SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES, FAMILY, & NON-FARM WORK

Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 16

SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES, FAMILY, & NON-FARM WORK,

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FAMILY
Always lived in town. Didn't know what farm life would be. Wanted to be with husband, so adjusted.
MARRIAGE
Husband studied after milking. Mrs. Honey went to bed early while he was studying. Husband studied preaching so did not have conversations.
WOMEN'S WORK
She did housework, gardening, childcare, cooking. Read to children, but regrets she didn't read bible stories.
ACTIVITIES
Hooked rugs of wool from wool garments. Sold one for $25 and one for $3. She hooked rugs because she had to keep busy. Wool holds the color unlike cotton.
NON-FARM WORK
Husband left Newton church after ten years. Church & husband needed a change. He then preached part-time in Palmyra, Shaw's Point, and Pleasant Hill. Story of Methodist Church would not let him preach in their church. Church singer was Maude Hubbard. Sister taught Sunday school.
ACTIVITIES
Taught Sunday School & liked high school groups best. Also Chaperoned socials. No dancing or card-playing permitted because it led to intimacy and gambling. Minister and wife were supposed to be example for others.