SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, NON-FARM WORK, & TOWNS

William Wertheim>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 2

SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, NON-FARM WORK, & TOWNS,

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RECOLLECTIONS
Recalls getting shave for $0.10 & haircut for $0.50.
NON-FARM WORK
Mentions cuts of meat he sold as a butcher, including "threshing meat."
TOWNS
Names stores in Athens at turn of the century. Story of fellow falling out back door at Opera House.
NON-FARM WORK
Story of harvesting ice. Ice was packed in sawdust & kept through the summer. Sold to individuals, restaurants, & butcher shops.
FARMHOUSE
Moved to house next door to Catholic Church. Raised chickens there. Moved to another house & had a milk cow. Sold milk for $0.05/quart. Mentions prices of butter & eggs.
WOMEN'S WORK
Sister helped mother with housework.
CHILDHOOD WORK
William always raised & sold runt pigs after they got fat. Farmers were his friend & was given runt-pigs. Bought chickens from John Evers for $0.50/each.
WOMEN'S WORK
Mother would kill 3-4 fattened geese in the fall. She used feathers for making pillows & feather-beds. Geese cooked & eaten.
RECOLLECTIONS
Wertheims were Jewish, but had "…no trouble whatever." Mother sent him to Sunday school.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
William went to school in Athens from 5th to 8th grade & then 1 summer at Springfield Business College. "All the schooling I ever had."