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Oral history with Marie Miller, in two parts

  • September 12, 1975
University of Wisconsin System
  • Full audio file. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 1 - Introduction. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 2 - Circumstances of parent's arrival in 1892. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 3 - Father's employment--first fisherman, later works with railroad. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 4 - Learning English. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 5 - Parent's attitudes toward citizenship. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 6- Mother assists with births--incident with naming of child. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 7 - Relatives in neighborhood. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 8 - Truck gardening, selling route. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 9 - Family eats first crops; a favorite meal. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 10 - Which vegetables raised; leak soup a staple. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 11 - Grandmothers--dress, language, activities. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 12 - Sign of cross before cutting bread. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 13 - Cheese balls. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 14 - Wheat from grain cars and potato peels cooked for pigs. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 15 - Raising pigs. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 16 - Holidays not big events in family. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 17 - Pigeon-racing. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 18 - Incidents with grandparents' arrival. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 19 - Home a center for new arrivals from Belgium--incident with unmarried couple. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 20 - Incident with young cousin's arrival--her dress looks 'strange'. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 21 - Pierced ears. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 22 - Marie teaches her uncle to read. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 23 - Relatives' arrival. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 24 - Belgian weddings. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 25 - Parents' social gatherings; dancing. Tape 1, Side 1, Part 26 - Celebrated Kermis in Belgium only. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 1 - Introduction. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 2 - Incident with neighbor falling in ditch, befriended by family. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 3 - Superstitions--witches. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 4 - Religion--family has liberal attitudes toward other sects. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 5 - Foster children in Belgium and U.S. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 6- Some Belgians come as avoidance of draft. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 7 - Mother's attitude toward criticism of President. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 8 - Story of Christ and apostle told by mother. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 9 - Skating--parents' fear of water. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 10 - Winter nights--popping corn and card game 'The Snail'. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 11 - CHildren work for canning company. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 12 - Nicknames. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 13 - Knitting--incident with mittens. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 14 - Bread-baking. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 15 - Homes in Belgium. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 16 - Wooden shoes. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 17 - .Mother's cousin a wall paper hanger. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 18 - Some return to Belgium. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 19 - Grandmother accused of being a witch. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 20 - Religion--priest visits home, as father is semi-invalid. Tape 1, Side 2, Part 21 - Earning a living in Belgium.
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