I hadn't really heard of that one either. I remember stories of the one in the 30's from my grandparents. Both did well during those times as both had large farms and were pretty diverse in ways they brought in income, but they had most everything they needed without needing much income too. I remember stories of my great grandfather having a still, grandma dotting eggs with lard for sale in town on Saturdays, and grandpa raising skunks (for the pelts, I think). My dad said that the barn always had several skunks in it in one corner pen, my grandpa could handle them without getting sprayed.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault