SEGMENT: FARM WORK, WOMEN'S WORK, & CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

Jessie Ruth Saiter>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 3

SEGMENT: FARM WORK, WOMEN'S WORK, & CHILDREN'S EDUCATION,

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FAMILY
Mentions son being born stillborn. Children born at home & delivered by a doctor.
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
Discussion of children's also attending one room schoolhouse. Mention of school consolidation & attending multi-room school with different grades, the Southside School. Description of mother's education. Doesn't recall daughter having spelling bees.
WOMEN'S WORK
Had big garden, but did not bury foods for storage. Stores in town began to have fresh produce in winter-time. Mentions a lot of canning & making of preserves & jellies. Huckster stopped coming after they moved to town.
FARM WORK
As married man, husband did not collect wild honey. Mentions purchase of a rock-crusher.
TRANSPORTATION
Husband had rock-crusher that road crews used to improve roads.
FARM WORK
Farmers bought crushed limestone rock to spread on fields. Mentions Mrs. Geisert made small fortune off of her rock quarry.
ACTIVITIES
Description of large family reunion.