Flournoy, Bonnie and Millie Phares 1985-10-01

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Millie Phares and Bonnie Flournoy discuss their backgrounds and the history of Slide Community near Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Millie Phares and Bonnie Flournoy

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Date: October 1, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Parents, Stepfather: Tom Dodd, Mother: Mary Davis Dodd, To Texas, Montague County, Children, Divorce from husband, Description, Discipline of children, Values instilled, Decision making, Children's education, Business, To Wichita Falls, Texas, To Lubbock county, Texas, 1928, Mary Dodd's family, Living with grandmother, Reasons, Move to Lubbock County (again), Transportation, Dairy on East Broadway, Sanders school, To Slide Community, Anecdote: cutting foot on barbed wire, Description of community, Store and post office

Tape 1, Side 2: Dairy operation; Slide Community, Location, Size, Improvements, Houses, Windmill, Barn, Learning to milk cows, Size (again), Marketing of milk, Creamery, Milk routes, Snow storm, 1932, Hired hand, Milk routes (again), Trading milk for services and supplies, Cream, Washing bottles, Children's chores (again), Milking, Straining milk, Washing cows and machinery, Milk stools and lights, Milking machines, 1945, Butter for home consumption, Ice box, Recreation, Making ice cream, Tumbleweed fires, Playing at neighbor's house, Climbing windmill to read, Herding dairy cattle, Rattlesnakes

Tape 2, Side 1: Rattlesnakes (continued), Change in location of dairy, 1953, Reasons, Change in operation, Milking (again), Cooling milk, Feed, Unloading, Purchase, Taste for milk, Making milk shake, Making ice milk, Making snow ice cream, Slide school, Consolidation, Church services, Attendance, Box suppers, Pie suppers, Watkins dealer, Trading for merchandise, Home slaughter of meat, Beef, Pork, Stamford Ranch, Trading boots for ranch

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1900-1985

Bulk Dates: 1918-1953

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