SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, HEALT, & CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
Emma Snodgrass>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 22
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- Tells the story of how her mother kept losing small items. Thought a mole must be getting in. One day her father was watching Emma, & solved the mystery.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Father killed deer and butchered them. Emma held the skin as he cut strips for shoestrings. They kept the hindquarter by hanging it by the fire and turning it daily so it cooked slowly. No refrigeration.
- FAMILY BACKGROUND
- Grandmother lost her husband to pneumonia in the Civil War. She had eight children. She and eldest, John, sheared all the sheep, carded it, spun it, and knitted all their clothes. Emma's mother only sat with her babies and washed them in a little basin.
- CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
- Emma knew how to make a Flying Jenny from a tree stump and a board (diagram). It had two swings hanging fro it as it twirled. She injured her foot on it.
- Discussion of folk medicine. Her uncle put cow manure pack on her foot to draw it. Manure and the inside skin of an egg are good to draw sores. Yellow clay is good for burns. Goose grease and turpentine make a chest rub for colds. Her dad used mink oil on frostbite.