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  • um I was wonder if you could start off where it all began.

  • Can you tell us when you were born and where you were born exactly?

  • When I was 1942 e roughly in Florence, Arizona.

  • All right.

  • And what was that?

  • Like what?

  • Do you remember your first?

  • Absolutely nothing.

  • It was I could take a little bit about the hospital hospitals made of Adobe.

  • Wow.

  • What's adobe was adobe.

  • Adobe is mud bricks.

  • People still use them.

  • Your other grandpas house was made of adobe by Benedict.

  • Okay.

  • And so so you.

  • You bake dirt and dirt on and a mixture of strong dirt and the sun until it's hard and you build breaks out of it and allows.

  • So this hospital was made of adobe, Very popular in southwest local materials play strong water.

  • Wow.

  • So basics basics.

  • Okay.

  • And what was Florence Arizona like, was once the capital of Arizona, but only for a short amount of time.

  • And it's always was also the county seat for the county that I grew up in.

  • And it also housed the state prison and my grandfather grandfather night.

  • I was one of the trustees guards.

  • There There was one of the persons that looked after the work crews.

  • So he worked as a guard at that prison for some of the time after retired from being a cowboy.

  • Okay, well, can you tell me a bit about grandfather night?

  • Yeah, he came.

  • He was born in England.

  • He was born in Cornwall and hey, came to the country as an orphan.

  • Went when he was nine, came to Central Arizona.

  • And he, um he got a job as a cowboy on a ranch now famous ranch.

  • And there was a historic site.

  • They're called the Revis Ranch, where he and his wife my grandmother, uh, basically out by themselves in the hills around Phoenix and east of Phoenix for a good little while.

  • How do you get from England to Arizona?

  • Boat.

  • Okay.

  • Taking you to the East Coast.

  • The reason he did that is his father had already come to the U.

  • S.

  • And Waas living in that area.

  • And he waas the mayor of one of the towns near Phoenix for a little while around 1900.

  • And so that was a reasonable places.

  • Two sisters may have been there.

  • They I think they were looking after him.

  • You can read this.

  • Read about this and your grandma's books.

  • Which details?

  • You managed to get all that in print.

  • So you're gonna get that story pretty straight if you if you read those because your mom My grandmother, She wrote four books.

  • She wrote four books each tracing the individual parents, but they had that they had.

  • So the four grand parents that you had okay, which were roses and roses and nights and on down the subsets of those their husbands and wives before they were roses night.

  • So there were several others.

  • Okay, alright.

  • For families.

  • Okay.

  • And what did your parents do for a living?

  • Farmers In fact, your grandparent's we're the other grandparents arose grand parents were farmers.

  • Also Southern long, long history of farming through the south of the U.

  • S.

  • A.

  • And had had come west and and had come perhaps even further West may have done some time in Washington on duh came during the Depression, and they came in the Dust bowl refugees time in their in their he'll hillbilly Beverly Hills Billy's car with their belongings on the back and ended up in Arizona on There were quite a few relatives that ended up there.

  • Okay.

  • And so your your dad came from Oklahoma.

  • It was It was born in Oklahoma.

  • Okmin, Oklahoma.

  • Okay, thank And then came West.

  • And so he came west with him when he was, like, nine.

  • Okay.

  • All right.

  • And that was hard times when the dust bowl, you know, these people hadn't had nothing.

  • Just both they had with them, as they were.

  • They were, uh they were sharecroppers before, So that's where I work.

  • They couldn't afford land, but they could afford to farm.

  • And they could afford toe thio, tend the crops and to share them with the landowners.

  • And when they got to Arizona, they were They did more that they would They would perform manual labor on the farms.

  • They would little by little, rent a piece of it or share crop it.

  • Eventually I came to own quite a bit, own their own farms.

  • Okay.

  • Um what?

  • Your first memories is a kid?

  • Yes.

  • Um, I can I can I think I can remember from about to which was a house.

  • The first house that my mom and dad lived in in cooler Jersey That's where they lived when I was born.

  • So I was born in Florence but lived in Coolidge.

  • Remember that house?

  • It's still there?

  • Um, it was It was I'm thinking the rent with something like 10 or $15 a month.

  • Um, it was scraped for that, and it was a very small house, but on that they did that while my dad farmed.

  • And Mom, your grandmother worked as a stenographer in the court, Uh, in the in the influence bond.

  • They managed the alarm at that point.

  • So that's the first things that I can kind of rectal reflect is just being in that house.

  • And, uh, that that when you when you when your father is a farmer, you don't see him.

  • He's not there when you're there.

  • You're a kid.

  • You're sleeping.

  • You're you're not there when he's there, he's there.

  • Um, he leaves this morning at four.

  • He comes home at night eight or 10, seven days a week.

  • So you don't you're influenced by your mother or a good little while.

  • Andi, I'd say that continued on until while I continued on until I was in college.

  • Even because the farm is a 24 7 endeavor every day, every day if you can.

  • If you can find a time when the when the animals don't need tending and the crops don't need looking after and nothing is in a crisis, you could sneak in a vacation.

  • That's how we did it.

  • Okay?

  • You sneaked in a vacation, if possible.

  • Um Why?

  • Why?

  • What?

  • What, What?

  • Why my wife?

um I was wonder if you could start off where it all began.

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GROWING UP IN ARIZONA: What My Childhood Was Like Growing Up On A Farm - Brian Rose's Father

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/15
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