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"And my husband worked like a dog so that we could have electricity."
     Question: "What did he do."
     "Well, he dug holes for the, it was called the REA. And he dug the holes for the posts to fasten lines on. And, we were milking eight cows at one time. He'd get up and milk those cows, and then get back here in town to get with the guys to go out and start digging those holes for those posts."

Mildred Opitz on Erecting Poles for the REA

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Poisoning Grasshoppers
FDR
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
Another Depression?
The Worst Dust Storm
Giving Birth at Home
Keeping a Garden
Kids Growing Up Today
Flour Sacks for Clothes
Getting Lights and a Fridge
Indoor Plumbing
Simple Pleasures
Jazz
Dancing
Dating & Necking
Watermelon Time
Prohitition & Alcohol
Gypsies
The Dirty Thirties