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Good Ole Days

Jauneta Stout1946 was a good year for Cora. World War II was over, the farm was paid for; she, her husband and grown daughter were in good health. They were highly thought of in the community because they were hard workers and good producers. They cared for an orchard, bees, a vegetable garden, all kinds of poultry, hogs and cattle.

Cora also kept good records. Here are excerpts from her ledger:

Mar. Sold wheat $641.00
April 14, Sold 72 dozen eggs at 27 cents a dozen $19.44
July 1, Sold cream 14.45
6 gallons cherries 4.50
4 quarts strawberries 2.00

A sample of her canning record: 17 quarts apples, 20 quarts blackberries, 4 gallon apple butter, 23 gallon meat fried down.

Next to the canning record was this note: "Went to the fair in Indianapolis on Wednesday. "

She recorded this information: "For moths in honey use carbon disulfide. Heat honey to 163 degrees for 3 minutes and it will not turn dark."

For a moment in time, life was good.

Honey

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easwaltz
7/21/2016 8:06:33 AM

72 dozen of eggs at 27 cents a dozen! Wow, that gives us a different perspective on their economy and return on hard work and investment compared to today! The work is still the same hard work, they just valued what little they got much more than we do today and learned to live with and be happy with a simple life! Still a reminder for today! EASWaltz


gary
7/13/2016 8:22:51 AM

Sounds like the good old days was when people worked hard and still had a happy and good life. Kind of wish it was still like that today. Keep up the good work enjoy reading your blogs. GEM