SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD WORK, BACKGROUND, & TRANSPORTATION
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- Walked 1 1/4 mile to school. Carried wood, burned coal, fed pigs, picked up eggs, and helped wash dishes as a young boy. Mother made homemade soap. Describes the process of rendering soap from lard. Bought lye from grocery store. Also used toilet soap and tar soap. Mother had a machine to wash clothes.
- CHILDHOOD WORK
- Moved to own farm August 11, 1903. Then moved back to old farm in 1908. Tells story about moving there with his wife and interacting with his family. Lived there 11 years with his wife, 15 years in all. Nine rooms in the house, all large, and two porches.
- Had mules and horses both on farm. Bought last span of mules in 1917. Got first automobile in 1916. Used a box wagon and horses to take 50 bushels of wheat per day to the grain elevator.