An Accidental Pioneer. A Farm Girl's Drive to the Finish by Lorene McCormick Burkhart

By Lorene McCormick Burkhart

Lorene Burkhart was once a pioneer within the company global, changing into the 1st lady named head of an incredible division for Borden's meals, that of recent Product improvement. She held quite a few different positions in American companies ahead of commencing to write, enhancing an Indianapolis journal and founding her personal publishing corporation. This publication strains this philanthropic civic leader's heritage as a small city farm lady close to Vincennes Indiana and is filled with the wealthy tradition of southern Indiana.

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Was relegated to the back porch. Because it wasn’t heated, though, it didn’t get much winter usage, except for storage. As was typical in farm houses, we had a cellar, and in its cool depths were shelves to hold jar after jar of home-canned fruits and vegetables, potatoes grown in the garden, a metal can of the lard we used for frying and baking, and bushel baskets full of fruit jars as they were emptied throughout the year. The empty jars always managed to accumulate a considerable quantity of dead bugs over the months, and during canning season it was my job to empty the little carcasses out and wash the jars.

Dad’s oldest sister, my aunt Midah Neal, and her family lived on a farm, called a sand farm because of the sandiness of the soil, off Old Decker Road, about five miles from our house. The back side of the farm adjoined my McCormick grandparents’ farm, named Rose Hill Farm because of the rambler roses that grew on the banks of the lane leading to the house. Aunt Dorothy Marchino, Dad’s youngest sister, and her family lived farther away, maybe ten miles, toward Fritchton, a tiny town with a twelve-grade school and not much more.

The dog drove off the bull, which was pawing at the prostrate farmer, and he was dragged from the lot. Although Mr. Bobe suffered painful bruises about the chest, his condition was not believed serious until complications developed. He died three weeks later. He was age 65 years, eight months, and 28 days and his advancing age was against him in the hopeless battle for recovery. As his eldest grandchildren recalled, August Bobe was a strict disciplinarian, especially with his sons. Despite that, he had a great sense of humor and loved to tease.

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