SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK, HUNTING, & FOOD & MEALS
Ray (Bud) Nuckols>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 1
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- NON-FARM WORK
- He taught seven years in local school (describes location). Taught eight grades. Mentions names of some students. No discipline problems. County office chose textbooks. Subjects were spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic; geography; history, and physiology. Notes that it was just the basics, unlike in today's texts. More like a technical school today, to learn practical problem solving.
- He taught a large extended family named Peliter. Three of the Peliter boys became chemical engineers. They developed a paint for General Motors and became rich.
- CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
- Went to school, too young to much farm work. He and two sisters hunted a lot, as lived near woods. Hunted opossum at night with dog. Take a dog to pick up trail. Usually found squirrels and opossums up a hollow tree. Pulled them out with a piece of saw briar. Briar would get tangled in their fur. Hunted them mainly for sport. Did not eat opossums.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Had hickory, walnut and chestnut trees in their yard. Their orchard had apples, peaches, and plums. Mother gathered persimmons, canned fruit. Describes Thanksgiving dinners.