Her mother operated in the cooking area making gravy and boysenberry pies. Her daddy plowed the berry spot.
It was 1939, and also America was merely appearing of the Great Anxiety.
Sis Florence Hund, that was 19 at the time, addressed the phones for Walter Knott. She remembers he was a nice man, slim, round glasses. She functioned weekends in the little workplace building alongside the berry base on Motorway 39, before Buena Park came to be a city, before Knott’s Berry Area ended up being Knott’s Berry Farm.
The phone called constantly with people booking for dinner. That’s all she remembers doing– taking dinner bookings.
“They were renowned for their chicken dinners,” Florence stated. “People originated from miles around for a chicken supper.”
Thursday is Hund’s 95th birthday, as well as she’s got one request.
She’s visiting Knott’s Berry Farm for lunch. She’s planning to buy poultry.
The Hund family left Kelly, Kansas, in 1924. They were tired of milking the cows and tending the family members farm.
Florence does not remember exactly why they involved the location understood as Buena Park. However they bought a little put on Western Opportunity. Her daddy worked in the Orange Packaging Property for a while, now on the Irvine Ranch.
“He placed toxin in gopher holes,” Florence claimed. “How’s that for making a living?”
The Knott family– Walter as well as Cordelia as well as their four kids– were neighbors. Mary Hund as well as Cordelia Knott ended up being friends. After Florence graduated from Marywood High College in Anaheim, she got a task collaborating with Mr. Knott.
His boysenberry profession was starting to remove, as well as his spouse began making poultry dinners for individuals which stopped along Motorway 39, which became Beach Boulevard.
“Things began to expand a little,” Florence stated.
The berry stand/restaurant attracted numerous people that Walter Knott, in about 1940, constructed a ghost town and hosted a “protected wagon show” for individuals to see as they awaited their food. The rest is enjoyment park record.
In 1941, Florence ended up being a nun, signing up with the Sis of St. Joseph in Orange. She worked as a cook and a home economics educator for numerous years. In 2016, she will certainly be celebrating her 75th year with the Sisters of St. Joseph.
She does not remember if she has ever before in fact been to the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, or if she has ever before consumed one of the famous poultry dinners.
However she will have one for lunch Thursday.
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