Bio: Greeler Hen News (1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Greeler 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 16, 1953 

Greeler Hen News (1953) 

A Loyal Hen Makes a "G" for Ed Greeler, her boss: -- Edward Greeler has a hen which understands the principles of loyalty.  Having laid her daily egg in her usual fashion, she lingered long enough to deposit upon the end of the shell a well formed letter "G".  She did not do any unusual advertising of her accomplishment; just cackled like a good hen ought when she does her daily duty.  She left it for the Greeler family to find taahe egg in their usual egg hunt.  The Greelers do not even know which of their hens turned this artistic trick.  Their conclusion is that it was the work of a modest hen, who understands that the left foot ought not to know what the right foot is doing. 

The letter "G" is formed just like the rest of the shell, out of lime and whatever else hens put into their shells.  It is raised very perceptibly above the surface of the surrounding portion of the shell. 

Just why the hen should have made a "G" is for anybody to guess. But the most obvious answer is that she has a strong sense of appreciation. The Greelers feed her and give her a good home.  They even gave her enough shell material so that she has a little to spare. So in sheer appreciation, she puts the initial letter of the family name upon her egg. 



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