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Making Do in Western Oklahoma

We lived in western Oklahoma during the Depression, and life then was much like that in pioneer days. My father raised sorghum and dried it on large mats set up on the creek out of the wind. The women helped with the grinding, cooked for the hands, and filled the buckets with molasses to be ...

Second World War: Old Farmhouse

My family lived in Arkansas when the second World War was declared. I remember very well how much our family was upset when my dad got his call to serve his country.Our grandparents, aunts and uncles lived 70 miles away. My parents decided that Mama and her kids - all six of us - should move ...