|Grandma's Chickens, 1930s|
It is true today. It was true back then. Most families can use some extra money. My grandmother was the church organist as well as a piano teacher, but she also had another way to contribute to the family income - selling eggs and chickens.
These were definitely free range chickens; no confining cages for her chicks. Through the years, she developed enough of a business that she had regular customers stopping by the house to purchase eggs or to buy a chicken, killed and dressed at the time of purchase. All of this took place just a block off the main street in her hometown. Image the city ordinances she might be breaking today!
* This is one in a series of old family photos showing my ancestors at work.