"That was the social get together for everybody, whether you danced or not. When there was a platform dance, or a house dance, or a barn dance, some of them.
   "Before they started putting the hay in, if they had a real nice barn, they would have a barn dance up in the haymow before they started putting up hay. And those were wonderful because the whole neighborhood got together, just brought whatever you had and had lunch together. It was so much better than when people can't see each other and don't need each other. They needed each other, and they knew it. And I thought it was so much nicer at that time the way people got together."

Carla Due – Barn Dances


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Other Excerpts from Carla Due’s Interview:

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