Sunday, January 31, 2010
Mrs. B's Eggs
The lack of punctuation on this sign on my side bar didn't matter to Mrs. B's customers. People still tell us when they were young they remember stopping with their parents to buy eggs from Mrs. B. It is fitting that John leases this ranch as he was born on the adjoining property. The two families became close friends. Mrs.B's husband eventually bought John's Dad's property which is now a part of the ranch. I had the honor of meeting Mrs. B a few times and we even visited her after she lived in a nursing home before she passed away. The story I've been told was Mr. B bought the land and built the house then went to his home town to marry Mrs. B. and brought her to thier new home. She raised chickens and sold hens and eggs. He raised hogs and farmed. John says when he came in for lunch she would go out and grease whatever needed greasing on the tractor or equipment and at the same time raising three children who all own the property now. The renters before the ones now swear the house is haunted. We lived there fourteen months and the ghost didn't bother us. That renter took the egg sign from the old orginal run-down house and hung it on her kitchen wall in the house the B's built in the 70's. Maybe Mrs. B. didn't like a stranger messing with her egg sign.