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AU2010-3150 -- Wild Sound O'Donnell Farm

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AU2010-3150 -- Wild Sound O'Donnell Farm


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Interview: Discusses marriage, age. Prices and increasing costs. Taxes and schooling. Class issues in Vermont--divide between farmers and white collar workers. Describes how he paid off farm in 1940s and vowed never to mortgage it again. Richard asks about whether or not Kenneth has ever thought about what he might do differently if he could live his life again. Kenneth reflects on this topic. 'Usually you work hard all your life and if get to where you can take it a little bit easy, something will turn up to happen so you can't.' Discusses his life and work philosphy. Talks about the Great Depression and the impact it had on farmers in the region.


Richard Brick/Last Stand Farmer Collection -- VFC2003-0007. Vermont Folklife Center Archive, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, Vermont, United States of America.


Audio recording copyright Richard Brick.






Brick, Richard (Interviewer) , O’Donnell, Helen (Interviewee) , and O’Donnell, Kenneth (Interviewee), “AU2010-3150 -- Wild Sound O'Donnell Farm,” Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections, accessed July 28, 2016,