Diediker remembers his father worked for the WPA for a short time. He discusses farming with horses and mules, and the price of livestock during the Depression. He also remembers being at the Parsons Stockyards the day it opened around 1930 and still goes to the sales every Wednesday.
Interviewed by Pamela Cress on 11 Dec. 2008 in Labette County Kansas.
Electronic form of transcript and sound file available on Southeast Kansas Farm History Oral History Project website.
Diediker was born in Chiles, Kansas in the 1910s. In 1924 he moved with his family to the area east of Lake Parsons. He lived all of his life on a farm except for the four years he served in World War II.