Tuesday, March 5, 2019


I am reading this again...Sod and Stubble by John Ise.   I don't know how many times I have read it.  My BFF and brother read it, and I tried to remember it and could not remember any of the characters...I had got another character from Giants in the Earth and the line 'Tish-ah, Tish-ah said the grass' in my mind a few days before my sister asked me something about this book.  That is when I realized I could not remember any details.

From Amazon this which is from their son who wrote the book:
 "A few years ago, as I listened one night to my mother telling incidents of her life pioneering in the semi-arid region of Western Kansas, it occurred to me that the picture of that early time was worth drawing and preserving for the future, and that, if this were ever to be done, it must be done soon, before all of the old settlers were gone. This book is the result—an effort to picture that life truly and realistically. It is the story of an energetic and capable girl, the child of German immigrant parents, who at the age of seventeen married a young German farmer, and moved to a homestead on the wind-swept plains of Kansas, where she reared eleven of her twelve children, and remembering regretfully her own half-day in school, sent nine of them through college. It is a story of grim and tenacious devotion in the face of hardships and disappointments, devotion that never flagged until the long, hard task of near a lifetime was done."—John Ise (from the preface)

Due to a question, I went to Findagrave to Look up Henry and Rosa Ise....

if you will click on the link it takes you to Henry's page and from it you can find the pages for Rosa and their children.  Henry lived to the age of 59 and Rosa lived to the ripe old age of 91.

It sure made me feel crazy not to remember any of it...though reading it for the umpteenth time, it is like meeting an old friend.  I seriously have read this book probably four or 5 times....I have it both in paperback and kindle.  There are a handful of books that I wanted both versions, and this is one of them.

It has snowed all day.  A fine snow that did not amount to anything.  But it is bitter cold....or feels that way when the wind hits.  It goes right through and chills you to the bone. 

I made noodles today...and plan to make some chicken and noodles tomorrow if all goes as planned.  

I sewed a few little lines late this evening...but no pics.  I did not think to take any.

Hope you have a good rest of the week...