Oral history ; Depression ; Farmers ; Horse meat ;
Two interviews: Ms. Metcalf was 17 years old in 1929. [37 min.] She lived on her parents farm near Beckville, Texas and remembers living off of what they grew and raised. The second interview they talk about the CC camps and cow killings. He was in...
Oral history ; WWII ; Blacksmith ; Navy ; Pacific Theatre
Mr. Smith was a blacksmith when he was drafted in 1944 so the Navy sent him straight into service. [ 29 min.] He tells his grandson of his experience of being rescued when his boat sank and then was held in a cage for 6 weeks before being returned...
Mr. Otterman was serving on the US Arizona in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. [53 min.] He had joined the service in 1939 and served for 6 years. He was a Gunner aboard the Arizona. He wife, Dorothy, also contributes to the conversation.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed talk to their grandson about the 30's and 40's. [32 min.] Mr. Reed tells of his life after the Depression and then his service during WWII. Ms. Reed talks about her life in the states during the war.
Mr. Downs answers questions about his life. [9:22 min.] He has lived in Tatum, Texas his whole life except when he was drafted in to WWII and received a Purple Heart for his service in the European front.