Brooms of Our Ancestors
By Brother Placid Gross, Assumption Abbey, Richardton, North Dakota
|Emil Reuer, Dawson, North Dakota, made a pioneer broom, March, 1998.|
The handle and other wooden parts for this broom came from an original that Emil's uncle had made a long time ago. Emil remembers using this type of broom when he was about 16 years old to sweep the granary and barn. (A rough estimate would put that about 75 years ago.) It is our good fortune that Emil still lives on the farm and that there had not been a fire or auction sale. Emil, "Danke Schön" a thousand times.