Segment Synopsis: Had lots of fruit. Picked berries with mother and she canned them. Brother would get deer, hang and skin it. Native Americans found out and came on horses and waited for brother; brother would sell the deer skin. Mother was afraid of the Native Americans, didn’t like them. Mother hid her under the bed when they visited. There was never any trouble though.
Segment Synopsis: Built a new schoolhouse on the main road, where she went. Most of the children had to walk. Sister was always with her in the mornings. School at 9 am. Turkeys were there on the way to school, children ran away from them.
Segment Synopsis: It had rained a lot. Some places a yard or two. She liked to always go barefooted in the summer. Everyday she went out and waded into the water. Sister went out one day with her and caught a snake. She got out of the water very quickly.
Segment Synopsis: When she was older she got a pony. It was a very good riding horse. She had a good friend Jessie Shawl, they would ride everywhere. They would jump into trees from horses. Never fell off.
Segment Synopsis: Nephew Ralph, sister’s son, would walk and go over the bridge. Sometimes take off shoes and go barefooted and leave their shoes under the bridge until evening. Would walk back at night to get her shoes.
Segment Synopsis: Description of school, it was bigger. She doesn’t remember how far she went through school, maybe to the eighth grade. Went to school for three months at a time. People would gather in the schoolhouses for literature. They had programs where they would sing or have entertainment at the school.
Segment Synopsis: At their house they had a big porch, there was a thunderstorm. Rain ran down the roof and onto the porch. She had a tin cup and went on the porch, was knocked out of her hand by the rain.
Segment Synopsis: Remembers first thrashing; horses drove it. Afterwards had an engine. Mother and sister cooked for them. Had a large ranch. Thrashers would be there for a week. Produced lots of grain. Lots of men.
Segment Synopsis: Had a Christmas tree in the schoolhouse. Hang the presents on the tree. Watched children pick there presents off the tree. Had her own tree at home. Put Christmas card paper and children would make chain for decorations.