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Re: An Open Letter & Report; Confederate Memorial Day in Whitesville, N.C.
From: Gary Poore
Date: Mon, May 9, 2011
Subject: An Open Letter & Report; Confederate Memorial Day in Whitesville, N.C.
Monday night, May 09
Mr. Dewey Barber ain't the only one who has had the extreme pleasure, of following the strangely chanting tobacco auctioneer, as he somehow interpreted the bid of each of the tobacco buyers on each basket of tobacco. Finally, he would pronounce, "Sold to American", or whichever tabacco company bought the basket. Back when I was working in the tobacco fields to make "school clothes" money, the farmers were lucky to get above $0.60 per pound for their highest grade.
But, as Mr. Barber said, the boiled peanuts and snow cones, were tantalizingly scrumptious, most especially the red snow cones.
Memory is a strange thing, ain't it? The retelling makes it all sound like so much fun. But, believe me, picking the flue cured tobacco was not fun, by any stretch of the imagination. Would I like to try it again? Nah, reading email from my friends is much easier.
Your Friend in Dixie
Gary Poore, Adjutant
Cross City, Dixie County, Florida