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Okla.  Dec 27th  1922

“All are well here.  having nice weather.  Got home all right.  found everything all right but the wheat.  had to sow it over.  To Emma and ?     Lew”

1922 Vintage Christmas Postcard

When I first read this vintage postcard message, I thought “that’s odd, why would Lew sow (plant) wheat in December?”  OK farmers, go ahead and groan.  So, I looked up the planting and harvest time for wheat.  I found out winter wheat (Oklahoma’s number one crop) is planted in September and harvested in summer.

Oklahoma farmers actually want complete snow cover as it benefits wheat by being warmer underneath the snow than on top.  This might explain why Lew had to “sow it over”.  He might not have had the protective snow cover and had to replant as a result.  I’m not a farmer, so there could be other explanations.  After all, he did say the weather was nice.  I still think it’s odd to plant in December as I’m from WI where NOONE farms in winter.

A Bit of Ephemera Trivia: 

It takes less than ten seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat for 70 loaves of bread. And one acre will produce enough wheat for 2 thousand five hundred loaves.     (courtesy of America’s Heartland)

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The Advent calendar is used to count down the days of Advent (the period of preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus) in anticipation of Christmas.  Its use was a practice started by German Lutherans as early as the beginning of the 19th century.

As a German Lutheran, I would like to continue this practice.  Each day, starting December 1st thru the 25th, I will be activating a link on the below postcard advent tree.  When you click on the link, you will be taken to an antique or vintage Christmas postcard I have listed in my store, Remember When Vintage Postcards.  Purchase is nice, but not required.  I only ask that you enjoy each Christmas postcard as it is revealed.

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Dec 1st

Dec 2nd

Dec 3rd     Dec 4th

Dec 5th     Dec 6th

Dec 7th     Dec 8th     Dec 9th

Dec 10th     Dec 11th     Dec 12th

Dec 13th     Dec 14th     Dec 15th     Dec 16th

Dec 17th     Dec 18th     Dec 19th     Dec 20th

Dec 21st     Dec 22nd     Dec 23rd     Dec 24th     Dec 25th

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Merry Christmas (and Happy Holidays) from Remember When Vintage Postcards!

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