SEGMENT: ELECTRIFICATION, BUTCHERY, & FARMING DURING WWII
Dr. Edward Runge>LPL Interviews N-Z>LPL Interviews K-Z, Segment 5
|<-Previous Segment||Next Segment->|
- Wires were strung in 1941 & had it on the farm in 1942. Replaced the old Coleman lantern or wicked lantern lights. Got a refrigerator, but lots of things had to wait until after the war. Had an International Freezer that replaced a lot of the canning.
- Butchered beef and hogs, but not on a large scale. Canned the meat. Had salt-cured pork and smoked pork. Explains hog butchering day and processes. Made lard and cracklings. Put lard in crock pots, 3 gallon size. Used all the pig. Summer sausage hung up.
- Transistorized radio came before refrigerator. It was a Crosby. Listened to baseball. Went to 1944 World Series in St. Louis with two St. Louis teams; Cardinals beat the Browns. Had a phone from early on. Party line.
- FARMING DURING WWII
- Describes Pearl Harbor articles in newspaper; Decatur Herald. Had enough photographs so people could understand the impact. Lot of young men left for the war. He and siblings too young, so the five boys provided plenty of labor. All done by hand. Threshing ring went from farm to farm.