Ruby F. Rippy

(Roseville, CA, USA)

The Country Life

I'm so glad I was reared in the country,
And I thank the dear Lord each day,
For the knowledge I learned in plowing a field,
And helping to pitch the hay. I also worked along with Dad,
And leaned to shuck the wheat,
I gathered corn in the wintertime,
To help buy shoes for my feet.
I helped to strip the cane in the field,
And hauled it to the mill,

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