Thursday, November 5, 2009

Multi-purpose Building

Friday, November 5, 1926: It is a most beautiful warm day. There is no relation to yesterday. We baked and churned. I also coated some chocolates. and filled a box to take to the Miner School* social. The Uncles and Aunts came down this evening but we went on to the social. Len, Ruby & I drove our car over. There was quite a crowd. The baskets for bidding went good. There was 6 or 7 boxes of candy. Mine brought .50 cents. Then there was some mistake. The baskets and candy got mixed and the fellows didn’t get what they bought. One of the White boys got my box of candy. They had quite a good program. Lottie & Evelyn rode home with us.

Thursday was an awful cold miserable day. Len, Ruby & Dad finished husking the church field.

On Wednesday Len took 4 old sows to Scales Mound. Mother churned. It tried to snow on Wednesday.

Tuesday we ironed and baked bread . We all went to the elections in the afternoon. From there we went to Scales Mound as Len wanted to see about sending away some hops*. It was nice and warm that A.M., but in the afternoon it was very cold. I nearly froze going to Scales Mound & Guilford.

Monday had been a cold day. We washed. I had carried in some more squash, pumpkins and cabbages & etz.

* There is some differing of opinion, but word has it that at one time the little brick building,[pictured above] which is in the Miner Cemetery served as a school and at another time as a church. According to a plat map of 1893 it was a school in the cemetery....this is also true on the 1913 plat map. On the 1938 plat map it is only marked with the school symbol, but believe me it still as the cemetery as the Trudgians are buried there. The building through all my plat maps is on Joseph Tippits' property. Several elderly residents of the area have told me they once attended school there also. Anyone have any additional information on this subject? If so, please comment.

*Hops: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the beer ingredient.
"Hops are the female flower clusters, commonly called cones or strobiles, of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus).[1] The hop is part of the family Cannabaceae, which also includes the genus Cannabis (hemp). They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, though hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. The first documented use of hops in beer as a bittering agent is from the eleventh century. Prior to this period, brewers used a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers. Dandelion, burdock root, marigold and heather were often used prior to the discovery of hops.[2] Hops are used extensively in brewing today for their many purported benefits, including balancing the sweetness of the malt with bitterness, contributing a variety of desirable flavors and aromas, and having an antibiotic effect that favors the activity of brewer's yeast over less desirable micro-organisms."

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