Simcha shared this article, and I wanted to pass it along.
In 1938, BDN columnist Henry Buxton visted the Rancourts at their farmhouse, which Alice kept immaculately clean and organized. During a period of 14 days in the summer of 1938, the family — both parents and 10 children still at home — picked an average of two tons of beans per day for the canning factory.
“I have found that a mother can scratch for a dozen just as well as she can for 10,” said Alice in the 1938 article in the BDN. “I wouldn’t swap one of my children for all the money in the world.”
“I have brought them up to the idea that honesty is the best policy, and that only criminals refuse to work,” Alice told Buxton. “All the children at home have their work to do, and they take pride in doing that work well.”
I think I found my new role model!