Monday, March 2, 2009

One Hundred Years ago Today




One hundred years ago today, March 2, 1909.........J.H. Phelps went to the L.L. Brockway General Store in Hadlyme Conneticut and bought an 8th pound of flour for 90 cents, a pound of apricots for 15 cents, buckwheat for a quarter, one plug of tobacco for a dime, some sort of Cure and 5 1/2 dozen eggs .........Among N.A. Maiter's purchases was 2 pounds of lard for 28 cents and a spool of silk thread for a dime.............. This ledger's first entry was October 26, 1908 and all 200 pages are filled right up through April 19, 1909................ What a wonderful glimpse into the everyday lives of those hardworking people one hundred years ago.
The lavaliere was left to me by one of my great aunts......either Anna, Freida or Wilhelmina (Nani, FiFi or Mimi)......

1 comment:

Carole said...

What a great book and the best part is that it came for your family. I can't believe they kept using it all that time. That's a rare thing. You've got me curious about the Brockway family in Hadlyme. I'll have to do some research....