Each noon Pa came in from the field and ate dinner. After dinner he pulled his pipe from a pocket in his overall bib, filled it with Prince Albert smoking tobacco and went to sit in the front room with the newspaper. He would turn on the radio which was powered by a six-volt car battery and one b-battery. This was his time to read and listen to the livestock and grain prices broadcast from WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota. This was followed by a half-hour of lively Bohemian music after which he returned to the field.