SEGMENT: FAMILY & FARM WORK

Jessie Ruth Saiter>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 2

SEGMENT: FAMILY & FARM WORK,

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FAMILY
"We were taught to be mannerly." Criticism of mother was not allowed. Story of brother getting knocked off bench by father after criticizing mother's cooking. Rocking chair was mother's. Raised to respect parents & elders. Her brother's never had their wives wait on them. "Men were very proud of being men."
FARM WORK
Boys helped father & girls helped mother, except in busy time when corn needed shelling for horses. All farm work done by walking. Father had team of mules & 4 horses. Father was particular about keeping animals in good health & farm buildings maintained. Mentions riding in surrey. Discusses father building rail fences. Also had barbed wire fences but not woven fences.
FAMILY
Mentions family splitting up after mother died & elder siblings getting married & taking younger siblings to live with them.