SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, FAMILY BACKGROUND, & TRANSPORTATION
Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 21
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- Story of first cars seen in DeSoto & everyone running to main street to see them. Notes people's early fears of airplanes falling from the sky. Story of neighbor's car with no doors or roof.
- Story of grandmother stepping on her pet duck & killing it & neighbor's reaction.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Even in town most people had their own cows, chickens, & a garden. No need to go to the store for much. Description of their partially below ground root-cellar. Used sawdust as insulation. Mentions how many people dug a hole to store their food. Had ice-cream & ice-water occasionally. Ice blocks cut from river in winter.
- FAMILY BACKGROUND
- Mrs. Williams tells of her grandfather's occupation as a railroad. Conductor. Other stories of relatives, including future mother-in-law who made bread & took in boarders. Some people in town made carpets. Grandfather studied law in his time-off from a lawyer in Carbondale.