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The Lark and the American Work Ethic.
When America called on its people to help feed the soldiers in WWII, 20 million families rose to the occasion and grew over 10 million tons of fruits and vegetables. They planted gardens in backyards, empty lots and even city rooftops. Neighbors pooled their resources, planted different kinds of foods and formed cooperatives, all in the name of patriotism. But most important they were self-reliant and did the work themselves. The lark explains the American work ethic.
A Mother Lark made her nest in a field of young wheat. As days passed, the wheat stalks grew tall and the Young Birds grew in strength. Then one day, as the ripe golden grain waved in the breeze, the Farmer and his Son came into the field.
“This wheat is now ready for reaping,” said the Farmer. “We must call in our neighbors and friends to help us harvest it.”
The young Larks in their nest close by overheard the Farmer and were much frightened, for they knew there would be great danger if they did not leave the nest before the reapers came. When the Mother Lark returned with food for them, they told her what they heard.
“Do not be frightened, children,” said the Mother Lark. “If the Farmer said he would call in his neighbors and friends to help him do his work, this wheat will not be reaped for a while yet.”
A few days later, the wheat was so ripe, that when the wind shook the stalks, a hail of wheat grains came rustling down on the young Larks’ heads.
“If this wheat is not harvested at once,” said the Farmer, “we shall lose half the crop. We cannot wait any longer for help from our friends. Tomorrow we must set to work, ourselves.”
When the young Larks told their Mother what they heard that day, she said: “Then we must be off at once. When a man decides to do his own work and not depend on any one else, then you may be sure there will be no more delay.”
That afternoon, there was great fluttering of wings as the young Larks learned to fly. At sunrise next day, after the Farmer and his Son cut down the grain, they found an empty nest.
Moral: Don't rely on others to help; self-help is the best help.
This restored image on our tee brings to mind the hallmarks of those garden experiences that built the character of our fore-bearers. Let's pass this 19th century gardening experience on!
A great gift and educational excursion into the greatest generation of all…give it to friends, family, and of course, treat yourself to gardening history and its role in America's victory.
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• Durable ribbed neckband
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• Classic crew neck
• Fabric weight is 4.3 ounces/yd2.
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Victory Garden Art to Help our Vets
Title: Your victory garden counts more than ever!
Printer: U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Created/Published: 1945 by Hubert Morley (artist) for the War Food Administration (sponsor)
Medium: Lithographic print: Poster printed in 4-color process.
Summary: In the background is a view of a garden with a man and woman cultivating and weeding; foreground is an arrangement of various vegetables, including peas in the shell, cabbage, and carrots.
Reproduction Number: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1945-O-629743
Repository: U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.