Like nearly everyone these days, I’ve become spoiled when I need to find some particular piece of information.
All I have to do is jump on the internet, type a word or two into the search engine line, hit the “Go” button and within seconds, I have hundreds of possible entries to check to find an answer.
Things weren’t so easy years ago. People had to rely on their memory, keep notes, check The Farmers Almanac and old record books or check the feed house wall, since there was a good chance that what they were wondering about might be penciled inside, next to the door.
Back in 1933, my Opa Welgehausen was at Krauskopf Brothers, the local John Deere dealership, one day and they gave him a copy of The Farmer’s Pocket Ledger in which to keep records of his farming operations for that year.