SEGMENT: FAMILY FARM, CHILDHOOD WORK, & FAMILY BACKGROUND

Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 20

SEGMENT: FAMILY FARM, CHILDHOOD WORK, & FAMILY BACKGROUND,

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FAMILY FARM
Grandparents farm was 160 acres near DeSoto, IL. Describes how her grandmother smoked a clay pipe and sucked on a cloves during church to hide the smell. Describes the well that had protections so that children would not fall in. Tells a story about buying coffee beans, spilling them in the dust and having to filter them through a screen to save them.
CHILDHOOD WORK
At age ten she had to climb down into the twelve-foot deep cistern to clean it our for her grandmother. Tells how scary that was.
FARM-RELATED WORK
Her grandmother finally sold the mill, she thinks because it became less profitable than one in a larger town would be.
FAMILY BACKGROUND
She describes the Pennsylvania Dutch settlement and her grandmother being different than German.