Interviewee ID: 990315
Parent's name: Hyarvaa
Year of Birth: 1943
Notes on education: büren dund
Born in: Büren sum, Hövsgöl aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: seamstress
Father's profession: sum bagyn agent / accountant
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Summary of Interview 090423B with Oyuntuya
The schoolchildren gathered in the dormitory in September and those who lived in the nearby sum went home for two or three days. Those who lived far went home only after school was over. One child’s family gave one cow and 4-5 sheep or goats for yearly meals. The girls and the boys were woken up in the morning by the sound of a trumpet and did exercises. They went to have tea in an orderly fashion. The homework was done on time. The children who lagged behind were entrusted to the advanced children. At the quarterly vacations the boys were made to saw wood, and the girls milked cows at the farms thus teaching them labor since a young age.
The master in charge of the factory was involved in everything. He was in charge of the good and the bad of the workers, and he even was in charge of their personal lives. I tried to involve the others in the standard norm, quality, art and sports. My work was evaluated together with it all. In 1991 the mothers with four children were pensioned off no matter how old she was, disregarding personal requests. Being confused, I retired then.