Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

Crying Over Spilled Milk

How many times have you heard "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", and, "don't look a gift horse in the mouth"? Profound statements, right? And how about "there's no use in crying over spilt milk"? Okay, let me tell you that I've had plenty of reasons to cry over spilled milk.

One such reason occurred when I was about seven years old and my folks still operated a dairy. Of course, to have heard my dad tell it, the dairy "ran" them more than they ran it. Regardless, and if my memory serves me correctly, we milked fifty to sixty head of cows twice a day, seven days a week.

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