The Old Folks Home

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    My grandfather/mother also had a chicken farm as did the lady who lived just up the hill from us. My first paying job was cleaning chicken coops for 25 cents an hour. [​IMG]
     
  2. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    Yes it is. I am from the class of '64 along with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. By 1970 I had spent a tour in the Air Force and I was building C-5 aircraft at Lockheed.
     
  3. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I only remember meeting the man once. We had eggs over easy with buttered toast. I saw his chickens running about his gravel drive/yard. No fence, couldn't really tell where they lived, didn't pay enough attention I was so enamored with the chickens, I wanted to see them closer.
    That was the first time I remember having a brown egg, and it tasted so good.
    For a very long time I thought brown eggs just tasted better, but now I know it was because they were happy hens.
     
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  4. Highcotton

    Highcotton Southern Chickens

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    Yes!
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    The churches near the farm (mostly Baptist and Pentecostal) didn't have inside plumbing either. Each one had two outhouses. I couldn't figure out why the men's outhouse was just behind the building and the women's was way down a trail into the woods.

    The closest town, Roselle, MO, was so small it had about 20 houses and to this day they still don't do a population estimate. There was a small store that was the post office, grocer, feed store, meat market, gas station, natural gas outlet, bait shop, etc.. It was a room about 20X20 and it was the front room of the house where the proprietor's lived.

    But that town had 8 churches. Legend had it that just a few years earlier, there was an argument at church and half of the members walked out, crossed the parking lot and built their own church. There was another church right across the blacktop from those two. Even though the town was so small, people came down out of the hills on Saturday nights and Sundays and the lots were pretty full.

    My son's and daughter's school had some pretty small classes and my daughter went through most of grade school with 2 grades in the same class. That was just about 15 years ago or so. There were only 5 girls and 4 boys in her class. Two grades above hers had 8 boys and one girl. That poor girl went through all 8 years being the only girl in her class.
     
  6. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    fortunately every church I've ever been to has had indoor plumbing!
     
  7. JW12

    JW12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live so far out that our kids school has K-12 in the same building. We don't have cable only satellite, the phone lines are so old they won't carry DSL Internet so our internet comes from our phones. It's a very simple life but we love it and are hoping the kids learn the value of a dollar and how to somewhat live off the land. The only thing I don't trust out where we are is our well. It has a funny taste so all of our water comes in those 5 gallon jugs that go bloop bloop when you get some. We still use well water for everything else though, so far no one is glowing in the dark so I guess that's a good thing.
     
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  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I'd probably get it tested so you can relax.
     
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  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I remember drinking well water back in the early 60's from my grandmother's well. I loved it. I can almost taste it now. Not sure it was tested back then. I remember the red pump, and..yes, she only had an outhouse. I remember them coming to clean that sucker. [​IMG] We used..Pee Cans ... if needed at night. Have to be careful how you say Pecans around me..If you say it by using the E as a long vowel, I would be thinking of something else.
     
  10. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    We stayed one summer in my uncle's cabin in Minnesota it only had a sink in the kitchen with running water. A rain barrel outside the door so if it rained you could take a bath or shower in the rain with a bar of soap. If it did not rain we had to bathe in the lake and came out covered in leeches! [​IMG]
     

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