Collected by Jo Ann Rife
Transcribed by James Lee
Conversation between Jo Ann
Rife and Mrs. Lillian B. Sears
December 29, 1955
Reel 237 Item 14
JAR: Well, what were some of the amusements the little girls
had like playing dress up nowadays?
LBS: Well, I always felt like I was in hog heaven when I
could get into my grandmother's attic. She and the girls
they didn't make anything over, and they had one room
upstairs that was full of tall plumed hats and the silk
and satin dresses; and we really had fun dressing up
there. Then, of course, we would get out and use those
big— not mullen— but burdock leaves for hats and pin
the leaves on with thorns. We went floating down the
creek in tubs, and then we had lots of grapevine swings.
We had one that went clear across this big creek, and I
remember one time we planned— the boys discovered that the
grapevine was broken at the top of the tree. And we had
planned— Sister May— that we would swing clear across
the creek— it wasn't very wide— and when she came we offered
to let her swing first; and of course when she got to the
middle of the stream, everything came down on top of her,
which was a lot of fun.
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