SEGMENT: RECOLLECTIONS & NON-FARM WORK
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- FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
- Discussion of how Great Depression effected farmers & people in area. Mention of price for cattle. Story of buying baby chicks for $0.06 each, but sold in the fall for $0.03. Remembers not going to church because she had not a penny to put in collection plate. "You just couldn't get a good price for anything." Didn't really understand the crash of 1929. Mentions husband receiving radio from his employer for whom he hauled gas. First telephone when moved to north end of Marshall in late 1930's. Methodist Church in Marshall was more strict than now. German church & Baptist church were very strict in late 1920's & 1930's. Had revivals.
- NON-FARM WORK
- When family moved to Marshall in 1930's husband worked for city & also delivered Diamond DX gas to farmers. Description of Darwin Ferry on Wabash River.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Husband did go fishing & could buy salted fish in stores.
- Changes In Towns