Wilson, Johnnie Lee and Grady 1982-04-16

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Johnnie Lee Wilson recalls her girlhood, and she and her husband Grady reminisce about life in Slaton during the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Johnnie Lee and Grady Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 16, 1982

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Lubbock, Texas (1908), James Andrew Caldwell, father, Panic (1909), Lulu Levina Carter, mother, Parents, First meeting, Age at marriage, Land prices (1900s), Railroad, Slaton, Texas, Track laid, Fuels, Wood, Cow chips, Mesquite roots, Blizzard (1918), Slaton started (1911), Higby Hotel, First automobile, Mother, Taught herself to drive, Dr. M. C. Overton, Crops raised, Feed, Pie melons, Maize, Sudan, Father, Personality, Family decision-makers, Childhood behavior.

Tape 1, Side 2: Mother, Childcare, Blueback speller, Rabbits, Childhood chores, House burned (1918), New house built (1922), Burr switch, Train travel, Slaton, German settlers, Funerals, Physicians, Dr. M. C. Overton (again).

Tape 2, Side 1: J. W. Bounze, Community, Helpfulness, Harvey Hollander, carpenter, Hog butchering, Meat curing, Stock market crash, Depression (1930s), Sausage making, Farming, First tractor (1936), Automobiles, Milk and egg economy, Tony’s Place, Grady Wilson, To Slaton (1917), Immigrant cars, Grady Wilson, Father.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1908-1940

Bulk Dates: 1917-1936

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