SEGMENT: WOMEN'S WORK, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & FARMHOUSE

Ray (Bud) Nuckols>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 1

SEGMENT: WOMEN'S WORK, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & FARMHOUSE,

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FAMILY BACKGROUND
Born in Glasgow, KY in 1903. Grandparents were Scotch-Irish who came from Pennsylvania. Grandparents had eleven children. He remembers meals at the house, & homemade furniture.
LIVESTOCK
Like other farms, his grandparents grew most of the food they ate.
TOWNS
Grandfather went to town weekly for staples. Town had a grist mill for flour. Describes how a mill works. Took corn to be milled into flour. Towns built around creeks for mills. Creeks often dammed for mills.
FARMHOUSE
Home was two story log with home-sawed lumber weatherboarding. Snow blew into bedroom in winter. Kids all slept upstairs without heat on featherbeds and quilts.
WOMEN'S WORK
Grandmother made clothes. Also made wool blankets from homespun yarn, quilted at bees, made soap. Describes soap making process and uses for soap. Women baked bread. Men milked cows. Work started at daylight.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Discusses childhood education. School was to grade eight, then kids had to help farm. Big older boys in room with little ones. Difficult to discipline them. Mentions schoolboy tricks. Girls wore dresses with bloomers & boys wore woolen overalls, often homemade.