Somewhat along the line of the "This old thing" thread...
This is the recollections of my ggg grandmother of her growing up days in western New York state. What I find interesting is that it is very much the same upbringing that most people seemed to face on the "frontier," whether that frontier was in New York state, Ohio, etc.
Harriet Stevens was born in 1818 and presented this in 1900 to the Harriet Stevens Literary Club in Dayton, Ohio. She was 82 years old.