SEGMENT: ELECTRIFICATION & HIRED HELP

Jeanette Sayre>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 11

SEGMENT: ELECTRIFICATION & HIRED HELP,

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ELECTRIFICATION
Explains that music nights went on in various relatives' houses, some of which might have been electrified. Describes how, with oil lamps, they were moved around to show the faces of the various musicians. With the new house to be built, Sayres had electricity installed through the REA (Rural Electrification Administration). The family was conservative with light; using it for reading at night.
HIRED HELP
Her father had two water witchers come to find water for the new house. John Atwood, who dug wells, showed him where an underground stream might be and said to dig there. A Mrs. Niles was also called. She used her peach stick to find a spot. Both had shown the same spot. A well was dug, water was found, and the well is still good.