Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's A Crock!

As many of you may know my Mom passed away last December at the age of 86.

Living through the depression she had always live very frugally so there fore did not have much when she died- the one thing that she did have was a 5?gallon crock in mint condition. It was made by Western Stoneware- about 80 miles from where I live.

I am proud to have it in my home- a great momento of my Mom!


Dogpatch Primitives said...

what a treasure left behind by your dear Mother.

pattidriving said...

nice blog, I live about 15 miles from where the crock was made. They are quite the collectors items. the 4 on the front tells you it is a 4 gallon crock, I have a ten gallon one. Great umbrella stand but of course our relatives used them mostly for "brining" pickles and cabbage. Glad mine come in a jar. LOL

Debra said...

How wonderul you so close to the pottery! Not that far away from me either!
Thanks for telling me about the "4"- Noe I know what size it is. My Mom told stories about pickles and sauerkraut made in those crocks- I am glad I don't have to do that either!!
Glad you like the blog- stop by anytime!

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