SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, NON-FARM WORK, & REFLECTIONS

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SEGMENT: FAMILY BACKGROUND, NON-FARM WORK, & REFLECTIONS,

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FAMILY BACKGROUND
Bev Kuhn tells of her birth and youth in Australia, from farm family but lived in town. Tells about her father being a farmer and his brothers as well. Tells of her mother's family. More to do on her dad's family's farm. Describes landscape. Describes house. No indoor plumbing, describes showering under a bucket - very different than living in town. Describes taking cold showers. Only crops were pineapples & oranges.
NON-FARM WORK
Bev's dad was a carpenter in town, her mother was a housewife. Then took in ironing, waitressed.
REFLECTIONS
Bev met husband Jack and left Australia. But a Canadian girlfriend got her interested in Canada too. Jack Kuhn was a sailor in the Navy in Vietnam. Met in Brisbane, wrote letters, she moved to Canada, he visited. Talks about their early courtship.