THE GREENWOOD DAIRY
By Jim Greenwood
My grandfather, Junius Greenwood had a large dairy farm. My father, William,
continued this line of work. I remember him delivering milk first with a
horse and buggy, later with a 1937 Ford pick-up and a 1940 Ford pick-up.
He delivered milk twice a day. During the war (WWII) he delivered milk
once a day.
Dad and my brother Sam and I put in the plant to pasteurize milk in 1954.
We had a herd of 40 Guernsey cows.
We bought milk from other farmers. Don and Dick Brown, David and John Thornily
and Milton Haynes.
We named our business the Golden Guernsey Dairy. We had working for us:
Erie O’Neal, Ronnie Bush, and Tom Bleakley worked in the plant.
We had two trucks. I delivered to the New Matamoras area on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to Newport and St.
Donald O’Neal delivered the milk to Marietta, this was door to door. We
missed deliveries one day because of the big snow in 1950.
Every spring the Newport Grade School children toured the dairy for a field
trip. We sold the business to Sealtest in 1962. I continued to
deliver milk for Sealtest until 1971. In 1965, my wife Shirley and I
built our new home on a section of the Greenwood farm. We have two
children, Jane Ann and Chris.