What I remember most about the reunion was that Judy and I were the only little kids there...we got a whole lot of huggin' and kissin'...UGH! I also remember that they had great food (I enjoyed good food at an early age!), lots of homemade cakes, cookies, pies, AND homemade Ice Cream!!!!! YUM! But, my mom wouldn't let us eat any of the ice cream because it was made with unpasteurized milk!! Mom had a friend who had contacted undulant fever as a child which, according to my mom, left her sterile. (Now I did look up undulant fever and created a link if anyone is interested in it! And there really is such a thing that you can get from unpasteurized milk so I guess she wasn't totally paranoid!!) She didn't explain all of that to us at that time...just wouldn't let us have any!! Knowing my mom...and my grandmother...who did not always see eye-to-eye...I am sure there was a lot of pressure on my mom...but she DID NOT give in!! She was a "townie" so, I imagine she was considered kind of prissy to these "country folk"!!
|Allison Family Reunion- 1943|