SEGMENT: WOMEN'S WORK, HEALTH, & NEIGHBORS

Winfred Mills>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 13

SEGMENT: WOMEN'S WORK, HEALTH, & NEIGHBORS,

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WOMEN'S WORK
Mother helped Dr. Shearl deliver babies. This experience gave Winfred he might want to be a doctor. Folks would call to have his mother come & deliver a baby. Winfred would taker her.
FAMILY
Winfred born in log cabin, sisters born in farm-houses.
WOMEN'S WORK
Mother also served as a family doctor for many in area.
LIVESTOCK
Father was animal doctor [of sorts]. Story of cattle eating pear/apple whole & having to mash it in cow's throat.
HEALTH
Discussion of doctors in area, how they would come in all types of weather, & their names. Mention again that mother was a doctor of sorts to area folks. "…she had very good luck." Story of scarlet fever almost killing mother & father. Story of Winfred & sister having scarlet fever & neighbors coming into offer help.
NEIGHBORS
Discussion of closeness of neighbors in past & "distance" today. "Things have just drifted apart." Story of closeness with Kail family, particularly Elizabeth "Jack" Kail. Mentions taking "Jack's" mother to hospital several times. Lists all the things neighbors did for one another (butchering, baling hay, building). "I have stacked hundreds of tons of hay. If you think that ain't work, you just ain't there."