Farming in Inverness County

On farming in Inverness County: “Everyone including Priest, Doctors, etc all had their own cows, chickens, pigs, etc. for feeding their families. I had to get up early in the morning in order to start a fire in our stove, then out to the barn to milk the cows and then to Church to serve as Altar Boy for Father Donald. And I was not allowed to eat or drink until I returned from serving Mass. I used to get up earlier than required as our radio was able to take in Wheeling, West Virginia (only early in the morning) and I still remember listening to “Big Slim” who after singing a song would say “Well, I got to be getting back to the wagon, boys, these shoes are killing me.” About that time my mother would start hollering at me to get out and milk the cows. Great memories.”

[Source: Duncan J. Chisholm]

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