|Mary Nelson Groe in 2007|
Even better - her comments about the era: I remember wearing shirts made of chicken feed sacks. Never wearing shoes in summer except to funerals or church. No shoes, no shirt,no service was never heard of. Child labor law??? Took bath once a week. Made dirt roads to play with toy cars. Most adult men smoked or chewed but tobacco was not laced with chemicals. What was an inside toilet? This was fun viewing my past.
Add to the list long-sleeved shirts worn to school to start the year that became short-sleeved in the spring. Sisters whose mother would sew dresses from feed sacks. Mud squishing up between the toes after a good rain - or even in the barnyard. Animals on every farm including the duke's mixture of cattle, hogs, chicken. Child labor? Free, and expected. Baths? Early on, in a dishpan. Tobacco? Practically every man and few women.
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