Since this is a history of my life in Knightsen during my childhood, let me explain how we treated our food matters. We had no money for soda pop except an occasional Coke with peanuts. If I stayed in the store and drank the soda without taking it with me, I did not have to pay for the deposit. Total cost of Coke in a glass bottle with a bag of Planter’s peanuts was ten cents.
Most of our food was home grown and canned. The yearly chore of checking the Mason jars for chipped edges was mine, and took hours to prepare a good batch of beans, peas, apricots, cherries and jams. The corn was my 4-H project and we ate it fresh from the garden.
The three hogs that I raised for 4-H were sent to the Stockton slaughter house and came back in white packages as bacon…
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