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Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember "I Didn’t Know How to Do It"

5/16/2009:

Home Grown: German-Russian Farm Kids Remember

"I Didn’t Know How to Do It"

Anne (Frehlich) Hoffart

Interviewed: Unity, SK, 16 July 2006

Born: Scott, SK, 05 October 1927

When we still were doing the harvesting started out still with binder and thrashing machine. Later on we got a combine, but it was not self propelled, it had to be pulled with one of these, by that time I was about- I forget how old I was. The boys were gone, one was in the store and one was gone in the Army, so my dad told me I had to drive this tractor. I didn't really know how to do it, so I got on and then he was you know it started up and he never showed me you know not to put it in reverse and we started going backwards, he was hollering. Finally, you know you have to be shown the first time then everything went okay after that.