OH, PLEASE EGGS-PLAIN
SHIRLEY and Val from Cohuna were telling younger colleagues how they used to bring hens’ eggs to class in the ‘50s and ‘60s to be donated to the local hospital.
It was a competition, and the winning grade each day would have the honour of keeping a wooden chook for the day.
“Most students came from homes with their own chook houses, both town and farm dwellers, so many dozens of eggs were donated,” Shirley says.
“Our much younger work friends, from the new era of use-by dates, could not understand how the patients were not all affected by eggs which were obviously kept for a long period of time.
“We remember the eggs were rubbed with a potion, but does anyone have the preservative recipe?”