My Farming Flashbacks Essay

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Farming flashbacks
Jim had tried married life a couple times, but decided being a bachelor is more fun. Mike is now crippled, but with such a strong constitution continues the manage the farm, while Betty is the chief cook and handy man inside and out. Arthur worked on his dad's farm for many years till the time of his marriage to Evelyn of Wadena. From 1947 to 1951, we remained on the farm in a one room dwelling. This soon became too small after the offsprings begin to arrive. When the third child was born, we had to add an extension to the shack. The reason to stay was often a stormy night or it was too late for them to travel home. Our mother received encouraging letters from her brother in Canada telling about their new homestead in
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But there was always enough to eat because they milked cows, fed pigs, and raised chickens and turkeys, grew a garden and picked the native fruit for canning. Dad, a carpenter, helped build many homes in the district. He was always ready to give someone a helping hand. In the early years mom baked bread for some of the area bachelors. She also sold cream and butter to the Melville co-op creamery. We children usually went along when mom delivered the goods. Dad was active for a number of years doing odd carpenter jobs. Mom kept active in church and community work. I took my schooling at Orpington for grades 1 to 8. I enjoyed playing ball, prisoner's base and smoking behind the barn. After school was out for the day, i helped mom and dad on the farm. Farming has changed over the years, as it does not involve the manual labor that our parents knew. My parents immigrated to Canada in 1937, along with many other people, to claim land and Canada as their new home. Mom used to tell us about cities or town such as Krakow, Warsaw, Kiew and the climate in those places. My parents' life in those days seemed to compare to todays life in the South American countries, like Guatemala and Argentina, where the rich get richer at the expense of the poor laborers. Poor people remained poor. Only the rich children received proper schooling. The other children did not seem to matter. The poor people's children went to work at a very young age, some without enough

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