threshing hay stack

As the Story is Told: Threshing

This week in “As the Story is Told” we hear about Threshing in the early years of the Morpeth, Ontario, Canada area. ….previous section…. Threshing Gone from use is the old-fashioned threshing machine together with the crew of sweating men, who worked amidst great clouds of chaff and dust to separate the grain from the…

1934 letter

Raining buckets in 1934

I have quite a collection of letters from the 1930s, and this one is interesting. It was written by 18-year-old Helene, my great aunt. Her brother (my Grandpa, Donald Edgar Duck) would have been 14. It was a 10 page letter, addressed to her mother (my great grandmother Mary (Kimmerly) Duck), who was visiting relatives…