SEGMENT: FOOD STORAGE, FOOD & MEALS, & HIRED HELP

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

SEGMENT: FOOD STORAGE, FOOD & MEALS, & HIRED HELP,

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HIRED HELP
Grandmother did not live on the farm but had tenants. She hired jobless people to work for her son moved to the farm when his mother had a stroke and could not work. She died of pneumonia after her stroke and broken leg from the fall.
ORCHARDS
Describes neighbors coming over to help make apple butter; process from coring to boiling juice and stirring.
MAKING SOAP
Says that they boiled down fat to make soap at home, outside, where they washed clothes and boiled the whites.
FOOD & MEALS
At a general store, bought crackers in barrels. Store had hundred pound bags of sugar. Bananas in windows. Only had fruits in season. If got an orange in Christmas stocking, was a rare treat.
FOOD STORAGE
Describes mound where apples, turnips and potatoes were stored over the winter. Mound was raked over in the spring to make a smooth lawn or garden, which came right up to the house.
NEIGHBORS
Farmers would trade seeds with each other.