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"I was born in 1936 and spent my growing up years in/around my parents' feed mill that produced its own brand of feeds for poultry/hogs/beef and dairy. we sold feeds in many different colorful patterns that showed up again as dresses, curtains, etc. And as late as 1955 or so we were selling feed in bags that had bright colors and flower patterns that were made into pillow cases, some unused bags that I still possess.Most were made by the Bemis Bag Company, but other big bag makers such as Fulton and Chase made theirs as well.The other heavy duty seamless bags for grain and ground feeds were reused many times, and often had patches over patches by the frugal families of that period. The depression mentality stayed with many of the farmer families that we served in the 1950s."