SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS
Eileen Cunningham>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 7
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- FOOD & MEALS
- Had a garden at her father's farm that had a variety of fruit trees and vegetables including plums, cherries, apples, grapes, lettuce, radishes, onions, beets, cabbage and sweet corn. Daughter had a garden at their farm. Eileen's mother would can food quite a bit, like ribs, jellies and jams. Said the average meal was cured ham, potatoes, and a salad and a dessert. Would separated their own milk. Children drank skim milk. Creamery in Carrollton. Made their own milk and cream and sold cream to others. Had pecan trees and black walnut trees. One of the kids' chores was cracking walnuts. The Boyles would allow people to come pick pecans for free, but would pay a fee to have them cracked.