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Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry Historical Society. Interview done with Ruby Hardy Stanley. Hardy, who is a white woman, discusses growing up on a farm, the medical care available living so far from town including utilizing a midwife. Hardy had 9 children, 8 of which lived to adulthood. Goes through what a typical day looked like when she was raising her family on a farm. Notes she worked 18 hours a day and didn't have any modern conveniences including a washing machine or electric iron. She also discusses using the Sears catalog.