Sunday, April 27, 2008

Raising Cane

Celina Church Of The Nazarene - 1948

I mentioned earlier in this BLOG that I had submitted three things to Reminisce magazine that were published. This story was in the September/October 2004 issue.


Able to Raise Cane

I lived with my grandparents in Celina, Ohio in the 1940's, My grandfather was pastor of the local Church of the Nazarene.

The church was on a large plot of land that we were allowed to farm to help put food on the table. We raised everything that would grow in that area, including sugar-cane that was turned into molasses.

We used to say that we raised cane behind the church and got away with it.

Dick Moore

Mission Viejo, California


The picture above was taken of the church during the winter but does show part of the area around the church that we farmed. It was quite large and took many evenings planting, hoeing, and harvesting what we grew. During the 1940's many Americans had Victory Gardens to help with the family food supply. We had a garden at our home also.

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