SEGMENT:BACKGROUND, FAMILY, & LAND

Bev Kuhn>NIU Collection>NIU Collection, Segment 8

SEGMENT:BACKGROUND, FAMILY, & LAND,

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BACKGROUND
Learned about Jack's family during courtship. Farm life sounded OK, not a big deal. She was a city girl then. Enjoyed hearing about America. Speculated there would be big cities, lots of people, a good life. Went to Canada but continued writing Jack. It was lonely in IL at first.
FAMILY
Jack's family was very close knit, sat down to meals together, she liked the closeness. 1969.
FARMHOUSE
She was impressed with the basement & big rooms of her new house with Jack.
WOMEN'S WORK
Jack's mother mainly took care of the house, cooking, etc.
FARM WORK
raising crops
FAMILY
Jack has 4 brothers, Dick, Jack, Ron, Gary & sisters Marilyn & Carol. Jack & Gary stayed in farming.
LAND
In early 1970s family moved west to DeKalb County. Sold the Warrenville land to a developer. Bev was impressed with the openness of the land in DeKalb County. Describes the land and where it was situated. Interviewer describes the farm, house, lane, orchard, farmyard.
FARM FACILITIES
Bev describes the out buildings.