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- In olden times people used to eat different food than is eaten now. About three meals the old people ate in the day. These were the meals oatmeal porridge and potatoes fish butter and the drunk some milk also. The bread the ate was oat bread baked on a table and well hardened in front of a fire on a bread iron. People always worked before having meals some people had porridge in the morning and others in the evening. Long ago the people never ate late at night. The people used wooden vessels before cups were made. The wooden vessels were called noggins or piggins. The table was at the side of the wall with its end by the floor, when the meal was over the table was lifted and hung on the side of the wall.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.