- from Pioneers
Slick down your hair with butter. Polish your dancing shoes with spit and bear grease. Or use some soot from the stove. It’s time to party! Even pioneers had to relax sometime.
In the mountains and on the dry, windy plains, pioneers worked hard all day, every day. Animals had to be fed and crops had to be tended, even on weekends. Still, families found time for fun. In the summer, children climbed trees. They also went swimming in lakes and streams. Picnics were another summer treat. At harvest time, children hitched rides on hay wagons. Dancing and card playing were year-round favorites.