Here is one of the many butter churns he collected. He even had the big ones that were all wooden. His entire collection was sold back in the 1980's when he passed away, and mom sold the house. He collected bottles with people all over the United States through this bottle club. It was something like E-bay is now, only much more complex, with letters being exchanged from a typewriter using snail mail. When everything was sold, the grand total came to about $23,000, which was a lot in the 80's.
Pictured here, are thousands of paper milk bottle tops that he collected. They are all organized in this huge album. You can click on any picture to make them bigger. There are tops from cream, chocolate milk, whipping cream, buttermilk, and skimmed milk.
Of course when you think of milk, how can you forget Elsie the famous cow? Pictured here is an Elsie mug, and glass that we kept from his collection.