|Little Home Histories, Part 72 -- Eli Stanton Family Anecdotes.|
by Holloway, Helen Hall.
See previous entry: Little Home Histories, Part 71 -- Eli Stanton's Sorghum Mill.
Many were the happy memories in the Eli Stanton home where for twelve years the three families represented, worked, and played in closest harmony.
My mother Sarah Stanton Hall recalls "going fishing" with her sister Mary E. Fawsett (Aunt Marie) down at the creek. They strained the water through their wide dress skirts and in this way caught the fish.
Hunting the sweet apples and then hiding them for future use was quite a game. Hunting to find another's hidden store was part of the fun.
One time they tapped some trees hoping to get Maple sap to boil down for a delicious treat and found they had tapped some Beech trees, too.
Source: Written by: Helen Hall Holloway, Wheeling, W. Va.
See next entry: Little Home Histories, Part 73 -- James Stanton.
For the table of contents and first entry in this series, please see: Little Home Histories, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Introduction.
This entry is adapted from Little Home Histories in Our Early Homes, Belmont County, Ohio, which was published in 1942. Its publication was coordinated by Robert D. and Beulah Patten McDonald. This entry has been reedited for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Website by special permission. This entry is licensed for use ONLY on this Website. It may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Website. Please note that the Stratton House Inn iteration of this entry does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.
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