The year is 1896. You live on a small farm in upstate New York. The cows have been milked, the pigs slopped, supper eaten and the dishes washed, and you and your wife sit down by the light of a kerosene lamp and several candles to read the latest issue of the weekly newsmagazine, The American Agriculturalist.
Eckler, Faith W.
"A Puzzling Past,"
Word Ways: Vol. 19
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol19/iss3/4