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Grace the Milk - c1975

Grace the Milk - c1975

Date Added: 20 May 2010 Contributor: Anna Williams (nee McMillan) Year: 1975 Picture No: 2662

Grace the milk lady. All I know is my Dad took this picture as she was notorious for hating any pictures taken of her, and yes that is one of the many oil rigs heading out from Nigg.

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Alec do you remember all the money was kept in the blue bucket, a lion widna get their hands on it. She was very partial ta a dram ta reach her hert on a frosty fore noon. Comment left on 01 April 2011 at 20:24 by Davey Jones
Aye memories from a by-gone age. Ye'll no see the likes again that's for sure. I know she spent some time in the Arms on a Sat afternoon but I always thought it was for a coffee. Maybe I'm wrong. Comment left on 02 April 2011 at 17:36 by Alex Grant
Nothing wrong with that Alex. The start of women`s lib by Gracie. She worked hard.
Comment left on 04 April 2011 at 17:08 by Dorothy Ewen (Robertson)
Alec div thee mind when yer mother got music played ta the coos in the byre? She said a happy coo gees mair milk. Comment left on 05 April 2011 at 11:26 by Davey Jones
Aye I do Davey and years later she was proved correct. Apparently soothing music played to cows gives a higher yield of milk. Once again she was ahead of the game as Dorothy (above) agrees.The music chosen for this experiment was "Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony" but it turned out to be a bad choice, because I understand that half way through the milking the cows fell asleep. Comment left on 06 April 2011 at 20:48 by Alex Grant
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