I am getting older and sometimes some things just don’t click like they should. Then all of a sudden in the middle of the night it came to me, I was lucky and remembered it in the morning. The pail was a lunch pail. It was one of those aha moments.
Cousin Bonnie gave Far Guy four items that were Great Great Grandpa Alecks ..I have already showed you the Mystery Item= hog scraper. One item was self explanatory, one was documented ( I will show you these next week one day) and then there was this pail.. I opened it up and said “Wonder what this was used for?” Far Guy replied “Beats me.” Xaver was a Tailor and then a Farmer..neither of us thought about him as a boy.. going to school.
Do I think this is a lunch pail from Switzerland? I think it is unlikely..but it is possible. I am not sure that we will ever know for sure.
I was just happy to have identified it as a lunch pail…and it was this photo that I recalled in the middle of the night. A collection of different lunch pails at a little one room school house on the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers grounds.
I doubt if our children will take the time to read the 198 page history of this part of the family..but hopefully I can bring enough bits and pieces forward in this blog so that someday they will say..aha I remember when Mom wrote about that!
I am off to a Scrap Book Retreat later today..perhaps I will take some photos and show you them tomorrow:)