SEGMENT: HEALTH, NEIGHBORS & FARM WORK
Winfred Mills>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 13
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- Story of mother breaking leg & being bed-ridden for yrs. Winfred's wife took care of her. Bones were like chalk. Mentions experimental treatment at Memorial Hospital. Mentions Sally Ray who had experience with dealing with disabled WWI Veterans suggesting building sling from Armbruster Tent canvas so mother could use bedpan. Winfred went to see mother every night while she was in hospital. Story of Sally Ray helping fix cast on Winfred's mother's leg because doctor couldn't be found to take care of it. Great recollections of mother dealing with being bed-ridden, would quilt, visit, & cut potatoes in bed.
- CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- Winfred left school in 8th grade because dad needed help on farm, but had no money for hired-help.
- "You either done it yourself, or done without." The lack of money "…had a tendency to draw neighbors closer together… They would help one another."
- FARM WORK
- "…had to be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none." Description of method of baling hay with stationary baler. Then came "pickup baler", now round balers. Round bales require different method of feeding livestock.