Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 05, 1998, Image 49

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Ida Risser
Many families are sending
children off to college this
month. It is' a busy time and
many preparations are neces
I just read my diary from
1966 when our oldest daughter
left for Alfred University in New
York state. She was putting in
long hours at a local drive-in to
make some money. She shopped
and sewed some of her own
clothes. A big box of books went
along with her.
And, while her mind was on
college, the other four younger
children were busy at public
school. ' Only our youngest,
Cindy, was home with me. There
were so many fruits to can,
clothes to iron, and beans to
pick. But we did take time to go
deep-sea fishing at Rock Hall,
Maryland and caught 48 fish.
The men were busy baling
hay and getting cows out of the
river. It took a tractor to pull one
out while another swam across
to a neighbor’s animals. Our
boys opened a corn field by hand
so machinery could start filling
silo. Water had to be hauled as a
cistern leaked and then was
cemented while it was empty.
At that time I had the job of
washing milk buckets and milk
ers everyday. This was my job
for years and years. The chil
dren loved picnics and ate in the
meadow along the Conestoga
River. Jeffrey and Judy often
baked cookies as we could not
keep the jar full with so many
hungry ones around.
Today we only hear about one
Historic Schaefforstown, Inc.
32n0 Annual Harvest Fair
September 4%/.,
Wil. 11 and 13 -iJmm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
/"Sag w£&-- Admission $5.00 ‘
*(Children under 12 FREE)
7 Featuring:
Horse & Oxen Plowing and Pulling Contests
Threshing Horse Parade
Cider &i Apple Butter Making Demonstration
Belt Powered Equipment
Demonstrations of Early American Farmlife
Quality Period Craftsmen Harvest Exhibitions
Live Entertainment Plenty of Good Food
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CAli (717) 949-3235
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grandson starting Duke
University in North Carolina
and another granddaughter
going to a governor’s school in
Virginia. Other younger ones
1. Guard your Social Security
Number. A thief can use it to
apply for loans, credit or ser
vices in your name. Places that
might need your number:
employers, government agen
cies, financial institutions and
credit bureaus.
2. Review your credit report
once a year to make sure no one
else has opened accounts in your
Where's your mustache ?
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 5, 1998-B5
3. Don’t discuss “sensitive”
information over wireless tele
phones (cellular and portable) -
conversations can be intercepted
by hand-held radio scanners, or
overlap onto other telephone
are in high school, elementary
school and much younger ones
in pre-school. How things
4. Be wary of contests.
Companies promoting sweep
stakes, contests and prize offers
can take information you’ve pro
vided and sell it to other compa
Trail Ride
The Lancaster County
4-H Therapeutic
Riding Program has
scheduled a fund-rais
ing trail ride, Sunday,
Sept. 27, at the Fair
Hill Natural Resources
Management Area.
The 15-mile ride
will be held rain or
shine, with registra
tion from 10 a.m. -
10:45 a.m. and the
ride beginning at 11
a.m. A rider must pro
vide his or her own
horse and be at least
eight years of age to
Riders are asked to
collect sponsorships
totaling at least $25 or
pay an entry fee of $2O
to ride. All proceeds
from the Trail Ride
will benefit the thera
peutic riding program
in Lancaster County.
For more informa
tion on the ride or to
obtain registration
and pledge forms, call
(717) 284-2020 or
(717) 335-3139.
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