Friday, September 5, 2008

Visit the Stein Family Farm on Grandparents' Day, 13 September

The Stein Family Farm is located at 1808 F Street in National City, California. Their web site is and the docent is Susan Walter (619-426-5109). Charles and Bertha (Pallas) Stein were the builders and original owners of The Stein Family Farm in about 1900.

To celebrate Grandparents Day on Saturday, 13 September, the Stein Family Farm will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A donation is requested. The program includes:

* Demonstrations, displays and activities.

* Tour the Farm House

* Check out the plantings, feed the worms, pump water from the century old cistern, do washboard laundry, make lime and lemonade to your own taste, maybe even pat the rooster.

* Arts and crafts and seeds to plant to take home

* Special guest, Jackie Lancaster, daughter of Marian McQuade, the founder of Grandparents Day.

* Fill out a Family Tree chart

* All grandparents will have the opportunity to do a brief tape recorded interview with the subject of "one thing different when I was a child than now was..."

This is a wonderful opportunity for inter-generational family history activities - for the younger generations to learn what it was like to live a century ago. I hope to visit it on Grandparents Day and to take my grandchildren there when they next visit us.

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