The conservation program application (in white) is from 1967, but the photo that was included in the application is from 1942. I also included the letter that detailed the program down below. As always, click on the images to see a larger version.
You’re right, that picture of the farm is confusing. Mostly because it is wrong. whoever cut the photo out of the larger picture just missed a few lines here and there. I added the actual outline of the farm to the picture. Then, for good measure, I did the same outline on a modern picture of the farm. Then, really just because I could, I superimposed the two pictures together, so you could see some changes.
My earliest memory of my mother, Teresa, was how every child had a job. Marjorie was responsible for looking after me. Marjorie also made clothes such as dresses or shirts for Cleopha. My favorite memory to share about my mother is one time we were playing a game of hide and go seek after supper. Beatrice decided to stand on a five-gallon bucket in a dress, which hung all the way down to the floor to wash dishes. No one could find Beatrice, but Teresa was in on the joke the whole time standing outside in the cold. However, the real joke was on Beatrice because she ended up washing and drying all of the dishes!
My earliest memory of my father, Adolph was there is not much to tell about him. When father hollered at you, you got up and when he was tired, he would go to bed. This memory of his father led to another about how life was as a child…