SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS. WOMEN'S WORK, & FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Frances Culver>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 7
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- FOOD & MEALS
- Had a big garden and canned a lot. At first put jars in a boiler, then got a pressure cooker. Made preserves also and stored hundreds of quarts of food. Stored potatoes, carrots, and cabbage in root cellar. Had plenty of food through the winter. Had cows for butter and cream, sold cream, made own bread and cakes, had own eggs and sold eggs, and butchered own pork and beef.
- WOMEN'S WORK
- Sewed for the family. Made son's clothes when he was young, made some clothes for husband. Wore what they had during the Depression.
- FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
- "[Life] didn't change so much [during the Depression] because we always had been frugal." Thought being on a farm helped because they were self-sufficient. Grew own fruits and vegetables and canned them.
- FARMING DURING WWII
- During war when meat was rationed other people had more problems. Tells about giving away food stamps. Sugar was harder to get during the war. "If you didn't need it… you didn't buy anything." Does not think gasoline rationing hindered driving.