by Lisa Tome
Much of Mark Barczewski's family history can be found on milk bottles.
Barczewski's family is rooted in farming. And he's uncovered a great deal of family background through his and wife April's vast milk bottle collection.
April has been collecting milk bottles since she was eight years old - more than 30 years. Her collection includes mainly bottles from the Eastern Shore. She grew up in a farm family and the collection was a natural for her. Mark also has Ag roots. Mark's collection includes many from West End Dairies of Wilmington, Delaware. Those milk bottles show a lot about Mark's family's history of Polish immigrants and their work as dairy farmers.