May 17, 1997
This story was written by Rosemary Frampton, a learner at the Literacy Society of South Muskoka, in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Rosemary Frampton has lived in Canada all her life and now lives in Muskoka, Ontario. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to write about it. She had a short story published in the Spring '96 Newsletter of the Literacy Society of South Muskoka.
The farmer's name was Jack, and his wife's name was Ruth. "I am going out to the field for a while to do some plowing," Jack said.
Ruth said, "O. K."
Jack did all the sowing. He got it all done before the sun went down. Then Jack came home and he got cleaned up for supper.
The time sure flew by and the harvest was ready to come in before he knew it. Then he noticed that something wasn't right. He hadn't planted the corn that his wife had given him. Ruth and Jack and their family were going to use the corn for food in the winter.
Jack found the corn seed in the pocket of his overalls and he showed his wife the reason why it hadn't got planted. Jack was upset that he didn't complete planting the crops because his family would go hungry in the winter.
The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Barns, up the road from them gave them a call.
"How would you like half of our crop of corn? We have got more than my wife and I will ever use."
Ruth said, "Looks like someone is looking after us."