During the winter holiday season, how many of us have stepped under the mistletoe? We might walk through a doorway as it’s hanging above us, or maybe have some hanging on a wreath on the door. Whatever the case maybe did you realize that during the depression it helped to feed many families. Don’t worry I didn’t either until after I read a small history notation in my local paper by Roger Martin.
November 25th, 1937 With mistletoe aplenty 4,000 Sussex County workers began making holly wreaths which brought 3 to 6 cents a wreath. While seemingly not much, it was at least something for the work-starved people in the area during the Depression.
I will admit after reading this, even as small as it was. I will never look at this piece of holiday greenery the same way again.