SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES

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SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES,

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FOOD & MEALS
Family always ate together. Discusses mother making own cheese by hand. Mentions gardening and canning. Buying peaches and other fruit from vendor. Dad helped some in garden.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Curriculum; Family Finances
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Other memories of the farm at Cloverdale. Almost killed by angry sow. Ice skating. Swimming in cow tank. Cows would not drink from tank after sediment stirred up by swimming. "Those darn girls were in that cow tank." Gathering nuts and wildflowers.
APPLIANCES
First telephone about 1933. First refrigerator about 1937.
FARM WORK
Discusses threshing crew & cooperation between several families. Typical day during threshing time.
WOMEN'S WORK
Descriptions of preparing for threshing dinner & feeding of the threshing crew.