Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 1957 Farm Record

I am sharing another entry from my grandparents farm record book. I thought it would be nice to see the people behind the book. This is a picture of my mom's family. By looking at my mom I would guess that this picture was taken sometime around 1953 or 1954. At the time of the journal entry mom would have been seven.

From left to right: My grandparents, Pop and Mom, Bobby, Billy, Jack, Dianne and my mom, Vicki.

I am sorry that the August Income page is upside down. Blogger must be playing a trick on us all. I even tried to save the picture upside down hoping that it would flip it right side up, but no luck.

August Income 1957

8/03/57 12 dozen eggs .40 4.80
8/09/57 cream 37.8 .45 17.01
8/08/57 13 lamb 805# .16 128.80
8/08/57 4 lamb 290# .20 58.00
8/10/57 15 dozen eggs .40 6.00
8/14/57 cream 43.3 .45 19.48
8/16/57 16 dozen eggs .45 7.20
8/24/57 16 dozen eggs .45 7.20
8/31/57 18 dozen eggs .45 8.10
8/27/57 cream .45 19.98
5 heiffers @ $200 1000.00

5 heiffers $1000
17 lambs 186.80
77 dozen eggs 32.30
cream 56.47
$1275.57 total

$2539.95 - total income so far

August Expenses 1957 (please click to enlarge)

I just love being able to have a glimpse into the past. Can you imagine buying a bedroom suite for $259.75, paying $3.58 for phone service or buying school clothes for five children for $130! Boy, times have changed.
You can check out my July 1957 Farm Record post here.


  1. It's wonderful that you have that info. My grandparents also had a farm and I have one of their record books full of this kind of info. It's so interesting to me, and I love that I have a piece of their life from back then.

  2. That is really great that you have that info on your family. I enjoyed it

  3. I'm glad your sharing this with us. I love history!

    I'm always amazed at how little people could get by on back then, but I'm sure it seemed like a lot to them at the time!

  4. Wendi,

    This is so amazing that your parents actually kept a journal of all this stuff. Makes me want to start keeping one now of all the stuff we buy and how much it all costs.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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