SEGMENT: FARMHOUSE, FARM-RELATED WORK, & NON-FARM WORK

Evans Cantrall>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 1

SEGMENT: FARMHOUSE, FARM-RELATED WORK, & NON-FARM WORK,

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FAMILY
Relationship with parents. Stories over meals. Dinner table was where we had fun. Struck by lightning.
HEALTH
School girl with under-wear sewn on for the winter. Some bathed once per wk.
FARMHOUSE
Rented house in town for $15 per month. Outdoor toilet 300 feet in back. His chores to carry coal and kindling and cut grass. Chores done before going to bed or playing. Hard-coal base-burner heating.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Went fishing.
FARM-RELATED WORK
Would not go to World's Fair with friends because he had not finished work. First job in high school making berry crates.
NON-FARM WORK
Carried newspapers, washed buggies. "Always had money in my pocket."
FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Story of father going to AR to hunt deer 2 days after he was born.
NON-FARM WORK
First job out of school at Vredenburgs in accounting. Story about a Dr. Taylor who never sent bills & did not always get paid. Story of getting job by meeting fellow on streetcar. Next job at Electric Light and Power. Mentions salary at power company where coal made steam to heat the city. Story about docking pay of coal haulers (lowest type of people) who brought wrong type of coal. He almost got beat up over this. Linemen were the toughest workers who told others to listen to him. Boss fired him so he would go to school and be able to earn money.