Figures of speech from an almost lost early rural culture can still be heard in the rural Midwest, although now less frequently
. These sayings
most often refer to another generation – one where threshing, hog
butchering, haying, silo filling, churning butter, and other almost
forgotten tasks were a way of life.
Local author, Bob Bohlken, is an astute scholar of rural Midwestern folk
sayings and observer of the local