Ford I. Gano History Ė Tape 2 Side B

Anyway I was talking about the butter patties that we made, which we took into town and sold whenever we went into town. We always had a few eggs and that butter that we took in to pay for groceries that we didnít have and that we had to buy in the store, which was just part of pioneer life. Which is kind of what we were living, like the pioneers of old days.

In order to keep our butter cool, we had what we called an evaporative cooler sitting outside in the shade of a tree, on which we hung a five-gallon can overhead, we had water drip out over, and then distributed around by gravity, the slope of the container, over the cooler, and by evaporation, it would keep butter fairly cool. It also kept our moo, our milk, as cool as we needed to be able to drink it. Although, if you left it there too long, of course, the milk would soon get sour.

Well, I think I need to close up here just a minute, and stop this thing [break]

Liz, I listened to this tape that Iíve recorded here, and it is so pitifully done, that I am very very discouraged. It has that rackety rickety reck on it [there is a clacking noise on the tape] I donít know whether itís me or whether itís the machine. Iím going to take this tape out now, and put another tape in, and see if it will do any better, so please forgive. [recording stops]