Reed, Emma Grand 1987-06-02

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Emma Grand Reed, longtime resident of Haskell, reminisces about her childhood, education and rural life, including the use of home remedies, social life, childbirth, and types of bonnets.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Emma Grand Reed

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 02, 1987

Location: Haskell, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Emma Grand Reed, Born: Cook County, Texas (1902), To Haskell County (1907), Farming, Fencing, Emma Reed (again), Parents, John Steven Grand, father, Annie Solomon, mother, Marriage, Children, John Steven Grand, Description, Annie Solomon Grand, Personality, Emma Grand Reed (again), Childhood, Religious philosophy, Chores, Behavior, Modification, Living conditions, Education, One-room school (1909), Parents’ view, Dropping out, Hardships, Activities, Incidents: Pig getting its head stuck, Holiday celebrations, Brush arbor revivals, Community singing, Bonnets, "Tacky" bonnets, Making bonnets, Reed (again), Born: July 24, 1902, Bonnets (again), Home remedies, Childbirth, Death of brother.

Tape 1, Side 2: Childbirth (continued), Death of brother (continued), Funeral services, Death of mother, Herbs, Childbirth (again), Death of brother (again), Lack of anesthesia, Personal experience (again), Unassisted delivery, Reed (again), To Arizona, Moving, Feelings toward move, To Flagstaff, Arizona (Summer 1935), Winter, Food, Temperatures, First marriage, Divorce (1946), Difficulties, Children.

Range Dates: 1902-1987

Bulk Dates: 1908-1946

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