"It was very uncomfortable. It was not a happy time. And we didn't have money. Money was very scarce. I don't think we ever went without, as far as food was concerned. Everybody was in the same boat, so I don't think that we felt like we were any worse off as a family than other people in the community. We had cows, we milked cows. So we had milk. And we separated milk from the cream, and my mother churned butter and sold the rest of the cream. We went to the store, but we didn't buy things. We traded. I remember my mother, even in her older years, talk about going to town to do her 'trading.' And that was a term that stuck with her all those years."

Stan Jensen – All in the Same Boat

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Other Excerpts from Stanley Jensen's Interview:

Killing Grasshoppers
Pests Thrive In Dry Climate
Hybrid Corn
Crop Yeilds
Working for the WPA
Growing Up Poor
Radio, Isolation and Entertainment
Getting Electricity
The Amenities of Home
Ethnic Communities
Keeping the Dust Out