"I could pull that chain and have light. That was like Seventh Heaven. It was the best. It was just beautiful! I couldn't believe it. First, we had the light bulb, and there was a chain hung down from it. We could pull that thing and there would be light! So we wired the house, upstairs and downstairs, too.
"It was really beautiful. Of course, we didn't have any money to buy appliances. But we finally did get before then, of course, we did have an old icebox, what was called an icebox. That was one of the first things we did, was try to get money enough so we could buy a refrigerator."