Cecil B. Femling, Pelican Rapids, Minn., Published January 30 2014
Letter: Hands-on skills never forgottenThanks for the very fitting, attractive picture headline in The Forum on Jan. 24 entitled “Hands-on learning.” Subhead “Tech school partnership with industry.”
“Hands-on learning” was a term I became acquainted with 86 years ago when my father taught me how to milk a cow by hand. It was a skill I never forgot how to perform until I went in the service in 1944.
Then in the 1950s, it came to my attention that there was a column in the farm account book marked, “unpaid family labor” (see Webb Publishing Co.).
It’s not too hard to figure how up until now we’ve had some pretty low-cost food in America; we are pretty fortunate.
I hope honey doesn’t get too high-priced before someone finds out what is killing the honey bees.