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A handwritten letter from Agnes Geiger addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated February 17, 1953. Within, Geiger writes about various farming chores, including sprinkling ashes and caring for livestock.
Alfred L. Shoemaker
Kutztown Pa Feb 17 1953
I heard about the [illegible] where you baked dough nut. We put it away till summer then we greased the wagon forks and threshing machine and all that stuff we did on count of those bugs and weevils you know those little wooly bugs. When we hauled the wheat in the barn and tomorrow I must do my ashing the [illegible] cows horses chickens and all the trees the garden yards field that what we did in my time when I was on the farm.
I did not sign my name when I wrote the other letter. Agnes Geiger but please don’t mention my name over the air. My children are funny.
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Geiger, Agnes, "Letter From Agnes Geiger to Alfred L. Shoemaker, February 17, 1953" (1953). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 128.
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