close this bookFriday night parading as a teenager in the 1940s
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Homelife

Describes farm practice, separating cream. Recalls that farmers were generally poor.

Recalls Tauwhare pa.

Describes more farm life, all family worked very hard. Community worked together, for eg. haymaking.

Recalls that religion part of life, Sunday School etc, but not big part.

Relates how family holidays didn't exist. ` My father...telling me one time, that he had not slept away from the farm overnight for over 30 years.' Mentions that community life provided break from work, like sports days.