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She didn’t need a thing except to get interested in something

Citizen (Berea, Ky.) Thursday, July 7, 1910. “Keep Busy” It is not money that is the root of all evil. It is idleness. Idleness leads to poverty, Idleness invites disease. Idleness breeds crime. Everywhere people are to be found who seem to put but little value upon time. They may know the full worth of […]

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A racy book, full of the thrill of mountain adventure

In winter one must draw the little hickory split chair close to the hearth, for most of the heat from the great glowing fire goes up the chimney. The house may have a small window-sash immovably built in. Often there is none. The woman cooks breakfast before sun-up, and supper after dark, by the smoky […]

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One time the boy next to me tried to bribe me to misspell a word

There was virtually no work to be had for Papa in Berea, KY, so he had to remain behind in Lee County as long as his job lasted. But at no time, then or later, did he fail to provide for his family, as best he could. Mama, especially, bore a heavy burden, trying to […]

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