I came across this ledger and loved reading through it.
This ledger is from 1926
Reading through it was apparent that this ledger
was from a group of ladies who owned a store.
Some of the names inside were
This brought back memories of my gramma
as she always called herself
Mrs Charles Husson
She never went by her first name.
Reading more of the ledger,
they sold cookbooks for .50 cents each.
One entry stated that they made $19.00 from their sale of these cookbooks.
Then on another page,
they entered the cost of quilting goods.
For all of you that sew,
back in 1926
this was the cost of some of those materials.
Quilt Lining ~ $1.25
A Thimble for Miss Buff ~ $1.25
Sateen Material ~ $.25
Threads and Brade ~ $.24
Cheese Cloth ~ $2.50
Batting ~ $1.18
Cloth For Quilt ~ $1.44
Needles ~ $.15
What a difference in prices from then to today!
The last page was from 1929.
These last two entries were a store charge of $144.70
and a final disbursement of $229.42
It seems they must have closed the store.
Finally we are making progress on our chimney.
They had all of the stone off before I could get a picture.
The stone on the house was what it looked like.
To replace with this stone is too pricey for us now.
We opted for this red brick.
We tried to match the brink on our house...as close as we could get.
Not sure what these are, but our bricklayer does.
Finally, this is the last piece I bought for our house on our last buying trip....
well I should say our last out of town buying trip.
It is a wood fire box, but I love it as an end table for magazines!
Also bought more goodies this week!
Autumn Blessings to all