Life on the frontier was hard. There were long days of work just to provide food and shelter for family

and livestock. They still had time for entertainment on occasion.

When they did take off time from work, to celebrate a wedding, or the fall harvest, families from all around would come together. Large meals would be made and shared, often followed with music and dancing.

The Quakers did not dance. They spent time reading books and poems, writing letters to their family and friends and putting their thoughts in diaries.

If you had no electricity, no phone, no TV, no video or even board games, what would you do when you weren’t working?