She strikes a military posture in this portion. I've asked my father and aunt to write me what they remember about their grandparents and the common theme is that they worked very hard and most of the time. I hope they had some time to celebrate their nuptials because it doesn't sound like they had much time later. Since they had a farm, there was certainly plenty of work to do, apparently the division of labor was strict. Andy had the animals and Laura took the garden and house. I suppose she needed to have a military demenor.