It’s been a rather long week. Michael went back to England Tuesday evening and I’ve been quite busy since then- catching up on my reading, testing some recipes, kitchen equipment tests and a few other projects.
One project that I started again (Because, I have so much free time you know and need yet another distraction. Not at all!) was looking through my genealogy records and trying to find more documents. I discovered a fabulous online site that has millions of newspapers scanned in. Part of the fun of these small town papers is how eerily similar they are to Facebook!
Have a look….(From the Homer Republican, Thursday, June 19, 1913)
- Mr. and Mrs. Groton, visited Thomas Kane from Mrs. Kane’s grandmother, Mrs. Sweeney, last Sunday.
- Miss Bertha Butler attended the Patrons of Industry picnic at Virgil, last week.
- Raymond Craver of Syracuse, is home on account of illness.
- Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kinney were in Groton last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Kinney’s father, Albert Baker.
- Donald Jones is spending some time with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Roberts.
- Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hammond and Mr. and Mrs, Ray Hammond called at Arthur FltzPatrick’s, last Sunday.
Status updates!!! And they go on and on. Every single person in town seems to have some sort of update for that day. And they are repeated nearly everyday for anyone doing anything that may or may not be considered of interest!
But the things I love most are the stories about my distant relatives- their jobs, their families and their whereabouts at different times. I also love the ads in these papers. I am having so much fun just reading all the different ads.
So, tonight, instead of reading some of the books I am reviewing, I am reading ads and want to share them with you.
50 cents a pint for Olive Oil! (for 1904 that does seem pricey though!)
And family recipes for homemade cures – intelligently compounded. How amazing!
I love those! Your home baking can be pleasant and profitable! An apparatus for creating skim milk or for making only cream. How interesting!
I came across this for canning your own beans-
And I will leave you with this one-
Sounds imported. But it’s not! While no longer made by the same company, and off the market for well over 25 years, it recently made a comeback. Here’s a Wikipedia article about the origins of the cheese.