SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, FOOD & MEALS, & NON-FARM WORK

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SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS, FOOD & MEALS, & NON-FARM WORK,

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RECOLLECTIONS
Discussion of family funeral wakes held in home, dealing with corpse, & first relatives to have wake in funeral home.
FOOD & MEALS
Discussion of method of salting & storing meat in smokehouse. "We had plenty to eat." Discussion of dressing chickens & difference in texture & taste of free-range vs. housed-chickens.
FARM WORK
Discussion of harvesting ice from ponds & storage in ice-house. Ice would last to July-August.
NON-FARM WORK
"That's a pretty good subject." Discussion of mines in the area & how smoke from burning slag pile never bothered people, not like today with EPA. "If they seen a slack pile burning today, they'd have a fit." Mentions that many Peabody #6 miners took shuttle train from Springfield to mine. Few people who worked in mines still around. Mentions Tony Rock & Mr. Polistina.