SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES, FAMILY, & NON-FARM WORK
Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 16
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- Always lived in town. Didn't know what farm life would be. Wanted to be with husband, so adjusted.
- Husband studied after milking. Mrs. Honey went to bed early while he was studying. Husband studied preaching so did not have conversations.
- WOMEN'S WORK
- She did housework, gardening, childcare, cooking. Read to children, but regrets she didn't read bible stories.
- Hooked rugs of wool from wool garments. Sold one for $25 and one for $3. She hooked rugs because she had to keep busy. Wool holds the color unlike cotton.
- NON-FARM WORK
- Husband left Newton church after ten years. Church & husband needed a change. He then preached part-time in Palmyra, Shaw's Point, and Pleasant Hill. Story of Methodist Church would not let him preach in their church. Church singer was Maude Hubbard. Sister taught Sunday school.
- Taught Sunday School & liked high school groups best. Also Chaperoned socials. No dancing or card-playing permitted because it led to intimacy and gambling. Minister and wife were supposed to be example for others.