Grist Mill by the mill, the workers who cut the lumber became known as Sawyers. Casey says many common sayings have their roots in the miller’s trade. “At harvest time, everyone would show up at the mill at the same time,” he says. “You would have to get in line and ‘wait your turn’ of the stone. People gathered
The “rule of thumb.” at the mill were said to be ‘milling about.’ If you wanted your f lour the same way as last time, you would tell the miller you wanted ‘the same old grind.’” In a history of the mill, Casey wrote that the state acquired the mill and the 15-acre pond in the mid-1950s to preserve the mill and turn the pond into a fishing lake. Two hurricanes in 1955 broke the dam and damaged the mill. It was
Flour sack from the old mill.
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September 2011 Tidewater Times