I’ve written before about the housewifery project that I am working on. I had an interesting interview recently with the mother of 11 children, Barbara Lewis. She is well-organized and talented. She never had all 11 at home since they spanned a 25 year age group. After we had our interview, she showed me some of the creative things that she and her family had done over the years. Not all of these would qualify as folklore except for the fact that she taught herself or learned one-on-one.