- from Pioneers
Slick down your hair with butter, and polish your dancing shoes with spit and bear grease or 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. Farm animals had to be fed and crops tended, even on weekends. Still, families found time for fun. In the summer, children climbed trees and swam in lakes and streams. Picnics were another summer pastime. At harvest time, children hitched rides on hay wagons. Dancing and card playing were year-round favorites.