SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARM WORK, & FAMILY

Gale Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 6

SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARM WORK, & FAMILY,

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LIVESTOCK
Discussion of feeding and grooming the horses before the family would eat meals.
FAMILY
Family would go to town on Saturday nights (Ava), would often wrestle his twin brother and they would get paid a nickel apiece, parents were strict and children knew not to question, few discipline problems
TOWNS
People went to town on Saturday night, stores like the farmers store had everything and they stayed open until 9 or 10 pm, people did their shopping and visited, sodas and candy were a big deal and each was a nickel, sometimes run in to congressman Keller, friend of his father would give the twins a nickel to have fun. Theatre in Ava for a while but nobody had the money to go.
FARM WORK
Carried water to the threshing crews. As a young man he worked for the Klesters who had the thresher, pitching bales and learning to stack bales in rows
FARM EQUIPMENT
Talks about the men (either the Klesters or Bowers) who would bid on jobs then bring the threshing machine along with a steel wheeled tractor.