Monday, April 13, 2009
This is a picture from around 1910, showing a boy using one of the old style coffee grinders. The old style general stores would buy coffee beans in bulk, and then would have a big crank grinder like this one in the store to grind the coffee at the time of purchase. My dad had an old style general store in Ft. Davis, Texas in the 1940's and he had a coffee grinder like this. We still have it, and it really is a beautiful piece of equipment.
Hope you all had a nice Easter. I really enjoy the Easter holiday, and this morning, well, it is back to work.
On the topic of this week's poll question . . . I am really surprised more of you have never dreamed of getting a monkey. My daughter hounded me for 10 years wanting a pet monkey, but she has finally outgrown that. As I mentioned before, my grandfather had two pet monkeys that someone gave him, and they really are a lot of work.