My toes were bleeding.
When Megg’s Eggs called me at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, I had to respond.
As I have continued my reading and research on poor houses, and specifically the Poor House (Poor Farm) of our county, I remembered the abject poor in various countries where I have done work.
The poignant headline “Death Calls a Little Boy” carries the subheading, “Home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koepeke is Bereaved” in the Galena Weekly Gazette, Oct. 24, 1918 edition.
In 1905, a recognized character about town was seen “washing out three or four dirty handkerchiefs” in the basin of the drinking fountain at DeSoto House corner.
A democracy depends on the education of its people to thrive.
This time the hunter did not tell me, “Don’t flap your gums talking about stuff you don’t know nothing about.”
Diamond Lil took out an old brown notebook and started singing the handwritten, sweetly sentimental songs from the early 20th Century.