Meta Messenbrink Interview, ca. 1979
Mothers--Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Farm life--Minnesota; Laundry; Chores; Ice cream, ices, etc.; Dairy products; Agriculture--Minnesota; Rural schools--Minnesota--Stevens County; Parties; Stevens County (Minn.)--Social life and customs; Bands (Music); Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Card games
Meta Messenbrink was born in Stevens County in 1896 and lived in Morris at the time of the interview.; she was 82 years old Her mother came from Germany and her father came from Wisconsin.
In this interview, Meta talks about her mother's death and her funeral. Meta recalls life on the farm in the early part of the 20th century and fieldwork and farm chores. She talks about the first time she had ice cream and the processing chores for their dairy and meat products. She reminisces about her country school education and the entertainment of barn raisings, house parties, and neighbors in music bands.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Messenbrink, Meta, "Meta Messenbrink Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 137.