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Along the Lakeshore: April 10

Lots of ducks, the Loveless family, local cow milk

At that time, the dairy companies paid a premium for butterfat. The brown cows had more butterfat and the bonus made up for the smaller hundredweight of the fluid and there were of a lot fewer milk cans to carry. Today butterfat is not a plus. Volume seems to be the big item. More cows more milk. High efficiency is how the dairy business has evolved.

Someone at the Historical Society had a picture of a red house on the lakeshore. The attached card said Spalding on the north, Bentley in the middle, and Greenfield on the south. Current property information did not have these names, but Susan was able to clear this up by explaining that both the Bentley and Spalding land had been combined into the former Giambarolomei property. The Greenfield land is now the site of the Davis house.

The red house was the Anson Bentley Boat Livery. He had a fleet of 14-foot Skaneateles cedar lap-strake rowboats. His son was George who ran the Bentley and Thomas Garage, our local Plymouth dealer. It is now the home to the Les Hunt Garage on Hannum Street. We also had a Dodge dealer at Stots Garage which is now Valentines Deli, etc. next to the old post office site. Time sure moves along.

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