SEGMENT: ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD WORK, & FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Wayne "Ren" Sirles>ISM Interviews M-Z>ISM Interviews M-Z, Segment 10
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- CHILDHOOD WORK
- Grew up close to the land. Had chores, but also hunted. Less convenient than today, but a good life. Fed and watered the chickens and collect eggs to go to the hatchery. Had milk cows, milk them twice. Had horses and mules to feed.
- FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
- Grandfather, Grover Cleveland Rendleman, saved the farm during the Depression by trading in mules. Had 160 head. Hired men to break the mules for teams. Had a knack of matching mules.
- ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION
- Grandfather told Wayne that he would go to college. He an 8th grade education and 556 acres. When he went to the bank for a $5,000 loan, he had to put up his land and his insurance policy and could have lost everything. He told Wayne that no one could ever take away a college education in times of trouble. Wayne pushes everyone to college.