Friday, July 22, 2011

GOING TO COLLEGE; Ima Farmer; part 1; 1930

I wish I might talk to your sons and daughters, and tell them what I want to say about going to college. Won't you give them this message for me? If they want a college education enough, they can go.
You mothers should not worry or fret if you do not have money to send them. Many boys and girls have been ruined because they were sent to college with too many nice clothes and too much spending money. But the boys or girls who have the courage and the grit to work their way through, receive a training that is more valuable than an inheritance, and no one can take it away from them. When they finish their education, they will be far better equipped to face life on the farm or elsewhere than the petted and pampered ones, and they can go farther and climb higher, if they have had the courage and the vision to get all the training they need, instead of stopping half way.

And how, are you asking, can our boys and girls go about it?

There are dozens of ways, but they can be summed up in one word. Work!

Some boys and girls have made the farm yield the extra money. Some of them have taken the information that they gained from the calf or pig club and turned it into cash. Some have grown and marketed strawberries.