Spuds and fine lettuce

Culinary news from the March 26, 1914 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 6:

Crate of Nice Headed Lettuce

Charles Critchfield, south of Graham, received last week a crate of fine headed lettuce, sent by his brother, Billie Critchfield, of Mercerdes, Texas.

A letter was received by Fred Welling to get the crate at the station and take out a mess or two and Mr. and Mrs. Welling enjoyed a mess of fine crisp lettuce Friday for dinner. James Kavenaugh says he believes that this crate of lettuce came from his farm on the Gulf at Mission, Texas.

Planted “Spuds” in Snow

Quite a few of the early gardeners of Graham already have their “Murphies” planted and the ground well mulched with a nice coat of snow.  Among those who observed St. Patrick’s day by planting potatoes were Paddy Mowry, James Lyle and others.  James Early planted potatoes March 14, they ought to be “Early” potatoes.  Paddy Mowry says he planted the six weeks variety and has invited a number of his friends to eat new potatoes with him May 1st.

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