SEGMENT: FAMILY, TRANSPORTATION, CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 15
- FAMILY ACTIVITIES
- Both voted. Worked for Red Cross & Women's Club. Husband belonged to debating society.
- Roads were bad. Sometimes needed four horses for milk wagon. Later on, dragged them, graveled them and filled holes.
- Shopped in West Liberty or Newton for clothes, fabric. Husband gave her sewing machine ($12.00).
- She describes daughter's visit to Palmyra. She met bachelor farmers and married one. They built her a house in Palmyra & then her daughter & husband moved into the house Mrs. Honey was living in. Taught school in Newton. Worked for A&P. Father had to teach her long division. Had car accident on road with big ruts.
- CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
- her children walked to school and took their lunches, except son, who was too shy ("backward"). Later biked to school. Daughter complained that teacher was so bad, she doubted she learned anything in grade school. Children brought coal into house.
- Husband away preaching. Illnesses included measles, chicken pox, and whooping cough. Boy broke arm cranking car. No doctors. Says neither she nor husband ever sick in bed during 46 years. She went to doctor once for sore on leg.