Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The boil or A boil
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Today: Happy New Year
Sherry was recalling some of her earliest memories NY eve morn. I had scrolled on down on this blog to the Johnny & Sherry on the goat wagon, in 1942. She remembered a terrible boil on her leg . At the mention of the boil, my hand automatically went to the back of my neck where I remember a boil from childhood. Mama taped a small piece of ‘fatback’ to ‘draw it to a head.’ Did you get a boil? Do kids get boils now?
A happy picture, Colette is holding Sherry here. The others are friends or cousins. Mill House in the back ground.
Talking about the goat wagon picture, Sherry said, “Jack there were 9 people in our family then and we lived in a 3 room mill house. I don’t ever remember being unhappy.
Funny that, I shared a bedroom with my sisters until Kat was married. Then with Shirley until the 4th grade when Dad was assigned to a church in Albemarle. There we each had a bedroom.
Later when dad was sent to Valdese, again I shared a bedroom with Shirley for a year. Then Daddy bought a home=made 8x8 trailer for my bedroom. My dog Ace ‘n Me were in heaven. He could sleep with me and we even had our own radio. It was missing the dial and knobs, but it worked.
It was not uncommon for large families to live in a few rooms. Very few houses had more than one inside bathroom. Most were just a toilet, and not a make up room.
Life Changes (great book title Rick) and we usually change with it, and many times do not notice we have changed.