SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES, FARMHOUSE, & FARM WORK

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SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES, FARMHOUSE, & FARM WORK,

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FARM WORK
Story of lightning striking a hay pile.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Description of games called "wolf & sheep" & "shimmy", "spin-the-plate", apple-bobbing. Skating in the winter on farm ponds. Mentions ice-storm in 1918 that enabled skating to Williamsville overland. Kept pretty close over the years. Mentions deaths of older sisters & younger brother. Most Christmas gifts purchased, some handmade. Gifts purchased in Springfield, some made. Kids went to Springfield about 1/month, but mother went in weekly if she had produce to sell.
FARMHOUSE
Description of cellar & change of temperature of cellar after putting in furnace.
ACTIVITIES
Had picnics for 4th of July & "Decoration Day." Games played. Thanksgiving at Winfreds.