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Jan. 11 National Milk Day

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

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    I will celebrate the occasion tonight with a delicious cup of warm milk right after my nightly dessert of ice cream!
     
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    Good ole cow's.
     
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    I'm with you, not a huge fan of milk drinking. As a kid I would only drink it with Hershey's syrup in it.

    Donna - did your father work in the Borden Dairy in Queens by chance? I think it was located in Long Island City. :geek:
     
  5. donna

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    I am not sure. I was very young. I do know one of them was in New Jersey. He got up very early and had to take several modes of transportation to get there.
     
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    Goodness, I can only imagine how difficult it was to get to NJ on mass transit, as its still a nightmare! Queens, New York had a lot of dairies up till the 1950's and 1960's. The very last one, the Elmhurst Dairy is closing this year. I think they are moving to New Jersey.
     
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    We use to live in Elmhurst. It seems so long ago now. I don't remember the dairy.

    Do you know St. Bartholomew Church in Elmhurst? That is where my Grandma use to go. Many of my cousins went to the St. Bart's elementary school. I went to Ascension School. It is closed now but church still there.

    I think if I remember correct, Dad left at 3 am to get to work. We lived in St. Albans then with my Grandma. It was a very long day for him. We later moved to Elmhurst. My cousin who still lives in N.Y says the area has changed a lot. He lives on the island. I have 2 other cousins who live in New York City.
     
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    Yes, it's a lovely old church building! I think their school might still be open. A lot of Catholic schools in NYC have closed due to dwindling numbers, lack of strong parish and the expense. Queens has changed a lot just in my lifetime. St. Albans is not one of the best neighborhoods in the borough due to high crime rates - unfortunately. Elmhurst itself is a very interesting and diverse neighborhood today. Lots of great ethnic restaurants there now.

    Here's a cool postcard of St. Bartholomew's church from NYPL -
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    My cousin told me St Albans was a a bad neighborhood. It was so nice years and years ago when my Grandma had her house there. Things change so much.
     
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    It is a shame the neighborhood turned so dramatically. They had a lot of nice, quaint homes in the area, too. Not sure what happened, but I know much of the crime is gang related, sadly.
     

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