David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Shopping Saturday ~ Moler's Dairy


If you grew up on the east side of Dayton, Ohio in the 1960's and 70's you would probably remember the giant statue of a cow that stood on Smithville Road outside the Moler's Dairy factory.  She was a popular attraction for many, many years before the dairy closed down and the land was sold for apartments and other small businesses. We had two major dairy companies in business in the Kettering area when I was a child. The Borden Dairy had it's own mascot, Elsie the Cow and her face graced the front of the Borden building for many years.  Elsie and her family made sure that moms across the area knew it was important to provide their families with healthy dairy products!  My interest in the dairy business had less to do with milk and more to do with the wonderful "frozen" treats that our next door neighbor would bring home from his job at Moler's Dairy.  He didn't really even speak to us kids too often, but in the summertime he would often show up at home with enough frozen ice pops for all the kids on the block. To this day, I have never tasted any that were as flavorful as those treats! We also had our regular milk and juice deliveries from the milkman who drove a blue dairy truck through the neighborhood every day.  How different things are today! Can you even imagine having someone being able to make their living now by making home deliveries of milk and eggs today? Ah, the "good old days".

2 comments:

  1. My contractor found an empty Molers' milk container in the walls when doing some renovation! Interesting reading here about the company of 60s and 70s.

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  2. Interesting article. I recently had pink bathroom tile removed in one bathroom and replaced with drywall. In process the contractor handed me a pint container of "Molers' Vitamin "D" soft curd homogenized milk!
    I had been told by Warren County Tax office that my house was built in 1957. My little treasurer will go to the Warren County Historical Museum.

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