Coll. by M.C. Parler Conv. with Fred High
Oct. 20, 1953
His mother's advice
. ...."Don't you steal! Don't you stay out doors; go
right in ther house when there's preachin', and tell me what
the preacher said when you get back."
(Sister Sucky explains, sotto voce: What's the text is.)
And said "Don't never promise a girl so-and-so unless
you'r gonta marry her"; and said "Don't never marry a woman
with light hair. They're sickly."Did you ever hear that? Well,
she said that, that women with light head was sickly women.
"Don't never marry a woman that been raised up rich, could
git any kind a clothes she wanted,"said "you'd be broke up
a-buyin her fine dresses
And I married one that had a cow and x calf, and her
Pa tuk the calf for buyin her six dollars worth of weddin
clothes. When she come to my house, she had four quilts,
and a few dishes, and a trunk, and George Hayhurst brought
her there, while I was carryin the mail,I know right wher
she was a-standin, right close to wher we drilled the well
a few days ago. She was standing there in the garden a-diggin
with a differnt dress to what I'd ever seed her on, and I
passed by ther carryin the mail, when I come back she was a-diggin
ther in the garden. We'd started a garden.
I stayed there at home till they all died and married
off and left me,and my sister married ten days fore that
and I'uz a-bachin' for ten days - twelve days.
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