Thursday, April 7, 2011

What is a beetle? Not a bug!

“Rained very hard this morning from about 6 0”clock until about 9.  Has not rained much since that time.  I went up town this forenoon to do some errands.  This afternoon I made a beetle and we finish sawing the big wood except two or three logs”

Households had different beaters, paddles, and bats - some of them known as beetles - for purposes from tenderising meat to working butter to beating the dirt out of clothes.

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