A child of the heartland, Iva Beatrice Core (1903-1987) grew up and lived most of her life in Richland Center, Wisconsin. As a young woman of 26 in 1929, Iva was determined to collect and write down the quaint sayings of her Uncle Jeff for posterity's sake.
Uncle Jeff had this to say about friends...
Beware of a speedy professing friend,
Wherever your pathway turns.
For a fire is never lasting
When it flames before it burns.
— Iva B. Core
Uncle Jeff ruminated on thoughts and themes from sorrow to happiness and Iva noted nine such sayings. We will visit Iva and Uncle Jeff from time to time and recall a simpler time.