gran'm she Will say her prayers, if it's soon or late, An' shake her finerer at me! An then, an' then you'll hear her say: "It's a sign wen the cattle act that way! Oh, dear! Oh, my! I'm certain 'at somebody's goin' to die!" Oh, she makes me cry She makes me cry. Skeeriest person you ever seen! Always a huntin' fer "signs"; Says its "spirits," 'at's good, or mean, If the wind jes shakes the vines! Always feel skeery Ven gran'ma's aroun' An' think 'at I see things, 'an jump at each soun'; "Oh, dear! Oh, my! I'm certain at somebody's goin' to die!" Oh, she makes me cry She makes me cry. If any of our Farmer readers know anywhere a grandma like that, do tell them to not wait a minute, but join the Sunshiners, quick. Now, what has started us to talk of grandmas to-day ? Why the dear est sunshiny letter from one of them. Here it is: "My dear Mrs. Ransier: I have been a reader of The Progressive Farmer for quite a while, and enjoy its columns very much nndeed. My special attention has been called to the Sunshine column, and I decided to knock and see if you would admit a Shut-in Grandmother, with head white with the frost of sixty-odd winters, into your Circle. I think my mental faculties are as full of energy as when I was twenty-one. In other words, if it were not for my physical infermities, I would be a spring chicken. My sympathy goes out for the less fortunate, and while our Heavenly Father permits us to stay in this world, I want to strew love and sunshine. Enclosed you will please find five two-cent stamps. It is but a little mite, but the widow's mite was not rejected. May God bless you in all good works, is my sincere desire. If I miss the waste basket, I may be will come again. "Love and success to the bun- shiners, "GRANDMOTHER." Dear, nrecious Grandmother, we are so happy to have you come into our Circle. Move uu close, have the big easy chair nothing is too good, nor quite good enough for Grand mother. We love you. Indeed wo do. and as for being old bah! sixty years is just in prime. Many, many years we trust you will be here to shine into our -hearts and lives. Won't you send us the date of your irthdav? When it comes we'd iiKe to give you a letter party. Tvfi irot the- nicest poem about grandpa's farm, and I want to give t. trt vnu if only some o the grand pas will only write to me, and give Now we've had a grandma 'chapter, I want a gra'hdpa one, too. Who will write to mes Listen through: Did vou ever see the grandmas go anywhere that the grandpas didirt soon go tagging al ter them? But I'm full of expect -y-cv as to which direction his Irtter will come from and what he'll say. Ain't you? Lefflfell Sfleamni EegjMes , On The Farm. Mo Other kind of power srives such universal satisfaction as steam. And no other steam power renders such efficient service especially for farm purposes as Leffel Engines. They are widely noted for easy and quick steaming and giving maxi mum power at minimum cost. 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