A Thought for Tuesday

Next Tuesday I will once again have wise thoughts from others for you to be inspired by. This Tuesday it’s just a quick thought from me, sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚

My Mother-in-law has me enjoying delving into my family background. She has been very intrigued with researching her family tree and has learned interesting information!

Amazing what you can find at the click of a button. There are 2 websites that you can visit if you are interested in researching your family tree. The information is free! My MIL hasn’t paid at all and has gained a lot of information. They may ask for money if you want certain information but you can just bypass that and usually still get the information. The websites are http://www.myheritage.com and http://www.ancestry.com

If you have any trouble with the websites or a question about something, just ask. I will check with the expert (my MIL) and get back to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is a cool nugget for you.

If you have heard of Musselman’s Applesauce and Musselman’s Apple Juice, I am related to the founders. Not related close enough to share in their profits but it’s still cool to know.

Musselman’s Applesauce was started in 1907 and is said to have been the “gold standard” set for other companies to follow.

Musselmanโ€™s was founded in Biglerville, PA, in 1907 by Christian and Emma Musselman. We have been proud to produce your familyโ€™s favorite Apple Sauce and Apple Juice for over 100 years.

The original plants in Biglerville and Gardners, PA, provided much needed canned goods for the servicemen during WWI including corn, tomatoes, and of course apples. The Musselmans eventually focused on the processing of the abundant local fruit in the area, adding canned cherries and a preserves facility to make their famous Musselmanโ€™s Apple Butter.

As the company became more successful, and the demand for their products increased, Mr. Musselman decided that it was necessary to build a large canning facility and vinegar distillery in Inwood, WV. At the time there was no machinery available to specifically manufacture apple sauce, so Mr. Musselman, being the entrepreneur that he was, built his own. By 1934, Musselmanโ€™s apple sauce production had tripled.

The Musselman family, devout Mennonites of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, was inspired by much more than producing good food. They felt a keen sense of community obligation and created the Musselman Foundation in 1942. Over the course of 70 years the foundation has continued to support the local communities by donating to local schools, colleges, libraries, and hospitals.

Over the next few decades, the Musselman Company became a leading brand of apple sauce in American grocery stores and won over generations of families with their โ€œQuality You Can Taste.โ€

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Over the next few decades, the Musselman Company became a leading brand of apple sauce in American grocery stores and won over generations of families with th

22 thoughts on “A Thought for Tuesday

  1. Reading about apples in your post, jarred (get it?) a memory from the convolutions of my addled brain. I have decided to call it “Tuesday’s Thought!”…that has a familiar ring to it, does it not? Now, before my propensity for loquacity rears it’s ugly head, I shall get to the aforesaid thought. Many years ago in the 1980’s, I spent numerous weekends on the day shift caring for a very wealthy widow in her 80’s. She was suffering from the debilitation of several strokes and had mild dementia. She was Jewish, but for reasons unknown, faithfully watched Robert H. Schuller’s “Hour of Power”. It was broadcast from The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. every Sunday morning. She loved that TV show and even instructed her lawyer to send money, although it remains a mystery if he actually ever did. It seemed to me to be a sort of religious variety show, but Rev. Schuller always gave a sermon too. He was quite charismatic. Finally, we arrive at the “thought” part. For some unfathomable reason, I have retained this one thing that he said during a sermon and I share it with you. “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” I feel it only fair, in light of your imagined forbearance to the end of this thought, to add one last thought. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle. Thank-you!

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      • You can not remember the “Hour of Power”! I only ever watched it back in the 80’s with Rose, it was not a request but a demand. I was forbidden to talk or leave during the hour. A teapot of Lemon Lift and a plate of cookies on a tray were prepared by said nurse, before the program began…no crunching or loud sipping was permitted. The dear old soul was much more amenable when humored, it was only an hour and there was the tea&cookies for solace…not to mention a quote to quip should the opportunity arise. It has taken over 30 years, but the opportunity was not wasted!

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