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recipes, comb honey, Kutztown Folk Festival, bees, beeswax, grafting wax, straw skeps, bee hives, bee lore
A handwritten letter and enclosed set of typed note cards written by Lester Breininger addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated July 9, 1959. Within, folk beliefs and sayings surrounding bees, bee stings and beeswax are compiled from the 1959 Kutztown Folk Festival as well as recipes for honey cookies and grafting wax.
Alfred L. Shoemaker
July 9, 1959
Enclosed find your copy of “Bee Lore” Its the best I could do this year.
We handed out many cookie samples. That’s our expense. We printed recipes ourselves but the cards cost $1.85 for 1000. Is that our expense?
I hauled the things there and home again with my fathers truck so there is no added expense there. But I did attend eight days in between. My wife helped four of those days in costume. That’s in the bargain.
253 W. Oley St.
English and German
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Breininger, Lester, "Letter From Lester Breininger to Alfred L. Shoemaker, July 9, 1959" (1959). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 187.
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