Jan. 11 National Milk Day


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Anna Elizabeth Henry

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I don't generally like milk much, and only drink it rarely, with something that merits it, like homemade sticky buns. I love other dairy products, like cheese and ice cream, just not a big milk fan.
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.

When think of milk always remember the milk that was delivered first to my Grandma later my Mom and then to me as a young housewife. I guess there are no more milkmen and home delivery. It was part of the American landscape for many years.

For many years my Dad first worked for Sealtest and then Borden. Later he worked for a small dairy in Louisville, Ky. called Oscar Ewing. He was a chemist for them and tested the milk . He also went out to dairy farms when worked for Oscar Ewing to check on the dairy cattle.

Milk is now sold at the groceries. I usually get the Kroger brand. Do miss the home delivery at times. Besides milk, would get buttermilk, ice cream, butter and cottage cheese. Those were the days.
Donna - did your father work in the Borden Dairy in Queens by chance? I think it was located in Long Island City. :geek:
 

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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.
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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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.
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.
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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