Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
6 June 2004

Heather: How did the early settlers in New England keep the food and milk cold in the summer?

Audrey: Gramma would open the cellar door and would go down a few steps and sit on the stair and reach into an area (like a shelf) where food was kept in dishes with tight covers.  In this cold area, she would reach in and get food out.