SEGMENT: ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD WORK, & FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION

Wayne "Ren" Sirles>ISM Interviews M-Z>ISM Interviews M-Z, Segment 10

SEGMENT: ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD WORK, & FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION,

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CHILDHOOD WORK
Grew up close to the land. Had chores, but also hunted. Less convenient than today, but a good life. Fed and watered the chickens and collect eggs to go to the hatchery. Had milk cows, milk them twice. Had horses and mules to feed.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Grandfather, Grover Cleveland Rendleman, saved the farm during the Depression by trading in mules. Had 160 head. Hired men to break the mules for teams. Had a knack of matching mules.
ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION
Grandfather told Wayne that he would go to college. He an 8th grade education and 556 acres. When he went to the bank for a $5,000 loan, he had to put up his land and his insurance policy and could have lost everything. He told Wayne that no one could ever take away a college education in times of trouble. Wayne pushes everyone to college.