SEGMENT: CROPS & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES

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

SEGMENT: CROPS & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES,

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CROPS
Pumpkins thought to be good for livestock. Mentions neighbor selling pumpkins. Cattle just loved them. Children helped prepare pumpkins for pumpkin pie filling. Description of mother making pumpkin pies.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Never celebrated Halloween. Never saw jack-o-lanterns. Mentions auctioning of special lunch boxes made by girls so boyfriend would buy that box to have lunch with their girlfriend. Description of costume party where Mrs. Saiter & husband-to-be went as man & wife, but she was he & he was she. Story of "ghost" appearing. Daughter guessed identity of ghost due to smell of Fels Naptha Soap. Lunch box auctions held at schools at least twice a year. Recollection of seeing Santa Claus at school for the first time & being scared to death. They had never heard of Santa Claus & teacher had to explain to students what Santa Claus was all about. Story of Mr. & Mrs. Saiter playing Santa Claus for grandchildren.