Iíve been a hard worker all my life, but Ďmost all my work has
been the kind
that ďperishes with the usiní,Ēas the Bible says.
Thatís the discouraginí thing about a womanís work......
If a woman was to see all the dishes that she had to wash
before she died,
piled up in one pile, sheíd lie down and die right then and
Iíve always had the name oí beiní a good housekeeper, but when Iím
dead and gone there ainít anybody goiní to think oí the floors
and the old clothes Iíve patched, and the stockinís Iíve
But when one of my grandchildren or great-grandchildren sees one
oí these quilts,
theyíll think about Aunt Jane, and, wherever I am then, Iíll
know I ainít forgotten.
-Eliza Calvert, Aunt Jane of Kentucky