SEGMENT: WOMEN'S WORK & FAMILY BACKGROUND
Jacqueline Jackson>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 29
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- WOMEN'S WORK
- In 1928 they received a letter from Ms. Josephine Egan who had just inherited a farm and wanted to learn how to run a farm. She came to live with the family for six months, doing farm work. Then she moved to her farm in Amboy, IL. Jackie's grandpa gave her lots of help and advice. She continued a correspondence with the family. When Grandpa went to visit her he found on her records a tractor she had been depreciating for years. Jackie put this in her book. She had to create a response from Ms. Egan, which she decided on "How can you put a price on an old friend?" Most women were in traditional household roles. During WWII many women went to work in the fields, but after the war they were made to feel guilty about taking a man's job.
- FAMILY BACKGROUND
- Jackie's brother Craig was assumed to take over the farm. He went to Arizona for a few winters because of his sinuses. He didn't decide what he was going to do until his senior year of college. He knew what taking over the farm would consist of. In his senior year he decided he was going to be a doctor and he took another year of school at Beloit. Then he went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin.