SEGMENT: FARMING DURING WWII, LIVESTOCK CARE, & CRIME

Jacqueline Jackson>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 28

SEGMENT: FARMING DURING WWII, LIVESTOCK CARE, & CRIME,

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FOOD & MEALS
The homogenization of milk caused the fat globules to increase in surface size. When milkmen would put milk bottles on the porch and the sun would come up, the fat globules would absorb more sunlight and give it a funny taste. Some suppliers started using paper bottles or amber glass bottles.
LIVESTOCK CARE
They would use sawdust from a foundry as bedding for calves. The calves started dying from lead poisoning and they couldn't figure out why. One day Jackie's dad saw a glint in the sawdust. He discovered some of the sawdust had red paint on it. The foundry was painting one side of the boards they used for sawdust and the calves were eating the painted sawdust, giving them lead poisoning and killing them.
CRIME
When the price of meat went up, somebody butchered a cow in their field. This happened in the 1950s or 60s. They had two different milk men who embezzled from them. One of them was altering the record keeping books. Jackie's grandpa wrote him a letter when he found out about it. The milkman began to pay him back but had to leave to the South Pacific for WWII. It was probably around $1000. She has the story in her book but she changed the name. Another man wrote to her father confessing of stealing from him and sent him $50. He had a ranch out west that Jackie's parents stayed at and she figures that makes them even. She changed his name for the story too. Another guy had tortured a horse, but he didn't care if she used his name.
FARMING DURING WWII
Discussion of rationing. Tires were hard to come by. Gas was rationed so some went back to horses for delivering milk. They switched to every other day deliveries with no delivery on Sundays. They grew hemp which didn't seem to do much but wreck their machines.