SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, FARM BUSINESS, & FARMHOUSE
Orion Samuelson>LPL Interviews N-Z>LPL Interviews N-Z, Segment 15
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- FARM BUSINESS
- They made their money from selling milk. They also grew tobacco for cigars. Tobacco took a lot of personal work, each plant was handled 16 times by hand. Talks about the different things done to the tobacco and tobacco buyers. Tobacco was a supplement. Their milk produced butter and cheese.
- Traded eggs for groceries. They butchered their own hogs and one or two beef animals.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Pork and beef were canned so they could be used during the winter season. Had a lot more fat on them. Kept the lard and meat.
- Before electricity they kept butter and milk in a basket in a cistern about 30 feet down during the summer. Electricity changed everything.
- CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- Talks about the different subjects he learned. Reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, history, ethics and other topics. He said you learned things that stayed with you forever, common sense. The fights were over machinery, John Deere vs. other tractors, Chevy vs. Ford, that kind of things. Talks about games they played. Kids from six to seventeen years old. Teachers had a two year teaching certificate, but had to teach eight grades. Thought in his future he was going to be a farmer.