SEGMENT: TOWNS, FARM WORK, & FAMILY
Gale Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 6
- Discussion of feeding and grooming the horses before the family would eat meals.
- Family would go to town on Saturday nights (Ava), would often wrestle his twin brother and they would get paid a nickel apiece, parents were strict and children knew not to question, few discipline problems
- People went to town on Saturday night, stores like the farmers store had everything and they stayed open until 9 or 10 pm, people did their shopping and visited, sodas and candy were a big deal and each was a nickel, sometimes run in to congressman Keller, friend of his father would give the twins a nickel to have fun. Theatre in Ava for a while but nobody had the money to go.
- FARM WORK
- Carried water to the threshing crews. As a young man he worked for the Klesters who had the thresher, pitching bales and learning to stack bales in rows
- FARM EQUIPMENT
- Talks about the men (either the Klesters or Bowers) who would bid on jobs then bring the threshing machine along with a steel wheeled tractor.