Monthly Archives: July 2011

Growing Up

“At night our crowd would meet at someone’s house. We played boy-girl games such as ‘Post Office’ and ‘Clap in and Clap out’ and changed boy friends every week. I liked one of the boys, Billy Mallette, a lot, but … Continue reading

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Camp Capers and Dead Ducks

“In the summer of 1934 I went to Campy Ki-Y in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with most of my friends. Rawa was our counselor and Tiny went, too. I stayed for ten days. It was my first time away from home, … Continue reading

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Simpler Times

“Most children growing up in our day were not exposed to bad words, and Mama would have died if one of us had said ‘damn’ or ‘hell.’ ‘Only very common people talk like that,’ she told us. Four letter words … Continue reading

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Sara, Meet Marjorie

“Mrs. Miller [Lena White Miller’s mother] was older than our mothers and was not feeling well most of the time. Mama said she was having change of life but failed to explain to me what this meant. In fact, she … Continue reading

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Life with Lena

“Lena White and I had a lot of fun together, but sometimes we had terrible fusses and one time when she had stopped by my house so we could go to the Saturday movie at the Paramount she made me … Continue reading

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Uptown Girl

“I really enjoyed being two blocks from Howard Street where all the stores were. Mama would never let us cross the street until we were half grown, but after we moved to Big’s house she decided it would be all … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

“My close friends that year [1932-33] were Mary Charlotte Clarke, who is still a very close friend, Elizabeth Ann Colvard and Mary Hayes Crow. We played together, and went to each other’s houses, and skated together. Elizabeth Ann’s father, Mr. … Continue reading

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