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"Two o' the Nutt boys created shoes way too, significant, major ones dey wuz; but dey kep' our feet heat in Wintertime.

"My Pappy's identify wuz 'Bollinger' 'en my mammy wuz 'Temple'. My pappy wuz a smart guy. He cud browse and produce. I do not know whar he uncovered it.

"Certainly'm I remembers in advance of de war, I keep in mind getting a h2o-boy to de field hands just before I have been big enough to work in de fields. I hoed tobaccer when I was about so substantial, (measuring together with his arms about three and one particular 50 % ft from the floor).

"Aftuh this we was treated so suggest that a neighbor helped us escape. We-all got in a major wagon, 'bout 10 or twelve of us, an' druv us to your Cape, the place they's sojers who'd safeguard us.

"Aunt Polly 'en mammy allus know'd whut to accomplish any time a entire body wuz ailin'. Dey allus had a bag o' yarbs hangin' under de porch. When de sojers wuz commin' we allus hid de hosses.

"Just after we bought no cost what did we do to obtain lawfully married to our slave-time wife? Have an understanding of good now. Den de squire came close to and we had to have married all another time beneath de new constitution. It could Charge $five. When de you could try here master first married us he would say in de ceremony a little something like dis:

"In de county in which I used to be raised de white folks went to church in de early morning and de slaves went in de afternoon. I used to be transformed on the age of fourteen, and married in 1882.

"All my white folks is daid 'cept 'Missie Kattie', an' Did you know, some year back again: she cum to check out me. Yessir; her automobile druv up, right der, to Click This Link de sidewalk, an' she built all her grandchillun get out an' shake han's wif me. She sho' wuz a high-quality lady!

"I'se been married 4 instances and had kids by two see wifes, had eight kids entirely and all are women but two. Ain't but just one living and dat is Ed McFadden what is livin' in Fredericktown, Mo.

"Massa' raise some cotton, but 'Ole Massa' Hanover experienced sech a large cotton patch yuh could not glance across it. An' dey all form'a fowls yu'd come across any where by's, guinie's, ducks, n' geese, n' turkey's, n' peafowl's, an' lotsa hen's a' 'cose.

Posted Sep 19, 2015 at 5:34am



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