|When he was eighteen he went to America and he spent eleven years there. There was no work in the village. He never went hunger but he did often feel in want. When it rained they covered themselves with potato sacking and they would get their feet wet as they only wore the traditional footwear.|
|He did not attend school very much because he had to help out at home. His younger brothers and sisters went more to school because the older ones started to earn some money.|
|He uses a standardized form of language, perhaps that of the ôkoineö of those who emigrated to America. In some cases the aspiration can be noted. The chores in the farmhouse. In spite of the fact that there were ten brothers and sisters, they were not enough to do all the jobs of the farmhouse, as everything had to be done by hand. The livestock were the most demanding, to milk them, to feed them, etc. Nowadays everything is done by hand. In the old days there were all kinds of crops: wheat, corn, potato, beans, and turnips. Nowadays it is all grass fodder for the livestock. Before, they used to cut the hay with a scythe and turning it over it dried in the sun. Nowadays the machine collects the hay and covers it with a plastic. The manure was taken out in carts and was spread with a rake. In the old days everything was cultivated so as to be auto-sufficient. Now a few workers can do more than what was done by many in the old days.|
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