Mom wrote this in 1999, “When we were first married 54 years ago, Clyde was batching on the Vi Long farm. It was a quarter east and quarter south of the Martin farm in Greenwood County, Kansas. 120 acres with 1/3 of the production going to Longs.
He had the basics to set up housekeeping and with my last paycheck from Boeing, I bought 6 oak chairs to go with the round oak Martin family table.
The kitchen was on the east and we used a gasoline stove and kerosene lamps. We had a wood stove in the dining room. The front room and other bedroom were shut off during the winter months. We got our water from a cistern.
Shortly after the first of January, we moved to the Martin house. Wendall Lockhart took over the Vi Long farm and moved in.”