I had a surprise email from Great Britain last week--
From: Ian Craine
Dear Farmer's Daughter
I just chanced on your site. I'm a British writer and researcher and I love that old-time American farming and western feel. The age of the Sears Roebuck catalogue, Midwest dustbowls and early movies.
I thought I'd send you an old poster for one of them-since it's called The Farmer's Daughter. There have in fact been several of that title, that one was a silent feature from 1928 which is unfortunately lost but the promo poster is rather charming I think with the daughter exercising her graffiti skills on her father's fencing. The egg basket lends a further homespun touch to the proceedings.
Best regards Ian
I was so honored that Ian took the time to email and send the photograph. I've never seen it before--but I DO love it! In fact, I was thinking. . . .things haven't changed a great deal. That was in 1928. . . .Here I am in 2012:
Nope--Things don't change much on the Farm. . . .
Ian admits he's somewhat smitten with anything American--which is funny because I"m smitten with anything British. . . .We've exchanged a couple of very interesting emails about our farm. . . .If you'd like to share something "old-time American" with him, send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He says he'd love to hear from you!
til next time. . . .
I AM. . . . .
The FARMER'S DAUGHTER--(too)