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

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

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

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NON-FARM WORK
He taught seven years in local school (describes location). Taught eight grades. Mentions names of some students. No discipline problems. County office chose textbooks. Subjects were spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic; geography; history, and physiology. Notes that it was just the basics, unlike in today's texts. More like a technical school today, to learn practical problem solving.
RECOLLECTIONS
He taught a large extended family named Peliter. Three of the Peliter boys became chemical engineers. They developed a paint for General Motors and became rich.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Went to school, too young to much farm work. He and two sisters hunted a lot, as lived near woods. Hunted opossum at night with dog. Take a dog to pick up trail. Usually found squirrels and opossums up a hollow tree. Pulled them out with a piece of saw briar. Briar would get tangled in their fur. Hunted them mainly for sport. Did not eat opossums.
FOOD & MEALS
Had hickory, walnut and chestnut trees in their yard. Their orchard had apples, peaches, and plums. Mother gathered persimmons, canned fruit. Describes Thanksgiving dinners.