Segment Synopsis: Working on a custom hay baler - hard dirty work, $1.25 a
day. Women tried to put on a good feed for the most
part, occasionally lean. He bought his first tractor
in 1945. Father's road grading - he helped as a boy.
Local phone "never did work". Long distance calls
were bad news in family. Community worked on line.
Too bad she couldn't have talked to real old timers.
Road changes. Sawmill at Fourmile (Viola). No
riches in fruit packing.
Segment Synopsis: A neighbor that always helped when it was needed.
Never see neighbors today. His help in butchering. The
only fruit you had was what was raised on the place.
A bad freeze in the thirties hurt family orchards.
One fall fruit sent back east on speculation spoiled.
Viola people traded wood to people from the prairie;
trading wood for groceries.
Segment Synopsis: Places went by names of homesteaders. People were
more satisfied then than now - they had a living.
Outsiders boarded with families. Country dances
every Saturday at someone else's home - square dances,
hard cider, "at least one good brawl."
Segment Synopsis: Viola baseball team. A teacher's response to a
tussle. Town died because railroad passed it by. No
deer when he grew up - seeing a deer track made your
day. Lots of blue grouse. Not as much fishing or
hunting - those that had the time were considered
Segment Synopsis: Father's concussion put him out of his head for a couple
of weeks. His dislike of doctors. How he healed his own
hand. Mr. Presby got use of his injured leg after
father threatened to cut it off. Brother died at four.