When Papa bought the farm in 1925, he only had a small barn with one large bin for corn and a few tools. There was a lean-to on the south side for the wagon.
Each year, the Christmas season is a reminder to all of us of times past, whether they were good times or bad.
It was very, very cold the first time I woke up as a school girl and found the ground covered with a five or six-inch snow.
In my first year of school at Hix, we all attended barefoot. We had gone barefoot all summer, and it was natural for country kids not be concerned about shoes.
By 1944, rationing had become truly a way of life. I’m sure that the adults’ wishes for rationing to end were more reasonable than children’s wishes.