SEGMENT: FARM WORK, FOOD STORAGE, & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES

William Hubbard>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 18

SEGMENT: FARM WORK, FOOD STORAGE, & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES,

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FOOD STORAGE
His father buried vegetables in the ground in the apple orchard. They put straw lining and leaves and a rail down the center, covered with shock fodder to make a ground cellar. Left one end kind of open for access.
FARM WORK
Father managed to raise 8 sons. Had no mortgage or interest to pay so money earned was own. Bought 50 pound bags of flour and 25 pound bags of sugar to make homemade bread. Butchered own hogs. Notes white neighbors would borrow food during threshing season & always paid them back. A day began at four a.m. to bring in the horses. Mother made breakfast for 5
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Played horseshoes. No money for other recreation.
HIRED HELP
Mr. Hubbard remembers only one colored family in area. This family came from KY to work for Mr. Hubbard's uncle.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
No time for play. Went to school with Mr. Edwards' children. Went to 9th grade. Kids got Saturday afternoon off work. Played at Bunn Park.
FAMILY FARM
Farm was located near WMMY radio station. Land owned by Mrs. Merrick.