"In the 30s, we didn't go to shows. Like now they got to go to a show and they got to go to this and that. We had other friends. Most of the time it was a double date. We had somebody else with us. And we just had fun. We would drive into York and drive around. And then we might stop and get a hamburger. While we were dating we would stop and go in and have a hamburger either with the two of us or maybe there was four of us.
     "But I remember we got married in '34 and, believe me, we couldn't afford to go in and buy a hamburger. I went and I always bought a piece of round steak. And then I asked the fellow in the store to grind it for me. You know they were so different at that time back in the butcher department. And he'd grind it for me. And then I'd take it home and fry a hamburger after we got home."

Carla Due on Dating & Driving Around


Other Excerpts from Carla Due's Interview:

Buzzed by Low-Flying Bombers
Barn Dances in the 1940s
The Stock Market Crash
RFD to Main Street
Banks Closing
Local Politics
The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
Surviving the Tornado
The Radio
Diversity of Churches
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
Plowing with Horses & Mules