An Accidental Pioneer. A Farm Girl's Drive to the Finish by Lorene McCormick Burkhart

By Lorene McCormick Burkhart

Lorene Burkhart was once a pioneer within the company global, changing into the 1st lady named head of an enormous division for Borden's meals, that of latest Product improvement. She held a number of different positions in American organizations earlier than commencing to write, modifying an Indianapolis journal and founding her personal publishing corporation. This e-book strains this philanthropic civic leader's heritage as a small city farm woman close to Vincennes Indiana and is stuffed with the wealthy tradition of southern Indiana.

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He was also somewhat of a daredevil, which more or less led to his death in 1932. The Vincennes Sun-Commercial printed the following account of his demise on November 16 of that year: Mr. Bobe was doing some work on a fence in the barn lot three weeks ago last Monday when the enraged bull attacked him. He drove it off after the first attack and gave no further attention to the animal until it again attacked him. His daughter, Miss Lilly Bobe, heard her father’s cries for help and with their large shepherd dog ran to his rescue.

Add the egg and the water to the well. Carefully work just a little flour at a time into the egg and water, just until the dough becomes a soft ball. Place the dough on a floured board and knead gently just until smooth. Add flour as needed, but be careful not to add so much that the dough gets too stiff and hard. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a large sheet about ⅛ inch thick, keeping just enough flour underneath that it doesn’t stick. Spread out a newspaper and cover it with waxed paper.

And to think it all began on a farm. This is a story of a farm girl’s life, drive, and perseverance. This is my story. PREFACE I wasn’t named “Strutsie” when I was born. It was a nickname I picked up when I was about three years old because everyone in my family thought it fit me perfectly. It was derived from a character in the children’s card game, “Old Maid,” a little girl named Mandy Struts. The picture on the card showed her with blond hair and blue eyes, playing dress-up in grown-up high heels and a saucy hat perched atop her curls.

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