Monday, May 3, 2010
Hmm! I remember asking dad for directions to Stang's Christmas tree farm near Sartell one year. Part of the instruction were "once you get on the tarvey go about 5 miles and watch for a dirt road toward the river..." I assumed "tar-vey" was a Germanized word, as in "tar way"....but this ad from the Farm Journal magazine in 1918 made me wonder. Wow, there was an actual product called TARVIA.
Another childhood assumption shot to hell.