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Cheney discusses various household items her home contained and how they have changed. She also discusses baking bread, an explosion that caused her family to move, making soap for laundry, healthcare, her family's relationship with the du Pont family, her education, and her growing up years along the Brandywine, including chores and entertainments.
Yetter discusses certain subjects at length including the "sand hole", an area close to the du Pont family cemetery, sewing, marriage traditions, gardening, types of clothing and their care, funerals, illnesses, and schooling. Home life and duties such as cleaning and cooking that was recalled in the first interview continues to be discussed.
Sheldrick describes the layout of the villages along the Brandywine, including which neighbors lived where, as well as the homes of various du Pont family members. She also discusses the various families who lived in Henry Clay Village.
Sheldrick describes childbirth, funerals, children's games and pastimes, and going into Wilmington. She also describes typical clothing, the hot water pump in the village, dances and weddings, and various family possessions.
Yetter discusses social life and activities, excursions to the city of Wilmington, people she knew as a child and young adult, cooking traditions, church, holidays, games, the layout of homes, vegetable gardening, and more details on daily life in the home.
Pesce recounts a family history of her time before her immigration from Italy until she and her husband moved to Kennett Square to pursue mushroom farming. Her interview describes daily life in Squirrel Run, including the relations between the Irish and Italian families, various illnesses and their impacts on the community, raising chickens and goats, and daily chores. Mrs. Pesce also describes her wedding at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in detail as well as the christenings of her children... Show morePesce recounts a family history of her time before her immigration from Italy until she and her husband moved to Kennett Square to pursue mushroom farming. Her interview describes daily life in Squirrel Run, including the relations between the Irish and Italian families, various illnesses and their impacts on the community, raising chickens and goats, and daily chores. Mrs. Pesce also describes her wedding at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in detail as well as the christenings of her children. She describes the layout of the house at Squirrel Run as well as how she cooked, cleaned, and shopped. Show less
Peoples, Edgar Dill (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer)
Peoples describes his childhood along the Brandywine, including his family history and how his parents met, daily chores, cooking and gardening, games that the children would play, and typical dress. He also describes the social aspect of life at the yards, including the Swamp Lily Club and the Hagley Community House as well as Christ Church.
Zeuner, Edwin Reinhold (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer)
Zeuner describes the daily life of those living in Wilmington in the first half of the twentieth century, including where people shopped, swimming and skating on the Brandywine, typical dress, and normal pay and working conditions in the millwright shop.
Toomey, Jane M. (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer)
Toomey describes the childhood of her husband, Timothy Toomey, who grew up at Hagley Yards as well, and whose father, the boss of the powder mills, was killed in an explosion in 1910. Her interview describes her childhood, including hygiene routines, her education at St. Joseph's, celebrations at holidays, explosions, and local businesses in the area. She also describes raising her children along the Brandywine after her marriage in 1920.
Jones, George Washington (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer)
Jones describes various chores he did around the house and his job caddying at the Wilmington Country Club, games the children played, his hobby of painting, and his schooling and education. He also describes Halloween traditions, parades, picnics, neighborhood bullies, healthcare, and general daily life.
Montgomery, William Ball (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Montgomery describes his grandparents' home in detail, childhood pastimes, his grandmother's garden, various chores, and his education. He also describes the home the du Ponts built for his grandparents and holidays and celebrations, including Christmas, Fourth of July, and Halloween traditions.
Sykes, Arthur Adley (interviewee), Tremaine, Dorothy (interviewer)
Sykes recounts his childhood daily routine at Henry Clay, his education, caddying at Du Pont Country Club, and chores. He also describes the house in detail, church services, typical dress, and entertainment and pastimes.