SEGMENT: COURTSHIP, FAMILY FARM, & FARMHOUSE

Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 15

SEGMENT: COURTSHIP, FAMILY FARM, & FARMHOUSE,

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COURTSHIP
Described courtship. Mr. Honey took her to Lilly Pond with a revolver to target shoot - tried to teach her, but her bullet ricocheted off a board and a tree and came back and hit her. That was the end of lesson. He was shy. He proposed casually. Married after school was out.
FAMILY
Lived with his parents for two years till a house was vacant in West Liberty. Had two children 15 months apart. Mentions later honeymoon. She did not get to Niagara Falls until after his death when she visited child.
FAMILY FARM
He worked for a cold storage company. Bought apples from New York. Had a small farm father gave him & decided to run it. Started a dairy farm with Jersey cows (twelve), milking by hand. Had separator and sold cream. Milk cooled in watering trough. She churned butter& describes accident. Vegetable garden. Stored potatoes, canned beans.
FARMHOUSE
Farm house had four rooms; two bedrooms, living, dining/kitchen. No electricity, just lamps. A cistern pumped water to sink. Took baths in tub and hauled water. No indoor toilet till she moved out and rented it.