Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1836 Ledger...

I spied this old ledger in a box of stuff at Duwa's Auction, Saturday.... I love these old windows into the past... Someone used it as a scrapbook, during the Civil War, and pasted clippings concerning the war, and all of the sadness created from both sides... The Blue and the Gray... on the first 20 pages, or so... I haven't had time, to sit down and thoroughly go through it, find out where it is from... I can see "Canton", but I don't know what state, at this point... The way things are going, it could be winter, before I have enough time to really scope it out... It must have been from a General Store, it tallies up merchandise, like 'calico', 'buttons', 'tobacco', 'sheep sheers', 'flour', 'nails', 'sugar'.... Seems, fabric, especially calico, and buttons, are listed repeatedly, on most every page.... I could get lost in this old book.... I am headed to Wellman, to get another load, this morning, then, back again... Just got off the phone with Sharon, {Sweet Repose}and { Wild Thing} We are hooking up, sometime tomorrow, at Sisters' Garden, {Sisters' Garden} so I can get a batch of her wonderful soap! Check out her blogs, and try some...She'll send it right to your door! Her soap is AMAZING! { Men seem to Love it on their skin, too!} Sisters' Garden, near Kalona, Iowa, carries it, and Gatherings, in Anamosa, Iowa, as well... I would love to, but, ah... my little mice would find it quite delightful, I am sure.... They Love soy candles, too... Well, I guess, they have to eat too... I'm headed south... Hope Everyone has A WONDERFUL DAY! Barb C..

2 comments:

Kay said...

Your ledger sounds very interesting. It reminds me of my husbands family ledger. His family owned an old general store and we have the ledgers from the store. It is so neat to read the words of his great great grandfather.

ginger said...

Barb, I think there was a Canton township in Johnson county at one time.Those old ledgers are a real look back in time.Lucky find it pays to keep your eyes open.
Ginger