You never know what a day of basement organizing will reveal. We found these great milk delivery bottles and of course there is a story behind them.
As it turns out, my Father-in-law told us the story. He loves to tell a story. He worked for the Droughbay Dairy in Tooele, Utah in the late 1940’s. He ran out and placed the bottles on folks’ porches while the owner’s son was the truck driver. He and the driver were a little bit “competitive.”
I think it is great fun to find “artifacts” like these because it helps put our family history research into context. It is crazy to think how much home life has changed during my in-laws’ lifetime.
Ask your family members a question about how some aspect of home life has changed since they were young. I think you’ll enjoy what you learn. Living Family History is an important part of genealogy. Have fun learning about your family history and I’m hoping you don’t have to clean the basement to find your answers.