Thursday, April 06, 2006

Did David Barer Speak French?

In the days prior to WWII B. Barer & Sons prime source of income was the purchase of wool and animal skins.

The spring time was sheep shearing season. That meant days on the road seeking shearing sites with the hope of buying the "clip" and or the pelts of aninals that had perished over the winter.

Most of the farmers and herders were of French origin. David would wile away the evenings in the isolated sheep camps playing pinochle with the DeRewes, Ganguets, and Jausauds (Joso), etc.

Did he pick up a bit of French?


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