Photo 4-MWA-20

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This is Timm's Creamery on the corner of 160th St. & 430th Ave. Blooming Grove Township, Waseca, MN

My family lived here from approximately 1943 until 1953. Donald and Ernestine Meschke. children: Shirley, Virginia (this is me), Patricia & Donald Jr. Dad was the butter maker and we kids would wrap the pounds of butter in the cooler. We went to the country school a mile from the house. I have been looking for a picture of this for many many years. So happy to see this one. So many memories. Thank you for the enjoyment it brings me.

My husband, Keith tells me many stories about taking milk to the creamery and about you and your family. He would love to reminisce. I will get him to look at these photos.

Wow! That is exciting to find out who you are. So many good memories of living st the creamery & all the special people who came there. Living in the country & going to a country school are the greatest of memories. Virginia Rasmussen.

My family lived on the creamery property from 1944 until 1953. Family consisted of my father- Donald Meschke, the Buttermake. My mother Ernestine who did all the bookkeeping business. 4 children. Shirley Virginia Patricia & Donald Jr. We 3 girls & my mom would stand in the cooler to wrap the pounds of butter to be sold. In the enclosed porch of the house we would lift up the window shutter. Haul out soup cans & other variety cans & play “store”. The upper floor of the creamery had a great back area that was our playroom. The front part was where our mom did the laundry.... with a wringer washing machine. We walked a mile to our country school. We thought we were the luckiest people in the world to live on our private triangle lot with a big crab apple tree, a big patch of sour rhubarb. & the peace & quiet of our spot called Blooming Grove.

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