The Ladies Page

| November/December 1961

Country Echoes


R.D.2, Brandon, Wisconsin

Heigh, heigh ho - and we're away. All the Homemakers have their day, And it's today!

Three Homemaker groups of our neighborhood are on a trip to New Glarus. We have hired a bus and two of the ladies are going down the aisles like street car conductors gathering our fare.

The conversation (can you call it that - or is it cackling?) rises and falls in swelling cadences. It is like an unruly sea whose waves compete with the wail of a banshee. If I were a bus driver I would count as most necessary a pair of ear plugs. Then I would be sure to have them with me when the ladies take a Happy Holiday.

The poor fellow stopped at a phone booth - perhaps he put in his order!