October 2, 2011

Direct From Farm to You

Recently hubby delved into his family history. His grandfather was named Adolph Wolfe and was one of eight children. The family owned and operated a dairy farm. Unfortunately Grandfather took his own life when hubby's mother was only a very small child and much of the history of him was left untold. A couple of weeks ago hubby was invited back to the farm (which has long since stopped being a working farm) and in the big barn were these milk bottles, milk caps and milk crates. He came home with many sleeves of different caps. I have something wonderful in store for them.

Where Cleanliness Prevails
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A Bottle of Milk, is a Bottle of Health

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When I was young, we had a milkman. His name was Mr. Bruey and he delivered 2-3 times each week. I clearly remembering the first cake I baked when I was around 8 years old. My mom helped we pick out the recipe and then we left a note for Mr. Bruey to leave the added ingredients that we needed for the cake. 

Our new house came with an old insulated milk box. I love it!!! Do any of you remember having milk delivered? I wish those days were back. Life seems so very impersonal today. Mr. Bruey had 6 children, one of which was in my class. They also went to the same church, although I don't remember Mr. Bruey in church. He probably was sleeping or tending to the cows.

Stay tuned this week to see the really fun thing I made using the bottle caps.


  1. Funny you should post about this. Just last week I was talking to my sister that lives in Denver and she is getting organic milk delivered to her door twice a week. I was amazed and jealous!

  2. I love all those old milk bottles!


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