I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday. Visit her blog and enjoy all the lovely treasures.
This butter churn was passed down to our family from my husband's grandmother. Her name was Viola Amanda. We knew her as Grandmother. She was married to Clarence and lived her adult life in or near Shelbina, Missouri. She used this to make butter when her family lived out in the country.
Her son, Bob,(Lon's uncle) told us he didn't look at this churn with nostalgia at all. He remembered hours spent as a child, churning butter when he would rather have been doing something else--anything else!:) The lower area of the crock is a darker color. I wonder if this is from being set in cold water after the butter was churned.
This butter churn is a reminder of Grandmother and what the life of the homemaker was like in earlier times. We think that it is near 100 years old. This churn sits by our curio cabinet in our living room and is one of the first things you see as you enter the front door.
The label on the side of the crock reads, "J.L. Cluskey, Lakeman, MO (with a large number 3 below)
Grandmother was a sweet Christian lady. She was a gracious hostess in her home, and loved to grow large hybrid tomatoes from seed, and beautiful flowers.
Our memories of her are precious to us, and our daughter Amanda Leigh has her middle name.