Winston, Dorothy 1998-11-30

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Dorothy Winston, a resident of Oledo, Texas, discusses her life living on a ranch in Caddoe, Texas. She also talks about the social and financial issues she has encountered throughout her life.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dorothy Winston

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 30, 1998

Location: Oledo, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Winston, Dorothy, b. February 28, 1908, Caddoe, Texas, Parents , Bob Kelly and Alice Fleming Kelly, Father: Cowboy, Winston Ranch – 7000 acres, b. Tennessee – d. 1927, Mother: b. Parker County – d. 1927, 5 children total, Childhood, Traveling by wagon, Visiting grandparents, Vegetable garden, Self sufficient lifestyle, Education, Caddoe, Texas, Climate, Childhood (again), Made their own games/dolls, Brothers, Jim Kelly – Aviator, Pete Kelly – Rancher, Childhood (again), Chores, Milking cows, Livestock and vegetables on farm, Meat preservation, No refrigeration, Salt box – smoke meat and salt it, Slaughtering hogs & beef, Storage lockers, Education (again), Caddoe, Texas, Classes combined, Wood burning stoves for heating classrooms, Strict teachers, Opinions regarding the changing of strict discipline in schools today, Means of discipline, Taking lunch to school, Eating outside, Sports, One building for all grade levels, Influential teachers, Religion, Church denominations, Methodist Church, Tabernacle (pavilion), Used before a church was built, Tent revivals, Caddoe, Texas, Oil boom – 1920, Theatres, Increased population, Memories of World War I, Holidays, Christmas, Sunday dinners, Memories of World War I (again), Marriage - 1932, Joe Winston, Portland, Oregon, Moved back to Parker County in 1933, 3,000 acres, Ranch, Joe Winston – d. 1956.

Tape 1, Side 2: Texas Women’s University, College of Industrial Arts, Wildlife, Effects of the Depression on ranching, Difference between the 1930’s and now, Lifestyle, Candles, Butane, Wood, Electricity - 1947, Wildlife (again), Bobcats, Mountain lions, Snakes, Rattlesnakes, Copperheads, Pets, Prairie dogs, Rabbit drives, Weather conditions, Ice storm – 1949, No electricity for 2 weeks, No telephone for 3 months, Flood - 1949, Lost cattle, Tornadoes, Dust storms – 1930’s, Farming – 1940’s – Parker County, Wheat, oats, barley, Equipment, Machinery, Farming – 1920’s – Caddoe, Texas, Harvesting hay, Transportation, Wagons & buggies, Touring car – no top - 1918, Model T Ford, 1920’s, Aviation, Her brother’s interest in aviation, Theatres, 1920’s, Oil boom, Aviation movies, World War I movies.

Range Dates: 1908-1998

Bulk Dates: 1908-1950s


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